November 26, 1914 Luton News

Sergeant G H Day of the 6th Dragoon Guards was reported as wounded at the Front on October 31.

The Shillington man told his family that it was a flesh wound and he expected to be back at the front but said the biggest hinderance to the Army’s progress was a lack of fighting men at the Front.

A tragic tale unfolded of a man recovering from wounds who could notbring himself to tell his mother that his brother had been killed.

Pte H Huckle of the 2nd Beds regiment was recuperating at the Netley Hospital when he wrote to his sister.

‘I am pleased to say I am coming along splendidly. I was hit in the chest, it missed my heart by an inch. That was a fortnight ago but I was unable to write to you sooner.

‘With regards to Alfred, for heavens sake be brave and break the news to mother for I dare not write to her. He is dead - was killed on October 26.

‘He died in the fighting line, fighting for his king and country. No nobler death can a soldier die.’

Alfred Huckle, the son of Mr and Mrs W Huckle of Stotfold, was 23 when he died.

Private George Bunyan, aged 28 of High Town Road, Luton died of his wounds at the Front. He left two young children.

Football continued with Luton Town preparing to meet Millwall on the Saturday. The paper described Millwall as “in the early days were great rivals of Luton.”

Wrest House had been filled with wounded soldiers with 140 brought on late on Friday night, taken from the trenches at Ypres.