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Date of Birth
Date of Death
3 Aug 1917
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Soldier or Civilian
According to military records, Pte Stanley ('Tom') Toyer, 235151, 2nd Battalion South Lancs Regiment, was killed in action on August 3rd, 1917.
But a lieutenant in his company wrote to parents Alfred and Martha Toyer, of 218 North Street, Luton, to say their son was killed in action on July 31st during the latest advance in the Ypres sector. He was killed by a shell which fell in the trench close to him.
Pte Toyer enlisted in the South Lancs Regiment in September 1916 and had been in France only six weeks when he was killed.
'Tom' Toyer was previously employed as a straw plait dyer by hat manufacturers H. J. Blaxill, of Wenlock Street. He was also a member of the Unity Cycling Club in Luton.