Lucas, Harold Clement Montagu


He was the son of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Frank Egbert Lucas, of Dunchideock House, Exeter, and younger brother of the Reverend Egbert de Grey Lucas of the Winchester Mission, Rudmore, Portsmouth. He entered Culverlea (Sergeant’s) from St. Cuthbert’s School, Malvern, and in his last year stood on Dress for Commoner XV.

On leaving Winchester he joined the Militia and after two years’ service in the Lancashire Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery, and received a commission in the Regular Army with the East Surrey Regiment. In 1910, he was transferred to the 2nd Battalion King Edward’s Own Gurkha Rifles. They were ordered to France at the beginning of the war and on November 2nd, shortly after their arrival at the front, were very heavily engaged at Neuve Chapelle, being three times driven from their trenches and three times recapturing them. Lieutenant Lucas went into battle that day but was never seen again.  He has no known grave.

In 1913 he married Nora Chisenhale Marsh of Gaynes Park.

 

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Lucas
  • Forenames or initials: Harold Clement Montagu
  • House: G
  • Years in School: 1899-1905
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: King Edward's Own Gurkha Rifles
  • Date of Birth: 5th May 1886
  • Date of Death: 2nd November 1914
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer B4
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on Panels 18-10 of the NEUVE CHAPELLE MEMORIAL