LUSHINGTON Cecil Henry Gosset
Regiment : A Company 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : C0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 3rd July 1916 aged 31
Buried : Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 5A and 6C.
Relatives : Son of Major Arthur James Lushington and Constance Caroline Lushington, of The Park Sandling, Maidstone, Kent.
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Also appears on : Worcestershire County Cricket Club WW1 Memorial
Additional information on the memorial: Worcestershire Regiment
Cecil Lushington was born on 16th December 1884 in India. He had at least one brother. He was educated at Winton House Winchester and Haileybury college. In February 1915 Cecil married Evelyn Marian Lushington Hirst, only daughter of Mr and Mrs F.J. Hirst of Oathurst, Bampton, Oxon. He was a good cricketer, playing for the Gentleman of Worcestershire and also a good hockey and lawn tennis player.
The battle of La Boiselle was fierce with bomb and bayonet fights over successive lines of trenches. Control of the companies was lost in the confusion and the platoons stormed forward as best as they could, led by their subalterns and N.C.O.’s. The battle continued among the ruins and shattered buildings of the village costing the battalion a third of its fighting force including 9 officers, one of whom was Lieutenant Lushington.
Source for additional information: The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War by Captain H. FitzM. Stacke of the Regiment, 1928, and Pam and Ken Ling.
The following information is from Pershore Parish Records, Holy Cross, Film No 216/7, available at Worcestershire Archives: Worcestershire Regt. 3rd July 1916.
Trudy Burge has created the WW1 Pershore website to commemorate the men from Pershore who served their country from 1914 to 1918: http://pershoreww1.webs.com/
Cecil Lushington has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Thiepval Memorial.