|Death: ||Oct. 18, 1918, France|
Casualty of the Great War, Lionel was a Private in the 7th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment,35 Brigade, 12th (Eastern) Division. Service no. 38456.
He was probably wounded in the campaign known as the Final Advance in Artois and Flanders.
He died from his wounds.
He was 34 and the son of Reginald and Caroline G Digby of Geashill Castle, King's County, Ireland and he had been the Rector of Tittleshall, Norfolk from 1915 and 1918.
Probate was granted to his Father on 20 December.
The battlefield cross that originally marked his grave hangs in the parish church of St Mary the Virgin at Tittleshall - the date on the cross is 2 days later than the officially recorded date of 18 October 1918:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
38456 PTE L. K. DIGBY
7TH BN NORFOLK REGIMENT
KILLED IN ACTION
20 OCTOBER 1918
He had graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University with a Master of Arts (MA).
Departement du Nord
Plot: Near S.E. corner of Church.
Maintained by: geoffrey gillon
Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
Record added: Jun 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38413448