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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Fred Henry Lakin at The General Cemetery, Nottingham. Courtesy of Peter Gilllings
Person Details
Hyson Green, Nottingham.
Fred Henry Lakin was the son of Robert Lakin and Mary Robey who married in the Radford registration district in 1860. Their children included: John (b.1862), Mary A. (b.1866), Robert (b.1870), Lucy Ann (b.1871), Emma (b.1874), Sydney (b.1880) and Fred Henry (b.1882). All were born in Hyson Green. The Lakin family lived at: 14 Hyson Street, Hyson Green [C.1881]; 7 Speechley Street, Hyson Green [C.1891 & C.1901]. Mary Lakin probably died in the Basford registration district, aged 52, in 1893. Robert Lakin a lace warper, died, aged 70, at Nottingham soon after the 1911 census took place. However, quite where he was living in his final year of life is unclear. In 1909 Fred Henry Lakin married Lucy Ellen Harris at Nottingham. In 1911 they were living at 8 Dursley Terrace, Hyson Green. They had one child: George Henry (b.1912). In his death notice it was mentioned that Fred Henry Lakin was ‘late of Charlesworth Avenue’, New Basford [n.e.p.8.12.1916]. His widow lived at 5 Gate St., Radford Woodhouse [CWGC]. Lucy Ellen Lakin never remarried and was still living at 5 Gate Street, Radford Woodhouse when she died at Nottingham in May 1963 aged 79.
On 1911 Census he is listed as a curtain lacemaker
04 Dec 1916
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Driver
1/1st Nottinghamshire Bty Royal Horse Artillery
Enlisted July 1915 Joined 1st/1st (Nottinghamshire) Battery RHA Arrived in Egypt 13th November 1915 He died at 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire from malaria. He was buried in Nottingham General Cemetery Grave 4594.
When 5th Southern General opened in August/September 1914 it was on two sites, one at Priory Girls School in Fawcett Road, and also at Milton Hospital in Milton Road, later renamed Priorsdean Hospital. In memoriam published 4th December 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “LAKIN. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Driver Fred H. Lakin, died December 4th, 1916, at Southsea Military Hospital. Day of remembrance sad to recall. – Wife and sonny. “LAKIN. – In loving memory of Driver F. H. Lakin, died December 4th, 1916, at Southsea Military Hospital. Ever in our thoughts. – Mother and father-in-law and family.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facbook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Fred Henry Lakin at The General Cemetery, Nottingham. Courtesy of Peter Gilllings
    Fred Henry Lakin - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Fred Henry Lakin at The General Cemetery, Nottingham. Courtesy of Peter Gilllings