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BEDFORD ST LEONARD'S - Roll of Honour

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Martin Edwards
with additional information by John Wainwright
additional RFC/RNAS/RAF information David Manning

Photographs Copyright © Peter Armstrong 2001

The church of St Leonards is no longer standing but the memorial still remains.

1914-1919
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN CONNECTED WITH THIS
PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR GOD AND EMPIRE IN THE GREAT WAR

    1914-1919
AYRES Joseph John Sapper 289572, 226th Railway Company (R.T.D.), Corps of Royal Engineers. Born Cotton End, enlisted Bedford. Husband of E. J. Ayres, of 51, Sandhurst Rd., Bedford. Died Sunday 28th July 1918 in Egypt. Age 41. Buried in BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Grave G. 79.
BARBER Frank

Private 3/6951, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born Kempston, resident and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action Wednesday 21st April 1915 in France and Flanders. Age 26. Brother of Mr. R. Barber, of 12, Edward Rd., Bedford. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

According to the National Roll of the Great War: "BARBER, F., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. He was mobilised in August 1914 and almost immediately drafted to France, where he took part in much heavy fighting at the Battles of Ypres, Loos, Neuve Chapelle and St. Eloi. He made the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action at Hill 60 on April 21st, 1915, and was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals. 'Whilst we remember, the sacrifice is not in vain." 12, Edward Road, Bedford."

BARBER Percy

Sapper 758, 1st East Anglian Division, Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Born Wrestlingworth, enlisted Bedford. Killed in action Saturday 20th February 1915 in France and Flanders. Age 20. Son of Alfred and Emily M. Barber, of 12, Edward Rd., Bedford. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1.

According to the National Roll of the Great War: "BARBER, P., Sapper, Royal Engineers. He was mobilised in August 1914 and shortly afterwards drafted to the Western Front, where he took part in severe fighting at Loos. He died gloriously on the Field of Battle at Neuve Chapelle on February 26th, 1915, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service Medals. 'A costly sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.' 12, Edward Road, Bedford."

BILLINGHAM Thomas W

Sergeant 1329, 2/1st East Anglian Division, Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Enlisted Bedford. Died Thursday 25th November 1915 in Gallipoli. Husband of Ada Billingham, of 103, Tideswell Rd., Eastbourne. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Grave D. IX. 3.

According to the National Roll of the Great War: "BILLINGHAM, T.W., Sergeant, Royal Engineers. A month after the declaration of war in August 1914, he volunteered, and in July 1915 was sent to Gallipoli. There he fought with distinction at Suvla Bay and Anzac, but unfortunately contracted dysentry and died at Malta on November 25th, 1915. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals. 'His memory is cherished with pride." 36, Muswell Road, Bedford.
BIZZELL Frederick Arthur

Private 29817 4th Bn., Grenadier Guards who died on Saturday, 13th April 1918. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.

According to the National Roll of the Great War: "BIZZELL, F.A., Guardsman, Grenadier Guards. He joined in MArch 1917, and in the following December was drafted to the Western Front, where he took part in engagements at Arras and Albert, and in the Advance at Cambrai. He was reported missing on April 17th, 1918 and is now presumed killed in action on that date. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals. 'His memory was cherished with pride.' 8, Churchville Road, Bedford.

BOWLER Archibald probably A BOWLER, Private 11602 11th Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) who died on Thursday, 3rd October 1918. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. E. 18.
BRANSON Gerald Rifleman 474105, 12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment. Born Woodstone, enlisted Northampton, resident Bedford. Killed in action Sunday 23rd December 1917 in E.E.F. Age 23. Formerly 23182, Northamptonshire Regiment. Son of Charles William and Jane Branson, of Wood St., Woburn Sands, Bucks. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 49
BUCKLE Frederick

Private 26743, Royal Defence Corps who died on Friday, 22nd November 1918. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave K/4. 133.

According to the National Roll of the Great War: "BUCKLE, F, Private,Royal Defence Corps. Volunteering in October 1914, he was retained at various stations on important duties with his unit. He was chiefly engaged in guarding bridges and also prisoners of war, and rendered valuable services. On November 22nd, 1918, he unfortunately died from the effects of his military service. 'His memory is cherised with pride.' 22, Ombersley Road, Bedford.

