Lightfoot, G W M
GEORGE WILLIAM MARSHALL LIGHTFOOT
Remembered with honour Vimy Memorial.
He attested 21 September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada: a waiter aged 19, unmarried, 5’5″ tall; his next-of-kin was his father of London. He was previously reported missing, believed killed, now confirmed killed in action in an attack north of Courcelette.
Son of James William LIGHTFOOT of London, and the late Florence Maud (nee HAYES) LIGHTFOOT.
His parents married 18 October 1889 at St Saviour’s, Leeds, Yorks. Florence died 1906 in the St Pancras, London, district aged 36, and was buried 27 April in St Pancras Cemetery, Camden, London; James died 1949 in the Kensington, London, district aged 79.
George was born February 1894 in Hackney, London. He went to Canada 20 May 1913, a farm labourer aged 21, aboard the White Star line Teutonic from Liverpool to Montreal.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Hackney, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.
Unit8th Battalion, Manitoba Regiment
Date of death26/09/1916
Age at death22
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)