Bolton Road

Private Alfred Bent


Pte Alfred Bent, 43014, 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, died of wounds on March 14th, 1917, at the No 55 Field Ambulance Station in France. He was aged 31 and single.

He had enlisted in March 1916 and went to the Front in July. Prior to joining up he worked as a traveller.

Sergeant William Henry Foster


Sgt William Henry Foster, 2958, 1/5th Bedfords, was killed in action at Gallipoli on August 17th, 1915. He was the son of William Foster, who were living at 2 Bolton Road, Luton, at the time.

Born in late 1886 to William and Annie Foster, he had been employed by Blundell Bros (Luton) Ltd and had been in the Territorials for about two years before mobilisation. He was promoted sergeant while the battalion was at Norwich. He was in the gun section, and had qualified as a machine gun instructor.

Private Charles Bacchus


Pte Charles Bacchus, 4414, A Company, 1/5th Beds Regt, was killed in action at Gallipoli on August 15th, 1915. He was aged 28.

Little was reported about him in the local press, other than he was formerly a chemical works labourer, and that his father at 6 Bolton Road, Luton, had at first been merely informed that his son had been wounded, then was "missing, believed killed". But "father" should possibly have read "family".

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