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DUNSTABLE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Lynda Smith

The memorial is situated in the grounds of Dunstable Priory Church.


Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith 2002

1914 – 1918
1939 – 1945
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN
OF
DUNSTABLE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE TWO WORLD WARS 1914 – 1918

ABBISS G

Private 202803. 11th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Friday 26 March 1920. Age 40. Son of Tesse and Ann Abbiss, of Hitchin, Herts; husband of Elizabeth Mary Abbiss, of 151, High St. South, Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom E. 177.

ALLEN B G

No further information available at present

ALLEN L

Probably: Alfred Leonard Allen. Private G/21245. 10th [R. East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry] Bn., The Buffs [East Kent Regiment]. Killed in action Wednesday 18 September 1918. Age 30. Son of Alfred and Ruth Allen, of 94, Victoria St., Dunstable; husband of Frances Elizabeth Allen, of 70, Victoria St., Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.

ANDREWS F

Probably: Frederick George Andrews. Private 18608. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 23 August 1918. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. S. 8.

ANDREWS S T

Possibly: Sidney Andrews. Lance Corporal 33003. 8th Bn., Leicestershire Regiment. Formerly 2885 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 3 May 1917. Born Totternhoe. Enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5

BAKER A J W

No further information available at present

BAKER Charles Tanqueray
Captain 5th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 15 August 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on AZMAK CEMETERY, SUVLA, Turkey. Special Memorial 31. See also 1st/5th Bedfordshire Battalion, Gallipoli.
BANDY William George

Private 25165. 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 30 April 1917. Born Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3

BANKS Clifford H

Private 56685, 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 10 September 1918. Born Astley, Worcestershire, enlisted Luton, resident Tunstall, Staffordshire. Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, ST. JEAN-LES-YPRES, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 14. - See also Dunstable Scouts

BANKS Ernest W.

Lance Corporal 33838. 8th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 2 April 1917. Age 21. Son of William and Jane Banks, of 50, Capron Rd., Dunstable. Lived and enlisted Dunstable. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY Nord, France. Ref. I. P. 42.

BARBER William George

Private 79782 "C" Coy. 1st/8th Bn., Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action Monday 27 May 1918. Age 19. Son of Thomas Charles and Annie Barber, of 59, St. Peter's Rd., Dunstable, Beds. Born Hammersmith. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

BARNES A. S.

Rifleman 59215. 2nd Bn., Rifle Brigade. Died Sunday 10 August 1919. Served as STEVENS. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 204.

BARTLE Walter Roy

Private 14287. 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 15 April 1917. Age 24. Son of John Bartle, of 75, King St., Dunstable, Beds, and the late Georgiana Bartle. Born Prickwillow, Cambs. Lived and enlisted Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5

BARTON Frederick Horace

Private 15538. 6th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 20 February 1916. Age 20. Son of Charles F. and Ellen Barton, of 12, Ashton St., Dunstable; husband of Lily F. B. Barton, of I, Halifax Place, West St., Dunstable, Beds. Born Luton. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.1, Somme, France. Ref. II. D. 16.

BATEMAN Alfred

Private 2/2747. 7th Bn., East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 16 March 1916. Age 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bateman, of 3, Cross St., Dunstable. Born and enlisted Luton. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. K. 4.

BATES Frederick Samuel

Private G/86121. 23rd Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Saturday 7 September 1918. Age 23. Son of Mrs. Priscilla Bates, of 106, West St., Dunstable, Beds. Born Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3

BAXTER Harry

Private 40720. 2nd Bn., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Formerly 72622 Middx. Regt. Killed in action Sunday 1 April 1917. Age 37. Husband of Ada Baxter, of 3, Richard St., Dunstable. Born Tanser, Northants. Enlisted Luton. Buried in SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Ref. I. D. 29.

BAXTER James

Pioneer 316963. "J" Special Coy., Royal Engineers. Died Thursday 26 September 1918. Age 32. Born at Perth. Son of Bailie and Mrs. Baxter, of Perth; husband of Elsie Norah Baxter, of Regent St., Dunstable, Beds. Enlisted Dunstable. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Kassel, Hessen, Germany. Ref. II. F. 5.