BULL Wilfred A Airman 3rd Class 112021 "R " Depot, Royal Flying Corps who died on Sunday, 24th February 1918. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave K/3. 117.
BURTON Arthur Private G/75128, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Born and enlisted Bedford. Died of wounds Saturday 3rd August 1918 in France and Flanders. Formerly 287892 R.A.S.C. Buried COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Germany. Grave XVII. B. 17.
CHAMBERS George Thomas Private 35704, 62nd Infantry Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Born Milton Ernest, enlisted Bedford. Killed in action Tuesday 18th September 1917 in France and Flanders. Age 24. Son of Mr. G. and Mrs. J. Chambers, of 22, Edward Rd., Bedford. Formerly 25586, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VII. G. 3.
CHILLERY Herbert Kidman Private 42410, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Born Sandy, enlisted Bedford. Killed in action Tuesday 1st October 1918 in France and Flanders. Age 33. Son of Frederick and Hilda Chillery, of Bedford; husband of Lizzie Jane Chillery, of 1, Eastville Rd., Bedford. Formerly 30735, 27th T.R. Battalion. Buried in MASNIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, MARCOING, Nord, France. Grave I. E. 7.
CLARKE Harry G Sergeant 3/8543, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action Thursday 4th May 1916 in France and Flanders. Age 42. Husband of Agnes E. Clarke, of 3, College Rd., Southend, Bedford. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. B. 2.
CLAREBOTTOM[S] Bertram Joseph Private 19741, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Born new Fenlake, Bedford, enlisted Bedford. Killed in action Tuesday 8th May 1917 in France and Flanders. Age 21. Son of John and Florence Clarebottoms, of 2, Britannia Rd., Bedford. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
COOK, DCM Herbert Charles Private 58395, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Born and enlisted Bedford. Died of wounds Monday 4th November 1918 in France and Flanders. Age 19. Awarded the DCM. Son of Mr. H. G. and Mrs. E. E. Cook, of 19, College Rd., South End, Bedford. Buried in MONTAY-NEUVILLY ROAD CEMETERY, MONTAY, Nord, France. Grave IV. A. 16.
COWPER Alick Sergeant 499, 1st East Anglian Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Killed in action Wednesday 10th March 1915 in France and Flanders. Age 21. Son of Astley and Elizabeth Cowper, of 10, King St., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. B. 39.
COWPER George Battery Serjeant Major (WO.II) 15526, 122nd Heavy Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Born and resident Kempston. Enlisted Bedford. Died of wounds Saturday 4th August 1917 in France and Flanders. Age 32. Son of Astley and Elizabeth Cowper, of 10, King St., Kempston, Bedford. Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XVII. G. 14.
COWPER Richard Private 12/70 3rd Bn., Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F. who died on Saturday, 8th May 1915. Age 26. Son of Astley and Elizabeth Cowper, of 10, King St., Kempston, Bedford. Commemorated on TWELVE TREE COPSE (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL, Turkey. Reference 14. 1. 8.
CROUCH James Frank Gunner 153972, 443rd Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Hempstead, Beds and enlisted Bedford. Died at home Wednesday 6th November 1918. Buried ELSTOW (SS. MARY AND HELENA) CHURCHYARD, east of church.
CROWSHAW Herbert Alfred

[Spelt CROSHAW on CWGC and CROSHAM on SDGW] Drummer 3324, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on Wednesday 17th November 1915 in Malta. Age 21. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Walter and Mary Croshaw, of 27, Britannia Rd., Bedford. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Grave D. VII. 6.

From The National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - Section XII - Bedford & Northampton

CROSHAW, H. A., Drummer, 1/5th Beds. Regt.

He was mobilised at the declaration of war in August 1914, and in July of the following year was drafted to Gallipoli. There he saw much severe fighting in several engagements, but was unfortunately killed in action at Suvla Bay on November 17th, 1915. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"His life for his Country, his soul to God."

