Lott, John Cyprian (1895-1918)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: John Cyprian Lott (1895-1918), born 28 February 1895 at De Aar, Northern Cape, South Africa. Second son of the Rev. R.C. Lott (formerly vicar of De Aar, Northern Cape, South Africa, and rector of Croughton, Northamptonshire) and of Mrs Lott of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, formerly of Alexandra Road, Malvern, Worcestershire.
Attended Highcliffe-on-Sea preparatory school.
Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) September 1908-July 1913; scholar; 6th form.
Attended Trinity College, Oxford.
WW1, Lieutenant in the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), 18th (S.) 1st Public Schools' Bn. (Special Reserve of Officers), and the East Lancashire Regiment, 3rd Bn., attached 11th Bn. Served in France. In September 1916 was gazetted to the Special Reserve of Officers, East Lancashire Regiment, and left again for the front that month. He was slightly wounded in March 1917 and again in March 1918, but on both occasions remained on duty. Awarded the Military Cross in July 1917 www.pals.org.uk/oppy2.htm.
Killed in action in Flanders at the Battle of the Lys on 13 April 1918.
Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension Bailleul, I. F. 46 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/42354/LOTT,%20JOHN%20...
St Saviours Church War Memorial, St Albans www.roll-of-honour.com/Hertfordshire/StAlbansStSaviours.html
St Albans World War 1 War Memorial www.roll-of-honour.com/Hertfordshire/StAlbansWW1.html
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbeylands roll of honour. Mrs Lott donated £10 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of 2nd Lt. J.C. Lott, M.C.
Obituary, The Shirburnian, June 1918: '2ND LIEUT. JOHN CYPRIAN LOTT, M.C., East Lancashire Regiment, who was killed on April 13th, aged 23, was the second son of the late Rev. R.C. Lott, sometime vicar of De Aar, Cape Colony, and rector of Croughton, Northamptonshire, and of Mrs Lott of St Albans. He was educated at Sherborne School, and was at Trinity College, Oxford, when war broke out. He at once joined the University and Public Schools Brigade, with which he served in France. In September 1916, he was gazetted to the Special Reserve of Officers, East Lancashire Regiment, and left again for the front the same month. He was slightly wounded in March 1917, and again in March 1918, but on both occasions remained on duty. He was awarded the Military Cross in July 1917.'
2nd Lt. John Cyprian Lott, East Lancashire Regiment (Special Reserve), citation for the Military Cross: 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading his company to their objective with great dash and ability. During consolidation he set a splendid example of coolness and disregard of danger, moving about on the top and encouraging his men. On several occasions he has shown exceptional gallantry, within three days personally leading three bombing attacks against a strongly wired enemy positions.' www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/13143/page/1988