Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)

Private Gustavus Bass

Gustavus was born in 1888.

Aged 23 in 1911 he was a straw hat packer and living at No 2 Cross Street in Luton. He was living with 7 other people in this little side street off High Town Road, his 58 year old widowed mother, Georgeina, brother Harry 19,  and aunt Maria who is unmarried at age 64 and is a straw hat machinist. Gustavus' married brother John, 25 who is a brickmaker, has bought his family to live here too, his wife Amy Thurza Gerelda, 25 and his daughters Winifred Nora, 4 and Edith Elizabeth aged 2.

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