Grenadier Guards

Private Thomas John Bunker


Pte Thomas John Bunker, 18968, 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards, was killed in action in France on February 10th, 1916. Using the name John, he was 19 and his home was at 73 Beech Road, Luton.

Previously he lived at London Road Lodge, Stockwood, with parents John and Fanny Bunker and family. His father was gamekeeper to Mrs Crawley, of Stockwood House, for nearly a quarter of a century.

Private Robert Watson


Pte Robert Watson, 9652, King's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, died on October 12th, 1915, from wounds sustained in action in France on September 29th. A piece of shrapnel had hit him in the back.

Born in Luton on February 19th, 1881, he was the son of Edmund (died 1889) and Tamar Watson (nee Humphrey).

Private Horace Weedon

Pte Horace Weedon, 14903, No. 1 Company of the 2nd Grenadier Guards, was killed in action in France on September 14th, 1914.

Pte Weedon, whose parents John and Sarah Ann lived at 53 Wimbourne Road, Luton, was a native of the town and lived here the major portion of his short life. He was only 22 years old. As a schoolboy he went to Chapel Street School until he was about 12 and then to Waller Street. For a time he was employed by Mr Treasure, of the furniture stores in Cheapside, and then went to the Diamond Foundry He left there and joined the Army for three years.

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