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- Francisco Lake -

Unknown person Name : Francisco Lake.

Son of William Lake and Elizabeth Lake (née Thomas), of 2, Lemon Villas, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born 1894 Ventnor. (Registered as Walter Francesco Lake).

  Census Information :

1901 : William and Elizabeth Lake, with their son Francis aged 6, are at 2 Lemon Villa, Cliff Path, Ventnor. William Lake is a Whitesmith.

1911 : William and Elizabeth Lake are at 3 Lemon Villa, Cliff Path, Ventnor. William Lake is a Whitesmith. There is no mention of their son on this return.

  Service details :

Private 6906 Francisco Lake, 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars

  Casualty Details :

Died : 1 November 1914 aged 20

Commemorated at : Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents :


Friday, November 27, 1914 Page 4

Information was received yesterday of the death of Trooper Lake, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Lake, of Lemon Villa, Cliff Path, who was killed in action on Nov. 1st. Trooper Lake was only 20 years of age. He was in the 11th Hussars, and before enlisting was employed at Eastman's Limited. Mr. Lake received official intimation of the death of his son from the War Office on Wednesday. Trooper Lake was in action in Mons with the "L" Battery, in which engagement his regiment assisted. He was posted as missing from the 4th September, and was a wanderer over the country for some time. After three weeks he was able to rejoin his troop. - The sincerest sympathy will be extended to Mr. and Mrs. Lake, who are well known and respected in the town, especially in Church circles, Mr. Lake being the superintendent of the Lowtherville Sunday Schools.

Friday, December 4, 1914 Page 4

MR. AND MRS. LAKE wish to thank those who expressed sympathy with them in the sad loss of their son.
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Page last updated : 16 August 2011 - thanks to Janet Griffin for newspaper research


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