2nd Lieutenant Alfred Hugh Galbraith

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

24 Feb 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Clerk in aircraft factory

Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

69 Chapel Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 28th February 1918
Luton War Memorial

Second Lieut Alfred Hugh Galbraith, 57th Training Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, died in a flying accident near Abbassia in Egypt on February 24th, 1918. He was just short of his 19th birthday.

He was the only surviving son of former Luton Town centre forward Hugh Galbraith and his wife Martha, of 69 Chapel Street. Hugh had married Martha Hearn at Christ Church, Luton, on July 4th, 1898, and Alfred was born the following year. Sister Marjorie was born in 1902. A brother, Harold, born in 1905, died in 1909 before his fourth birthday.

On leaving Old Bedford Road School, Alfred became an assistant clerk at an aeroplane works, where he studied aviation. After passing all the examinations he sat, he gained promotion. On reaching the age of 18 he joined the R.F.C. and was trained at Farnborough, where he gained his commission in August 1917.

The following month he set sail for Egypt. He was serving there at Christmas 1917, but no further news was received from him by his family until they were informed of his death in a brief telegram from Alexandria on the Tuesday after his accident.

Individual Location

Luton War Memorial

Author: Deejaya

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