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Pte Samuel George Whittington, 200564, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action under shell fire near Ypres on July 18th, 1917. He was aged 34, married and had a daughter.
Capt S. Tabor sent the news to widow Nellie at 79 Hastings Street, Luton. Pte Whittington had seen only eight weeks service with the battalion in France, although he had joined the Beds Regiment in another battalion at the outbreak of war.
Prior to enlistment, London-born Samuel Whittington worked as a plait dyer at the New Bedford Road bleaching and dyeing works of Hart, Baxter & Co. He had married Caddington girl Nellie Bell in Luton in 1902. They had one surviving child, Irene Gladys, born in 1907.