31, King’s Place, Bedford.
X1867/A.
DAVIS Walter J Cannot find on either CWGC or Soldiers Died CD. No further information currently.
DOUGHTY Wilfred George Private T/203256, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Born Biggleswade, resident and enlisted Bedford. Killed Saturday 19th March 1918 in France and Flanders. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1 and 2.
ELMORE Richard Turney Private 9946, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born Greenfield, resident and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action Saturday 30th October 1914 in France and Flanders. commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33
EVANS John T No further information currently
EVANS William Herbert Private 20266, Royal Army Medical Corps. Born Sharnbrook, enlisted Bedford. Died of wounds 9th April 1917 in France and Flanders.
EVERITT Cyril James Sergeant 75626 29th Bn., Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regt.) who died on Friday, 15th September 1916. Age 29. Born Derby, 4th May 1887, enlisted 11th Decmber 1914 in Vancouver, Canada. Son of James Seaton Everitt and Ellen Summons Everitt, of 2, Endsleigh Rd., Bedford. Profession builder. Single. Height 5ft 6ins. Waist 37ins. Complexion - fair, eyes - blue, hair - golden. Religion - Church of England. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/166, Box 2957 - 47.
EVERITT Harold Richard Lance Corporal 75418 Scouts Section, Canadian Infantry who died on Saturday, 22nd April 1916. Age 25. Son of James and Ellen Everitt, of Bedford, England. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. B. X. National Archies of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2958 - 27.
FOOTE William Henry Private 23123, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 13th November 1916 in France and Flanders.
FOWLE Philip James Private 58014 "B" Coy. 17th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment) who was killed in action on Sunday, 24th March 1918. Age 21. Son of James and Emily Fowle, of 24, Elstow Rd., Bedford. Born Heyton, Cumberland, enlsited London, resident Cheam, Surrey. Formerly 1247, London Divisional Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 21 to 23
FOWLER Claude Oliver 2nd Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1918.
FREEMAN William No further information currently
GARRETT George Private 16890, 2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Born St Albans, enlisted Bedford. Died 8th May 1915 in France and Flanders.
GNAPP Sydney Roland Private 26573, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 27th October 1917 in France and Flanders.
GOFF Joseph Rifleman 1930, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Born Podington, resident Wooton, enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 17th December 1914 in France and Flanders.
GOFF William Lance Sergeant 2355, Rifleman 1930, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Born Cranfield, resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 18th December 1914.
GREEN, MC Frederick George 2nd Lieutenant (T.P.), Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (attached 1/4th Battalion). Awarded the Military Cross (MC). Killed in action 3rd October 1918.
HARRIS Lionel William Lance Corporal 8701, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born Luton, enlisted and resident Bedford. Killed in action 23rd August 1918 in France and Flanders.
HART Ernest Private 127966, Infantry Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Born Goldington, enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 17th May 1918 in France and Flanders. Formerly 48084, Bedfordshire Regiment.
HOWARD Addison James Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion (attached 1st Battalion), Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th September 1916.
HULETT Frederick George

Corporal 58521 2nd/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 21st December 1916. Frederick George Hulett was born 2 March 1897 at Stevington, Bedfordshire. He was the son of George Hulett and Mary Anne Howe, and husband of Olive Kate Smith, (married 15 March 1916), father of Joan Mary Hulett (born 6 June 1915). Enlisted Bedford. Formerly 4574, 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.

Cutting from one of the Bedford papers: "...received of the death of Corporal Frederick G. Hulett, of the Gloucesters, formerly of the 5th. Beds. Regt., who was killed in action on Dec. 21st. 1916. Corpl. Hulett was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hulett of College Road, and the husband of Mrs. Olive Hulett, Bower Street. Before enlistment he was employed by the Midland Railway Co., and was highly respected by his many friends. Joining up in October, 1914, he went to France in May, 1916. A widow and one little child are left to mourn his loss. The corporal's death came as a great blow to his sorrowing wife and to his parents, who have two other sons serving."

