Private Harry Stimson


Pte Harry Stimson, G/6107, 3rd Battalion Middlesex Regiment, killed in action on April 16th, 1915.

He was aged 32 and the second son of Mr and Mrs James Stimson, of 23 Crawley Green Road, Luton. He enlisted on November 16th, 1914, and crossed to France on February 17th.

He had worked at Balmforth's boiler works for 12 years before enlisting.

Private Sidney James Whittemore

Pte Sidney James Whittemore, 6710, of the 1st Battalion, Beds Regt, was killed in action in the neighbourhood of Ypres on November 7th, 1914. He was aged 34.

Pte Whittemore, whose home address was 10 Park Way, High Town, Luton, left a widow, Edith, and three little children. His parents, Mr and Mrs George Whittemore, lived at Stopsley.

He was a reservist who prior to the war was working for Messrs T. Balmforth and Co, boilermakers, Pondwicks Road, Luton. After being called up at the outbreak of war he was for a short time with the 3rd Battalion, Beds Regt, at Felixstowe.

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