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BEDFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY WORLD WAR 1

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2007

The memorial was original erected in the Bedfordshire Yeomanry (T.A) Headquarters in Ashburnham Road, Bedford but was moved in 1967 when the Bedfordshire Yeomanry amalgamatd with 201 Battery, Royal Artillery (T.A.). where the headquarters were in Leagrave Road, Luton. It was decided that the memorial should remain in Bedford as it was unique to the town and it currently resides in the Mayor's Chambers in Old Bedford Town Hall, St Paul's Square, Bedford. The memorial takes the form of a black, wood, shield with a white, metal, reserve in the middle which has been engraved with a picture of a soldier on horseback. There are twelve small metal shields on two sides of the reserve with engraved with thenames of the 60 men from the Yeomanry who gave their lives in World War 1. The reserve has an oak leaf and acorn foliated surround. The memorial was designed by A R Lindley & Son and unveiled by Major. S. Green. There is also a searchable database for these men.

Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2007

BEDFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY
FROM THE NCO'S OF 'A' SQUADRON

AS A TOKEN
OF APPRECIATION & REMEMBRANCE OF THE
OFFICERS, NCO'S AND MEN
OF THE BEDFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914-18

ADAMS

Frank

Private 30901. Died 9 June 1918. Aged 21. Enlisted Bedford, resident St Neots. Son of William Richard and Sarah Ann Adams, of Eaton Ford, St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XI. Row H. Grave 5A. Also commemorated on St Paul's Church Memorial and Eaton Socon Memorial.

ADAMSON

Thomas

Private 1112. Died 1 January 1915. Born Whitby, Yorkshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Woburn. Buried in St Andrew Churchyard, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

ALLEN

George Victor

[Listed as Victor George on CWGC] Private 30379. Died of wounds 8 August 1918. Aged 24. Son of George and Mary Allen, of 75, Rosebery Rd., Auburn, Melbourne, Australia; husband of Amy Priscilla Allen, of Primrose Cottage, Upper West St., Dunstable, Beds. Buried in Longueau British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 3.

BARLOW

Thomas

Private 10858. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Born Shockloch, Cheshire, enlisted Chester, resident Malpas. No known grave. Commmeorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.

BARTRAM

Walter Maurice

Private 30565. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Aged 33. Born and resident Cotton End, enlisted Bedford. Son of Ann Lydia Bartram, of Cotton End, nr. Bedford. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 9. Also commemorated on Cardington and Cotton End memorials.

BATES

George

[CWGC states he died 18th June 1918] Private 30447. Died of wounds 16 June 1918. Aged 25. Born Heath, enlisted Bedford, resident Leighton Buzzard. Son of George and Mary Ruth Bates, of Grange Mill, Heath and Reach. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 16. Also commmeorated on Heath and Reach War Memorial.

BEAN

George

Private 30882. Died 8 December 1918. Aged 22. Born Broom, enlisted Bedford, resident Biggleswade. Son of George and Fanny Bean, of Broom, Biggleswade, Beds. Buried in Maubeuge (Sous-Le-Bois) Cemtery, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 33. Also commemorated on Southhill War Memorial

BLAND

Charles Alfred

Private 30560. Died of owunds 18 Janaury 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted Bedford, resident Clapham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Bland, of Rabanna Terrace, Clapham, Bedford. Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 7. Also commemorated on Clapham War Memorial.

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

BLAND, C. A., L/CpL, 1st Bedfordshire Lancers.

Volunteering in December 1914, he was drafted to France in the following year, and during the course of his service in this theatre of war took part in many important engagements in various sectors. He served at the Battles of Hill 60, Ypres and Festubert, and later was in action on the Cambrai front, where he was badly wounded and unfortunately died on January 16th, 1917. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

'A valiant Soldier, with undaunted heart he breasted life’s last hill.'

Rabanna Terrace, Clapham, Bedfordshire.

