Lawrence Usherwood was born in Coalville, son of Thomas and Ann. His father was an engine driver. He was educated at Wesleyan School Belvoir Road. He worked at Stablefords Wagon Works. He survived the war and died in Coalville in 1958. He was created by Belvoirdale Primary School for the Exhibition.
The picture below shows Lawrence as created for the Exhibition.
50 first heroes
The Coalville Heroes series celebrates the first fifty volunteers from the Coalville area to take part in the Great War of 1914-18. Most enrolled in August 1914 and left for training on October 30th1914. They trained at High Tor in Charnwood and Loughborough, then traveled to Southampton to take the steamer to France. Of the 50 volunteer soldiers, 22 returned. Each geocache commemorating a true volunteer soldier.
This cache was placed by rr300tdi with the permission of David Luther, Head Park Ranger.
The GAGB are coordinating this series.
Here is a link to the page https://www.gagb.org.uk/first50heroes.php
There ia also a film about the first 50 - here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq4-AeN6Was
The cache is a small camo'd jar, with an inner container holding the log. The cache has no room for swaps or TB's. Please bring your own writing implement to sign the log. Please replace exactly as found.