King Edward’s School and the Great War

Memorial Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918


Lovekin, Edward

Lance-Corporal ▪ Army Service Corps

Edward Lovekin, born on 7th October 1894, was admitted to King Edward’s School in January 1910, having previously attended Edgbaston Preparatory School. He was the only child of Emma, a widow, of 94, High Street, Harborne (and later of 74, Carless Avenue, Harborne). His late father, Joseph, had been a boat-builder.

At School, Edward’s strongest subjects were French and German. He does not appear in the School magazines, suggesting that he did not have a noteworthy athletic career.

In August 1917, Edward enlisted as a Private Soldier in the Army Service Corps. He reached the rank of Lance-Corporal in 1918, serving at the Base Supply Depot in Constantinople (now Istanbul). He died of fever in Constantinople on 27th February 1919, aged twenty-four, and is buried in Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Turkey. Edward left his estate of £1,786 to his mother Emma.