Lance Corporal John Walter Odell

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

24 Apr 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

General labourer


Luton Gas Works

Service Number


Place of Birth

Hemel Hempstead
United Kingdom

World War I Address

14 Wimbourne Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier
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L-Cpl John Walter Odell, 32944, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in France on April 24th, 1918. His death seems not to have been reported in the local Press.

Born in Hemel Hempstead in 1883, he had married Lizzie Impey in Luton in 1902 and lived at 14 Wimbourne Road, Luton. Records suggest the couple had six children.

At the time of the 1911 Census he was a general labourer at the Luton Gas Works in Dunstable Road.

Individual Location

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Author: Deejaya

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