Private Henry Kightley

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

16 Jun 1917

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

14 Harcourt Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Fins New British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 5th July 1917
Luton War Memorial

Pte Henry (Harry) Kightley, 50167, 12th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, was killed in action in France on June 16th, 1917. He was aged 37. Press mention of his death appears to have been confined to a brief family announcement.

His name appears on the Luton Roll of Honour without an address, but the 1911 Census reveals that he was a house decorator then living with his widowed mother Charlotte at The Firs, Hazelbury Crescent, Luton, and that he was born in 1880.

Family announcements in The Luton News show that Harry Kightley married Nellie Osborn at Wellington Street Baptist Church on July 30th, 1915. Their only child, Harold Owen Kightley, was born on May 25th, 1916, at the family home at 14 Harcourt Street, Luton.

Individual Location

Luton War Memorial

Author: Deejaya

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