HULKS Ernest Samuel Sapper 173208, Corps of Royal Engineers. Born hatfield, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 65145, R.A.M.C. Railway Transport Estb., Royal Engineers. Born Hatfield, enlisted Bedford. Died 12th July 1917 in Salonika.
JAGGARD Thomas Reginald Private 19497, 26th Battalion, Roayl Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Born Turvey, resident and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 18th September 1916 in France and Flanders.
JOHNS, MM Harry Private 201050, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Resident and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 27th July 1917 in Palestine. Awarded Military Medal (M.M.). Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 17
JOYCE Sidney [Spelt Sydney on Soldiers Died CD] Sapper 522912, 105th Field Company, Corps Royal Engineers. Enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 10th April 1918 in France and Flanders.
KIRK Harry 2nd Corporal 522007, 483rd Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Born and enlisted Bedford. Died of wounds 13th December 1917 in France and Flanders.
LILLEY Edmund [Spelt Edmond on Soldiers Died CD] Sapper 1268, 1st East Anglian, Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Enlisted Bedford. Died of wounds 26th September 1915 in France and Flanders.
LITCHFIELD Horace B Private 2723 1st/6th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) who died on Wednesday, 5th May 1915. Age 23. Son of Ellen Jane Litchfield, of 3, Ombersley Rd., Bedford. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave E. 36.
LITCHFIELD Percy John Battery Quartermaster Sergeant 806217, Territorial Force, Royal Field Artillery. Born Bedford, enlisted Derby. Killed in action 1st October 1917 in France and Flanders.
LOVELL, MM Samuel H Sergeant 9095, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Awarded Military Medal (MM). Died of wounds 23rd August 1918 in France and Flanders.
MACKLEY Ronald C Cannot find on either CWGC or Soldiers Died CD. He was a Sergeant in the Bedfordshire Yeomanry, born 1886, at Bennington, married,1911,Bedford. His name is inscribed on the Mackley family gravestone, in Eyeworth churchyard, with the words "Died in France,May, 1917." He also appears on the serving members list of Ampthill Road Boys School, on the St. Leonards Parish, Roll of Honour, 1914/1918 and in the Bedfordshire Times, 2nd July 1915 as serving with the Middlesex Yeomanry.
MALLOWS Charles Sergeant 9173, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Born and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 10th August 1915 in Gallipoli.
MEEKS William Henry Lance Corporal 4798 1st Bn., Coldstream Guards who died on Sunday, 25th October 1914. Age 34. Son of the late Edward and Martha Meeks; husband of Elizabeth Emma Meeks, of 3, Aspley Rd., Bedford. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11
MOORE John George Private 30078, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born Walthamstow, Essex, resident and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 23rd April 1917 in France and Flanders.
MURRELL George Driver 528167, 54th Division, Filed Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Died 31st October 1917 in Egypt.
NOTLEY Frank R Private G/78995, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Died of wounds 28th August 1918 in France and Flanders.
PAGE Sidney L Private 3925, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Born Bedford and enlisted Sudbury, Suffolk. Killed in action 4th february 1917 in France and Flanders.
PARISH Henry [Harry] Samuel Private 317550 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 15th/Monday 17th May 1915. Age 25. Born, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Samuel and Sarah A. Parish, of 41, Offa Rd., Bedford. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11
PARKER Frederick Leopold Sergeant 8041, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Born Sandy, enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 17th february 1917 in France and Flanders.
PATEMAN John Harold Private G/50618, 2nd Battalion, duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Born, enlisted and resident Bedford. Killed in action 22nd April 1917 in France and Flanders.
PEER Arthur Connaught P Private 35705, Infantry Regiment, Machine Gun Corps. Born and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 8th October 1916 in France and Flanders. Formerly 25547, Bedfordshire Regiment.
PERRY James Emmings Company Sergeant Major 9737, D Company. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Died of wounds 9th July 1916 in France and Flanders. PERRY James Emmings. 9737. Company Sergeant Major. D Company. Wounds inflicted on 1st July 1916, when his Company were storming the trenches near Montauban, resulting in the capture or Pommiers Redoubt. Aged 23. Son of Mr and Mrs George Perry, 5 Muswell Rd, Bedford. Wounded in the Chest and Spine. Attended Ampthill Road School, Bedford. Worked at Howard's Works Bedford before joining up. Enlisted in 1st Bedford's, March 1911. Two years later he became a Gymnasium Instructor with the Battalion in Ireland. Departed for France in August 1914 with the BEF. After taking part in the retreat from Mons he was wounded at the Marne and recovered at the Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot. He returned to service now with the 2nd Battalion and was finally transferred to the 7th Battalion in time for the first Somme battle, were he was mortally wounded. This information has been gleaned from Casualty Returns & obituaries of the time.
RAY Frederick Lee 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th May 1918. Age 24. Son of Frederick and Alice Ray, of Bedford. Buried in TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES, Nord, France. Plot 2. Row C. Grave 5. See also Elstow - Bedford County School
RICHARDSON Albert Reginald Corporal 16438, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born Bedford, resident and enlisted Watford. Killed in action 20th December 1915 in France and Flanders.
SHARPE William A No further information currently
SHEPPARD Evelyn Gordon Lance Corporal L/9734, 2nd battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Born Dunstable, enlisted Shorncliffe, Kent, resident Bedford. killed in action 31st October 1914 in France and Flanders.
SMART George Private 9491, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. killed in action 30th January 1915 in France and Flanders.
SMITH Percy D Sapper 846, 1/1st East Anglian Division, Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Born and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 23rd December 1915 in france and Flanders.
SPELLER Robert Leslie Private M2/021000 112th Road Coy. M.T., Royal Army Service Corps who died on Saturday, 15th February 1919. Age 30. Son of Arthur and Ellen Speller, of New Cross, London; husband of Ethelle Speller, of 9, Aspley Rd., Bedford. Buried in LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave R. D. 3.
STEVENS Albert Serjeant 9269 2nd Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 4th December 1915. Born St Mary's, Bedford, enlisted Northampton. Buried in BREWERY ORCHARD CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. B. 2.
STIDOLPH Walter Eric Major Flight Serjeant 1910 Southern Aircraft Repair Park, Royal Flying Corps who was Killed in flying accident Tuesday, 1st May 1917, piloting his aircraft (SE.5 A4865) which went out of control,for unknown reasons,and nosedived into ground on landing approach, Farnborough. He was a test pilot at the Southern ARP. Buried in ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave AF. 2062.
SUMMERFIELD Ernest Charles Private 9291, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 18th May 1915 in France and Flanders.
TAYLOR George J Private 26727 3rd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Thursday, 18th October 1917. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave D/4. 78.
THURLEY Henry C Private 8809 2nd Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Friday, 17th January 1919. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave K/4. 103.
TRUEMAN Reginald Private 4108, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Resident and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 15th August 1915 in Gallipoli.
TURNER George Henry Private 145492, Infantry Regiment, Machine Gun Corps. Born and enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Formerly 28004, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 2nd October 1918 in France and Flanders.
TWO Thomas William Lance Sergeant 21051, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Born and enlisted Bedford. Formerly 8858 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th October 1916 in France and Flanders.
TWO Percy Charles Private 27625, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 14th October 1916 in France and Flanders.
TYRRELL Frederick W Gunner 59767, Royal Field Artillery. Born and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 20th July 1915 in France and Flanders.
WALKER Frederick Charles Private 9388, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born, resident and enlisted in Bedford. Killed in action 8th May 1918 in France and Flanders.
WALTON Frank Ernest Private 25374, 10th battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Born Luton, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 10439, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th October 1917 in France and Flanders.
WARD George Cornwall

