THE WWI MEDALS & MEMORIALS TO THE FIVE LUCK BROTHERS, THREE OF WHOM WERE KILLED IN ACTION
The emotive and moving WWI family medals and memorials of 5 brothers, three of whom were killed, consisting of (Brother 1): Distinguished Conduct Medal George V to 452 L.Cpl G.Luck. 6/E.Kent Regt; 1914-15 Star to G-452 L.Cpl G.Luck. E.Kent R.; WWI War & Victory Medals to G-452 Pte.G.Luck. E.Kent.R.; WWI Death Plaque to George Luck; Memorial Scroll to L/Cpl. George Luck, D.C.M., E. Kent. Regt; (Brother 2): 1914-15 Star to G-469 L.Cpl F.Luck. E.Kent R.; WWI War and Victory Medals to G-469 Sjt.F.Luck. E.Kent R.; WWI Death Plaque to Frank Luck; Memorial Scroll to Serjt. Frank Luck, E. Kent Regt. (Brother 3): WWI War Medal to 18693 Gnr.E.J.Luck 7 F.A.B. A.I.F.; WWI Victory Medal (later addition) to 18693 Gnr.E.J.Luck 7 F.A.B. A.I.F.; WWI Death Plaque to Edward John Luck; Memorial Scroll to Gnr. Edward John Luck, 7 F.A.B., A.I.F.; (Brother 4:) WWI War Medal & Victory Medals to I-243676 Pte. A.F.Luck, The Queen’s R.;(Brother 5): WWI War & Victory Medals to 245327 Pte. R.Luck. Manch R. The Memorial Plaques are housed in a beautiful mahogany frame and the Memorial Scrolls housed in similar glazed wooden frame, accompanied by original farmed and glazed photographs of the brothers' portraits and graves, framed 'Glory Of God' Memorial to George Luck, together with corresponding cap badges for the brothers.
George Luck was born in Westgate-on-Sea, the son of Edward John and Caroline Luck and lived at 6 Essex Road with his brothers and one sister. Employed as a Writer & Grainer by Messrs. Lockwood & Co., he enlisted with The Buffs in August 1914. The award of his D.C.M. was Gazetted on 11 Mar 1916:
"For gallant conduct in preparing bombs under heavy shell fire, and continuing his work after the bomb store had been hit and blown in." Serving with 'B' Company, George Died of Wounds received on The Somme on 3 July 1916, aged 27. He is buried in the Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension.
Frank Luck was also born in Westgate-on-Sea and lived at Essex Road, working as a Builder's Clerk by Messrs. Lockwood & Co. before enlisting with The Buffs. He was killed in action on the 7 October 1916. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Edward John Luck was also born at Westgate-on-Sea and died on the 9 Oct 1917, serving with the 7th Brigade Australian Field Artillery. He is buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
Albert Luck was the eldest brother and served with The Queen's Regiment, entitled to the pair of War & Victory Medals, as was the youngest of the 5 brothers, Reginald Luck, who served with the Manchester Regiment before transferring to the Royal Army Service Corps.