Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Roll of Honour - 12th July 1917

Killed in Action

8th Battalion: front line near Hulluch
  • 18971 Private Ernest ELSDON, 20, brother of Miss Elsdon of 40 Collingdon Street, Luton (Loos Memorial)
  • 33180 Sergeant Benjamin PEARCE, 21, born Warminster [Wiltshire], son of H and C Pearce of 90 Coventry Road, Dunchurch [Warwickshire] (Loos Memorial)
  • 13800 Corporal Ernest TAYLOR, 36, A Company, born Chelsea [London], resided Streatham [London], son of late Aaron and Lydia Taylor, husband of Sophia of 12 Factory Square, Streatham Common [London] (Loos Memorial)

Died of Wounds

7th Battalion
  • 31345 Private Sidney Edward COOPER, 29, born Luton, resided Hadley Wood [Hertfordshire], son of Edward and Harriet Cooper, husband of Edith of Corner Farm, Gaddesden Row [Hertfordshire] (Perth Cemetery (China Wall))
  • 40526 Private Arthur John SNELL MM, 39, ex-29099 Essex Regiment, born Hereford, resided Harpley [Norfolk], son of Joseph and Mary Jane Snell of Berrynarbor [Devon] (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery)
  • 20152 Private Thomas Arthur WAKE, ex-52533 Royal Garrison Artillery, born New Whittington [Derbyshire], resided Ilkeston [Derbyshire] (Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm))

8th Battalion
  • 33872 Private Archibald SMITH, 26, born and resided Luton, husband of E M Elms (ex-Smith) of 1 Italian Villas, Sydney Road, Haywards Heath [Sussex] (Béthune Town Cemetery)


5th Battalion:
  • 4176 Private G BAKER (Luton General Cemetery)

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