Private Victor Freeman Baxter

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

3 May 1917


Hayward Tyler

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

7 Villa Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 31st May 1917
Pte Victor Freeman Baxter

Pte Victor Freeman Baxter, 33013, 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, was killed in action near Arras on May 3rd, 1917. He died just days before his 19th birthday.

He had joined the Bedfordshire Regiment at the outbreak of war, but was later transferred to the Leicesters. He spent some time in England before being drafted from Halton Camp to France.

One April 22nd he had written to parents William and Minnie Baxter at 7 Villa Road, Luton, to say he had just come out of action and was quite well. That was followed by a letter from a pal to say that Victor was missing.

Born in Luton in 1898, the son of a building contractor, Victor had been employed at the Luton works of Hayward Tyler before enlisting.

Two other brothers were serving - Pte Ernest William Baxter, with the R.A.M.C. in France, and Pte Cyril Herbert Baxter, in training at Dover with the Royal Fusiliers.

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Pte Victor Freeman Baxter

Author: Deejaya

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