Z1331/B

BROOKS

Walter Charles

Private 30491. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 24. Enlisted Godmanchester, resident Huntingdon. Son of Herbert and Jane Brooks, of 2, Ouse Walk, Huntingdon. Noknown grave. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France . Panel 3.

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

BROOKS, W. C., Private, 19th (Queen Alexandra’s Own Royal) Hussars.

A month after the declaration of war he volunteered, and five months later was ordered to the Western Front. There he took part in severe fighting at Neuve Chapelle, Ypres, Festubert, Loos, the Somme, Albert and Messines, and was unfortunately killed in action at Cambrai on October 8th, 1918. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

'The path of duty was the way to glory.'

2, Ouse Walk, Huntingdon.

Z1440/A.

BULL

Walter [J]

Private 30986. Killed in action 28 March 1917. Aged 31. Born, resident and enlisted Ramsey, Huntingdonshire. Son of James and Lizzie Bull. Buried in Faubourg D'Amies Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row K. Grave 22.

BURGOINE

Walter

Private 30843. Killed in action 4 December 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Maulden, enlisted Bedford. Nephew of E. Fossey, of Snow Hill, Maulden, Ampthill, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 1. Also commemorated on Maulden War Memorial.

CARTER

Joseph Octavious

Private 11846. Died of wounds 1 April 1918. Aged 19. Enlisted Waterford, resident Horwich, near Bolton. Son of Henry and Lydia Carter, of Leicester. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot IX. Row K. Grave 1A.

CHERRY

Reuben Henry

Private 815, C Squadron. Died 21 November 1916. Aged 25. Born and resident Houghton Conquest, enlisted Dunstable. Son of Titus Cherry, of Forge, Houghton Conquest. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. plot VIII. Row D. Grave 205. Also commemorated on the Houghton Conquest War Memorial.

Extract from National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - Section V - Luton

CHERRY, R. H., Farrier, Bedfordshire Lancers.

He volunteered in August 1914, and having completed his training at various stations was sent to France. While overseas he was engaged on important work at Loos and the Somme, hut after contracting fever died at Boulogne on November 20th, 1916. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

Home Farm, Houghton Conquest, near Ampthill.

Z607/B.

CLARK

Norman Henry

[Listed a T N CLARKE and Lieutenant on memorial and Norman Harry on CWGC] Second Lieutenant. Died of wounds 25 November 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Clark, of "Brushford," Amersham, Bucks. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 16.

COLDRIDGE, DCM

William Densley

Regimental Sergeant Major 12533. Died 21 July 1918. Aged 49. Born St Sidweels, Exeter, Devon, enlisted Exeter, resident York. Husband of H. K. Coldridge, of 110, Haxby Rd., York. Awarded the Distinguished Conducat Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 15.

COOPER

Herbert

Private 30609. Killed in action 32 March 1918. Born and resident Henlow, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panrel 7. Also commemorated on Henlow War Memorial.

CROWSLEY

Albert Charles

Corporal 30128. Killed in action 29 March 1918. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 7. Also commemorated on Kempston War Memorial.

DAY

Arthur

Private 31102. Died of wounds 17 June 1918. Born and resident Ashwell, Hertfordshire, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 17.

DOVE

Lewis

[Listed as Regimental Sergeant Major on memorial] Lieutenant. Died of wounds 1 April 1918. Aged 45. Son of George T. Dove, of East Ham, London; husband of Annie B. Dove, of Clarence House, New Road, Hillingdon Heath, Uxbridge, Middx. Formerly Squadron Sergeant Major, 14th Hussars. Buried in Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 28.

EDIS

Walter Owen

Lieutenant. Killed in action 29 March 1918. Aged 25. Son of Harry and Laura Edis, of 42, Connaught Rd., Margate, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 7.

ENGLAND

William John

Corporal 30117. Killed in action 24 November 1917. Aged 22. Born, resident and enlisted Dunstable. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. England, of 15, Lovers Walk, Dunstable. Buried in Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 29. Also commemorated on Dunstable War Memorial.

