Private Henry Robert Loosley

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

9 Nov 1897

Date of Death

18 May 1918

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

166 Leagrave Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Stendal POW Camp

Grave Location

Annois Communal Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier
Luton War Memorial

Pte Henry Robert Loosley, 43591, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment (ex-202523 Suffolk Regiment, attached 53rd Trench Mortar Battery), died suffering from enteritis and heart weakness on May 18th, 1918, while a prisoner of war in Germany. He was single and aged 20.

With no local newspaper reports of his death, the primary local source is the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church. Red Cross records then show that Henry was captured at Moy-de-l'Aisne in France on March 21st, 1918, the opening day of the German spring offensive.

He was interned at Stendal in Germany and his death there on May 18th, 1918, is recorded in the Red Cross prisoner of war records for the camp. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission show Henry buried at Annois Communal Cemetery in France (Plot 2, Row A), not far from where he was captured.

Other records show that Henry was born in Islington, London, on November 9th, 1897, a son of clockmaker Henry and Alice Maud Loosley. By 1911 the family were living at 6 Ivy Road, Luton, and later at 166 Leagrave Road.

Individual Location

Luton War Memorial

Author: Deejaya

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