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Lieutenant William Herbert Lucas


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Lieutenant William Herbert Lucas an old pupil of Chesterfield Grammar School who served in the 8th Battalion Princes of Wales's (North Staffordshire) Regiment and died of wounds on the Monday the 21st of January 1916, aged 25. He is buried in Merville Communal Cemetery near Bethune. William was the son of Herbert and Florence Lucas of "The Chantry" in Dronfield Sheffield.

Unknown! Ah, no! Thy name still lives,

For one had seen thee fall,

And marked the sacrifice thus made,

The debt of love so nobly made,

Faithful to freedom's call.

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