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John Dunn was a professional footballer at Luton Town FC when he enlisted in the Footballers' Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment at Kingsway, London on 16th December 1914 with his Luton team mates Wileman, Simms, Frith, Roe and Wilson.
In doing so he was following the example set by his team mates Roberts and Lindley who had signed up the day before. Lindley and Dunn shared lodgings at a house called Ruthaven in Shaftesbury Road, Luton. Dunn continued to be available to play for Luton in the 1914-15 season whilst undergoing military training.
In November 1915 he was transferred to the 27th (Depot) Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment and released in March 1916 for munitions work in Liverpool where he played for Everton in war-time friendly games. He returned to play for Luton in 1919-20.
All images are used with kind permission of Roger Wash, Luton Town Football Club Historian
His service record can be found online at the National Archives.