1914 Star

Also known as The Mons Star

2nd Lieutenant Maurice Henry Steff

Details imported from Luton Absent Voters list 1918. Also included in National Roll of the Great War Section V (Luton).

The National Roll details (usually submitted by the family) describe Lieut Steff as "Volunteering in Sept 1914 with the RNAS, he was engaged on important patrol duties and served in the battle of Jutland in HMS Inflexible. Later he was transferred to the Mediterranean and patrolled the region of the Aegean Islands and was sent to Constantinople with the Army of Occupation. He was still serving in 1920."

Able Seaman Arthur John Walker

Details imported from Luton Absent Voters list and the National Roll of the Great War (Section V)

The National Roll (mostly submitted by families) describes his service as follows: he joined the service prior to the war and was posted to HMS Commonwealth in which ship he served in the Dardanelles in 1915 and with the Grand Fleet in the North Sea. He was serving on HMS Russell when she was blown up by a mine on April 17th 1916 but he was fortunately saved. He was still serving in 1920 and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General service and Victory Medals.

Able Seaman Stanley Francis Hull

Details imported from Luton Absent Voters list and the National Roll of the Great War (Section V)

The National Roll (mostly submitted by families) describes his service as follows: He volunteered in September 1915 and during the reamiander of the war period he saw varied service in both near and distant waters. He was engaged on patrolling duties in the North Sea, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, and Mediterranean and took part in the Battle of Jutland. After returning home he was demobilised in March 1919 holding the 1914-15 Star, General Service and Victory Medals.

Lieutenant Ernest John Dodd

Ernest J Dodd of East Common, Harpenden was a pre-war amateur player for Luton Town FC. He was killed in action on 17th July 1917, aged 25 whilst serving with the Royal Field Artillery in Belgium.

All images are used with kind permission of Roger Wash, Luton Town Football Club Historian.



Private William Street

Private W. Street served in the 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment and Machine Gun Corps. His Service Number was 18436. (This number is on the side of the medals). Volunteering in December 1914 he was sent overseas in September of the following year and saw much service in various parts of the Western Front. Fighting at Givenchy, Arras, the Somme, and many other places. He was gassed and on recovery he was transferred to the labour corps. Where he served as a cook. He can be seen wearing a 'white' coat seated in a photograph with his troop.

Driver John Percy Wood

John Percy Wood, one of sixteen children, from Slip End, nr. Luton  enlisted as a volunteer  aged 18 and joined Lord Kitcheners Army   on the 26th May 1915 at Luton, he was assigned Army number 2219, he undertook a medical examination, to test his fitness for active service, at Wardown Park Hospital and was judged as good.

He was assigned to the 2nd/5th Staffordshire Royal Field Artillery Battery, 2/3rd  North Midland Artillery Brigade, he undertook his training at Biscot Huts, an Army Camp near to Biscot Mill, Luton.

Driver William Edward Owen

Individual Summary:


Father: James Owen

Mother: Margaret Owens

William Edward Owen


Individual Report for William Edward Owen

Individual Facts:

Birth: 02 Dec 1883 in Tai Club Mawr, Llanerchymedd, Anglesey, North Wales

Christening: 13 Feb 1884 in St Mary's Church,Llanerchymedd

Residence: 1891 in Llanerchymedd, Anglesey, Wales; Water Street,Llanerchymedd

Military Service: 1900; R F A 119th Bty 9922 William Edward Owen Driver

Occupation: 1900; labourer


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