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Private William John Clibbon


Pte William John Clibbon, 12521, 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on the Somme on July 10th, 1916. An older brother, Sgt Joseph Clibbon, 5832, 2nd Bedfords, had died of battlefield wounds on February 20th, 1915 (Merville Communal Cemetery).

Born in Luton in 1887, Pte Clibbon, a foundry labourer before enlisting, was a son of James and Eliza Clibbon, who in 1911 were living in Adelaide Terrace, Luton. Both brothers are commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour.


Private Harry Gentle


Pte Harry Gentle, 10433, 1st Bedfordshires, was killed in action in Flanders on November 15th, 1915. He was aged 18.

He had joined the Army about four months before war broke out, and prior to enlisting he had worked for Cookson and Co, straw hat manufacturers, of 7 Bute Street, Luton.

A newspaper article describing him as Pte Henry Gentle, said Mrs Gentle, of 17 Adelaide Terrace, Luton, had received letters from his company commander and a friend.

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