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Date of Birth
Date of Death
27 Oct 1914
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Jack Weedon, 9840, 1st Battalion, Beds Regt, died from wounds sustained in action in France on October 27th, 1914.
The deceased soldier, who was only 21 years of age and the son of Mr and Mrs John Weedon, of 53 Wimbourne Road, Luton, joined the 1st Beds three years previously and went to the front with the first contingent of the British Expeditionary Force. He was in the firing line right from the beginning.
Like his brother Horace, who was killed in action a month previously, Jack was a native of Luton and received his education at Chapel Street and Waller Street schools. Between school and enlistment he was employed by Messrs Rogers and Ashby, bleachers and dyers, in Dunstable Road.
A third brother, George, was in the Navy, serving on HMS Powerful.