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BEDFORD ALL SAINTS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2003 Martin Edwards

All Saints church is situated in Queens Park, Bedford; it is the parish church. There are two stone memorials inset into the wall of the church containing the names of the men who died. Each plaque has the same inscription at the top.

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2003
1914
1918
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR

The memorial is not in strict alphabetic order but these details are.

ADAMS Geoffrey
Possibly either: Geoffrey Henry Cadwallader Adams, Second Lieutenant, "A" Company, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 1st November 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Son of Alfred and Juliet Mary Adams, of 48, Nevern Square, Earl's Court, London. Demy of Magdalen College, Oxford. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A

or Geoffrey Julian Balcombe Adams, Second Lieutenant, 1st/5th Battalion, London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade). Died of wounds Friday 27 September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Son of Harold William and Katherine Mary Adams, of 44, Bessborough St., Westminster, London. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row A. GRave 56.

ALCOCK Walter
No further information currently
ALLEN John Francis
Captain, 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 5th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Son of William Henry Allen, of Bromham House, Bromham, Bedford. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave E2. 1 5.
ARNOLD Reginald [Charles]
Rifleman S/34132, 6th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. Died at home Tuesday 15th January 1918. Aged 19. Born Bedford, enlisted St Pancras, Middlesex, resident Kentish Town, Middlesex. Son of George John and Emma Elizabeth Arnold. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave D. 1056.
ATKINS Henry
possibly William Henry ATKIN, Private 22277, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 19th April 1916 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
ATKINSON Edwin [Frank]
No Photograph currently
Driver 522034, 439th Field Company, Signal Service, Royal Engineers. Died in England Tuseday 19th March 1918. Age 22. Born Islington, Middlesex, enlisted Bedford. Son of Charles and Fanny Atkinson, of 103, Marlbrough Rd., Bedford. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave K/3. 132.
AYRES Frederick [George]
Rifleman [Lance Corporal] 6/1026, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action Saturday 17th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Bedford, enlisted London. Son of Frederick John and Harriett Ayres, of 29, Coventry Rd., Queen's Park, Bedford. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Grave IV. G. 17.
BARKER Rupert [Henry]
Lance Corporal, 1st Garrison Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died in Egypt Friday 25th January 1918. Born and enlisted Bedford. Formerly 3011, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Grave O. 106.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 19:

BARKER, R.H., Sergeant, Sherwood Foresters
He volunteered at the the outbreak of war, and in July 1915 was sent to Egypt. From there he transferred to Gallipoli, where he served in the campaign against the Turks. On january 25th, 1918, he died of pneumonia, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
102, Iddlesleigh Road, Queens Park
262/A
BARTLEY Arthur
Sapper 92768, 216th Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Wednesday 19th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born St Mary's, Bedford, enlisted Bedford. Buried in OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL, Nord, France. Grave I. A. 48.
BATLEY Horace
[Spelt BATTLEY on SDGW & CWGC] Private 60119, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds Monday 14th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Horace and Fanny Battley, of 2, Raleigh St., Queen's Park, Bedford. Formerly 40405, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave IV. D. 10.
BERESFORD William
probably Lieutenant, No. 2 Home Service Operating Sect. Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Died Friday 30th March 1917. Age 43. Son of the late Capt. and Mrs. W. F. C. Beresford, of "St. Hildas," Bedford, England; husband of Thea Beresford, of 12, St. Patrick Villas, Race Course Rd., Tientsin, North China. Formerly Lt. in R.N.R. Served in the South African War. Buried in ST. JAMES'S CEMETERY, DOVER, Kent. Grave P. F. 23.
BOTT George
No further information currently
BOWYER Rufus [Ernest]
Private 18182, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 30th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Stevington, enlisted Bedford, resident New Harrowden. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
CATLIN William [Joseph]
Private 103480, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died Monday 8th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Native of Bedford. Son of William and Mary Ann Catlin, of 37, Dunville Rd., Queen's Park, Bedford. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III D. 4.
CLARKE, MM Bernard
Corporal 57824, 15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 28th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Clapham, Bedford, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 982, Royal Engineers. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (Aizecourt-le-Haut Churchyard Extn. Mem. 2.), Somme, France.
CLARKE Robert
No further information currently
COOPER Frank
No further information currently
COURSE Sidney [George]
Sergeant 3098, 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 24th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 27. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Henry and Mary Course, of 32, Ford End Rd., Bedford. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.
CROOT George
Sapper 522308, 486th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Tuesday 27 March 1917 at Gallipoli. Age 24. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Valentine and Sarah Elizabeth Croot, of 33, Western St., Bedford. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 9.
CRUIKSHANK James
No further information currently
DANN Tom
No further information currently
DEIGHTON William [George]
Private 20149, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 19th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Bedford. Husband of B. Deighton, of 24, Queen St., Bedford. Formerly 17937, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. L. 8.
DRACUP [Albert] Frank
Acting Sergeant 3026, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 17th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 20. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Albert and Fanny Dracup, of 138, Honey Hill Rd., Bedford. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218.
DUMBLETON William [Ernest]
Private 260059, 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday19th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 37. Born Manbury, Oxfordhsire, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. Marie Holton, of Banbury, Oxon.; husband of Nellie Dumbleton, of 80, Honey Hill Rd., Bedford. Buried in HENINEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave C. 20.
EDWARDS Harry
No further information currently
FRANCIS Arthur
Private 30809, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds Wednesday 23rd January 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born St Paul's, Bedford, enlisted Bedford, resident Queens Park, Bedford. Son of Mrs. Emily Francis, of 5, Duncan Rd., Queen's Park, Bedford. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave IV. G. 32.

