Arras Memorial Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery

Private Arthur Phillips

Pte Arthur Phillips, 33131, 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, was believed to have been killed in action ten months after he was reported missing on May 3rd, 1917.

The news was given to his family at 67 Wimbourne Road, Luton, in March 1918. Pte Phillips had joined the Bedfords (5587) in 1915 and went to France in November 1916, where he was transferred to the Leicesters.

Before joining up he was employed by the Davis Gas Stove Co at the Diamond Foundry, Dallow Road.

Private Cecil Moore Coombs

Pte Cecil Moore Coombs, 45788, 12th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, was killed in action in France. He was reported missing on January 6th, 1918, and was still so listed by his mother when the Book of Life was created at Luton Parish Church in 1919. He had enlisted on March 31st, 1917, and trained at Felixstowe before proceeding overseas in September 1917.

Private George Hull

George Hull was 1 of 12 children born to John & Ann. He was born in January 1889 in Sundon, Bedsfordshire.

In 1911 George is 22 years old & working as a general labourer at Forder's cement works. He is living in Upper Sundon with his parents & 2 brothers. His father John is 67 years old & a farm labourer for Mr W Cooper, his mother Ann is 58 & a straw worker. Older brother Henry, 30 is a farm labourer for Mr Hucklesby & younger brother Frank, 15 is a farm labourer for Mr F Ward.

Private Arthur Eames

Arthur Eames was born in Sundon, Bedfordshire in 1883, 1 of 9 children born to John & Emma.

In 1911 Arthur is 28 years old & working as a farm labourer. He is now head of the household as both his parents have died. Living in Sundon with him are his brother Thomas, 23, also a farm labourer, sister Annie, 30, housekeeper to her brothers & their 4 year old niece Minnie Blackaby.

Arthur enlisted into the 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment in December 1914.

Arthur died of wounds received in the Battle of Arras on 29th April 1917.

Private George Hermon Hart


Pte George Hermon Hart, 2899, 1/24th County of London Regiment (The Queen's), was killed in action in France on May 24th, 1916. He had recently celebrated his 21st birthday while in the trenches.

He was the son of bleacher and dyer Mr Baxter Herbert Hart and his wife Emily Agnes, of 'Homah,' 75 New Bedford Road, Luton. At the outbreak of war he was employed as a warehouse assistant by hat manufacturers Messrs F. J. Elliott in Guildford Street, Luton. He also played half-back for Luton Casuals FC.

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