Private John Rayner

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

12 Jan 1917


British Gelatine Co

Service Number


Place of Birth

Barton Bendish
United Kingdom

World War I Address

6 East Street
Leighton Buzzard
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 21st February 1918
Pte John Rayner

Pte John Rayner, 33874, 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action near Cambrai on January 12th, 1918. Born at Barton Bendish, Norfolk, he was a resident of Luton before moving to live in Leighton Buzzard.

While in Luton, John was an employee of the British Gelatine Co, New Bedford Road, and lived at 64 Russell Street, Luton. He had married Florence Kate Walker in Luton in the summer of 1913 and later the couple moved to East Street, Leighton Buzzard.

He had enlisted at the outbreak of war and was drafted to France in January 1917. He was wounded at Vimy Ridge and invalided home before eventually being sent back to France.

He left a widow and two children.

Pte John Rayner

Author: Deejaya

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