From Luton and South Bedfordshire there are probably hundreds of men serving in the Regular Army and Navy. Many of these may find themselves on the fighting lines, either on land or water, and as this is so we shall be glad of assistance in publishing lists of South Bedfordshire contributions to His Majesty's forces.
Names already in our possession are:
BENNING C.S., Lieut-Commander (submarine) - West Street, Dunstable
WORMELL, Lieut (late of the Amphion) - 117 Ashburnham Road, Luton
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death is a poem by Irish poet William Butler Yeats written in 1918 and first published in the Macmillan edition of The Wild Swans at Coole in 1919.The poem is a soliloquy given by an aviator in the First World War in which the poet describes the circumstances surrounding his imminent death. The poem is a work that discusses the role of Irish soldiers fighting for the United Kingdom during a time when they were trying to establish independence for Ireland.
This W.H. Cox picture shows the opening of Luton Rifle Club's 50-yards outdoor range in Dallow Road on June 4th, 1910. Officially opened by Lord Ampthill, it was facility that was to become important at the beginning of World War 1, used by Army officers stationed at Luton for revolver practice.