Rank or Title
Date of Death
29 Oct 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Albert Edward (Bert) Gadsby, 25430, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died from wounds at Rouen on October 29th, 1918, six days after combat that had included the liberation of Lille and surrounding French villages.
He was the third of four sons of William and Isabella Georgina Gadsby, of 34 Stuart Street, Luton, to have been killed in the war. Brother Arthur was killed on July 5th, 1916, while serving with the Hampshire Regiment; and brother Petty Officer William Gadsby (Royal Navy) died on the 15th of the following month when the submarine on which he was serving was sunk in a collision with a sister submarine during exercises off Harwich.
Albert, aged 24, had been in the Army for three years, two of which had been served overseas – in France and in Italy.
Before enlisting, Albert, along with brother William, had been employed at the chemical works of B. Laporte Ltd, Park Street, Luton.