This young Canadian man was looking for love, and whilst it may seem unusual to modern observers, in WWI it was considered perfectly normal to look for a wife via the workhouse. This young man could offer passage to a new life in another country.
Spotted in the Leighton Buzzard Observer. 01/09/1914
Meeting of the Luton board of Guardians. The Board of Guardians looked after the workhouse in Luton.
Alfred Alexander Burt was born on the 3rd March 1895 and was a resident of Port Vale in Hertford, Hertfordshire. He was a gas fitter for the Hertford Gas Company before the war and joined the Hertfordshire Regiment as a part time, Territorial Force soldier in 1911.