Lake, Lieut-General Sir Percy Henry Noel KCB, KCMG. Born 29th June 1855. PGS April 1865 (possibly 1st April) to December 1867. 1st to 5th Forms. His father's rank at that time was Captain. Home address Walton-le-Dale. Son of Lt-Col F G Lake, stationed at Fulwood Barracks. Sub-Lieutenant 59th Foot (2nd Nottinghamshire) in 1873. Afghan War 1878-1879; Sudan Expedition 1885. Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General and Quartermaster-General, Egypt 1885. Staff Captain Army HQ 1887-1888. Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (Intelligence), Army Headquarters 1888-1889. Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General, Dublin District, Ireland 1892-1893. Quartermaster-General Canadian Militia 1893-1898. Assistant Quartermaster-General Army HQ 1899-1904. Chief Staff Officer, 2nd Army Corps. 1904-1905. Chief of the General Staff of the Canadian Militia 1905-1908. Inspector General of the Canadian Militia 1908-1910. Promoted Lieutenant-General 19th March 1911. Divisional Commander India 1911-1912. Colonel of the East Lancashire Regiment 21st February 1913. (For the non-military readers, Colonel of a Regiment is an honour, not a rank.) Chief of General Staff, India, H9-1915, 1912-1915. C-in-C Mesopotamia, H1-1916. Commander, Mesopotamian Force 1916. Walter Stoneman, legendary photographer largely responsible for the collection in the National Portrait Gallery, set out to photograph the most distinguished British people of the day, some 7,000 by him, and included Sir Percy Lake. PGSA No 8, 24th September 1913. 1004 Terrace Avenue, Victoria, BC, Canada. Life Member Vice-President 1926-19. Died in Victoria, British Columbia, towards the end of 1940, aged 85 years, H12-1940.
Lane, Frank Cyril Royal Engineers, H1-1915. H1-1916.
Lawrence, David Edward Assistant Master. Born 7th December 1889. University College of Wales (Aberystwyth) 1907 to 1911. BA with Second Class Honours in History. At the University January to June 1912. Certificates A & B of the War Office. Gold Medal for Gymnastics, University College of Wales. Taught at Seaford College, Sussex, September to December 1911. Probationary appointment at PGS 17th September 1912, definitive appointment 14th October 1913. Military service Autumn Term 1914. Again from 17th February 1916. The Post was kept open for him but he did not return to it. Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, H9-1914. Served three months before his commission was cancelled due to a physical condition rendering him unfit. Was due to return to the School Spring Term, 1915, H1-1915. Master, enlisted. Refers to an incident some years ago when his Company had been asked to send a Welsh quartette to the General's garden party and he seems to have been one of the four. Which implies previous military service, H4-1915. Has rejoined as a Private, promoted to Sergeant, The Welsh Regiment, and may be in France, H5-1916. Has been gazetted Second Lieutenant and is now on active service in France. Has served in Greece, H11-1917. Was in a dug out in the front line when he received his Christmas present from the boys of pipe and tobacco, H2-1918. It appears that he did not have full time military service prior to 1914. It is possible, therefore, that the incident referred to was an OTC of the University or in the Territorials.
Lewty, Harold Father - Richard Lewty, 21 Chaddock Street. 1922, 31 Grafton Street, and Harold had died by then. Secretary to Croft's Stone Works. Harold born 20th July 1895. St Andrew's School. PGS Public Schools Battalion Royal Fusiliers, H1-1916. (Given as "Lawty" but almost certainly a spelling error.)
Ley, Arthur John Father - Ernest Ley, Mill House, Walton-le-Dale; 1922 - Walton House, Mulgrave Avenue, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. Corn Miller. Arthur born 19th March 1897. Walton National School. PGS 17th June 1905 to 28th July 1910. To Hutton GS. (His mother was the sister of John Woods, father of Captain George Woods, see mourners at John Woods' funeral.) Corporal, Royal Engineers, H11-1917.