Sapper 171734, H.Q. Cable Section, Army Signal Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Born St Mary's, Bedford and enlisted Bedford. Died of heatstroke Saturday 21st July 1917 in Mesopotamia. Age 22. Son of the late Frederick and Annie Catherine Ward, of 28, Ampthill Rd., Bedford. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave XVI. A. 12. Commemorated in Bedford Cemetery on Grave F/5. 60.

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WARD Wallace Jesse

Lance Corporal 554260, 511th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died in a London hospital Wednesday 9th October 1918 from an illness contracted in France. Enlisted Victoria Park, Middlesex, resident Fulham, Middlesex. Son of the late Frederick and Annie Catherine Ward, of 28, Ampthill Rd., Bedford. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave F/5. 60.

 

WATTS Herbert Private 60202, [32nd CWGC] 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Resident and enlisted Bedford. Formerly 4383, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 8th June 1917 in France and Flanders. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. D. 23.
WEBB Kenneth Walter Private 20060, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Born Rushden, enlisted Slough, resident Bedford. Killed in action Friday 20th october 1916 in France and Flanders. Age 24. Son of Fannie Webb, of 62, Elstow Rd., Bedford, and the late Walter Webb. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Grave I. C. 17.
WEBB Walter Airman 3rd Class 299720, No.5 (Eastern) Aircraft Repair Depot, Henlow, Beds. Died of pneumonia 23rd Octoper 1918 at Kempston Barracks Hospital, Bedford. Next of kin was Mrs.Webb, 8 Powick Lane, Bank St., Worcester. Buried at Worcester.
WEST James William Sapper 1200, 1st East Anglian Company, Corps Royal Engineers. Enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 28th September 1915 in Gallipoli.
WHITTEMORE, MM & Bar Frederick Arthur Private G/14877, 7th Battalin, Royal Sussex Regiment. Born Campton, enlisted Bedford. Awarded Military Medal and Bar. Killed in action 28th August 1918 with British Expeditionary Forces.
WICKHAM [William] John Webster Lance Corporal B/925 9th Bn., Rifle Brigade who died on Monday, 2nd August 1915. Age 35. Son of Charles and Ellen Wickham, of 5, Watlington Grove, Lower Sydenham, London; husband of Susan Wickham, of 25, Althorpe St., Bedford. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 - 48 and 50
WILLETT Leonard C probably Charles WILLETT, Private 17434, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Born Bedford, enlisted Coventry, resident Clitheroe, Lancashire. Killed in action Tuesday 9th October 1917 in France and Flanders. Husband of Mrs. Willett, of 100, London Rd., Stockton Heath, Warrington. Buried in ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VII. F. 13.
WILSON Alfred Leonard Private 11827, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borders. Born St Leonard's, resident and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 3rd December 1917 in France and Flanders.
WOODS Herbert Charles [also documented as Charles Herbert WOODS] Private 202670 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment who died of wounds on Wednesday, 25th September 1918. Age 20. Born,resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Robert and Ada Woods, of 40, Mabel Rd., Bedford. Buried in BRIE BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave II. E. 6.
WOODS Cecil Private 17421, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born Kempston, resident and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 19th December 1915 in France and Flanders.
WRIGHT George No further information currently
WRIGHT Henry No further information currently

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