Private Robert George Veasey

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

24 Apr 1918

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

3 Windsor Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 30th January 1919
Pte Robert George Veasey

Pte Robert George Veasey, 75973, 2nd Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), was reported missing, later presumed killed in action on the Somme, on April 24, 1918. In January 1919 widowed mother Mrs Annie Veasey was still appealing for news of her son.

Born in Dunstable in 1898, Robert was the only son of Robert James (died 1912) and Annie Veasey, of 3 Windsor Street, Luton. He was called up as an 18-year-old in 1917 and underwent training at Sittingbourne in Kent, at Thoresby, Notts, and at Sheffield. He was transferred from the Royal West Surreys to the London Fusiliers while serving in France.

It was not until July 31st, 1919, that the Luton News carried a report confirming Pte Veasey's death in action on April 24th, 1918. the report said he had been a pupil at Christ Church School and a member of te Health and Strength League, winning the Inch Diploma for Physical Culture. He was employed by hat materials manufacturer Mr E. Schweizer, Peel Street, until called up in February 1917.

Robert is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial in France, on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.

Pte Robert George Veasey

Author: Deejaya

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