FAIREY

William

Private 31096. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 37. Born Thurleigh, enlisted Bedford, resident Rushden. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fairey, of 12, Gordon St., Rushden, Northants. Formerly 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars. Buried in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 29.

FLETCHER

Harold Clarke

Private 1442. Died in Turvery, Bedfordshire, 28 July 1915. Aged 27. Enlisted and resident Chatteris. Son of Daniel & Lydia Fletcher, 4 Church Lane Chatteris. Buried in Chatteris Parochial (New Road) Cemetery, Chatteris. Grave 1325. Also commemorated on Chatteris War Memorial.

FORSTER

Thomas William

Private 30254, A Squadron. Died of wounds 10 December 1917. Aged 22. Born Watford, Hertfordshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Newport Pagnell. Son of Peter and Bertha Forster, of Brayfield, Turvey, Bedford. Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot Iv. Row B. Grave 15.

FOUNTAIN

William

Private 757. Died of wounds 24 July 1916. Born Eaton Bray, enlisted Dunstable, resident Totternhoe. Buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 16. Also commemorated on Totternhoe War Memorial.

FRANCIS

Arthur

Private 30809. Died of wounds 23 January 1918. Aged 20. Born St Paul's, Bedford, enlisted Bedford, resident Queen's Park, Bedford. Son of Mrs. Emily Francis, of 5, Duncan Rd., Queen's Park, Bedford. Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 32. Also commemorated on All Saints, Queen's Park, Bedford War Memorial.

Extract from 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.

GRIFFITH

Percy James

Private 2011. Died 5 April 1916. Enlisted and resident Bedford. Buried in Bedford Cemetery, Bedford. Section H. Grave 703. See also Bedford Cemetery.

HAMMOND

George Henry

[Listed as dying on 17th August 1918 on CWGC] Private 10661. Killed in action 8 August 1918. Enlisted Curragh Camp, resident Claydon, Suffolk. Buried in Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 14.

HATCHER

Sidney James

Private 30942. Killed in action 31 March 1918. Born and resident Warboys, Huntingdonshire, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 7. Also listed on Warboys War Memorial.

HEMSLEY

Dudley Staunton

Trumpeter 9411, 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars (SDGW) and 3rd (King's Own) Hussars (SDGW). Died of wounds 26 March 1918. Aged 21. Born Tipperary, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Henry and Isabella Hemsley, of 39, London Rd., Bedford. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row AA. Grave 16.

HOWARD

C S

Private - No further information currently

HUCKLE

Arthur Frederick

[Listed as Frederick Arthur on Sandy memorial and Lance Corporal on CWGC] Private 30546. Killed in action 5 November 1918. Aged 24. Enlisted Bedford, resident Sandy. Son of Thomas and Millicent Huckle, of St. Neots Rd., Sandy. Buried in Landrecies British Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 25. Also commemorated on Sandy War Memorial.

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

HUCKLE, A. F., Trooper, Bedfordshire Lancers.

He volunteered in November 1914, and on completing his training in the following year was drafted to France, where he fought at the Battles of Loos, the Somme, Messines, Albert and Cambrai. He made the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action on November 5th, 1918, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

'A costly sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.'

St. Neots Road, Sandy, Beds.

Z2974/B.

JANEWAY

Ernest

Private 30841. Killed in action 30 March 1918. Born and resident Barton-le-Clay, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 7. Also commemorated on the Barton War Memorial.

Extract from National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - Section V - Luton

JANEWAY, E., Private, Bedfordshire Lancers and 15th (The King’s) Hussars.

He volunteered In August 1914, and was sent to France In the following year. He took part in severe fighting at Loos, Vimy Ridge, the Somme and in other engagements, and is believed to have been killed in action near the Somme on March 30th, 1918. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

Manor Road, Barton, near Ampthill.

3643/B.

KING

Lewis

Private 964. Killed in action 28 Janaury 1915. Aged 21. Son of Thomas King, of Heath Hill, Warboys. Born, resident and enlisted Warboys, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row N. Grave 19. Also listed on the Warboys War Memorial.

