A biography of the military career of Private Uriah Francis Loughton 14552 Lincolnshire Regiment
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Private Uriah Francis Loughton 14552 Lincolnshire Regiment

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Private Uriah Francis Loughton 14552 Lincolnshire Regiment

Hugh Loughton as he was known was born 25th September 1891 in Kirton-in-Lindsey Lincolnshire the son of Alfred Loughton a Bricklayer and Christina Trickett.

The Loughton family
Hugh Loughton sat on the ground front (center)

After leaving school he became a Bricklayers Apprentice and can be found at home in West Street, Scotter, Lincolnshire working with his father and younger brother Alan in the 1911 census.

He volunteered in September 1914 and the following month was promoted to Lance Corporal. Arriving in France on the 10th September 1915 he took part in the charge at the Hobenzoltern Redoubt and was seriously wounded in the shoulder. He was sent to Norwich Hospital and invalided out of the army.

He received the Silver War Badge for his actions.

He became a building contractor and in 1926 married Agnes Elizabeth Rose nee Tompkins widowed from her first husband Stephen in 1918 and had 2 children Mary and Dora.

He built his own house called Fuchure Cottage as well as a bungalow for stepson Stephen on Moore End Lane.

Other buildings followed such as Eaton Bray Village Hall c1965 , Dagnall Village Hall and the developments of Church Lane and Knights Close c1958. He also built other houses in and around the village as well as the rebuild of the Beta Works after a fire in the 1950s.

He also served on the committee in WW2 for the Forces Home Coming Fund raising money for servicemen and women of the village.

He died on 28th May 1973 age 81 and is buried in Bower Lane.

As well as serving his country he certainly left his mark on Eaton Bray.


Thanks to Peter Mayne and Andrew Sheardown of Scotter Lincs


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