8th December 2015 Luke Hibbitt Luke Hibbitt was an 11 year old schoolboy living at 31 Reform St in 1911. His parents Edward & Lucy, Luke himself, his brother, John 6, and his sisters, Gladys 9 & Constance 3 were all born in Stamford. Two brothers had died as infants, one when Luke was 5 years old and one a few weeks before the census. The house had 5 rooms and there were 10 people there on the night of the census – as well as Luke, his parents and siblings there was his grandfather, John Mitchell; his uncle William Mitchell; a boarder John Blott and a visiting domestic servant Ethel Parkinson. The two Mitchells were also present at the time of the 1901 census so presumably lived with the family. Luke’s father was a fitter at the Cultivator Works and the other men in the household were all Stone Quarry labourers. Luke enlisted in the 52nd Middlesex Infantry in June 1918. In 1919 his address was given as 85 Cemetery Road although he was still serving in F Company (Bridging) 6 Corps APO 43 part of the Army of Occupation of the Rhine. Luke Hibbitt Luke returned to live in Stamford where he died in 1971. This picture shows him in a Stamford pub with a friend.