Able Seaman J. H. Green, a son of Mrs Green of the Cranbourne Boarding Establishment, Brook Street, Luton, has sent home a letter giving a very interesting description of some of the work the Australian Navy has been doing since war broke out.
The appointment was officially announced on Thursday evening at 10 Downing Street of Luton and South Beds MP Mr Cecil B. Harmsworth to be Under-Secretary to the Foreign Office, in succession to Mr Francis D. Acland, who has become Financial Secretary to the Treasury.
Light emitted from factories and street lamps in the event of an air raid was the concern at a conference attended by town councillors and representatives of Luton's electricity and gas undertakings and large factories on Friday, January 31st, 1915. And the public was urged not to be alarmed if the lights did go out.
Stories from the Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph, January 30th, 1915.
Luton will soon be full with a reserve division of Territorials. It is said that schoolrooms and public buildings will not be commandeered to the same extend at in August and more men than previously will be billeted in private homes.
A very heavy casualty list was notified in connection with the Bedfordshire Regiment on January 26th, 1915. These lists were issued several weeks after the events - between October 26th and November 11th, 1914, in this instance. The Luton News printed only surname, rank (where other than a private), initials and service number. These have been augmented here with details from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in the cases of those killed.