Lancelot Croasdaile
1898 to 1918

Lancelot Croasdaile was the son of Henry Frederick Croasdaile and Mary Ellen Croasdaile neé Lloyd.  They were married in Liverpool (Toxteth) in 1891. 
Henry was a master mariner for Cunard. 
Henry and Mary had 5 children; Anna Mary, John Lloyd, Lancelot, Violet  and Frederick.  Anna Mary died as an infant.   

1893 to 1906
Houses where they lived around Liverpool
Jun 1893
Welfield Place.  Welfield Place, Liverpool
Jun 1894
58, Allington St, Aigburth.  Google map of Allington St
Nov 1898
13 York Avenue  Google map of 13 York Ave, Waterloo
Jun 1902
35 Lawton Rd, Waterloo  Google map of 35, Lawton Rd, Waterloo
Feb 1906
7, Dundonald Road, Aigburth.  Google map of 7, Dundonald Rd
Map showing all 5 locations
Birth and early life
Lancelot Croasdaile was born in October 1898 in Liverpool.  He was baptised on the 6th November 1898 at St Michael in the Hamlet Church, Aigburth, Lancashire.  Aigburth is now a suburb of Liverpool.

Google map of St Michael's church

Source:  Baptism: 6 Nov 1898 St Michael in the Hamlet, Aigburth, Lancs.
Lancelot Croasdaile - [Child] of Henry Frederick Croasdaile & Mary Ellen
    Abode: 13 York Avenue
    Occupation: Mariner
    Baptised by: H. G. Jones
    Register: Baptisms 1898 - 1909, Page 1, Entry 4
    Source: LDS Film 2147881
1906 to 1914
Childhood and young adult
At some stage the family moved from Liverpool to Calmore, near Southampton. They lived in Wood Lodge, a large house outside the village.  The house has long been demolished, but there remains a Wood Lodge Road in Calmore (

Click on picture below for pictures of Wood Lodge
Wood Lodge, Calmore
First World War
1914 to 1918
At the outbreak of war Lancelot was 16 years old.  He served in the Machine Gun Corps  during the First World War, with the rank of Private. 

He was killed on the Somme on 26th March 1918, probably during the
probably during  the Germans' spring offensive, Operation Michael.
His name is inscribed on the wall of the CWGC cemetery at 
Pozières in France.  Click here Lancelot Croasdaile WW1 for more information

More information on the Machine Gun Corps can be found here:``


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Last updated - 23rd August 2017