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Robert Lancaster appears in 1881 to have been a successful barrister. He had married Euphemia Margaret L McNaught in 1873 at Rugby, had five children, John Cecil born 1875 Wolston, Warks, Beatrice 1876 Wolston, Euphemia 1876 Wolston, James 1878 Wolston and Maud 1879 Allesley and employed six servants on household duties. His two sons joined the military.
08 May 1915
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3rd Bn Monmouthshire Regiment
James Lancaster in 1891 was billeted in the Stubbington House Naval College although at some changed direction as his regiment was the Monmouthshire Regiment 3rd Battalion, James reached the rank of Captain His brother, John Cecil Lancaster had reached the rank of Major and by 1914/15 and was commander of the 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire’s. It is quite a coincidence that both brothers were killed on the same date, 8th May 1915, john Cecil being killed in action and buried at Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, Belgium and James being commemorated on the Ypres Memorial, Belgium. James’ address in probate was Englholm on Private-road, Sherwood, Nottingham and John Cecil’s, Allesley, Warwick.
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