Pte James Ernest Linger, 60826, 8th Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), was reported missing at Cambrai in France on November 30th, 1917. In January 1919 his widow Elizabeth in Luton was still seeking information about him in the hope returning prisoners of war may have encountered him, but the War Office had by then presumed he had died in action at Cambrai.
Pte Ernest William Richardson, 39791, 5th Battalion Northants Regiment, was killed in action at Cambrai on November 30th, 1917. Three months later, with no news of her husband, Sarah Jane Richardson, of 23 Russell Rise, Luton, was given hope with an unfounded rumour that her husband was a prisoner of war.
Rifleman Joseph Cogans, 5556, 10th Battalion King's Royal Rifles, was reported missing, presumed killed, in Flanders on November 30th, 1917.
It was nearly three months before his widowed mother Elizabeth was informed at 27 Dorset Street, Luton, with the hope that he might have been taken prisoner. She appealed through The Luton News for any further information about her son.
Second-Lieut Frank Hampson, 3rd Battalion The King's (Liverpool) Regiment, was killed in action on November 30th, 1917. He met his death while cheering his men on.
Until moving to Liverpool three years previously he had been manager of Pearks' Stores on Market Hill, Luton. At that time he was Hon Secretary of the Luton branch of the Shop Assistants' Union. He was a former President of Luton Trades Council and a founder and first President of Luton Labour Club.
Sapper George Frederick Warner, 524478, 84th Field Company Royal Engineers, was killed in action at Cambrai in Fl;anders on December 2nd, 1917. He was aged 29, married and had three children.
A letter to his widow at 6 Bolton Road, Luton, said her husband was killed by a shell in the support trenches.
George Warner was employed by the Fricker Metal Company before the war. He had married Kate Bacchus at Luton Parish Church on December 10th, 1910, and they had three children - Lily May (born 1911), Winifred Kate (1914) and Rose (1915).