E39 Actor

Private William Street

Private W. Street served in the 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment and Machine Gun Corps. His Service Number was 18436. (This number is on the side of the medals). Volunteering in December 1914 he was sent overseas in September of the following year and saw much service in various parts of the Western Front. Fighting at Givenchy, Arras, the Somme, and many other places. He was gassed and on recovery he was transferred to the labour corps. Where he served as a cook. He can be seen wearing a 'white' coat seated in a photograph with his troop.

Private Robert William Frith

 Robert Frith was a professional footballer at Luton Town FC when he enlisted in the Footballer's Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment in London on 16th December 1914 with his Luton team mates Wileman, Roe, Simms, Dunn and Wilson.

Although he was a married man with two children, the 22 year old half-back decided to follow the example of two other Luton players, Roberts and Lindley, who had signed up the day before. Frith was part of the 1913-14 promotion-winning Luton team and continued to play for Luton in the 1914-15 season whilst in training with his battalion.

Private Horace Arthur Goodship

Horace Arthur Goodship was the fifth son of George and Ann Goodship of Stopsley, who had three sons serving on the Western Front.

Horace was a Private in the 1/5th Bedfordshire Regiment, and prior to joining up worked as a straw hat polisher for Mr. Frenay Pirotte, on Leagrave Road. He was well known as a footballer for Stopsley and as a general good sportsman with an avid interest in cricket.

He was killed in action on August 16th during the Gallipoli Campaign.


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