Pte Herbert Harry Abrahams, 68102, 7th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, was confirmed killed in action in Flanders on October 30th, 1917, after initially being reported missing on that date.
Born in Leytonstone, Essex, he was son of Harry James and Agnes Jane Abrahams, of 46 Claremont Road, Luton. Before joining up was employed in the counting house of hat manufacturers J. C. Kershaw & Co.
He had enlisted in the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment in October 1916, and was drafted into the Royal Fusiliers on his arrival in France in September 1917.
Pte Frederick Titmuss, 67893, 7th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action in Belgium on October 30th, 1917. He was the second son of George and Sarah Kate Titmuss, of 40 Milton Road, Luton, to have lost his life on the battlefield.
A letter to the parents from one of Frederick's chums said he had died a hero and it was the writer's regret that he was not with him at the end as they had been the closest of chums during the short time Frederick was out there.
Pte Harry [also Henry] Dennis Gutteridge, 27949, 7th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, was presumed killed in action on the Somme on February 5th, 1917 - the last time he was seen alive, but wounded.
Pte Gutteridge joined up in April 1916 and went to France on July 27th. In early March 1917 official intimation was received that he was wounded on February 5th, but no news had been received by either the War Office or the British Red Cross in the weeks since.
L-Cpl Tom Brown, 27938, 7th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action on the Somme on November 13th, 1916. He left a widow and a young son, who received official notification of his death two months later after he had initially been reported missing.
Tom Brown had attested under the Derby scheme and joined the Royal Fusiliers in April 1916. After three months training he went to France, where he was given his first stripe for good conduct and merit.