Suffolk Regiment

Corporal William George Muckleston

William George Muckleston was born in 1884 in Sundon, Bedfordshire.

In June 1907 William married Annie Jane Brown.

In 1911 William is 27 years old, working as a labourer in Forder's Cement Works & living with his young family in Sundon. Annie is 23 & at home looking after their 3 year old son Arthur William & 1 year old daughter Ida Mabel.

Daughter Vera Nellie was born in 1915.

Private James Webb

James Webb was born in St Pancras, Middlesex in 1873.

In 1892 at the age of 19 James joined the 1st Battalion Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. He served only a year in Hong Kong because the battalion had to leave as there was an outbreak of bubonic plague, but before they left, the battalion helped with sanitary work for the expatriate community, which they were later given an unofficial medal for. James was then sent to India, where he served 10 years.

On 23 December 1903 James married Mary Ann Martin at St Matthews in Luton.

Private Arthur Catlin

Pte Arthur Catlin, 46908, 660th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps (ex-Suffolk Regiment), died suddenly at Lakenham Hospital, Norwich, on February 14th, 1918, after contracting a serious illness. He was buried at Luton General Cemetery on February 19th, 1918, aged 36.

Bedford-born Arthur married Florence Maud Coleman in Luton in late 1909. The couple lived at 34 Malvern Road, Luton, and Arthur had worked at the English & Scottish Co-operative Society Society's cocoa and chocolate works in Dallow Road, Luton.

Private Frank Horsler

Frank was the son of George and Ann Horsler of Great Bramingham who had seven sons serving on the Western Front. Three brothers died and two were wounded. Frank was fortunate to survive unscathed and return home after being demobilised in December 1919.

Frank enlisted in April 1917 and served in France and Italy. His full service record is available online from the National Archives.

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