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 Frederick Luke

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Frederick Luke Famous memorial

Birth
Lockerley, Test Valley Borough, Hampshire, England
Death
12 Mar 1983 (aged 87)
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Burial
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Memorial ID
10182410 View Source

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Lockerley, England, he served as a Driver in the 37th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, British Army. On August 26, 1914, in actions at Le Cateau, France, Driver Luke took part as a volunteer team to recapture two British guns under heavy German artillery and infantry fire. Although the enemy was within 100 yards Driver Luke with the help of an officer and another driver managed to get one gun away safely. For extreme gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on November 24, 1914. He later achieved the rank of Sergeant and served during World War II as a ground gunner with the Royal Air Force. He died at age 87 in Glasgow, Scotland.

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Lockerley, England, he served as a Driver in the 37th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, British Army. On August 26, 1914, in actions at Le Cateau, France, Driver Luke took part as a volunteer team to recapture two British guns under heavy German artillery and infantry fire. Although the enemy was within 100 yards Driver Luke with the help of an officer and another driver managed to get one gun away safely. For extreme gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on November 24, 1914. He later achieved the rank of Sergeant and served during World War II as a ground gunner with the Royal Air Force. He died at age 87 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 27 Dec 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 10182410
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10182410/frederick-luke: accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Luke (29 Sep 1895–12 Mar 1983), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10182410, citing Linn Crematorium, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland; Maintained by Find a Grave .