Loos Memorial - France

Private Arthur George Northwood

Pte Horace George Northwood, 41061, 1/4th King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), was killed in action in France on April 26th, 1918. He was a single man aged 19 and the second of the four sons of Francis and Edith Northwood to die on the battlefield.

Horace, whose home was at 118 Wellington Street, Luton, was killed within two weeks of leaving Ireland on April 14th and being transferred from the Essex Yeomanry.

He was born at Woodside, near Luton, in 1899.

Private Frank William Gilder


Pte Frank William Gilder, 2430, 1/24th Battalion, County of London Regiment, was killed in action at Loos on December 30th, 1915. He was aged 19.

Born in Luton in May 1896, he was the third son of William Everard Gilder and Sarah Sanderson Gilder, of 35 Moor Street, Luton, and had been with the 24th Londons since the outbreak of war. His younger brother Claude had been a member of the Luton News staff.

Private Herbert John Clarke


Father-of-ten Pte Herbert John Clarke, 3/8664, 2nd Bedfords, was killed in action at Loos in France on September 27th*, 1915. He was aged 39 and a labourer at White Hill Farm, Stopsley.

A native of Offley born in the summer of 1876, he worked at the farm for Mr Allingham and lived in a cottage opposite Lilley Church.

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