East Anglian Royal Engineers

Sapper Thomas Victor Brown

Sapper Thomas Victor Brown, 524289, 222nd Field Company, Royal Artillery, was killed in action on April 14th, 1918. He was the second son of William Henry Brown, of 9 Brook Street, Luton, to lose his life on the battlefield - Pte William Henry Brown MM (Seaforth Highlanders) was killed in action in July 1917.

Sapper Brown was in trenches that were being badly shelled, and shortly before his own death he had helped a corporal who was badly wounded to get away from the area.

Lieutenant Cyril Edward Franklin


Lieut Cyril Edward Franklin, East Anglian Royal Engineers, died on February 20th, 1917, from wounds sustained on the Somme. His widow Annie was reported to have received notification to that effect from the War Office the following day, although some records say "killed in action".

Cyril Franklin, who was just short of his 30th birthday, was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Franklin, of 57 Dale Road, Luton. Edward Franklin was an inspector with the Luton Borough Police, until he retired about two years previously and went to live in Stanbridge.

Sapper Richard Worker


Sapper Richard Worker, 807, 1/2nd Field Company, East Anglian Royal Engineers, was killed in action at Gallipoli on September 21st, 1915. It would have been his 20th birthday on October 6th.

Parents George and Isabella Worker, of 87 Warwick Road, Luton, were officially notified of his death on October 8th, after reference had been made to their son's death in letters from his comrades, who said a shell dropped into the workshop in which a party of the Engineers were working. Sapper Worker was struck and killed.

Sapper Arthur Alec Frost


Sapper Arthur Alec (Aleck or Alick)* Frost, 1663, 1st (East Anglian) Field Company Royal Engineers, was killed in action on June 25th, 1915. He was aged 25.

Born in Luton in late 1889, the former secretary of Glendale Football Club, whose parents Frederick and Emeline** Lonsdale Frost lived at 82 Park Road West, Luton, enlisted in the Engineers in October 1914 and was drafted to the front around Easter 1915.

Sapper William Edwin Abrahams


Sapper William Edwin Abrahams, 1379, No 2 Section, 1/2nd Field Company, East Anglian Royal Engineers, died on September 2nd, 1915, from wounds sustained the previous day at Gallipoli. He had celebrated his 20th birthday on August 27th.

News of his death was sent to his remarried mother, Lilian Harrison at 6 Selbourne Road, Luton, in a letter dated September 2nd from Lieut G. M. Michaelis, commanding No 2 section.

Sapper Albert Walter Bunker


Saddler Albert Walter Bunker, 1779, 2/1st (East Anglian) Field Company, was killed in action in Gallipoli on August 21st*, 1915. He was aged 20.

The son of harness maker Albert Bunker and his wife Ella, he and an older brother (Charles Percy) and two younger sisters ( Edith and Ada) lived at 4 Bridge Street, Luton. At the time of the 1911 Census they were living at 7 Alma Street, Saddler Bunker being listed as Walter Albert, aged 15.

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