Littlefair, Albert Corporal Headmaster's Secretary left at end 1915 to join Army Service Corps. At Aldershot, 17th March 1916. Left Aldershot Tuesday 5am, 11th January 1916 for unknown destination - Devonport 3pm, boarded P&O Orsova sailed 12th at 10am. Arrived Malta following Tuesday early hours. Sailed 24th January for Sicily. The hospital (first mention of why they were there) was disbanded and ordered back to Malta, arrived 1st February after what had been an 8-day holiday. February 14th boarded battleship HMS Mars and sailed on 17th. Short of stokers and trimmers so the soldiers on board did the work and enjoyed much better Naval rations. Gibraltar 22nd to unload ammunition, sailed 24th and Devonport 28th, H5-1916. Has had stormy experiences in North Italy, recovering from indisposition in a hospital by the sea, H2-1918. (HMS Mars was a pre-Dreadnought coal burning partially disarmed battleship in use as a transport.)
Littlefair, Percy Army Service Corps, H1-1916 (Is this Albert Littlefair?)
Livesey, Joseph Thomas War Memorial. Father - Henry Livesey, 62 Christ Church Street. Warrant officer and Collector. Joseph born 3rd July 1895. Christ Church Boys' School. Son of Guild Burgess and was admitted at the 1902 Guild. PGS 20th January 1908 to 28th July 1910. Clerk. Enlisted 6th April 1915. To Gallipoli in May 1915 until the evacuation in December 1915/January 1916. Battle of Passchendaele began 31st July 1917 and ended on 6th November 1917. Wounded at a forward position, being carried rearwards by his colleagues, a shell burst killed one, injured the other three, and again wounded Joseph. He died on the last day of the battle in a Casualty Clearing Station at Dozinghem. Preston Guardian: Private J T Livesey, 22, only son of Mr H Livesey, Warrant Officer to Preston Guardian, died of wounds on November 6th. Private Livesey was one of the youngest freemen of the Borough, added to the Roll in 1902 when he was 7. He went to Preston Grammar School. On the County Surveyor's staff. Enlisted in the Royal Navy on 4th April 1915, went to Gallipoli a month later and following the evacuation went to France. CWG: Joseph Thomas LIVESEY, Private, Royal Marine Medical Unit, Royal Naval Division; 22 years; died 6th November 1917. Service Number Deal/3761(S). Only son of Henry and Elizabeth Livesey, "Aynsome", Park Walk, Fulwood. XIII.B.2 Dozinghem Military Cemetery. Preston Memorial: Joseph Thomas Livesey Born 3rd July 1895, Preston. Aynsome, Park Walk, Fulwood. Clerk, County Surveyor's Department, County Offices, Preston. Royal Naval Division - Medical Unit Field Ambulance. Private S-3761. November 6th 1917 Passchendaele. Interred Dozinghem British Cemetery, Westvleteren, Belgium. Freeman of the Borough of Preston. Resided Christ Church, Preston up to March 1915.
Lomax, Edwin War Memorial. Father - an architect and surveyor. Mother - Jane Lomax, 496 New Hall Lane, Preston. 1922. Edwin born 20th January 1899. St Matthew's School. PGS 17th September 1912 to 22nd December 1914. Junior Clerk, London & North Western Railway Goods Office. Private, aged 19, was fatally wounded in France on 17th August 1918 and died the same evening in the Casualty Clearing Station. He was the youngest of four soldier brothers, two of whom are in France. He enlisted in 1917 in the King's Own Royal Lancasters, and was severely wounded last March. In June he volunteered for further service in France. A noble career, H10-1918. CWG: Lomax, E Private 2nd/5th King's Own, Service Number 37795. 19 years. Died 17th August 1918. The son of Alfred and Jane Lomax, 496 New Hall Lane, Preston. Grave Reference IV D 27 Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension.
Lucas, Frederick War Memorial. Father - William Lucas, 263 Selbourne Street, Preston. November 1922: 29 Fishwick View, Preston. Wholesale Chandler. Frederick born 6th February 1892. St James' Elementary School. PGS 19th April 1904 to 22nd December 1908. Preliminary Examination for Chartered Accountants 1908. Articled to a Chartered Accountant. KILLED IN WAR Public Schools Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, H1-1916. Killed, H9-1916. Killed at High Wood, Somme, 16th July 1916. CWG: Frederick Lucas Private 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 20th July 1916. Service Number 5238. Memorial Reference Pier and Face 8 C 9A and 16A Thiepval Memorial. Preston Memorial: Fred Lucas 132 Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston. Chartered Accountant. Royal Fusiliers Private No 5238. July 20th 1916 High Wood, Somme. Ever remembered.