Private Harold Alfred Lake

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

23 Apr 1917


Diamond Foundry, Dallow Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

100 Ash Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 17th May 1917
Pte Harold Alfred Lake


Pte Harold Alfred Lake, 31484, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action during the Battle of Arras on or soon after April 23rd, 1917. He was aged 27 and had been married a little over a year.

Lieut G. C. Sharpe, of Pte Lake's company, wrote to Mrs Lake at 100 Ash Road, Luton, to inform her that her husband had gone missing in action on April 23rd but could gather no further information. It was possible he had been taken as a prisoner of war.

Harold was the son of Mrs Emily Lake, of Park Street, Luton, and had worked at the Diamond Foundry in Dallow Road. He married Fanny Clark at Christ Church, Luton, on January 29th, 1916. He was a member of Bury Park Brotherhood and its football team.

He joined up on September 2nd, 1916, and went to France just before the following Christmas.

Individual Location

Pte Harold Alfred Lake

Author: Deejaya

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