October 29, 1914, Luton News

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A list of those men from South Bedfordshire who had laid down their lives for their country was provided in the paper.

Out of the 12 listed, eight had been killed or listed as missing during battles at sea.

The youngest listed was Pte Albert Holmes aged 19 who had family in Toddington. He died of wounds received in action in France.

A seasoned soldier, Corp A S Conquest, of Luton, spoke to the News while he was recovering from serious shrapnel wounds.

Of the Battle of Mons he said: “We contended virtually every inch of ground during that awful three weeks.”

He also talked about a night time raiding party of 50 Uhlans (Polish light infantry). Tbe men were ordered to kill the horses as well as the riders. only one horse and five Uhlans survived the attack.

Two firms Messrs Webb Bros of George Street and Messrs WG Lacey of Wellington Street were before the magistrates court charged with being open after 10.30pm on a Saturday night against new regulations.

Lacey’s who had been found to be open after curfew 11 times was fined 20s.

Webbs was clearedof the charge as a first offence.