Private William Thomas Loughton

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

14 Nov 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Coal merchant's car man


How & Byfield, King Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

80 New Town Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Palestinian Territory

Grave Location

Gaza War Cemetery
Palestinian Territory

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 27th December 1917
Pte William Thomas Loughton

Pte William Thomas Loughton, 200280, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died in Palestine on November 14th, 1917. A Luton News brief report of his death said the cause was heart failure.

William Loughton, son of William and Emily, joined the Bedfords at the outbreak of war after being employed by coal merchants How & Byfield, of King Street, Luton. He had married Edith Edwards in 1908 and his address was given as 80 New Town Street.

His entry in The National Roll of the Great War says he was drafted to Egypt in December 1915 and fought in the Canal Zone and at Gaza. He contracted a severe illness and died at En Saret.

Individual Location

Pte William Thomas Loughton

Author: Deejaya

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