Private Alfred Ernest Dyer

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

19 Jan 1896

Date of Death

26 Feb 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Dyeworks employee


Frenay-Pirotte dyeworks, Leagrave Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Vale Cottage
Marsh Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Maroc British Cemetery
Pas de Calais

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 22nd March 1917
Pte Alfred Ernest Dyer


Pte Alfred Ernest Dyer, 10729, 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in France on February 26th, 1917. He was aged 21.

In a letter to parents James William and Mary Ann, of Vale Cottage, Marsh Road, Leagrave, Sec-Lieut C. Reeling wrote that Pte Dyer's death was a painless one as he died instantly.

Pte Dyer was an old boy of Norton Road School who had revisited the school on December 18th, 1916 before returning to France the following month. He was wounded in the Big Push on the Somme of July 1916 and was in a Liverpool hospital for 17 weeks.

Prior to enlistment, Alfred was employed at Mr Frenay-Pirotte's dyeworks in Leagrave Road.


Individual Location

Pte Alfred Ernest Dyer

Author: Deejaya

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