Pte Alfred Joseph Whitworth, G/7804, 4th Middlesex Regiment, was killed in action on June 10th, 1915. He was aged 20.
Born at Dinton, Buckinghamshire, he spent most of his young life at Kimpton, near Luton, where his father Clement Ernest was schoolmaster at the National Schools and his mother Elizabeth was assistant mistress. The family, including five sons and three daughters in 1901, lived at School House, High Street, Kimpton.
Pte Albert Henry Clark, 10245, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action at Hill 60 on June 10th, 1915. He was aged 22, according to a report at the time.
Pte Clark, the son of Mr James and Emma Clark, of 34 Dumfries Street, Luton, joined the Bedfordshire Regiment four years previously. He had been at the Front since the outbreak of hostilities, and in October 1914 was wounded in the back while on a dangerous errand. His death on June 10th was instantaneous - he was struck on the head by a piece of shell.
Pte Frederick Bingham, a native of Luton serving with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, was killed in action on April 24th, 1915.
Pte Bingham, 24291, 13th Battalion (Quebec Regiment) Canadian Infantry, was in Canada with his brother Arthur when war broke out. Frederick had been in Canada for 13 years and Arthur for seven. They were natives of Luton but were living in Studham before leaving England.
In May 1915 it was feared from casualty lists that Arthur had also been killed in action, but a subsequent letter from him proved he was still fighting.
Pte Francis James Blake, 13406, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on April 19th, 1915. He was aged 19.
He and his family had moved to Luton from Stamford, Lincolnshire, shortly before the war and he enlisted in the Bedfords in September 1914, serving much of the time at the front.
At the time of the 1911 Census, Francis - along with six sisters and four brothers - was living with parents George and Carrie at 19 Bentley Street, Stamford. His father was a chandler and he was a chandler's apprentice.
L-Cpl* Harry Whinnett, 9289, 1st Rifle Brigade, was killed in action on April 26th, 1915. Prior to the war he was a police constable in Grimsby whose mother lived at 103 Frederic Street, Luton.
His wife Annie and three children, who lived at 61 Fraser Street, Grimsby, learned of his death in an official War Office notification.
Harry Whinnett was the first Grimsby policeman to lose his life at the front. He had joined the police in May 1906 and was one of the few reservists in the Grimsby force. He was called up at the outbreak of hostilities.
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Sgt Walter Henry (Harry) Ford, 9047, Rifle Brigade, was killed in action at Hill 60 on May 3rd, 1915. He lived at 11 May Street, Luton, and left a widow (Minnie Clara) and three children (Doris Emily, Beatrice Maud and Harry). The couple had married at St Paul's Church, Luton, early in 1907
Pte Thomas James Holliman, 18236, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on May 6th, 1915 (CWGC record, but chums at the time said May 5th). He lived at 404 Hitchin Road, Luton, and was aged 28.
An old Volunteer, he joined the 3rd Battalion Beds Regt just before Christmas 1914 and was quickly transferred to the 1st Bedfords before being sent to France.
Pte Sydney George Bright, 3/7100 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action at Hill 60 in Flanders on April 18th, 1915. He was aged 20.
Born at Turners End, Toddington, he lived with his parents Mr E. and Mrs M. Bright in Chalton. He was well known in the Luton district as a telegraph boy. He had been a pupil of Toddington National School/St George's Church of England Lower.