Drummer Albert Edward Cockle


Drummer Albert Edward Cockle, 8041, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action at Hill 60 in Flanders on April 19th, 1915. He was aged 29.

Drummer Cockle, son of Walter and Emma Cockle, had served in the Bedfords for nearly 11 years, mostly in India and South Africa. He had returned from South Africa the previous September.

Private Stanley Frederick Mooring


Pte Stanley Frederick Mooring, 9271, 2nd East Yorkshire Regiment, was killed in action at Neuve Chapelle on March 17th, 1915. He was in his last year as a soldier and had spent the previous three years in India, where he was awarded good conduct stripes and a medal.

His mother, Mrs L. T. Channing, of 30 Pondwicks Road, Luton, had last seen her son in December, 1914, when on short leave. She said the climate of India had not done his physique any good.

Private Alfred William Simpson


Luton-born Pte Alfred William Simpson, 8928, 2nd Durham Light Infantry, was killed in action in France on February 24th, 1915. He was aged 38.

He was the eldest of three sons of Mr and Mrs Alfred Simpson, who had lived at 15 Liverpool Road, Luton, for over 30 years. Alfred Simpson was born in Park Street, Luton, and was educated at Buxton Road School.

Private Sidney Cain

Pte Sidney Cain, 3/7393, 2nd Battalion, Beds Regt, was killed in action on October 31st, 1914. He was 28 years old.

Parents Mr and Mrs Alfred Cain, who lived at 54 Duke Street, Luton, learned from Pte Bates, who had been serving with Pte Cain, that their son was killed instantly by a rifle bullet in one of the big engagements during which the 2nd Bedfords were in the thickest of the fighting and suffered heavy casualties.

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