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Date of Birth
30 Jan 1888
Date of Death
3 Aug 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
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World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Gunner John Lewington, 254847, 31st Medium Trench Battery, Royal Field Artillery, was killed in action in France on August 3rd, 1918. He was single, aged 30 and had been in Luton for 15 years.
John Lewington was a drayman on the Midland Railway goods staff and made deliveries in the High Town district. He lodged in Church Street, Luton, and supported his widowed mother Rachel, who was living in London.
He had come to Luton as a lad, being sent to give assistance during a straw trade rush. He liked Luton and applied to be left in the town as a drayman. He had joined up in April 1917 and transferred to a trench mortar section.
Born in St Pancras, London, on January 30th, 1888, he was a son of James William and Rachel Lewington. He was listed at their addresses in London in the 1901 and 1911 Census returns.