Private Christopher Barton

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

8 May 1918

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

59 Chase Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Kemmel No 1 French Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 24th October 1918
Pte Christopher Barton

Pte Christopher Barton, 10716, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was reported missing, later killed in action, in Flanders on May 8th, 1918. He was aged 25 and the son of Martha Jane and the late John Samuel, of 59 Chase Street, Luton.

Christopher married Ellen Riddle under licence at St Paul's Church, Luton, on November 17th, 1915. They had a daughter, Ivy, born the following year, and their home address was 73 Park Road West (now Strathmore Avenue), Luton.

Prior to joining up in the first month of the war he had worked for Mr E. Mouse, blockmaker, of Gordon Street. He had been in France for over three years when he was reported missing on May 8th, 1918. He had twice been wounded but on each occasion recovered in France.

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Pte Christopher Barton

Author: Deejaya

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