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Ernest Harold Loam was born in 1885 in Nottingham and was the son of Aylwin Loam a clerk in a gas department and Mary Jane Loam née Walker of 123 Gawthorne Street, Nottingham. His father Aylwin was born in 1853 in Nottingham and his mother Mary Jane Walker was born in 1855 in Yorkshire they were married in 1878 in Nottingham and went on to have 4 children 1 sadly appears to have died in infancy. Their surviving children were all born in Nottingham and were Edith Alice b1881, Ernest Harold b1885 and Leonard b1890. In the 1911 census the family are living at 110 Nottingham Road, Sherwood Rise and are shown as Aylwin Harold 58 yrs a clerk in a gas department he is living with his wife Mary Jane 56 yrs and their children Edith Alice 30 yrs a clerk in a bleach works and Leonard 20 yrs a clerk in a brewery. His father died on 20th February 1917 in Nottingham, he was 64 yrs of age. In 1910 Ernest married his wife Annie Maria Harrison at Nottingham, she died in 1915 they had a son John Loam born 3rd November 1912 at Nottingham. In the 1911 census they are shown living at 11 Owthorpe Grove, Sherwood, Ernest is shown as being 26 yrs and a civil engineer , Architect and surveyor, he is living with his wife Annie 28 yrs His probate was proven (with will) on 10th September 1918 in Nottingham and shows him as Ernest Harold Loam 123 Gawthorne Street, Nottingham, Second Lieutenant in HM Army died 7th May 1918 in France, his effects of £358 13 shilling and 7 pence were left to Mary Jane Loam a widow (his mother )
In the 1911 census he is a civil engineer architect and surveyor.
07 May 1918
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Second Lieutenant
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56th Field Coy Royal Engineers
Second Lieutenant Ernest Harold Loam enlisted as a Sapper with service number 91702 into the Royal Engineers. He landed in France on 28th January 1916 he later gained his commission to Second Lieutenant and was with the 56th Company Royal Engineers when he was killed in action on 7th May 1918. He is buried in Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil, France, grave reference I.F.7
His brother Gunner Leonard Loam enlisted on 2nd December 1915 in Nottingham, he gave his age as 26 yrs and 9 months and was living at 123 Gawthorne Street, Nottingham, his next of kin was his mother Mary Jane of the same address and his occupation was that of a commercial traveller. The following day he was posted into the reserves. He was mobilised for war on 23rd February 1916 and posted to the Royal Garrison Artillery. On the 31st November 1916 he embarked from Southampton disembarking the following day at Le Harve. He was wounded in action, a gun shot wound to his thigh on 1st August 1918 and admitted to 6th Casualty clearing station in France and died from these wounds on 6th August 1918. He is buried in Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil, France, grave reference III.H.4
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