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

KING, L., Trooper, Bedfordshire Lancers.

Volunteering in August 1914, he was drafted to the Western Front in the following year, and there took part in the Battles of Festubert, and Loos, and many other important engagements. He fell in action near Loos on January 27th, 1916. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

'He passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice.'

Heath Hill, Warboys, Hunts.

Z3220.

LEANEY

Horace [Karl]

Private 30858. Died 1 February 1918. Aged 30. Born Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Leagrave. Son of Thomas and Eliza Leaney of 4 Chapel Street, Hemel Hempstead, Herts; husband of Mary Ann Leaney of 25 Tudor Road, Luton. Buried in Biscot (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Luton. Grave 51. Also commemorated on Leagrave War Memorial.,

LOOKER

Charles William Reginald

Private 1236. Killed in action 1 February 1916. Aged 22. Born Buckden, Huntingdonshire, enlisted Dunstable, resident Luton. Son of William and Annie Looker, of The Briars, Luton. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 7.

MANN

Cyril Thomas

Private 31136. Killed in action 30 March 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Flitton, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs Lizzie Mann, of Wardhedges, Flitton. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 7. Also commemorated on the Silsoe War Memorial.

MARSHALL

James Arthur

[Listed as Private on mmeorial] Lance Corporal 30497. Killed in action 8 August 1918. Aged 27. Born Offord, Huntingdonshire, enlisted Godmanchester, resident Offord D'Arcy, Huntingdonshire. Son of John and Isabella Marshall, of Offord D'Arcy, Huntingdonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.

MEADOWS

Harry Ernest

[Listed as Harry Elliott on Rushden memorial] Private 30250. Killed in action 29 March 1918. Aged 32. Born and resident Rushden, enlisted Bedford. Son of the late Harvey and Sarah Meadows. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 7. Also commemorated on Rushden War Memorial,

MILLARD

Oliver Thomas

[Listed as Private on mmeorial] Lance Corporal 30451. Died of wounds 12 August 1918. Aged 25. Enlisted 14 September 1914, served in France, from 7 June 1915, to date of death. Born and enlisted Milton Bryan, enlisted Dunstable. Son of the late William W. and Elizabeth Millard, of Leys Farm, Milton Bryan, nr. Woburn, Beds. Buried in Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-Sur-Somme, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 25.

MOORING

Ephraim William

Private 1922. Died 30 March 1916. Aged 20. Born Dunstable, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Arthur Harry and Elizabeth Ann Mooring, of 21, Regent St., Dunstable. Buried in Dunstable Cemetery, Bedfordshire. Grave reference B 83A. Also commemorated on Dunstable War Memorial.

NEWMAN

Joseph Henry

Private 30263, attached 1st Cavalry School. Died 15 January 1918. Aged 27. Born and resident Leicester, enlisted Bedford. Son of Elizabeth and the late Thomas Henry Newman, of Leicester. Buried in St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 7.

PEACOCK

Charles William

Private 1011, D Squadron. Killed in action 24 July 1916. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Brampton, Huntingdonshire, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Charles Owen Peacock and Annie Peacock of Factory House, Brampton. Buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 32. Also commemorated on Brampton War Memorial.

RAY

F

Sergeant - probably Frederick Ray, Sergeant 22042, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 November 1916. Enlisted St Albans, resident Colney Heath. Buried in Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 30.

RICHARDSON

Archie

Private 30795. Killed in action 15 January 1918. Born St peter's, bedford, enlisted and resident Bedford. Buried in Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 14. Also commemorated on St Martin's, Bedford War Memorial.

ROBERTS

Albert Edward

Private 1496. Killed in action 30 January 1916. Born and resident Langford, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 6. Also commemorated on Langford War Memorial.

SABEY

Arthur Wilfred

Private 30605. Died of owunds 16 January 1918. Enlisted Bedford, resident Henlow. Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 28. Also commemorated on Henlow War Memorial.

