Royal Fusiliers

Private George Arthur Young


Pte George Arthur Young, 13405, 25th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, was serving in East Africa when he died in hospital from an unspecified disease on July 29th, 1916. He was buried in Dar es Salaam War Cemetery in German East Africa (now Tanzania).

His military record says he was born in St Albans [1875] and was residing at Elstree, otherwise little is known about him. However, he is included on the Luton Roll of Honour with an address given as 33 Windsor Street, Luton. His name was also added to a "Book of Life" being prepared at Luton Parish Church in 1919.

2nd Lieutenant Hubert Douglas Stratford

Hubert Douglas Stratford was born in Luton in 1889, the son of Edward Douglas and Kate Stratford. His father was an auctioneer and land agent living at 33 Downs Road, Luton.

He first enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers (36056), being promoted to lance-corporal before gaining a commission with the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards in February 1917. He went to France the following August and returned to England in October 1917 after being wounded. He went back to France on Easter Sunday 1918, a fortnight before his death.

Private William Hart

Details imported from Luton Absent Voters list and the National Roll of the Great War (Section V). Killed in Action Oct 1918

The National Roll (mostly submitted by families) describes his service as follows: (rank given as Corporal, Northants Regt) Volunteering in October 1914 he was drafted to the Western Front in the following January and took part in the engagements at Ypres, Loos, the Somme, Arras and Cambrai. He was killed in action on October 2nd 1918 and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star and the General Service and Victory Medals.

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