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Pte Arthur Kiff, 73413, 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers, was reported missing and then “killed in action or died of wounds received in action, on October 8th, 1918, or shortly after”. He was aged 19 and had joined up in January 1918, but it was not until around a month following the armistice that his presumed death was confirmed to his parents.
Born in Heath and Reach, near Leighton Buzzard, 1899, Arthur was a former pupil of Christ Church School, Luton. He later worked at George Kent's before joining up with his brother Charles (RAF) and being sent for training in Ireland. He had been in France for only about three months when he met his death.
At the time of the 1911 Census he was a schoolboy living with parents Arthur and Mary Ann Kiff, three brothers and a sister at 27 Naseby Road, Luton.
Arthur is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.