Sunday, 23 October 2016

Tragic Year of a Luton Father

Rifleman Arthur James Gaunt

Monday 23rd October 1916: Mr. Edward Gaunt of12 Hartley Road, Luton has heard that his 20 year old son Rifleman Arthur James Gaunt has been killed in France. Rifleman Gaunt was a former Luton telegraph boy who transferred to Harrow as a postman before enlisting with the Post Office Rifles (8th City of London Rifles). This is the third bereavement suffered by Mr. Gaunt in less than a year. His wife Lucy died last autumn, and his ten year old daughter Esther died earlier this year.

Source: Luton News, 26th October 1916; Registrations of Deaths

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