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Date of Death
18 Oct 1916
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Cpl Herbert Henry Strange, 18463, 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, was killed in action on the Somme on October 18th, 1916. He was aged 31.
Born in Calne, Wiltshire, in 1885, he married Elizabeth Jarvis, from Markyate who was then living in Russell Street, Luton, in Luton in 1909. Living at 7 Dunstable Place, they had three children - Phyliss, born 1909, Herbert in 1911 and Arthur, born in 1914, just two months before his father enlisted in January 1915.
Herbert Strange had been foreman gardener at Stockwood up to the death of Mr Francis Crawley, after which he worked for building materials merchants Charles Bird and Sons, of 112 Collingdon Street, Luton.
He had been at the Front 17 months. On October 17th, the day before he was reported missing in action, he gave his watch to a pal to send home to his wife.