24th County of London Regiment (The Queen's)

Private Bert Euinton


Pte Bert (Bertie) Euinton, 2720, B Company, 24th Battalion County of London Regiment ("The Queen's"), died on May 29th, 1915, from wounds sustained in action three days earlier.

The son of Henry and Lizzie Euinton, of 48 Park Road West [now Strathmore Avenue], Luton, he was the third of three cousins to die on the battlefield in just over six weeks.

Pte Arthur Euinton, 2731, 3rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action at Hill 60 on April 14th, 1915. A Luton lad, his parents lived in London.

Private Ernest Allin

Pte Ernest Allin, 2421, 24th Battalion County of London Regiment (The Queen's), died on May 1st, 1915, of wounds sustained in action near Bethune in France. He was aged 22, born on April 10th, 1893.

The former Luton Modern School scholar had been employed for three years as an apprentice technician at Vauxhall and West Hydraulic Company before he enlisted at the outbreak of war. He lived with his sister, Miss C. Allin, a well-known vocalist, at 104 Selbourne Road, Luton.

2nd Lieutenant Frederick Lewis Pedley

From The Luton News 9th January 1917. FROM THE RANKS.  Another Brave Lutonian Receives a Commission. We are  pleased to announce that Pte Frederick Lewis Pedley, son of Mrs Pedley of 73 Conway Road Luton, has been gazetted to a commission. Pte Pedley, it may be remembered was one of a number of young Lutonians, many of them well known in sporting, social and religious life in Luton, who enlisted in the 24th County of London Regiment (The Queen's) on September 5th 1914. They joined the British Expeditionary Force in March 1915 and have since figured conspicuously in very severe fighting.

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