Langley Street

Trooper Harold Anderson


Trooper Harold Anderson, 1707, Household Battalion [Life Guards], was killed in action on the Somme on February 18th, 1917. He was aged 27.

Born in Toddington, he had enlisted at Biscot with the Royal Field Artillery in the summer of 1916 and was then drafted to the Life Guards, with whom he went to France.

Before joining up, Harold Anderson assisted his father, Thomas, in his grocery and provisions business at 83 Langley Street, Luton.


Private Clement Victor Arthur Custance


Pte Clement Victor Arthur Custance, 14095, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died of wounds on April 24th, 1915. He was born in 1892.

Born in Slough, Berkshire, he was living with his widowed dressmaker mother Mary Ann and a borough labourer brother Henry James at 112 Langley Street, Luton, at the time of the 1911 Census. Clement was a stringer in a dye house.


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