Private Harry James Boustred

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

11 Oct 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Hat machinist


Harry Gregory, Old Bedford Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

Kentish Town
United Kingdom

World War I Address

26 Russell Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

St Sever Cemetery Extension

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 25th October 1917
Pte Harry Boustred

Pte Harry James Boustred, 235101, 1/4th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, died of wounds on October 11th, 1917, while being conveyed to a base hospital in France by ambulance train.

Pte Boustred had sustained severe wounds in the arm and thigh while fighting with the Gloucesters and died from exhaustion, according to a hospital sister in a field postcard sent to widowed mother Priscilla Boustred at 26 Russell Street, Luton.

Harry Boustred was 23 years old and before serving 12 months in the Army he had worked as a machinist for hat manufacturer Harry Gregory, of Old Bedford Road. He had been in France for four months.

Individual Location

Pte Harry Boustred

Author: Deejaya

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