Victory Medal

Corporal Sydney Ewart Cannon

Sydney was born in 1885 to John Thomas and Eliza. He was living at 6 Crawley Green Road in 1911 with his mother, a straw hat machinist, four sisters, Olive, a milliner aged 19, Doris 12, Marjorie 10, Elsie 7 and his 4 year old brother Leslie. Sydney was working in the hat factory warehouse. He had attended Luton Grammar School & is remembered on the Roll Of Honour plaque found at Stockwood Park.

Driver John Percy Wood

John Percy Wood, one of sixteen children, from Slip End, nr. Luton  enlisted as a volunteer  aged 18 and joined Lord Kitcheners Army   on the 26th May 1915 at Luton, he was assigned Army number 2219, he undertook a medical examination, to test his fitness for active service, at Wardown Park Hospital and was judged as good.

He was assigned to the 2nd/5th Staffordshire Royal Field Artillery Battery, 2/3rd  North Midland Artillery Brigade, he undertook his training at Biscot Huts, an Army Camp near to Biscot Mill, Luton.

Driver William Edward Owen

Individual Summary:


Father: James Owen

Mother: Margaret Owens

William Edward Owen


Individual Report for William Edward Owen

Individual Facts:

Birth: 02 Dec 1883 in Tai Club Mawr, Llanerchymedd, Anglesey, North Wales

Christening: 13 Feb 1884 in St Mary's Church,Llanerchymedd

Residence: 1891 in Llanerchymedd, Anglesey, Wales; Water Street,Llanerchymedd

Military Service: 1900; R F A 119th Bty 9922 William Edward Owen Driver

Occupation: 1900; labourer


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