National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - Section XII - Bedford and Northampton

FRANCIS, A., Private, Bedfordshire Hussars.

He volunteered in 1915, and, after completing his training, was drafted to France, where he took part in much severe fighting at Hill 60, Ypres and on the Somme. He was seriously wounded at Cambrai, and unfortunately died through the effects of his wounds in 1918. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

'Great deeds cannot die: They with the sun and moon renew their light for ever.'

5, Dunville Road, Queen’s Park, Bedford. - Z2230/B.

FULLER Joseph
Sapper 968, 1st East Anglian Div. Engineers, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Tuesday 14th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Derby, enlisted Bedford. Son of Joseph Wilmer Fuller and Elizabeth Fuller, of 9, Short St., Queen's Park, Bedford. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIALSomme, France. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D.
GEARY Horace [Alfred]
Private 57849, 15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 24th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Bedford. Formerly 3587, Royal Engineers. Buried in BRAY HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, BRAY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Grave II. B. 6.
GIBBONS Ernest
Corporal 5021, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action Tuesday 1st October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Queen's Park, Bedford, enlisted Bedford. Brother of Miss E. Gibbons, of 35, Preston Rd., Bedford. Formerly 7555, 8th Reserve Cavalry Regiment. Commemorated in DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Special Memorial 3.
GILBERT Ernest [James]
No Photograph currently
Private 49131, 6th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died in England Wednesday 14th March 1917. Age 19. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of James and Minnie Gilbert, of 78, Ford End Rd., Queen's Park, Bedford. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave I/4. 189.
GOODING Sidney
No further information currently
GOODWIN Eric
No further information currently
GRANTHAM George [Henry]
Lance Corporal 3885, "C" Company, 1st/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles). Killed in action Wednesday 15th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Enlisted London, resident Bedford. Son of George and Mary Grantham, of 127, Marlborough Rd., Bedford. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 C. See also Bedford Modern School

Extract from the Bedfordshire Times and Independent 6 October 1916:

The death in action on the Western front is reported of Lance-corpl. George Henry Grantham, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Grantham, of Marlborough road, Bedford. A promising career at the Modern School ended in his being awarded a Leaving Exhibition, with which he went to a London College. Thence he passed into the Actuarial Department of the National Health Insurance Commission, being placed eleventh in a competitive examination with 400 entrants. While serving in theis Department, he gained the distinction, at the early aged of 21, of Associateship of the Institute of Actuaries. The examination over, he at once "joined up," and on December 2nd, 1915, crossed to France with a draft of the London Regiment (the Civil Service Service Rifles). When the "Great Push" cause he saw considerable fighting, but escaped unhurt until Sept. 15th. 1916, when he met an instantaneous death. At school the boys admired him as a "sticker," and a straight forward fellow, while the Headmaster and Staff looked upon him as one sure to make a name for himself, and do honour to the school. He was quiet and unassuming, but a lad of great strength of character. From his Commanding Officer and from his comrades at the front, Mr. and Mrs. Grantham have received letters bearing witness to the esteem in which he was held by those who have been with him daily during his ten months in France, his comrades mentioning that "he was alwaysbrave, cheerful and a gentleman."

