Maple Road

Private James Thomas Canderton


Pte John Thomas Canderton, G/13318, 11th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, was killed in action on the Somme on October 26th, 1916. He was aged 19.

In a letter to parents William and Alice Canderton, of 24 Maple Road, Luton, Lieut H. M. Todd wrote that Pte Canderton was killed while observing the enemy lines from his trench. He was buried with all the reverence due to a soldier fighting for his King and country.

Private Murray Walter Harrison


Pte Murray Walter Harrison, 2797, 2nd Battalion East Surrey Regiment, was killed in action on April 11th, 1915, about five weeks after going into the firing line. He was aged 22.

The son of Mr and Mrs James Harrison, of 46 Maple Road, Luton, he had enlisted in September 1914 and went to the front during the first week in March. Before the war he had been employed by a Bedford firm.

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