BEARD Alfred

Private 40400. 10th Bn., South Wales Borderers. Formerly 7425 Bedfordshire Regt. Killed in action Tuesday 2 July 1918. Age 41. Husband of Emily Beard, of 84, Edwards St., Dunstable, Beds. Born Devizes, Wiltshire. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Ref. III. E. 5.

BENNING Murray Stuart

Lieutenant 3rd Bn., East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 1 November 1914. Age 20. Son of Charles Crichton Stuart Benning and Ellen Benning, of The Limes, Dunstable. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. A. 3.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 2, Page 26. BENNING, Murray Stuart. Lieutenant, 3rd (reserve) attd 1st (31st Foot) battalion, The East Surrey Regiment. Youngest son of Charles Crichton Stuart Benning,of The Limes, Dunstable, Town Clerk.

Born Dunstable, co. Beds, 23-8-1894, educated the Grammar School there, and Uppingham, where he was a member of the O.T.C., was employed as the representative of Messrs. Wright & Co, Rubber Brokers.

Was gazetted 2nd Lieut, 3rd East Surrey Regiment, 21-12-1912 and promoted Lieutenant 5-8-1914. Served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders being attached to the 1st battalion, and died at Christol Hospital, Boulogne 1-11-1914 froms wounds received in action at Richebourg L'Avoue 28th Oct previously.

BEWLEY Edward Neville

Second Lieutenant. 2nd/6th Bn., Sherwood Foresters [Notts and Derby Regt.]. Killed in action Tuesday 26 June 1917. Buried in METZ-EN-COUTURE COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 1.

Obituary from The Times, 17 July 1917:

Second Lieutenant Edward Neville Bewley, Sherwood Foresters, who was killed on June 26, aged 32, was the only son of Mr. Frank Bewley, of Buxton, and the late Mrs Bewley. He was educated at Dunstable Grammar School and Caius College, Cambridge, and at the outbreak of war was practising as a solicitor in London. He joins the Inns of Court O.T.C. in June, 1915, and was gazetted to the Sherwood Foresters. His commanding officer writes: "I personally feel his loss dreadfully, and am writing on behalf of all ranks to offer you our deepest sympathy in your sad loss. Latterly your husband was attached to Battalion Headquarters, and I then realized more than ever his splendid qualities, and he will be sadly missed both as a good officer and a gallant gentleman." Lieutenant Bewley married, in January, 1912, Doris, fourth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Crichton S. Benning, of The Limes, Dunstable.

BIRD Ernest Reuben

Private 31902. 6th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds at home Friday 26 October 1917. Age 20. Son of Jesse and Lizzie Bird, of 56, Capron Rd., Dunstable. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 82.

BIRD Percy James

Private 202789. 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 8 May 1918. Age 25. Son of John and Sarah Bird, of 16, Waterlow Rd., Dunstable, Beds. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A

BOSKETT Walter Ernest

Private 32209. 6th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 9 May 1917. Age 38. Son of Joseph and Clara Boskett, of Dunstable; husband of Maud Boskett, of 19, Warwick Rd., Luton. Lived Luton. Enlisted Bedford. Buried in DOUAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Ref. G. 3.

BOWDEN Montague

Lance Corporal 16762. 90th Coy., Machine Gun Corps [Inf]. Killed in action Monday 23 April 1917. Age 27. Son of Lydia Bowden, of 211, High St. North, Dunstable, Beds., and the late William Bowden. Born and Lived Houghton Regis. Enlisted Dunstable No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10

BOWDEN Stanley Arthur

Private G/18368. 7th Bn., Queen's Own [Royal West Kent Regiment]. Formerly 2096 Royal Sussex Regt. Killed in action Saturday 4 August 1917. Age 27. Son of Mrs. Fanny Bowden, of 23, St. Peter's Rd., Dunstable, Beds. Born Dunstable. Enlisted Brighton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES [MENIN GATE] MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 45 and 47

BOWERS George David

[D.G. on memorial] Private 49485 11th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Formerly TR/9/73042. Killed in action Thursday 24 October 1918. Age 19. Son of David Bowers, of 34, Edward St., Dunstable, Beds. Born Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. Buried in VENDEGIES CROSS ROADS BRITISH CEMETERY, BERMERAIN, Nord, France. Ref. A. 19.