GREEN George
Corporal 12750, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Green, of 20, Ford End Rd., Bedford. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIALSomme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
GREENING Cyril
Sapper 522064, 483rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Friday 30 August 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted in Bedford. Buried in BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. D. 10.
HALL Julian
Private 33802, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 19th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born LOudwater, Buckinghamshire, resident and enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.
HAMBROOK Donald [Arthur]
Rifleman 574640, 2nd/17th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 17th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Gravesend, Kent, enlisted Hitchin, resident Bedford. Son of Arthur George and Alice Maud Hambrook, of 17, Iddesleigh Rd., Bedford. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave II. AA. 9.
HARDING Sidney
Pioneer 130130, 5th Battalion, Special Brigade, Royal Engineers. Died Tuesday 25th April 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 18. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Harding, of 115, Marlborough Road, Queens Park, Bedford. Buried in CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot C. Row 3. Grave 15.
HART Frederick [Robert]
Lance Corporal 45125, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 18th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Bedford. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Grave I. D. 12.
HARVEY Harry
Private G/63583, 6th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action Friday 9th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Buried in MORLANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.2, Somme, France. Grave A. 3.
HOWARD Cedric [Stewart]
Second Lieutenant, "F" Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action during the attack on Thiepval and Schwaben Redoubt Thursday 28 September 1916, on the Somme. Aged 22. Born 4 March 1894 and baptised 13 May 1894 at Willenhall, Staffordshire. Son of Albert and Helen Alice Howard, of 10, Cutcliff Place. Bedford. Educated Bedford Modern School (1907-10). In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Willenhall, Staffordshire, resident with his parents at 10, Cutcliffe Street, Bedford. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Willenhall, Staffordshire, an Auctioneer's Pupil, resident with his parents at 10 Cutcliffe Place, Bedford. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 1. See also Bedford Modern School
HUBBARD Frederick [J]
Sapper 282046, Royal Engineers. Died Saturday 13th April 1918. Aged 43. Husband of A. Hubbard, of 127, Coventry Rd., Queen's Park, Bedford. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave Q. 926.
HUCKLE William
Private 40469, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 26th March 1917. Born and enlisted Bedford. Formerly 20265, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in the same grave as R McC LINNELL. There is also an alternative Commemoration - buried in Pavenham (St. Peter) Churchyard, Bedfordshire. Special Memorial. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave 385. It would appear that his body was moved to Pavenham and his inscription added to R McC LINNEL's grave.
HULL Edwin [Charles Ted] Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in a flying accident at Turnberry, Scotland Sunday 17th March 1918. Age 23. Eldest son of Edwin and Eliza Hull, of 1, Old Ford End Rd., Bedford. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave K/3. 126.
HULL Horace [Cyril]
Private 22853, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 11th February 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
INKERSOLE George Frederick
[Spelt INKERSOLL on CWGC and INGERSOLL on SDGW] Private 23256, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres, 10th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born Wilstead in 1897, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of William and Martha (nee Summerfield) Inkersoll, of 52, Dunville Rd., Bedford. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 98 and 99.
JAGGARD Thomas [Reginald]
Private 19497, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Monday 18th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Turvey, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Margaret E. Jaggard, of 57, Bromham Rd., Bedford, and the late Richard Bradley Jaggard. Buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France. Grave II. C. 3.
JOHNSON Oliver Air Mechanic 1st Class 9590, Royal Air Force. Died Friday 22nd August 1919. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave G. 220.
JONES George
No further information currently
LANCASTER Ernest [Alfred]
Sapper 522084, 483rd Field Coy., Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Friday 13th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Enlisted Bedford. Son of John Lancaster, of 91, Coventry Rd., Queen's Park, Bedford. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. L. 30.
LAST George [Allen]
Acting Corporal 200640, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 25th September 1918 in Egypt. Enlisted and resident Bedford. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Grave O. 250.
LOXLEY Reginald [Wilfred]
Private 258352, 245th Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action Sunday 23rd December 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Boprn bedford, enlisted Turriff, Aberdeen. Son of Henry and Sarah Loxley, of 30, Hurst Grove, Bedford. Formerly 1852, 8th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Buried in RED CROSS CORNER CEMETERY, BEUGNY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. H. 1.
LUFF Charles [William]
Corporal 11672, 9th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action Friday 28 April 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Bedford, enlisted Skipton, Yorkshire, resident Gargrave, Yorkshire. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Luff; husband of Phyllis Maud Luff, of South St., Gargrave, Leeds. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Grave IX. G. 8.
LUMLEY Frederick [John]
Lance Corporal 295346, 2nd/4th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action Monday 7th January 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born Paddington, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of John W. and Mrs. M. A. Lumley, of 8, Gratton Rd., Queen's Park, Bedford. Formerly 3705, 5th Battalion., Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148.
MacDONALD James S
[Spelt McDonald on grave and SDGW/CWGC] Corporal 1529, 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, Labour Corps. Died on Sunday 6th July 1919 . Age 22. Husband of Dorothy N. E. McDonald (nee Roberts), of 57, Westbourne Rd., Queen's Park, Bedford. Buried in Bedford Cemetery Grave I. 247. See also Christopher MacDonald's website.

