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September 17th Recruits (Mostly 5th Bedfordshire Regiment)

LN Sept 17th, 1914


5th Beds Battalion on Foreign service:

ABBOTT R., 56 Cowper Street, Luton

ALLBONE George, 331 High Town Road, Luton

ALLEN E., 76 Claremont Road, Luton

ALLEN Frederick, 26 Edward Street, Luton

ALLEN W.C., 15 Rothesay Road, Luton

ADAMS Horace R., 17 Cannon Street, St Albans

ANDREWS H., Acter, Flamstead, Dunstable

ARMITAGE A., 10 Ebenezer Street, Luton

BALL W.H., 8 Hartley Road, Luton

BARKER Arthur, 5 Buxton Road, Luton

October 1st 1914 Luton News Enlistment

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

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.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.


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