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Date of Birth
Date of Death
24 Oct 1916
War time / or Pre War occupation
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World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Harry (Henry) Waller, 27820, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on the Somme on October 24th, 1916. He was aged 35.
His mother Sarah Ann, living at 45 Langley Road [now Latimer Road], Luton, was told in a letter from Second Lieut J. H. Kay that her son was killed by a piece of shell while at his post in the trenches on October 24th.
Before joining up eight months previously he had been employed at Stewart Hubbard's dyeworks in Regent Street. He had been at the Front for three months.
Pte Waller's father had died in 1904, and he had a brother, Fred, who had newly enlisted.