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Date of Birth
Date of Death
11 Aug 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
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Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Gunner Arthur William Loney, 163241, 32nd Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery, died accidentally in France from a gunshot wound on August 11th*, 1917. He was aged 25 and left a widow and a year-old child.
A chaplain wrote to Mrs Edith May Loney at 169 Wellington Street, Luton, to say he had laid her husband to rest. Gunner Loney was accidentally killed on Sunday night (August 12th*). No further details of the incident were included.
The son of John and Lizzie Loney, of 68 Reginald Street, Luton, Arthur had enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery about 11 months before his death and had been drafted out to France in May 1917.
Before joining up he was a packer employed by straw hat manufacturers J. Kershaw & Co, George Street.
He had married Edith May Welch at St Matthew's Church, Luton, on June 19th, 1915, the same venue and date that older sister Lilian married Percival G. Clark. Arthur and Edith had a son, Rex, born in 1916.