Private Albert Lugsden
Serving Soldiers' Biographies
Private Albert Lugsden 19265 Bedfordshire Regiment
Albert was born in The High Street Eaton Bray in 1887. He was the first born son to David Lugsden an Agricultural Labourer and Sarah Ann nee Rollings a Straw Plaiter.
The family moved to Victoria Terrace in Bower Lane and at the age of 14 Albert was working on a farm as a Horse Keeper and later a Nurseryman at Wallace's.
In 1913 he married Ada Gadsden and set up home in St Giles Yard in the High Street where in 1914 they had a son Ronald.
Albert volunteered in September 1915 and joined the 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment and was in action in many battles including too's and The Somme where he was killed in action on 2nd July 1916.
Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Somme France Pier and Face 2C.