Cyril George served aboard HMS President, an honoarary title awarded to training ships serving with the London Reserve Division. In WW1, it was this ship. According to some records he was buried at sea, and yet his grave is registered and stands in Rothesay Road Cemetery.
Cyril was the son of Harry (a baker) and Elizabeth Horseler of 37 Salisbury Road, Luton. He was youngest sibling to Hilda, Henry, Alex and Edith.
George Stood 5ft high, with a 32 inch chest; he had brown hair, grey eyes and a fair complexion.
Nelson Charles Edward Galton was born in January 1892 in Holloway, London. He was baptised on 22nd May 1892 at St Matthews Church, Oakley Square in St Pancras. He was the eldest child of Charles Nelson & Emily Elizabeth, living at 45 Finchley Road, Camberwell.
FREE AT LAST. Cpl S Eads now in Holland. The news that Cpl. Sydney Eads, a Lutonian, of the Australians, son of Mr W J R Eads of Rothesay Road and Dunstable Road, Luton, has been released from captivity has been a source of great relief to his relatives. They live in the hope from day to day that he will soon be back home amongst them. He was captured in the big push July 1916 and since then has been a prisoner of war in Germany,. He has been interned in Holland since June this year.
Ernest Charles Mills joined the Bedfordshire Regiment, in 1915 and transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (M.G.C.) in 1916. The M.G.C. was known as the suicide corps, but Ernest survived and was discharged in 1919.
He never spoke of his time in France except when he was dying and then said that only two members of his platoon who fought throughout the Somme, himself and another soldier he couldn't name, survived; and they were stood up to their waist in mud and barbed wire. The drawing in the linked photograph album is by Ernest, and shows cooking in a trench dugout.
Miss Wood is listed in the National Roll of the Great War as a Special War Worker at George Kent's factory.
During the war this lady offered her services for work of National Importance and was engaged at Messrs Kent's Factory, Luton on an engraving machine. Her duties were in connection with the manufacture of aeroplane parts and throughout her work was carried out with every satisfaction.
Private Sidney Albert Coe, was the eldest son of Richard and Mary-Ann Coe. He was born in 1886 in Stopsley, and worked as the Clerk for Messer’s Howe and Byfield Coal Merchants on King Street.
The nature of his death is unusual for a military casualty being that he drowned whilst swimming in the sea at 11:30 AM on 28th July 1917, at Hopton on the UK East Coast. Two men from the company tried their best to rescue him, but he was taken by the sea, and his body recovered the next day after a search by Navy inshore boats.