Pte Albert Hughes, 42733, 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, was killed in action in Flanders on May 7th, 1917. He was an old Territorial who had served for over 10 years in India with the Bedfordshire Regiment before being called up at the outbreak of war for service with the Worcesters.
Second Lieut Macleod, writing to his family at 39 North Street, Luton, said that Pte Hughes had been buried behind the lines. His death had been practically instantaneous, thus causing no pain.
L-Cpl Ernest Edward Fowler, 42765, 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, died on October 27th, 1916, from wounds sustained on the Somme four days earlier. He had transferred from the Bedfordshire Regiment.
Born in early 1896, he was the son of George Henry Fowler and his wife Louisa Elizabeth (nee Wright), of 126 Castle Street, [now in London Road], Luton.
Prior to joining the Colours he was employed by Hart, Baxter and Co, bleachers and dyers, of New Bedford Road, Luton.