16th Battalion Middlesex Regiment

Private Henry Jasper Broome

Pte Henry Jasper Broome, 73133, 16th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, was taken prisoner by the Germans at Cambrai on November 30th, 1917.

In a letter dated December 9th, 1917, to his sister Margaret [married name of Davis], at 9 Bailey Street, Luton, the former Luton Corporation Tramways employee wrote: "There is no need to worry about me, as I am quite safe and looked after well. I am not alone by many hundreds. Do not send me any parcels as I have already received one, and we often get one from the Red Cross...

Private Reginald Alfred Crick

Pte Reginald Alfred Crick, 16481, 16th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, was killed in action on October 9th*, 1917. He was attached to the Headquarters Staff as a runner and was killed instantly in the execution of his duty.

The former straw trade dye worker employed by T. Lye & Sons, New Bedford Road, had enlisted in the Middlesex Regiment on July 6th, 1916, and went to France the following October. (*Based on letters from comrades the Luton News reported that he was killed on October 10th).

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