Friends of Hastings Cemetery

Lovack-Land Family


Loving Remembrance


William Lovack

Dearly Loved Husband of

Mary Ann Land

Who fell asleep ??? June 1907

Also of

Two Dearly Loved Sons

Claude Frederick Lovack

Youngest son

Who was killed in Palestine November 21st 1917

Aged 24 Years

Also William Lovack

??? Loved husband of

Ivy L Land

Who was killed in Ecoust, March 24th 1918

Aged 32 Years

Also of Mary Ann

The Beloved wife of the above

Who died December 24th 1938 [?]

Aged 83 [?]Years

"At Rest"

JB J12

Buried in JB K12 is the third son who died (see newspaper report) Edgar Hubert Lovak Land, who seems to go under the surname ‘Land’.  He was 26.

Rank:DriverService No:212226

Date of Death:27/02/1917

Regiment/Service:Royal Field Artillery 22nd Reserve
Bty. 4th "B" Reserve Bde.

Grave Reference: Screen Wall. J. B. K12.

Additional Information: Wife, Mrs L. E Land, 147 Hughenden Road 


Service No:205353

Date of Death:21/11/1917


Regiment/Service:Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars
Panel Reference: Panel 3. Memorial:JERUSALEM MEMORIAL

Additional Information: Son of Mrs. M. A. Lovack-Land, of 5, Bank Buildings,
Hastings, and the late William Lovack-Land.

Claude’s age is given as 24 on the gravestone, which tallies with his birth in 1893 [FBMD]

Rank:Lance Corporal

Service No:58509

Date of Death: 24/03/1918


Regiment/Service:Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
59th Bn.

Panel Reference: Bay 10. Memorial:ARRAS MEMORIAL

Additional Information: Husband of Ivy E. Lovack-Land, of 23, London Rd., St.
Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 08 April 1916
William Lovack Land, 30, claimed on exceptional domestic conditions.
Messrs. Weller and Co., house furnishers, St Leonards, supported the appeal. 

Two months extension.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 24 August 1918
Lance-Corporal Lovack-Land
Mrs W Lovack-Land of 23, London-road, St Leonards, has just received a letter from the Swiss Red Cross to say that Lance-Corporal Lovack-Land, Machine Gun Corps (reported missing since the 21st March) has now come through on a list from Berlin as killed between the 21st
and 24th March, near Ecoust, west of Cambrai, and buried

in cemetery north of Ecoust St. Meni, on the road to Croiselles.

Lance-Corporal Lovack-Land was late manager for E Weller Lts, of 23 London-road, St. Leonards.  He joined the Special Constabulary soon after the outbreak of war and remained until joining the colours July 15th 1916.  He is the second son of Mrs. Lovack-Land, of 5,
Bank-buildings, Hastings, and this is the third son she has lost in the war.