MacLAGAN Stewart
probably Stewart McLAGAN, Lance Sergeant 240038, 5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action Friday 12th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Fraserburgh. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 9.
MALLOWS Cecil [Bernard]
Private 78184, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 8th July 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Bozeat (Bryant), Nothamptonshire, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Charles and Kate Mallows, of 9, Howard Avenue, Queen's Park, Bedford. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Grave III. C. 27.
MANTON Ernest [Laurence]
Sapper 1068, 1st (East Anglian) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Wednesday 10th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born and enlisted Bedford. Son of Emma Jane Oliver (formerly Manton), of 2, Hurst Grove, Bedford, and the late Benjamin Manton. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. B. 38.
MARSHALL Harold
No further information currently
MOBBS Frederick [George]

Corporal 16839, 9th Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died in Salonika Friday 22nd September 1916. Age 32. Born Bedford, enlisted Oxford. Husband of Hannah Mobbs, of 42, Greyfriars Walk, Bedford. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 447.

Details appeared in Bedfordshire Times and Independent 20 October 1916:

It is with regret we have to announce the death of Corpl.. F.G. Mobbs, son of Mr. and Mrs. F.G. Mobbs, of 41, Westbourne Road, Queen's Park, who died of dysentery and fever after a long illness. He was a native of Bedford and was employed for six years at the Lion Hotel as bus driver before leaving Bedford for Buckingham. He leaves a widow and three children ..... [illegible] ..... his loss.

MOBBS Rupert [Arthur]
Lance Corporal 18605, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 22nd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick G. Mobbs, of Bedford. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. S. 3.

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

MOBBS, R. A., L/Corporal, 1st Bedfordshire Regt.

Volunteering in January 1915, he proceeded to the Western Front in November of that year, and there took part in the Battles of Albert, the Somme, Arras, Ypres and St. Quentin, and was five times wounded in action. He unhappily fell fighting at Cambrai on August 22nd, 1918. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

'And doubtless he went in splendid company.'

41, Westbourne Road, Queen’s Park, Bedford. - X3587/A.

OVERHILL Albert
No photograph currently
Sapper 1308, 1st East Anglian Div. Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Thursday 22nd April 1915 at home. Enlisted Bedford. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave H/6. 51.
PANTER Cyril
Private 42084, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 23rd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Alfred John Panter, of 11, Short St., Queen's Park, Bedford. Buried in MONTAY-NEUVILLY ROAD CEMETERY, MONTAY, Nord, France. Grave : II. F. 18.
PEARSON Horace [Lionel]
Private 42085, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 22nd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 18. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. F. J. and Mrs. C. E. Pearson, of 9, Lawrence St., Bedford. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave II. A. 3.
PERRY James [Emmings]
Company Sergeant Major 9737, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 9th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of George and Rose Perry, of Bedford. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave IV. D. 13.
POCKLINGTON Robert
Possibly Robert Henry Pocklington who was born 29 October 1875 attended Bedford Grammar School in 1892. He served as Private 214109, Labour Corps.
PONTING Daniel
Air Mechanic 2nd Class 7350, Royal Flying Corps. Presumed Prisoner of War 30 May 1916. Died on march from Kut-el-Amara Friday 1 June 1917, in the Middle East. Born 16 April 1886 in Plymouth, Devon, baptised 5 May 1886 at St Andrew, Plymouth, Devon. Educated Bedford Modern School (1896-02). Son of Daniel and Miriam Howard Ponting, of 212, Footscray Rd., New Eltham, London. Electrical Engineer. Attested 5 August 1915, aged 29 years 3 months, address given as 12 College Houses, New Eltham, Kent height 5 feet 91/10 inches, chester 36 inches. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Plymouth, Devon, a schoolboy, resident with his parents at Amhurstis, Hurst Grove, Bedford. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Devon, unmarried, Electrical And Mechanical Engineer, resident with his widowed mother at 25 Grafton Road, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 6 and 61. See also Bedford Modern School
PRENTICE Howard
Private G/8871, 11th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Friday 30 November 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born 23 October 1895 in Bedford, enlisted London, resident North London. Son of Walter and Louisa Alice Prentice, of 50, Hurst Grove, Bedford. Educated Bedford Modern School (1908-13). In the 1901 census he as aged 5, born Bedford, resident with his parents at 50, Hurst Grove South, Bedford. In the 1911 census he as aged 15, born Bedford, at school, resident with his parents at 50, Hurst Grove, Bedford. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 9. See also Bedford Modern School
PRENTICE Jack [Alan]
No Photograph currently
Private 31609, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 25th March 1920. Age 21. Son of Walter and Louisa Alice Prentice, of 50, Hurst Grove, Bedford. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave L 40. (No photograph)
PRENTICE [Francis] Maurice
Private 511683, 14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish). Died of wounds Tuesday 25th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Enlisted London, resident Bedford. Son of Walter and Louisa Alice Prentice, of 50, Hurst Grove, Bedford. Buried in LAGNICOURT HEDGE CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. B. 16.
PULLIN John [Henton]
Lieutenant, 9th Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 21st January 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Son of William Henton Pullin and Emily Maria Pullin, of 176, Hurst Grove, Bedford. Born at Darlington. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Grave II. B. 71.
ROACH Albert [William]
Private 7973, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 28th October 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born Wantage, Berkshire, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Roach, of 72, Westbourne Rd., Bedford. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

