Pte Ernest Arthur Smith, 6254, 11th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, died of wounds in Flanders on May 1th, 1917. He had been in the firing line for just a few days.
His widow, Fanny at 6 St Paul's Road, Luton, was informed in a letter from the matron of a casualty clearing station in France that her husband was admitted badly wounded. All that was possible was done for him, but he lived for only a few hours. He was hardly conscious any of the time and was unable to send a message himself. He was buried in the British Cemetery.
Pte Frederick John Moorhead, 50151, 11th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, was killed in action near Arras on May 4th, 1917.
Second Lieut Guy Chipperfield, in charge of his her husband's platoon, wrote in a letter to widow Eleanor that Pte Moorhead was killed by a shell while on a night carrying party. "He was unfortunately buried by the shell, and will probably be reported 'Missing, believe killed' but there is, I fear, no doubt as to his fate."