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Date of Birth
Date of Death
30 Oct 1915
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Company Sgt-Major Herbert William Sexton, 935, 1/2nd East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers, died of enteric fever on October 30th, 1915, while serving with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. He was aged 21 and was buried at Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.
Prior to the war he had been Booking Clerk at the Great Northern Railway station in Bute Street, Luton. His father James was a railway signalman living at Knebworth, Herts, with Elizabeth. Herbert was one of their 10 children.
Bute Street stationmaster Thomas Few, who had himself just lost a son through dysentery while serving in the Mediterranean, described Herbert Sexton as "a splendid fellow, greatly esteemed by the staff, and we very much regret that his career has been cut short".
"His father and brother are in the employ of this company, whilst two brothers are serving with the Forces, and they have our deepest sympathy."