Born: 14 February 1896
Died: 23 September 1916
Address: 26 Dale Street, Hargreaves Square, Shipley
Spouse: Yes
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: St Paul’s, Shipley
Regiment: Scots Guards
Richard Valentine Lumb
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The horrors of war have been brought terribly home to Pte R Lumb of the 1st Scots Guards, who lives at 26 Dale Street, Hargreaves Square, Shipley. Lumb was injured by shrapnel on October 26th at a place just outside Ypres, receiving severe injuries in the mouth, resulting in the loss of several teeth while his tongue is also split. In addition his left forearm has been pierced and he has a wound on the top of the head. Prior to coming home, Lumb was in hospital in Lincoln. Shipley Times & Express 10 November 1914 p5
At the Bradford West Riding Police Court on Monday, before Dr W H Ellis (in the chair), Mr J A Burton and Mr Thos Hill, a Shipley solider named Richard Lumb was summoned for being an absentee from the 3rd Battalion Scots Guards. The soldier told the magistrates that his wife had been seriously ill and he had taken leave. He had only stayed until he saw she was improving. Dr Ellis, in remanding him to await an escort, said that no doubt his explanation would be considered by the military authorities. Shipley Times & Express 17 September 1915 p5
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