Beds Regt

Private Frederick Charles Webb

Pte Frederick Charles Webb, 8136, 1st Battalion, Beds Regt, was killed in action at Ypres on November 9th, 1914.

Born at a cottage in Round Green, he was the youngest son of Thomas Webb, then living in Stopsley village. Pte Webb had served nine years with the colours, five of them in India and one in Aden.

On his return to Luton he was a drayman with the Midland Railway Company for around 10 months before being called up at the outbreak of war in August.

Drummer Richard Leonard Freeman

Drummer Richard Leonard Freeman, 9752, 1st Battalion, Beds Regt, was killed in action on October 25th, 1914. He was aged 20.

The only son of the late Sgt Richard L. Freeman, of Park Street, Luton, he lived with his sisters at 74 Cambridge Street, Luton, before he went out with his battalion at the beginning of the war.

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