Rifleman Sydney David East, 451810, 1/11th Battalion London Regiment, was killed in action in Palestine on September 3rd, 1917. He was aged 24 and the son of William and Emily East, of Lyndhurst, 7 Moor Street, Luton.
In a letter to Mrs East, Second Lieut A. Hamilton wrote: "I tender the heart-felt sympathy of myself and and all the No. 11 platoon. Your son met what must have been an instantaneous death by a bullet wound in the head in a patrol encounter on the night of September 3rd.