Luard, Edward Bourryau (1870-1916)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: Edward Bourryau Luard (1870-1916), born 13 September 1870, son of Major-General R.G.A. Luard, C.B. of Ottawa, formerly of 88 Finborough Road, South Kensington. Husband of Louise Luard, MBE, first female mayor of Hereford.
Attended Clifton College.
Attended Sherborne School (The Green) January 1884.
Joined the King's Shropshire Light Infantry in 1891; Lieutenant 1894; presented with gold medal at Hong Kong in 1894 for gallant services during plague.
WW1, Lieutenant-Colonel in the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 1st Bn. Mentioned in despatches (thrice); awarded the D.S.O. Died of wounds after the retaking of the Ypres Langemarck trenches on 24 April 1916.
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, V. A. 23 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/145764/LUARD,%20EDWAR...
Tupsley War Memorial, Hereford www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/node/150589.
St Alkmund's church, Blyborough, Lincolnshire, where he is named on a memorial to four members of the Luard family who were killed in the First World War: Major Charles Elmhirst Luard DSO, Norfolk Regiment, killed in action at Chivres Hill, Missy-sur-Aisne on 15 September 1914; Colonel Frank William Luard, Royal Marine Light Infantry, killed in action at Gallipoli on 13 July 1915; Lieutenant Peter Dalbiac Luard, Scottish Rifles, reported missing and believed killed in action in the attack on the Bulgars, near Lake Doiran on 19 September 1918.
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; The Green roll of honour.