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L-Cpl John Thomas Longden, 13234, 10th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, was killed in action in France on April 28th, 1917. Although he is included on the Luton Roll of Honour, he may not have lived or worked here and his connection appears to be that his mother, Eliza, had moved to live at 6 Church Street, Luton, a short time before his death.
L-Cpl Longden's connections appear to be almost entirely with the Rotherham area of Yorkshire, where both he and his parents were living when the 1911 Census was compiled.
Notification of the death of the 22-year-old Yorkshireman, who had taken a keen interest in football and athletics, was received by his mother at Church Street. Tom, as he was known, had enlisted at Rotherham at the outbreak of war, and a short time before he was killed on the battlefield he had been offered and had refused a commission.