Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
7 Jun 1965
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
Soldier or Civilian
Pte George Buggs, 22845, 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was captured by the Germans while fighting in the front line at Hulluch in France on June 22nd, 1917, one of nine men taken prisoner in a surprise incursion by the enemy under cover of smoke and darkness.
He was interned at Dulmen in Westphalia but happily survived the war and was repatriated to return to his home at 52 North Street, Luton. He was registered as an absent voter in 1918 but was shown as at home when the electoral roll was compiled in May 1919.
George Buggs, described as an errand boy at a cardboard factory in the 1911 Census, enlisted on October 25th, 1915, at the age of 20 and went to France in April 1916. His married brother, Will, died from wounds sustained in the battle of the Somme in 1916, leaving a widow and a child at 104 Chapel Street, Luton.
George wed Beatrice Northwood in Luton in 1926 and lived his whole married life at 18 Elizabeth Street. He died in the L&D Hospital on June 7th, 1965, at the age of 70.