SAWYER

Ernest Edgar

Private 30255. Killed in action 31 March 1918. Born Johannesburg, South Africa, enlisted Bedford, resident Kensington, London W. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 7.

SHOTBOLT

T Percy

Private 1821. Died 27 May 1916. Aged 22. Born and resident Ampthill, enlisted Bedford. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Shotbolt, of 15, Arthur St., Ampthill. Buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Ampthill. Section I. Row Q. Grave 6. Also commemorated on Ampthill St Andrews & Alameda War Memorials.

SIMONS

Edward

Formerly Sergeant 1131, Bedfordshire Yeomanry - Company Quartermaster Sergeant 205082, 7th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 25 March 1918. Aged 35. Enlisted Bedford, resident Taunton. Son of Eva Lousia Simons, of 16, Greenway Avenue, Taunton, Somerset, and the late Arthur Thomas Simons. Buried in Wailly Orchard Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 12.

SMITH

Cyril Osborne

Private 30387, A Squadron. Killed in action 15 January 1918. Aged 20. Enlisted Dunstable, resident Luton. Son of Frederick William and Annie Elizabeth Smith, of 3, Salisbury Rd., Luton. Buried in Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 15.

SWALES

James

Private 30306. Killed in action 4 December 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. no known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 1.

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

SWALES,J., Tpr., 1st Beds. Yeomanry (Lancers).

He was mobilised in August 1914, and completing his training in the following March was drafted to the Western Front. There be took part in several engagements, including the Battles of Loos, Festubert, the Somme and Arras. He died gloriously on the Field of Battle at Cambrai on December 4th, 1917, and 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.'

28, Patteshall Street, Bedford.

X4346/B.

TAYLOR

Albert Alexander

Private 851. Killed in action 12 February 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Clifton, enlisted Biggleswade. Son of Francis Albert and Eleanor Annie Taylor, of Clifton; husband of Winifred Taylor, of Bakery, Clifton. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. plot II. Row M. Grave 9. Also commemorated on Clifton War Memorial.

Extract from National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - Section V - Luton

TAYLOR, A. A., Trooper, Bedfordshire Lancers.

He was mobilised from the Army Reserve in August 1914, and in the following June embarked for France. He was eagaged with his unit on important duties in various sectors and fought in the Battles of Loos, St. Eloi and other operations. He was killed in action in the vicinity of Loos on February 12th, 1916, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

Home Farm, Clifton, Shefford.

Z3028/B.

TOPHAM

Herbert

Private 560. Died 7 January 1916. Aged 35. Born Tempsford, enlisted and resident St Neots. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George How Topham, of College Farm, Eltisley. Buried near the North boundary in Saints Pandionia and John The Baptist Churchyard, Eltisley, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on Eltisley War Memorial.

WARREN

Harry Ernest

Private 30277. Killed in action 15 January 1918. Born Turvey, enlisted Bedford, resident Bristol. Buried in Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 13. Also commemorated on Turvey War Memorial.

WILLOUGHBY

John Langford

Private 30146. Died of wounds 30 January 1918. Aged 22. Born and resident Sharnbrook, enlisted Bedford. Son of John and Annie Willoughby, of Sharnbrook. Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 17. Also commemorated on Sharnbrook War Memorial.

WILTSHIRE

Charles Robert

[Spelt WHILTSHIRE on memorial and listed as Lieutenant] Second Lieutenant. Died of owunds 13 July 1916. Aged 28. Son of Charles George Moore Wiltshire and Alice Wiltshire, of 47, Hallingbury Rd., Brighton. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section K. Grave 3.

WINTER

Henry

Private 12775. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 36. Born Cantebury, Kent, enlisted Dalston, resident Bow, London. Husband of Emma Alice Winter, of 51, Strahan Rd., Bow, London. Buried in Calvaire Cemetery Montbrehain, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 4.

WOODHAMS

Eric William

Lieutenant. Died of wounds 11 December 1917. Aged 26. Son of William and Jessie Woodhams, of Rochester Kent; husband of Dora Sybil Woodhams, of 'Meadhope,' Broadstone, Bournemouth. Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 4.

