Lieutenant Nicholas George Berwick Lechmere


World War 1



Aged 34
Commemorated at Loos Memorial, France. Panels 8 & 9
Son of Sir Edmund Anthony Harley Lechmere, 3rd Bart., and Lady Lechmere; husband of the late Mary Katharine Lechmere
Nicholas Lechmere was born on 20th September, 1881 at 61 Curzon Street, London and was educated at Westminster School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He married Maria Katherine Pegg in London in 1906. Maria died in 1910.
Nicholas Lechmere was first commissioned in the Scots Guards on 8th May, 1901 but left the Army in 1907. He re-joined the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards for active service with the British Expeditionary Force in France on 17th June 1915. He was transferred to the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards, in the Field, on 2nd October, 1915. His death occurred during an attack to take the German ‘Fosse’ and ‘Dump’ trenches, near the ‘Hohenzollern Redoubt’, located about 3 miles north of Loos. The attack, well supported by artillery and trench mortars, started at 5.00am. Nothing was heard of the attacking companies for some time, except for repeated demands for more bombs (grenades). It was later reported that they were having what was described as ‘a stiff time of it’. At 8.00am orders were received to consolidate on the ground captured. During the attack, three officers were killed, including Lieutenant Lechmere, and two wounded. There were 136 casualties in the other ranks."


Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
England South wall of school hall. Westminster School Little Deans Yard Westminster City Of Westminster Greater London SW1P 3PF Westminster School War Memorial World War 1
World War 2
Nicholas Lechmere 7-10-1915 View

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