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2 Jun 1917
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Sgt Albert Mullett, 19166, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in Flanders on June 2nd, 1917. He was in charge of a Lewis gun company.
In a letter to parents William Frederick and Emily Mullett, of 142 Castle Street, Luton, his commanding officer wrote: "We were heavily shelled in the early hours, and he went off with a Lewis gun and team to a piece of trench isolated by two blocks, the outcome of the bombardment. Just after he had arrived a shell blew in the parapet and he, poor man, was pinned between two pieces of rivetting timber, and died there at once.
"Last night he was dug out, today he was carried down to the cemetery, and tonight at dusk he will be buried by our padre."
Enlisting in the Beds Regiment shortly after the outbreak of war, Sgt Mullett went to the Front in June 1915, coming through many engagements unscathed.
He was aged 26, and prior to joining up he assisted his father in his straw hat manufacturing business in Guildford Street. He had also been a member of Luton's Red Cross Band, playing tenor horn.