Rifleman Horace Ethelbert Meade

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

9 May 1915

War time / or Pre War occupation

Office worker


George Kent Ltd

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News/Saturday Telegraph , 15th May 1915
Pte Horace Meade


Rifleman Horace Ethelbert Meade, 2264, died on Sunday, May 9th, 1915, two days after being wounded in action. He was the first employee of George Kent Ltd, Biscot Road, to be killed at the front.

A native of Portsmouth, the 23-year-old had worked in the offices at Kent's until he enlisted with the 12th Battalion County of London Regiment at the outbreak of war. He arrived in France on Christmas Day 1914 and had been in the firing line practically ever since.

Although commemorated in the Luton Roll of Honour, no further details of his life in Luton have been uncovered.


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Pte Horace Meade

Author: Deejaya

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