Sgt David William Buckingham, 2911, 1/5th Bedfords, was killed in action at Gallipoli on August 16th, 1915. He was aged 29.
No news had been had been heard of him when his family, who lived at 82 Warwick Road, Luton, learned that his two brothers with him in the Dardanelles had been wounded. Pte Frank Buckingham, aged 21, who was wounded by a piece of shrapnel that broke his arm, wrote from hospital in Alexandria to say that Sgt Buckingham was all right the last time he heard of him.
Pte Albert Edward Blaydon, 5073, 1/5th Bedfords, was killed in action at Gallipoli on August 16th, 1915. He was aged 18 and the youngest son of Sidney and Mary Lily Blaydon, of The Knapps, Toddington Road, Leagrave, and is commemorated on the Leagrave War Memorial.
Pte Harry Berry, 4087, 1/5th Bedfords, was killed in action during a charge by his regiment on August 15th. He was reported missing the following day, but his body was afterwards recovered and he was buried the following Thursday night at the foot of the hill which his battalion captured at high cost.
It appeared he had been killed almost instantaneously by a shrapnel bullet which entered his heart after piercing his service pay book and a pocket diary that were in his breast pocket.