Personal information about Lawrence Charles Pratt

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Laurence Charles Pratt
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   02 November 1921
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   64 Cheap Street, Newbury
Burial register information:
Book number: 1917
Page number: 059
Record number: 10070
Official at burial:
   L.R. Majendie (Rector)
Source of information:
  Burial Register

Memorial Details

  Lawrence Charles Pratt
  29 October 1921
  4 Kerbstones in double plot
  Marble with letters
  South Kerbstone: In Loving Memory Lawrence Charles Pratt at Rest Oct.29th. 1921 aged 23 years. James Edward Pratt, passed away West kerbstone (inside): Katherine Fitzgerald Pratt died 29th. Dec.1962, aged 89 North kerbstone: James Edward Pratt, passed away Jan.25th, West kerbstone (outside): Katherine F. Sparrow, born 20th Aug. 1900, died 25th. July 1971 1948, aged 85 years.
  Subsidence of kerbstones.
  28 September 2011
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Other people list on this memorial

James Edward Pratt
Katherine Fitzgerald Pratt
Kartherine F. Sparrow



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Laurence Charles Pratt
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    02 November 1921
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News


The death occurred quite suddenly on Saturday evening at Ealing, London, of Mr. Lawrence Charles Pratt, at the age of 23.  Deceased was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Pratt, of Cheap-street, and before being admitted to Christ's Hospital, was a chorister at the Parish Church.
Upon leaving school he secured an appointment at the War Office, but in 1916, though only eighteen years of age, joined the Army, enlisting in the Civil Service Rifles.  Proceeding to France the following year he took an active share until the Armistice was signed, on one occasion being gassed.  Demobilised early in 1919, he returned to his duties at the War Office.
On Saturday evening he left his lodgings at Ealing apparently in good health, but was seized with hemorrhage (sic) in the street, and with assistance was taken to a doctor, but he collapsed before receiving medical attention.
At the inquest on Tuesday morning death was medically attributed to natural causes, the doctor expressing the opinion that it was accelerated through deceased being gassed during the war.
The body was brought to Newbury by motor hearse yesterday (Wednesday), and the interment took place at the Old Cemetery, the Rector (Rev. L.R. Majendie) officiating.  The mourners were Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Pratt (father and mother), Mr. Harry Pratt (brother), Miss Kathleen Pratt (sister), Mr. Henry Clarke, Stockcross (uncle), the Misses Pratt (aunts), Mr. P. Parker (friend) and Mr. Arthur and Mr. Pottifer, representatives from the department of the War Office, in which the deceased was employed.
A large number of wreaths were sent, including one from the Guildhall Club, and one from his colleagues at the War Office.
Newbury Weekly News 2nd November, 1921

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