BRIGGINSHAW Albert A.

Private 269790. 11th Bn., Sherwood Foresters [Notts and Derby Regt.] Died of wounds Friday 21 September 1917. Age 35. Husband of M. K. Brigginshaw, of 1, Boro' Rd., Dunstable. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XXIII. B. 20A.


Photograph Copyright © Liz Collins - 2004

From a Local Paper

PTE A BRIGGINSHAW


The telegraphic information to his friends that Pte. A. Brigginshaw, of 65, High-street South, Dunstable, had been seriously wounded, was succeeded on Monday night by the news that the gallant soldier was no more. He sustained a compound fracture of the skull, but Mrs. Brigginshaw having a letter from the clearing hospital that her husband had regained conciousness and sent a cheerful message naturally hoped for the best. Prior to going into training in the Notts and Derby Regiment, the late Pte. Brigginshaw worked on his father's farm at Caddington, where he resided for some ten years. His Regimental depot was at Lichfield, and he trained at Chesterfield and several other towns in the North. When eventually sent to France he contracted severe bronchial and other troubles, necessitating long hospital treatment both there and in England. Bedfore proceeding to France for the second time he was in Dunstable on leave. He had not been married very long. His age was about 37, and he was well known in the district.
BROWN Frank Augustus

Lance Corporal 203184. 2nd Bn., Essex Regiment. Formerly 32210 Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 18 September 1918. Lived and enlisted Dunstable. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. F. 22.

BROWN John Charles

Serjeant 8421. 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 26 October 1914. Born. Lived and enlisted Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES [MENIN GATE] MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33

BROWN William Henry

Pioneer 127433. Royal Engineers. [Base Signal Depot R.E. Egypt]. Died at sea Friday 4 May 1917. Age 38. Son of William Henry and Helen Annette Brown, of "The Nook," Dunstable. Beds. Enlisted Hampstead, Middx. Buried in SAVONA TOWN CEMETERY, Italy A. 14.

BUCKINGHAM Sydney

Rifleman 47562. 16th Bn., Royal Irish Rifles. Died of wounds Tuesday 23 April 1918. Age 38. Son of Arthur Buckingham, of Dunstable; husband of Rose Jane Buckingham, of 25, Winfield St., Dunstable, Beds. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Kassel, Hessen, Germany. Ref. IX. G. 14.

CARTER Victor Robert George

[Drummer] Private 235198, 2nd/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 6 December 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted Luton, resident Dunstable. Son of Arthur George James Carter, of 46, Garden Rd., Dunstable. Formerly Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 8.


Photograph Courtesy & Copyright © John Wainright 2004

CASSIDY Herbert Sidney

Lance Corporal 2763. 9th Bn., East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 16 August 1916. Age 32. Husband of Rose Leonora Bryan [formerly Cassidy], of 8, Richard St., Dunstable, Beds. Born Clerkenwell, Middx. Enlisted Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C

CHAMPKIN Fred

Private 25643. 1st Bn., East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 4 October 1917. Age 34. Son of the late John and Lizzie Champkin; husband of Florence Elizabeth Hawes [formerly Champkin], of 27, King St., Dunstable. Born Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 79 to 80 and 163A

CHAPPELL Cyril Thomas

Private 1946. 1st King Edward's Horse. Died Monday 11 March 1918. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted London. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. Div. 62. I. N. 1.

CLARK James

[Clarke on CWGC] Able Seaman 175327 [RFR/CH/B/5108]. H.M.S. "Hogue", Royal Navy. Died Tuesday 22 September 1914. Age 35. Son of Henry and Martha Clarke; husband of Lily Clarke, of 5, Tavistock St., Dunstable, Beds. Native of Potsgrove, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Ref. 2.

[Special note: In the early hours of the morning of 22 September 1914, HMS Hogue along with HMS Aboukir & HMS Cressy were sunk by torpedoes from a U-boat under the command of Otto Weddigen, in the North Sea.]

