Rank: Brigadier General
Year of death: 1919
Date of birth: March 1863
Date of death:
Place of death: UK
Regiment: General Staff & Gloucestershire Regiment
Silver Star, Victory and British War Medals
C.B. C.B.E. Mentioned in Dispatches
Cemetery location: Manor Road Cemetery ref. The Oval.17
Manor Road Cemetery and on the Roll of Honour at Whitgift School where he was a pupil.
Alfred Crowdy Lovett was born in Croyden in March 1863, the son of James C and Ellen H Lovett. He was baptised in St James church on September 5th 1863. He first appears on the census of 1871 aged 8 and living at Addiscombe Road, Holly Mount, Croyden with his parents and brothers.
By the 1901 census aged 38, single and a captain in the infantry. The census was for the parish of Sandhurst, Berkshire.
In the second quarter of 1903 Alfred married Fannie Rumsey in Maryleborne London.
His military carried was distinguished and he was gazetted twice. On 16/02/1915 (gazette date) he was made a Companion of the order of the Bath, and on 3/02/1919 in the Kings Birthday Honours he was awarded a CBE. He was by then a Brigadier General and on the “general staff”.
Alfred Crowdy Lovett “died of illness in the U. K. And was buried in Manor Road Cemetery ref.the oval.17.
As well as being a distinguished soldier Alfred Crowdy Lovell was a talented artist, his work being shown at the Rhyl Academy.
He is remembered in Manor Road Cemetery and on the Roll of Honour at Whitgift School where he was a pupil.