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Father: Gustave Albert LüTKENS (*2 Jun 1862 +2 Apr 1903)
Mother: Julia Annie ARNOLD (*Mar 1858 +14 Nov 1924)

Harold Arnold LüTKENS (*15 Sep 1890 +11 Apr 1918)

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                                                                  ___________________
                            _Julius George LüTKENS _____________|
                           |                                     |___________________
 _Gustave Albert LüTKENS _|
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|                          |_Maria Henriette Magdalena ODENBURG _|
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|--Harold Arnold LüTKENS 
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|                                                                 _John ARNOLD ______
|                           _Thomas ARNOLD ______________________|
|                          |                                     |_Elizabeth OXFORD _
|_Julia Annie ARNOLD ______|
                           |                                      _Andrew TINLEN ____+
                           |_Jane TINLEN ________________________|
                                                                 |_Mary BRISTOL _____

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[1602] His army registration of 9 October 1916 clealy has Lutkens changed to Lutkins, presumably to avoid sounding German.

His army casualty form states:

2 March 1917 Embarked at Southhampton
4 March 1917 arrived at Rouen
23 March 1917 left for front
26 March 1917 joined unit
11 April 1917 Admitted Diarrhea (In the field)
16 April 1917 Admitted Diarrhea
19 April 1917 To England Newhaven (At Etaples)
1 May 1917 Admitted Obs Enteric (At Etaples)
no date "Debility after ???"
7 October 1917 Embarked at Southhampton
15 October 1917 arrived at Rouen
17 October 1917 left for front
24 October 1917 joined unit
1 November 1917 To draw his pay as leave is granted (In the field)
9 January 1918 To be paid ??? (In the field)
9 March 1918 Admitted Scabies (In the field)
25 March 1918 Admitted Scabies (At Etaples)
29 March 1918 ??? (At Etaples)
2 April 1918 Admitted (ex Etaples) at Rouen
6 April 1918 to
8 April Rejoined his unit
11 April 1918 Wounded in action
11 April 1918 Wounded or missing
10 April 1918 Killed in action (entry added 20 December 1917)

His official notification of death dated 31 December states that he was killed in action on 11 April 1918 but also states he was previously reported missing on 11 June 1918. - that clearly should be 11 April 1918!

His official death certificate issued 2nd January 1919 states he was killed in action on 11 April 1918.

In 1925 a letter was sent stating that his remains were not able to be identified.


Battle of the Lys see http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_lys.html

Lance Corporal HAROLD ARNOLD LUTKENS
2nd Regt. (Inf.)., South African Infantry
who died aged 28 on Thursday, 11th April 1918.

Lance Corporal LUTKENS, "B" Coy. Regt. (Inf.). Son of Gustav Albert and Julia Annie Lutkens

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Panel 15 - 16 and 16A

Location: Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin and Courtrai, and bears the names of men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War.

http://www.cwgc.org.uk/register/register.nsf/detailed.asp?casualty=1602577

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Death certificate: REFERENCE 3572/1918
Death certificate states he died 11 April 1918 and that he was initially reported missing somewhere in France and now presumed dead.
Major siblings listed:
May Lutkens - Salisbury, Rhodesia
Edgar Lutkens - on active service
Rhoda Lutkens - Durban, Natal
Zoe Lutkens - Durban, Natal
Minor sibling:
Cyril Baden Lutkens - Durban, Natal aged 18 1/2 years born 6 May 1900

He had a life policy worth £250

In his will he left a legacy to his his mother, sisters Rhoda, and Zöe and Louisa Winship

[1604] Lance-Corporal 2nd SA Infantry.

[1596] [S564] Natal Archives Repository estate file Reference. MSCE 17/85 (1903)

[1603] [S200] Death Notice of Harold Arnold Lütkens

[1597] [S424] Commonwealth War Graves Commission

[1598] [S564] Natal Archives Repository estate file Reference. MSCE 17/85 (1903)

[1599] [S540] Estate Natal 3572

[1600] [S200] Death Notice of Harold Arnold Lütkens

[1601] [S424] Commonwealth War Graves Commission

[1605] [S424] Commonwealth War Graves Commission