CLARKE Henry Edward

Corporal 18660. 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home Wednesday 20 December 1916. Age 33. Son of George and Lavinia Clarke, of West Wittering, Sussex; husband of Ellen Caroline Clarke, of 190, Newcome Rd., Fratton, Portsmouth. Born West Wittering. Lived Kensworth. Enlisted Bedford. A Postman of Kensworth Lynch, Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 7I9.

CLEAVER Francis Clarence Abel
Private 51721. 9th Sqdn., Machine Gun Corps [Cav]. Formerly 1265 Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action Thursday 28 March 1918. [25 March on CD]. Age 23. Buried in PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 44.

Photograph courtesy & copyright © Philip Poulton (grandson of BW Poulton, great-nephew of FCA Cleaver) 2013

CLEWS Francis

Private 14364. 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 4 December 1915. Age 20. Son of William and Rhoda Clews, of 5, Alfred St., Dunstable. Born, lived and enlisted Dunstable. Buried in POINT 110 OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France. Ref. J. 13.

COBLEY Herman Reynolds

Private 624094. 78th Bn., Canadian Infantry [Manitoba Regt.] Died Monday 9 April 1917. Age 41. Son of the late Thomas and Emma Cobley. Born Dunstable 30 August 1877. Occupation: Book-keeper. Unmarried. Served as volunteer in 3rd Beds. Regt. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Further personal information about Pte. Cobley can be accessed from the National Archives of Canada.

COOK Hubert

Private 7383. 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home Wednesday 26 July 1916. Age 17. Son of Walter and Annie Cook, of 7, Tavistock St., Dunstable. Born Totternhoe. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 689.

COOK Thomas Edwin

Corporal 260006. 2nd/6th Bn., Sherwood Foresters [Notts and Derby Regt.]. Formerly , Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 21 March 1918. Age 25. Son of William and Mary Jane Cook, of 101, High St. South, Dunstable, Beds. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7

DEAMER Thomas George

Lance Corporal 269797. 1st/7th Bn., Sherwood Foresters [Notts and Derby Regt.]. Killed in action Friday 29 June 1917. Born Harpenden, Herts. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7

DIXON W.

Pioneer 316943. Royal Engineers. Died Saturday 19 February 1921. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dixon, of 3, Union St., Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 313.

DUDLEY Albert

Private 202080. 5th Bn., North Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds at home Tuesday 11 June 1918. Born Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 310.

DUDLEY A.V.

No further information available at present

DUMPLETON P

Possibly Percy Dumpleton. Private 4631. 1st/5th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Tuesday 22 August 1916. Age 24. Husband of Alice Emily Dumpleton, of 18, Glenferrie Rd., St. Albans. Lived and enlisted Luton. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Ref. F. 138.

DUNCOMBE Walter

Private 2771. 2nd Bn., East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 25 April 1915. Born and enlisted Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES [MENIN GATE] MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34

DURRINGTON Alfred George

Private G/48583. 1st Bn., Royal Fusiliers [City of London Regt.]. Died of wounds Monday 11 November 1918. Age 22. Son of Holland and Elizabeth Durrington, of 17, Matthew St., Dunstable. Bedfordshire. Born Wisbech. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. X. E. 11.

DURRINGTON Leslie Holland

Private 60614. 8th Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Died Saturday 5 April 1919. Age 24. Son of Mr. H. and Mrs. E. Durrington, of 36, Scarletts Rd., Colchester. Born at Wisbech. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. H. 246.

DYER Stanley

Probably: Staff Serjeant 120930 Farrier 54th Coy., Machine Gun Corps [Inf]. Died Wednesday 20 November 1918. Age 24. Son of Jesse Dyer, of Doo Little Mill, Totternhoe, Beds. Buried in BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, Lebanese Republic. Ref. 157.

ENGLAND William John

Corporal 30117. Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action Saturday 24 November 1917. Age 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. England, of 15, Lovers Walk, Dunstable. Born, lived and enlisted Dunstable. Buried in ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Ref. III. F. 29.

