King Edward’s School and the Great War

Memorial Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918


Lythgoe, Jeffery Wentworth

Lieutenant ▪ 1st Bham Pals, 14th Royal Warwickshire Reg

Jeffery Wentworth Lythgoe, born on 10th July 1890, was admitted to King Edward’s School in September 1900. His father was the Reverend Lythgoe, and the family, including his stepmother, Ethel, his half-siblings, Kenneth and Dorothy, and his younger brother, Courtney, lived at St Paul’s Vicarage, Tipton.

At School Jeffery was not a high achiever academically, and there are no surviving records of his extra-curricular activities.

In 1914, Jeffery enlisted as a Private Soldier in the 1st Birmingham Pals Battalion (14th Royal Warwickshire Regiment). In February 1915, he was gazetted as a Second Lieutenant, and in November, was promoted to Lieutenant. He was killed on the Somme on 22nd July 1916, and is buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval. He left his estate of £75 to his father.

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