Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
28 Apr 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Stanley George Maskell, 29209, Essex Regiment, was killed in action on April 28th, 1917. He was aged 30.
A letter to his widow, Bertha, at the couple's home at 168 Dallow Road, Luton, from Lieut Jessop said Pte Maskell was missing after an engagement in France on April 28th and there was no further information about him. Her husband's last letter home was written on April 24th.
Born in Dunstable in 1887, Stanley Maskell was the son of Lamech George and Minnie Kate Maskell, who were living in Dudley Street, Luton, at the time of his death. On July 1st, 1911, he had married Dunstable girl Bertha Ward.
Stanley had been a painter and decorator before going into munitions work at George Kent's Ltd at the outbreak of war. He joined up in August 1916 and went to France early in the following November.
Stanley Maskell had two brothers serving, one in India and one on the East Coast.