Pte. G. Lunn


UNIT: 2nd Yorkshire Regiment

NUMBER: 7902

STATUS: Died of Wounds

DATE OF DEATH: 25th October 1914

CEMETERY OR MEMORIAL: Ypres Town Cemetery, Belgium

AGE: 28

George Lunn was born in Brompton and his parents were John and Mary Lunn of Water End, Brompton.

He had been a professional soldier before the War broke out and rejoined the 2nd Yorkshires, as a reservist, in time to sail to France with his battalion as part of the original British Expeditionery Force. He originally enlisted at Richmond, in November 1904, at the age of 18. His enlistment details show him to have been 5ft 5ins tall with light blue eyes and light brown hair and he had been working as a labourer before joining the Army.

He was wounded during the First Battle of Ypres, when the 2nd Yorkshires were desperately defending their positions on the Menin Road. Sadly he succumbed to his wounds on 25th October 1914, aged 28, to become the first local man to be killed in the War.