Pte Alfred George Cook, 200573, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died on November 4th, 1918, in hospital at “Afion Farra, Kissar” (Afyonkarahisar), while a prisoner of war of the Turks.
George, as he appears to have been known, had joined the Colours on September 22nd, 1914, and left St Albans with the 1/5th Bedfords for the Gallipoli campaign, during which he was taken ill with dysentery and spent some months in hospital in Egypt.
Pte Frederick Archer Marshall, 200315, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died of typhoid fever on May 12th, 1918, while serving in Palestine. He left a widow, Charlotte, and three children living at 6 Albert Terrace, New Town Street, Luton.
Frederick had served as a volunteer for 15 years, and was with Col Brighten's forces in the early stages of the war
Cpl Thomas Henry Lodge, 200864, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died of wounds in Palestine on November 17th, 1917.
Born in Shoreditch, London, he was a son of William and Esther. At the time of the 1911 Census he was living with his brother Edmund and sister-in-law Emma at 60 Hampton Road, Luton. Thomas, Edmund and Emma all worked for a cardboard box manufacturer.
The Lodge family were later recorded as living at 70 Bury Park Road, Luton.
Pte William Thomas Loughton, 200280, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died in Palestine on November 14th, 1917. A Luton News brief report of his death said the cause was heart failure.
William Loughton, son of William and Emily, joined the Bedfords at the outbreak of war after being employed by coal merchants How & Byfield, of King Street, Luton. He had married Edith Edwards in 1908 and his address was given as 80 New Town Street.
Pte William Stenhouse, 200962, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on November 3rd, 1917, during the climax to the Third Battle of Gaza.
The death of the Scottish-born soldier went unreported in Luton newspapers, but the 1911 Census reveals that he was then living with the family of his brother Thomas, along with his widower father John, at 40 Clifton Road, Luton. He was an iron dresser in a foundry.
Pte Albert Edward Hill, 200054, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died in Palestine on November 3rd, 1917, from wounds sustained in the battle for Gaza.
In his last letter to his invalid sister Minnie at 38 Cowper Street, Luton, Albert wrote: "We lost our platoon officer and three men on Monday morning. They were taken prisoners, so we had to go out last night to find 'Johnny Turk'. We waited on them and they ran right into my mate and I. We had a Lewis gun with us and gave them 'pepper.' I can tell you.
Pte Sidney Walter Seabrook, 200453, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action at Gaza on November 2nd, 1917, during the Palestine campaign. He was aged 27.
He was the eldest of three sons of Walter Joseph and Sarah Seabrook, of 7 Baker Street, Luton. The couple also had three daughters living at home in 1911. Sidney was then described as a plait salesman.
Pte Walter John Smith, 203211, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in Palestine on October 7th, 1917. He was aged 22 and single.
Walter Smith, one of nine surviving children of William and Mary Ann Smith, of 1 Blyth Place, Russell Street, Luton, had before the war been employed by the Luton Co-operative Society at its High Town and Dunstable branches.
For the second time in his Army career, Pte Alfred George Cook, 200573, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was reported missing. It was July 20th, 1917, two years after he had been reported missing at Gallipoli, then said to have been killed, then wounded and finally, after six days of wandering, he rejoined his regiment.
Pte William Flitton, 200760, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died of wounds on July 21st, 1917, after seeing action in Palestine. He had previously fought in the Gallipoli campaign in which he was wounded in the arm but quickly recovered to serve in Egypt.
William Flitton was born at Watbridge, East Hyde, the son of David and Jane Flitton, who were living at Letchworth Road, Limbury, at the time of their son's death. In the 1911 Census he is described as a 15-year-old farm labourer. He was employed on Mr Hartop's farm at Biscot before he joined up at the outbreak of war.