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Patrick Lionel LETHBRIDGE (188-1915)

Biographical Details

Patrick Lionel Lethbridge (1888-1915) was described by Mela as “a sort of cousin”, but no family connection has been found.  The Lethbridge family lived for a few years in Cheltenham in the 1880s, which was where some members of the Brown Constable family had a base, so it is probable that the two families knew each other then.  Patrick’s father had been born in India, as were some of his siblings, so that is another possible connection.

Patrick Lionel Lethbridge was born at Seaton, Devon, the youngest of eight children of Robert Frederick Lethbridge, an indigo merchant, and his wife, Mary Kathleen (née Hudson).  He was baptized on 17th April 1888 at Colyton, Devon.  He was educated at Yardley Court, Tonrbridge, and at Tonbridge School from 1901-1905; he then undertook medical training.

On the outbreak of war, he joined the King’s Own Scottish Borderers.  He was killed in action on 25th September 1915 and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.

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