Saturday, 19 September 2015

Memorial Services Held at Dunstable

Priory Church, Dunstable 1914 [Z1130/36/51]

Sunday 19th September 1915: Memorial services were being held today for the fifteen Dunstable men who have laid down their lives for their country in this war. Choral Eucharist at the Priory Church this morning was attended by the Dunstable detachment of the Volunteer Corps along with many other soldiers. Before evensong a half-muffled peal was rung. Canon W.W.C. Baker read the list of the fallen which included the name of his own son, Charles Tanqueray Baker. Special prayers were said for all those fighting and for the relatives of the fallen. Chopin’s Funeral march was played by Mr. Harold Deacon, followed by the Last Post and the National Anthem. The names of Dunstable’s fifteen heroes are:
  • Charles Tanqueray Baker
  • Murray Stuart Benning
  • John Brown
  • James Clarke
  • Walter Duncombe
  • George Finch
  • Arthur Gates
  • Percy Ives
  • Alfred Rollings
  • Healey Seabrook
  • Herbert Sharp
  • Frederick E. Smith
  • Herbert Stratton
  • Geoffrey Tearle
  • Alfred Lonsdale Warren
Source: Luton News, 23rd September 1915

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