FACER Henry

Private 475449. 67th Gen. Hosp, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died Saturday 13 July 1918. Husband of Jessie Facer, of 102, High St. South, Dunstable, Beds. Lived Houghton Regis. Enlisted Dunstable. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Ref. 1358.

FARMBROUGH Reginald George

[CD has FARNBROUGH] Private 285173. Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Died of wounds Thursday 4 April 1918. Born Wolverton. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Thane. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. P. VII. I. 6A.

FARRANT Frederick Joseph

Probably: Private 49922. 13th Bn., Devonshire Regiment transf. to [136055] 372nd H.S. Coy., Labour Corps. Formerly 48440 Middx. Regt. Died at home Saturday 22 June 1918. Born Haverhill, Suffolk. Enlisted Luton. Buried in BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey, United Kingdom. Ref. XIII. D. 14.

FAULKNER Samuel Tyrell

Private 28365. 9th Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Formerly 18153 24/03/18, formerly 12407 Army Cyclist Corps. Killed in action Sunday 24 March 1918. Age 20. Son of Henry J. and Annie Faulkner, of 8, Winfield St., Dunstable. Born Berkhampstead. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7 - See also Dunstable Scouts

FEARN E.A.R.

Probably Reginald Arthur Rosamond Fearn. DCM. Serjeant 8427. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 29 April 1915. Age 25. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Cook [formerly Fearn], of 161, High Street South, Dunstable, Beds. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES [MENIN GATE] MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33

FEARN William Henry

Private 406575. Royal Army Service Corps. Died Saturday 4 October 1919. Age 29. Son of William and Annie Fearn, of Dunstable; husband of Bessie Louise Fearn, of 9, St. Aubyn's Rd., South Lowestoft. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. A. 453

FINCH George Alfred Victor
Private 3019. 5th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 16 August 1915. Age 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Finch, of 215, High St. South, Dunstable, Beds. Born, lived and enlisted Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey Panel. 54 and 218. See also 1st/5th Bedfordshire Battalion Gallipoli.
FORD E

Private 27659. Depot, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Wednesday 17 March 1920. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 266.

FORD J.W.

Probably: Wilfred Ford. Serjeant 119619. 47th Bn., Machine Gun Corps [Inf]. Formerly 7522 Bedfordshire Regt. Killed in action Saturday 24 August 1918. Age 21. Son of Lilian Smith [formerly Ford] and George Smith [step-father], of 137, West St., Dunstable. Born Leicester. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. Buried in BONNAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Ref. D. 11.

FOUNTAIN Charles Henry

Private 41432. "A" Coy. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 22 August 1918. Age 20. Son of Henry and Mary Fountain, of 83, Waterlow Rd., Dunstable, Beds. Born Eaton Bray. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Ref. IV. B. 22.

FRANKLIN Leonard John

Private 30058. 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 11 February 1917. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Ampthill. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

FREEMAN John

Private 33171. 6th Bn., Leicestershire Regiment. Formerly 6541 Bedfordshire Regt. Killed in action Wednesday 18 September 1918. Age 36. Son of the late James and Maria Freeman. Born Newton Purcell, Bucks. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5

GADSDEN J

Possibly: William Joseph Gadsden. Corporal 25205. 6th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 6 October 1917. Born Shoreditch, Middx. Lived Eaton Bray, Beds. Enlisted Bedford. Buried in LOCRE HOSPICE CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. III. B. 24.

GADSDEN Sidney

Private 48404. 16th Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly 179569 Royal Fusiliers. Died at home Monday 14 May 1917. Age 21. Son of John and Ada Gadsden. Born Totternhoe, Beds. Enlisted Woolwich, Kent. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 530.

GATES Arthur

Private 7005. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 5 May 1915. Age 33. Husband of Gertrude May Rice [formerly Gates], of 22, Granville Rd., Colchester. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES [MENIN GATE] MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33

GINGER J.W.

Possibly: William James Ginger. Rifleman 41675. 14th Bn., Royal Irish Rifles. Formerly 4802 Bedfordshire Regt. Killed in action Thursday 16 August 1917. Enlisted Dunstable. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. V. F. 2.

GOLDSMITH S

No further information available at present.

GOODHAL H.C.

No further information available at present.

