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Coleshill Remembers World War 1

As a free service to the World War 1 commemoration year, ST-IT Limited have created and are hosting a free database of Coleshill connected veterans.

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Entry for Corporal John Lycett


Surname

Lycett



Forenames

John Frederick

Rank

Corporal

Unit/Regiment

Royal Canadian Regiment

Year of Birth

1895

Date of Death

26/8/1918

Notes

Commemorated on the plaque at the Roman Catholic Church, John Frederick Lycett was born on 4th September 1895 in Walsall, Staffordshire. He was the eldest son of Frederick and Bridget Lycett, and brother of Frank (Francis) Lycett, who is also remembered at St Teresa’s, Coleshill. Bridget died in 1909 and her sons were sent to St Pauls’ Home, Coleshill. Frederick appears on the 1911 census as a school pupil, residing at St Paul’s. Like his brother, Frederick was sent to Canada as part of the emigration program where he worked as a labourer in Ontario.\r\nFrederick Lycett enlisted with the Royal Canadian Regiment overseas Expeditionary Force on 21st August 1915 (service number 477553). Corporal Lycett was killed in action in Monchy, France, on 26th August 1918, and is remembered on the Vimy Memorial, France.
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