Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
1 Mar 1916
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Thomas Everitt, 3/8430, 8th Battalion Beds Regiment, was killed in action near Ypres on March 1st, 1916. His younger brother, Frederick, 15432, Essex Regiment, was killed at Loos on September 26th, 1915.
The brothers' parents, Thomas and Rhoda Everitt, of 12 Harcourt Street, Luton, heard of the second tragedy to hit their family shortly after the death of 35-year-old Thomas.
Thomas Everitt had lived in Luton until 15 years previously. He married Rosa Smith in 1897 and went to work in the paper mills at Hemel Hempstead, He left a widow and six children.
Thomas enlisted in the 8th Bedfords at the outbreak of war, having some year previously been a Volunteer. He trained at Shoreham with his younger brother.
A comrade wrote to Thomas's parents to say that their son was shot outright at Ypres on March 1st. The official communication arrived on March 20th.
Christened, married and appearing in Census returns as Thomas Everitt, military records name him as Arthur Thomas Everitt.