Private Harold David Joad


Pte Harold David Joad, 25196, 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on the banks of the River Ancre on the Somme on January 28th, 1917. He was aged 20.

Born at Weston, Herts, he was the son of the late Charles Joad (died 1896, the year Harold was born). He was also stepson of farmer and pig dealer George Desborough of Ansells End Farm, Kimpton, whom his mother, Annie Maud Appleton Joad (nee Tee), married in 1907.

Private Alfred Joseph Whitworth


Pte Alfred Joseph Whitworth, G/7804, 4th Middlesex Regiment, was killed in action on June 10th, 1915. He was aged 20.

Born at Dinton, Buckinghamshire, he spent most of his young life at Kimpton, near Luton, where his father Clement Ernest was schoolmaster at the National Schools and his mother Elizabeth was assistant mistress. The family, including five sons and three daughters in 1901, lived at School House, High Street, Kimpton.

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