WORMALD, CB

Frank

[Listed as WORMSALD on memorial] Brigadier General, General Staff comanding 5th Cavalry brigade late 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers. Killed in action 3 October 1915. Aged 47. Awarded the C.B. Son of John and Annie Wormald, of Dewsbury, Yorkshire; husband of Gwynifred Wormald. of 10, Walton Place. London. Buried North of West end of the church in Nedonchel Churchyard, Pas de Calais, France.

THE FOLLOWING ARE LISTED AS BEDFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY BUT NOT ON THE MEMORIAL

BOWLES

A C

Private 381. Died 21 February 1917. Aged 35. Resident Biggleswade. Son of George and Mary Ann Bowles, of Biggleswade; husband of Beatrice Cousins (formerly Bowles), of 41, Alexandra Terrace, Biggleswade. Buried in Biggleswade Town Cemetery, Biggleswade. Grave 1436. Also commemorated on Biggleswade War Memorial.

Extract from National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - Section V - Luton

BOWLES, A. C., Private, Bedfordshire Lancers.

He was serving at the outbreak of hostilities, and after the completion of his training was engaged at various stations on important duties with his unit. Owing to ill-health he was unable to secure his transfer to a fighting front, and was discharged in August 1916 as time expired. He died six months later.

41, Alexandra Terrace, Biggleswade.

Z1262/A

BUCKINGHAM George Bernard

Private 30631. Died 17 October 1918. Aged 22. Son of Frederick & Sarah Buckingham of Luton Road, Toddington. Buried in Toddington Cemetery, Toddington, Beds. Grave reference 44 396. Also commemorated on Todding St George's Church and Toddington Village memorials.

Extract from National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - Section V - Luton

BUCKINGHAM, G., Shoeing Smith, Bedfordshire Lancers.

He volunteered in February 1915, and after a period of training was sent to Ireland, where he was engaged on important guard duties, and served during the Dublin riots. He was discharged in November 1917 as medically unfit for further service, and died shortly afterwards.

Luton Road, Toddington, near Dunstable.

Z666/A

COOK

Frederick Willie

Private 30625. Attached to Lincolnshire Yeomanry. Died 29 December 1917. Born Longley, Gloucestershire, enlisted Bedford, resident Newnham, Bedford. Buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 34.
COWLEY Samuel Jesse
Private 30231. Died 19 September 1919. Aged 19. Son of Joseph James and Eliza Cowley. Buried in Kempston Cemetery, Kempston, Bedford. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 295. Commmeorated in Kempston Cemetery on family grave and on Kempston War memorial.

FAULKNER

H

Private GS/18413. Died 8 November 1917. Aged 46. Son of Josiah and Elizabeth Faulkner; husband of Annie Faulkner, of 11, Scarletwell Terrace, Northampton. Formerly Sergrant Mjor, Durham Light Infantry. Cremated at Billing Road Cemetery, Northampton and commemorated on the screen wall.

HEAMS L G Private 30951. Died 6 July 1919. Creamated at Billing Road Cemetry, Northampton. Commemorated on the Screen Wall.

KNIGHTS-SMITH

Philip Arnold

Lance Corporal GS/18330. Died 12 April 1918. Aged 21. Born Brightstone, Isle of Wight. Son of the Rev. Leslie Knights Smith and Florence Margaret Smith, of Brewood Vicarage, Stafford. Buried in Uttoxeter Cemetery, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. New section Grave reference I. 1977.

LANCASTER William Frederick Private 30894. Died of wounds 22 November 1917. Born and resident Cranfield, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 1. Also commemorated on Cranfield War Memorial.

WEIGHTMAN

T

Private 31270. Died 1 October 1918. Buried in North East part of St Mary Churchyard, Ponteland, Northumberland.

WOODCROFT F I
Private 30020. Died 5 March 1919. Aged 28. Son of Anne Woodcroft, of the 'Post Boy' Biggleswade. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot III. Row B. Grave 12.

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