Pte Charles William Soper, 32160, 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment was killed in action in France on April 11th, 1917. He was aged 23.
In a letter to parents Charles and Jane Soper at 81 Boyle Street, Luton, Second Lieut Dudley W. Wright wrote that their son was killed during the last great advance on April 11th. Charles was shot through the head and his death must have been instantaneous.
Pte Harry Gilmore Bumstead (Bumpstead*), 90017, 45th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, was killed in action in France on April 12th, 1917. He was aged 21.
He had joined the Territorials in October 1913, and on the outbreak of war was stationed near Brighton and later at Rendlesham Park, Norfolk. He saw service overseas when he went to the Dardanelles in October 1915. There he contracted dysentery and was invalided home the following January. After a stay in England he went to Ireland before being drafted to France.