GORDON A

No further information available at present

GRIGG G.I.

Possibly: George Irving Grigg. Second Lieutenant. 234th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds Saturday 21 July 1917. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. J. 23.

GUTTERIDGE Richard Charley

Lieutenant. 2nd/6th Bn. attd. 15th Bn., Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action Tuesday 28 May 1918. Age 25. Son of Richard and Mary Gutteridge, of Dunstable; husband of Dorothy A. Gutteridge, of Avenue House, Eaton Bray, Dunstable, Beds. Buried in HERMONVILLE MILITARY CEMETERY, Marne, France. Ref. I. E. 6.

HAHN G.H.

No further information available at present.

HALSEY Christopher

Private 36026. 8th Bn., Gloucestershire Regiment. Died Saturday 13 April 1918. Born Watford, Herts. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried in HARINGHE [BANDAGHEM] MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. B. 11.

HANKIN Alfred

Private 8143. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 30 October 1914. Age 28. Native of Dunstable. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Hankin, of 64, Ivy Rd., Luton, Beds. Served years in the 2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regt. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Toddington. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. A. 28.

HARDY Frederick James

Gunner 33526. 129th Bde. H.Q., Royal Field Artillery. Died Friday 22 September 1916. Age 34. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hardy, of St. Peter's Rd., Dunstable; husband of Florence Hardy, of 12, Bower Lane, Eaton Bray, Dunstable, Beds. Born Luton. Enlisted Dunstable. Buried in SALONIKA [LEMBET ROAD] MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Ref. 444.

HAYES William Samuel

Private 200569. 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 16 November 1917. Age 30. Son of Robert Henry and Elizabeth Hayes; husband of Adah Eliza Andrews [formerly Hayes], of 9, Britain St., Dunstable, Beds. Lived and enlisted Dunstable. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION [NORD], Nord, France. Ref. III. E. 60.

HEADY Eric Samuel

[HEADEY on CWGC & CD]. Lance Corporal 564323. 447th Field Coy., Royal Engineers. Died Monday 23 September 1918. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Headey, of 171, Victoria St., Dunstable. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XVI. E. 21.

HEADY Maurice Alfred

[HEADEY on CWGC & CD]. Private G/16922. 12th Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 18 September 1917. Age 19. Son of Alfred and Maud Headey, of "Westleigh," West St., Dunstable. Born Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Ref. I. E. 4.

HEALING Kenneth

Second Lieutenant 6th Bn., Sherwood Foresters [Notts and Derby Regt.]. Killed in action Friday 27 April 1917. Age 23. Son of John and Emmeline Healing, of 13, Chiltern Rd., Dunstable, Beds, Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Ref. I. A. 48.

HIGGS A.G.

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HOLLAND Alfred

Lance Corporal 19144. 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 25 September 1915. Age 23. Son of James Holland, of 116, Victoria St., Dunstable, Beds. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41

HOME F

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HORSLER W.H.

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HOUSE Thomas

Private 235794. 24th [Tyneside Irish] Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly 200647 Bedfordshire Regt. Died Tuesday 23 October 1917. Born Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23 and 162

HUDSON E.H.

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HUNT Arthur Percy

Rifleman 385097. 2nd/8th Bn., London Regt [Post Office Rifles]. Formerly 594697 18th London Regt. Killed in action Saturday 23 March 1918. Age 35. Son of the late John and Fanny Hunt, of 100, Church St., Dunstable; husband of Lily Hunt, of 130, High St. North, Dunstable. Born Dunstable. Lived Plumstead. Enlisted Woolwich. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 87

HUNT E

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HUNT S

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HUTCHINGS F

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INGREY William

Serjeant 5126. 3rd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home Saturday 5 June 1915. Age 38. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of Edward and Hannah Ingrey; husband of Beatrice May Ingrey, of "Belle Vue", West Parade, Dunstable. Born Wimpole, Cambs. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Royston. Buried in FELIXSTOWE NEW CEMETERY, Suffolk, United Kingdom. Ref. J. 12.