According to the National Roll of the Great WarR

OACH, A. W., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regt.A serving soldier, he proceeded to France with the first Expeditionary Force in August 1914, and took part in the Battles of Mons and Le Cateau and the Retreat from Mons. He was unhappily killed in action near Ypres in October of the same year, and was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals. 'And doubtless he went in splendid company.' 72, Westbourne Road, Bedford. - X3982/D.

SAMPSON William
Private 3/7998, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 20th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Taunton, Somerset, enlisted and resident Letchworth. Son of William and Emily Sampson, of 79, Iddlesleigh Rd., Queens Park, Bedford; husband of A. S. Wilson (formerly Sampson), of 19, Wood St., Luton. Buried in OOSTTAVERNE WOOD CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VI. H. 13. See also Letchworth
SANDERS Percy [William]
Private 18908, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 11th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Irthlingborough, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of William Sanders, of 10, Hurst Grove, Queen's Park, Bedford. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
SHELTON Thomas
No further information currently
SKERMAN Walter
Private 4536, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in Egypt 22nd September 1915. Aged 21. Resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. C. Warren, of 15, Gratton Rd., Queen's Park, Bedford. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 111.
SIDDLE William [Charles]
Private 5103, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 18th February 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Thornham, Norfolk, enlisted Bedford. BNuried in WULVERGHEM-LINDENHOEK ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. A. 22.
SMITH George
Either George Smith, Private 53862, 9th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 10th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Bedford, enlisted Abergavenny, resident Ebbw Vale. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Grave III. E. 242.

or George John Smith, Private 15887, 9th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action Monday 27th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 97 and 98.

STARMORE Francis [Henry]
Gunner 68505, 154th Hampshire Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on Tuesday 23rd October 1917. Age 29. Born and enlisted Bedford, resident Rugby. Son of the late Alfred and Elizabeth Starmore, of Bedford; husband of Henrietta Jane Starmore, of 11, Wellesley St., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave H/5. 199.
STENNING Frederick
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SYMONDS Bertan [Oliver]
Second Lieutenant, 34th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action Wednesday 21st August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born 19 December 1893. Son of G. F. and E. M. Symonds, of 1, Cutcliffe Place, Bedford. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row G. Grave 5. See also Bedford Modern School
THOMPSON Arthur
probably: Arthur Thompson, Sergeant 42242, 70th Field Compay, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Sunday 25 February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born kempston, beds, enlisted Rugby, Warwickshire. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. D. 27.
VIVERS Thomas
Cannot find Thomas but Frank Vivers, Air Mechanic 1st Class 406938, 9th Aircraft Repair Depot, Royal Air Force. Son of Thomas and Jessie Vivers, of 74, Ford End Rd., Bedford. An electrician at the Corporation Works, Glasgow. Died Saturday 6th September 1919. Age 27. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave C/5. 90.
WHEELER George
Private 19018, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Marston, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Samuel Charles Wheeler, of Cleat Hill, Ravensden, Bedford. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. K. 17.
WILDMAN George
Private 7354, "H" Company, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 25th October 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 36. Born Riseley, Beds, resident and enlisted Bedford. Husband of Annie Rose Wildman, of 36, Millbrook Rd., Bedford. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.
WILDMAN Sidney
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WOODS Benjamin
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WOODS Ernest [Francis]
Sapper 971, 2nd/1st East Anglian Division, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Thursday 2nd September 1915 at Gallipoli. Born and enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328.
WOODS Frank [Gerald]
2nd Corporal 522966, 1st/1st East Anglian Division Field Coy., Royal Engineers. Killed in action Saturday 5th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and enlisted Bedford. Son of Elizabeth Roe (formerly Woods), of 44, Marlborough Rd., Bedford, and the late Stephen Woods. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D.

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