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4 Nov 1915
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Alfred Tuffnell, 3/8144, 7th Battalion Beds Regt, died in Flanders on November 4th, 1915. Surprisingly nothing seems to have appeared about him in the local Press around the time of his death, unlike the deaths of two brothers.
Alfred was the third of three sons - Henry, Benjamin plus Alfred - who had still been living with their widowed mother Ann Tuffnell at 15 York Street, Luton, to perish in the war. And a fourth son, George, had died in 1903 following an accident at Hayward Tyler's, where he worked.
Two older sons, Frederick and Robert, were married, and another, Owen, married around the time of Alfred's death. Owen, too, served with the Colours but was discharged as physically unfit in 1918 and died in March 1919.
Their father, William Tuffnell, had married Ann King, who was 11 years younger, in 1869 and both Owen and Robert were born in Dublin. George, Alfred and Benjamin were born after the family moved to Luton. William died in Luton in 1888 at the age of 51.
Henry (Harry), Benjamin and Alfred all served the with the Bedfords and are included on the Luton Roll of Honour.