ISAAC Frederick

Sapper 524211. 484th East Anglian Field Coy., Royal Engineers. Died Monday 18 November 1918. Age 23. Son of Charles and Harriet Isaac, of "Danecroft," Great Northern Rd., Dunstable. [Not on CD] Buried in BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, Lebanese Republic. Ref. 148.

IVES P

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JANES Charles Henry

Sergeant, 247 53rd Bn. Australian Infantry (AIF). Killed in action Fromelles between 19-20 July 1916, aged 28. Born Totternhoe, Bedfordshire, England; resident Sydney, New South Wales. Emigrated to Australia aged 26. Enlisted Sydney 26 February 1915. Embarked from Sydney with 17th Bn. aboard HMAT A32 ‘Themistocles’ on 12 May 1915. Entered the Gallipoli campaign on 16 August 1915 and served through to evacuation from Suvla Bay in December, 1916. Transferred to 53rd Battalion in Egypt on 3 April 1916. Promoted Sergeant, Light Machine-gun section, 28 May 1916. Served in Gallipoli, Egypt and France. Sergeant H. McDonald, 53rd Battalion later wrote: ‘I knew him very well. On the day of the July (1916) charge he was in charge of the left flank Lewis-gun and I was on the right. Private Martin told me he spoke to him in No-Man's-Land and he said that he had both legs broken. Later he shouted to Martin ‘They’ve got me again, in the stomach’. He became unconscious’. Son of Edwin Janes, 50, West Street, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England. Buried in RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot. VI. Row F. Grave 50.

JANES Thomas

Private 18611. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23 April 1917. Age 37. Husband of Emily Elizabeth Janes, of 105, Edward St., Dunstable, Beds. Born Houghton, Beds. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5

JANES W.R.

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JENKINS Richmond Francis

Rifleman B/703. 7th Bn., Prince Consort’s Own Rifle Brigade. Killed in action Friday 18 August 1916. Age 42. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Jenkins, of Panwell Rd., Bitterne, Southampton; husband of Sarah Jenkins, of 256, Council Houses, West St., Dunstable, Beds. Born Bitterne, Hants. Lived Paddington, Middx. Enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C

JONES W.J.

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KEMP W

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KEMPSON Arthur

Driver T4/108159. No. 1 Coy., Army Service Corps. Died at home Thursday 24 February 1916. Age 44. Father of Francis Frank Kempson, of 38, St. Mary's St., Dunstable. Born Stanbridge, Beds. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried in ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Ref. AF. 1968.

KIMBLE L.J.

Probably: Levi John Kimble. Company Serjeant Major 6462. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 14 October 1914. Age 32. Son of George and Mary Ann Kimble, of Loughton, Bucks. Born Shenley, Bucks. Lived Kensworth, Herts. Enlisted Leighton Buzzard, Beds. Buried in BOISGUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. I. A. 13A.

KING Ralph Deards

Private 4082. 1st Bn., Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action Friday 27 October 1916. Age 20. Son of Charles Trinder King and Mary A. Deards King, of 1, London Terrace, Dunstable. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Armoury House. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Ref. F. 60.

KINGSTON James

Private 6805. 4th Bn., Middlesex Regiment. Died Sunday 10 November 1918. Age 28. Son of Mrs. L. Kingston. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 459. [not on CD]

LANGRIDGE J.W.

Probably: John Edward Langridge. Private 3494. 1st Bn., Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action Tuesday 17 April 1917. Age 26. Only son of Annie Langridge, of The Cedars, High St. South, Dunstable, Beds, and the late Arthur Edward Langridge. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Armoury House. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1

LEACH Frederick C.

Serjeant 16384. 8th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 13 October 1916. Age 24. Son of Charles and Sarah Leach, of go, West St., Dunstable; husband of Maud Ellingham [formerly Leach], of "Rosemede", Houghton Rd., Dunstable, Beds. Born Eggington. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Leighton Buzzard. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

LEACH William Albert

Serjeant 7995. 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 22 March 1918. Age 30. Son of George and Annie Leach, of The Clifton Arms, Dunstable. Born Aldershot. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Buried in SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Ref. I. L. 14.

