Private Albert Edward Gadsby

Rank or Title

Date of Death

29 Oct 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Chemical worker


Laporte, Park Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

34 Stuart Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

St Sever Cemetery Extension

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 14th November 1918
Pte Albert Edward Gadsby

Pte Albert Edward (Bert) Gadsby, 25430, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died from wounds at Rouen on October 29th, 1918, six days after combat that had included the liberation of Lille and surrounding French villages.

He was the third of four sons of William and Isabella Georgina Gadsby, of 34 Stuart Street, Luton, to have been killed in the war. Brother Arthur was killed on July 5th, 1916, while serving with the Hampshire Regiment; and brother Petty Officer William Gadsby (Royal Navy) died on the 15th of the following month when the submarine on which he was serving was sunk in a collision with a sister submarine during exercises off Harwich.

Albert, aged 24, had been in the Army for three years, two of which had been served overseas – in France and in Italy.

Before enlisting, Albert, along with brother William, had been employed at the chemical works of B. Laporte Ltd, Park Street, Luton.

Pte Albert Edward Gadsby

Author: Deejaya

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