Private William Flitton

Rank or Title

Date of Death

21 Jul 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Farm labourer


Mr Hartop at Biscot

Service Number


Place of Birth

East Hyde
Nr Luton
United Kingdom

World War I Address

Letchworth Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Palestinian Territory

Grave Location

Gaza War Cemetery
Palestinian Territory

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 16th August 1917
Pte William Flitton

Pte William Flitton, 200760, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died of wounds on July 21st, 1917, after seeing action in Palestine. He had previously fought in the Gallipoli campaign in which he was wounded in the arm but quickly recovered to serve in Egypt.

William Flitton was born at Watbridge, East Hyde, the son of David and Jane Flitton, who were living at Letchworth Road, Limbury, at the time of their son's death. In the 1911 Census he is described as a 15-year-old farm labourer. He was employed on Mr Hartop's farm at Biscot before he joined up at the outbreak of war.

In the 1911 Census, William is shown living at Letchworth Road, Limbury, with his parents, three brothers and four sisters. He is commemorated on the Leagrave War Memorial.

Individual Location

Author: Deejaya

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