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5 May 1917
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L-Cpl Aubrey Oliver Pryer, 23418, 14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, died on May 6th, 1917, from wounds sustained in the Battle of Arras. He was aged 23.
Comrade Pte A. J. White wrote to parents John and Emily Agnes Pryer at 51 Belmont Road, Luton, to inform tham that 'Monty' [L-Cpl Pryer] had died from serious wounds. News came down the line that he was wounded and was being conveyed down later in the day.
"We buried him at six in the evening close to a little village, and I can safely say he was buried in quite the real manner as was possible under the circumstances. This morning a little cross has been erected to his memory, so that on any occasion friends may easily find the grave."
Lieut Reggie Sanders wrote that L-Cpl Pryer did not suffer any pain as he did not regain consciousness up to the time of his death.
Aubrey joined the Royal Engineers in January 1915 and was in the Dardanelles campaign. He was invalided home, but was sent out to France on Christmas Eve 1916 attached to the Royal Warwicks.
Before joining up, L-Cpl Pryer was employed in the office of the Diamond Foundry in Dallow Road.