Private Thomas Arthur Felks

Rank or Title

Date of Death

20 Jul 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation



D. Hammett & Son, Hitchin Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

23 John Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Palestinian Territory

Grave Location

No known grave
Palestinian Territory

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Saturday Telegraph , 8th September 1917
Luton War Memorial

Pte Thomas Felks, 203179, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was confirmed killed in action in Palestine on July 20th, 1917, after initially being reported missing. He was aged 33.

He was the unmarried son of John and Mary Felks, of 23 John Street, Luton. He had joined up at the beginning of 1917 and, after a short period of training, was sent to Egypt.

A brief report in the Saturday Telegraph said that before enlistment Tom Felks was employed by fishmongers D. Hammett & Son, of 18-20 Hitchin Road, Luton.

Pte Felks is commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial as a soldier with no known grave, and is also on the Luton Roll of Honour under the name Thomas Arthur Felks. Older brother Albert was also serving in Egypt, with the Royal Engineers.

Individual Location

Luton War Memorial

Author: Deejaya

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