Remembered with honour Le Touret Memorial: Panel 4.
He enlisted in Edinburgh, and went to France in October 1914. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 5 November 1914, and was killed in action at Festubert. Unfortunately, Bernard’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Grammar School In Memoriam for Bernard in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 31 July 1915.
Son of Alfred and Isabel(la) Eliza (nee HICKS) LOFTS of Amersham, Bucks.
His parents married 1887 in the Liskeard, Cornwall, district. Alfred died 4 March 1950 aged 88; Isabella died 19 January 1952 aged 86; both in Amersham.
Bernard was born 20 April 1891 in Highbury, London, and attended Watford Grammar School from October 1900 to July 1903. He resided in Amersham-on-the-Hill.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Rickmansworth, Herts, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a drapery shop assistant aged 19, he lived in Cambridge.
Unit6th Battalion attached 8th Battalion (Lothian Regiment)
Date of death16/05/1915
Age at death24
Place of death
NotesHis brother Wilfred died 9 August 1918 and also features on this Roll of Honour
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- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
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