14th Battalion Welsh Regiment

Private Archibald Marshall

Pte Archibald ('Archie') Marshall, 47728, 14th Battalion Welsh Regiment, was killed in action in France, on August 22nd, 1918, less than three weeks before his 21st birthday.

He had joined the Royal Engineers shortly before war broke out and was subsequently transferred to the Welsh Regiment. He went out to France with a draft in January 1916.

Born in Hitchin on September 10th, 1897, he had moved to Luton with parents Herbert and Mina (Minnie) Marshall and his three sisters before the 1911 Census took place. The family lived at 10 Queen Square.

Private Charles Thomas Wallis

Pte Charles Thomas Wallis, 47794, 14th Battalion Welsh Regiment, was killed in action in France on December 8th, 1917. He was aged 20 and single.

Charles had originally enlisted in the East Anglian Royal Engineers at the outbreak of war but was on home service until a year before his death. He was than transferred to the Welsh Regiment and went to France just before Christmas 1916. The following April he was wounded in the arm and head, but returned to France following recovery.

Private John Bangs

Pte John Bangs, 47645, 14th Battalion Welsh Regiment, died of wounds in France, on May 27th, 1917. Both of his legs were fractured and he suffered other fatal injuries after a shell struck his dug-out.

Prior to enlistment, bricklayer John Bangs was working at Putteridge Park and lived with his wife and four children at Butterfield Green, Stopsley.

Born in Wheathampstead in 1879, a son of John and Charlotte Bangs, he married Emma Hunter in 1904. Their children Eileen, Marion, Jack and Edith were born between 1905 and 1912.

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