L-Cpl Sidney Baines, 83889, Machine Gun Corps, died in the Middle East from malaria on October 19th, 1918. He was aged about 34 and left a widow Nellie, whom he had not officially married, plus two children living at 14 Windmill Street, High Town.
Nellie Holding informed the military authorities that she and Sidney had lived together for several years and had children Gwendoline Elsie (born 1914) and Sidney John (1916). She said their plans to marry were prevented by Sidney being sent to Egypt.
Pte Charles Joseph Morris, 68395, 17th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), died in the 1st Canadian General Hospital in France on August 28th, 1917, from wounds sustained on August 19th. He was admitted to the hospital the following day.
Percival Edward Clark was born in Luton in January 1891, the youngest of 3 sons born to Charles & Eliza.
In 1911 he is 20 years old & working as a clerk in a warehouse & living at 63a Inkerman Street. His father Charles Alfred is 55 & a foreman at a timber sawmill, his mother Eliza is 57 & one of his older brothers, Sidney William is a joiner.
Percival married Ellen Sole on the 24th April 1915 at the Baptist Meeting House, Park Street & on the 24th June 1916 their daughter Vera was born.
Arthur Walter Aylott was born in September 1897 to Bransom Aylott & Elizabeth (ne Cook). He had an older sister Lily who was also born in Luton, in 1890.
In 1901 Bransom died & the family was split up. 11 year old Lily went to live with one of her father's sisters, Annie Toyer at 11 New Town Street & 3 year old Arthur went with his mother to live with her parents, Thomas 70 & 71 year old Mary Ann Cook at 10 Upper George Street. Elizabeth is 30 years old & working as a straw hat sewer.