Inter Allied Victory Medal

Private Alfred Johnstone

On the 9th January 1916 the Luton News reported the death of Alfred Johnstone.  At the outbreak of war, Alfred Johnstone was living with his parents and brother Leonard, at 4 Warwick Road, Luton. He joined the Royal Sussex Regiment and was sent to France, where he died on the 9th September 1916. 

Private Frederick Russell

From the Luton News 9th January 1917. A WHEATHAMPSTEAD SOLDIER. Reported Missing. We are requested to publish the fact that Pte Frederick Russell of the Beds Regiment (whose sister lives at 152 North Street, Luton) has been "reported missing" since November 16th and his mother, Mrs W Russell who lives at Gustard Wood Common, Wheathampstead, would be very grateful for any news of him.  Pte Russell, who is aged 22, was employed as a groom at Welwyn prior to enlistment.  He joined the Army in August 1914 and went to France in July 1915.

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