1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment

Private Harry Turner

Pte Henry Turner (known as Happy Harry), 32121, 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment, was killed in action in France on October 20th, 1918. He was a nephew of Luton Town FC trainer Billy Lawson, and was due to have been married at the end of November. His fiancee had made all the preparations.

Private Archibald William Clarke

Pte Archibald William Clarke, 241584, 1st East Surrey Regiment, died of wounds on October 6th, 1917. He had been at the Front only three weeks after having being transferred from the Middlesex Regiment (5865) to the East Surreys.

Archibald enlisted in the Middlesex Regiment in March 1916 and was stationed for a while at Canterbury after joining the East Surreys and gained a reputation for his talent as a pianist at the Y.M.C.A. and among musical circles there.

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