Sergeant William John Arthur Saxty

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

17 Feb 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Engine attendant


Luton Water Works

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

40 High Town Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Guillemont Road Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News/Saturday Telegraph , 22nd February 1917
Sgt William Saxty


Sgt William John Arthur Saxty, 4749, 60th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), died at a dressing station in France on February 9th, 1917, from wounds sustained on the battlefield.

Born in Bath in 1881, he was aged 36 and married to Geraldine with four children (John, Hubert, Albert and Beatrice), aged 14 years to five months, living at 40 High Town Road, Luton.

Major Godson, of his regiment, wrote: "He came to me as a private at Grantham and his rapid promotion has been entirely due to his devotion to duty, and I feel very keenly his loss."

Prior to enlistment in August 1915, William was employed at the water works as an engine attendant, and was an ardent worker in connection with the Wesleyan Central Mission. He went to the Front in January 1916.


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Sgt William Saxty

Author: Deejaya

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