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on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Thomas Edward Lovegod -

Unknown person Name : Thomas Edward Lovegod or Lovegood

Son of : George Lovegod and Ann Lovegod (formerly Barnacle, née Munt), of Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born : 4 August 1855, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Married : Mary Ann Adlam, Dec 1876 qtr, Tendring, Essex. Son, Thomas John, b. 1885.
  Census information :

1861 : George and Ann Lovegod, with their children including Thomas aged 5, are at 3 St Catherine's View, Ventnor. George Lovegod is a Labourer.

1871 : Ann Lovegod, widow, with her children including Thomas aged 16, is at 11 St Catherine's View, Ventnor. Thomas Lovegod is a Sailor.

1881 : Thomas Lovegod, aged 25, is listed on two Returns :
[1] as Thomas E Lovegod, Captain's Coxswain, H.M.S. Penelope, Harwich, Essex (not on board).
[2] as Thomas E Lovegood, with wife Mary Ann, as a Petty Officer First [class] at 3 Coastguard Buildings, Harwich, Essex.

1891 : Thomas and Mary Ann Lovegod, with son Thomas John, aged 6, are at the Coastguard Station, Leysdown, Kent. Thomas Lovegod is a Boatman, H.M. Coastguard.

1901 : Thomas and Mary Ann Lovegod are at the Coastguard Station, Isle of Grain, Kent. Thomas Lovegod is a Chief Officer, H.M. Coastguard.

1911 : Thomas and Mary Ann Lovegod are at 73 Gordon Road, Gillingham, Kent. Thomas Lovegod is a Naval Pensioner.

  Service Details :

Lieut. Thomas Edward Lovegod, District Officer, H.M. Coastguard.

Enlisted with Royal Navy 15 Dec 1870, (Continuous Service No 14580B).
Recorded with Royal Navy 1873, (Official No 44770).
Subsequently served with H.M. Coastguard.

The National Archives indexes list him under both surnames LOVEGOD and LOVEGOOD.
Casualty Details :

Died : 3 April 1916, aged 61.

Buried at : Inverness (Tomnahurich) Cemetery

CWGC Record

The CWGC index lists him under surname LOVEGOOD.
Thomas Lovegod is not commemorated on any Isle of Wight War Memorials

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, April 14, 1916 Page 4

We regret to hear of the death, which occurred on April 3rd, in Scotland, of Lieutenant Tom Lovegod, R.N., a native of Ventnor, and who has several relatives in the town. Lieut. Lovegod had a successful career in the Navy, and received his commission for meritorious service. He retired a few years ago, but on the outbreak of war was given command of a small vessel. His death resulted from the effects of a seizure. Lieut. Lovegod, who was 61 years of age, was accorded full Naval honours at the funeral, and every respect possible was paid to his memory.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 27 December 2014


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