Pte Edward Anderson, 4386, A Company, 1/5th Beds Regiment, was killed in action at Gallipoli on August 15th, 1915. He was aged 30. First reports had said he had been very badly wounded, both his legs having been smashed.
A married man with five children living at 27 Brache Street, Luton, was was employed by hat manufacturers Kershaw's in George Street, Luton, before enlisting.
Born in Round Green in 1885 to Edward and Eliza Anderson, he married Rose Maud Barton, known as Maud, early in 1905. His mother-in-law lived at 18 Brache Street in 1915.
Luton's first reported Territorial non-commissioned fatality of the Gallipoli campaign, Pte Cyril Bert Barton, 3120, 1/5th Battalion Beds Regt, died on August 17th, 1915, from wounds received in action.