LOCKHART Alan Ross

Lieutenant. 13th Bn., Manchester Regiment. Died Friday 7 December 1917. Age 33. Son of Charles and Sarah Sophia Lockhart, of Dunstable, Beds. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Ref. 172.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2, Part 4, Page 113 - LOCKHART, Alan Ross - 2nd Lieut, 13th (Service) Battalion, The Manchester Regiment

6th son of the late Charles Lockhart, of Dunstable, by his wife, Sarah Sophia (101, The Grove, Ealing, W.), dau.of George Paddon, of Hitchin; born Dunstable, co.Bedford, 4th Oct,1884; educated the Grammar School there, where he gained a scholarship at the age of 10, and at Kings College; subsequently entered upon clerical duties at the Custom House, London, where he remained for 15 years; joined The Royal Fusiliers on the outbreak of war; shortly afterwards received a commission; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. the Manchester Regiment; went to Egypt 13th Jan, 1916, and was sent to Salonika, where he served with the Army there from 15th Feb to 7th Dec, 1917; was Intelligence Officer and Assistant Adjutant, taking part in various operations against the Bulgars around Lake Doiran and at Machukovo, and died at Salonika 7th Dec,1917, of Enteric contracted while on active service. Buried in Mikra British Military Cemetery. Major Scott (Commanding Officer,13th Battn. Manchester Regt.) wrote: "He is greatly missed by all. He was cheerful, interesting, and a most promising officer." and Major Smylie: "He was one of the mainstays of the Battalion." Surgeon-Capt Coyne also wrote: "He was one of the manliestmen I have ever come across, and I have seen many." Unm

LUCK H.T.

Probably: H J LUCK. Private 16/1525. 16th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died Saturday 25 January 1919. Age 33. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 595.

MARCH Wilfred Henry

Private 95231. 1st Bn., The King's [Liverpool Regiment]. Formerly 49714 Bedfordshire Regt. Killed in action Monday 29 July 1918. Age 19. Son of George and Elizabeth March, of 44, Victoria St., Dunstable, Beds. Born Bristall, Yorks. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried in DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. B. 4.

MARKHAM S.J.

Lance Corporal 4706. 5th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Tuesday 22 June 1915. Age 31. Son of James Markham, of 29, Chiltern Rd., Dunstable. Born at Luton. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 814. [Not on CD]

MATTHEWS H.J.

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MEAD Arthur William

Serjeant 32189. 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 26 August 1918. Age 30. Husband of Mrs. L. E. Mead, of 50, Edward St., Dunstable. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VIII. D. 18.

MEAD Ernest George

Serjeant 32195. 6th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 9 April 1917. Age 26. Son of William John and Lucy Mead, of 17, Albion St., Dunstable. Born Luton. Lived and enlisted Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Sp. Mem. A. 1.

MEAD J

Probably Jesse Mead. Lance Corporal 17130. F.S. Signal Depot, Royal Engineers, Fenny Stratford. Died Thursday 31 August 1916. Age 30. Son of the late William Mead; husband of Minnie Mead, of 4, Malvern Rd., Luton. Born at Dunstable. Born Houghton Regis. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. 4297.

MEAD Leonard

Lance Corporal 33060. 8th Bn., Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 3 May 1917. Age 35. Son of the late William Mead; husband of Mrs. Lily Mead, of 44, Union St., Dunstable. Enlisted Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5

MOBLEY W.G.

Probably George Mobley. Private 3/8596. 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12 October 1916. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

MOONEY William

Lance Corporal 269789. 15th Bn., Sherwood Foresters [Notts and Derby Regt.] Killed in action Sunday 14 July 1918. [01.07.1918 on CD] Age 24. Son of Edward and Mary Jane Mooney, of 55, King St., Dunstable, Beds. Born Harlesden, Middx. Enlisted Dunstable. Buried in ABEELE AERODROME MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. B. 5.

MOORING Ephraim William

Private 1922. Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Died at home Thursday 30 March 1916. Age 20. Son of Arthur Harry and Elizabeth Ann Mooring, of 21, Regent St., Dunstable. Born Dunstable. Lived and enlisted Bedford. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. B. 83A.

MOORING Leslie George

Private 41161. 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds at home Wednesday 3 April 1918. Age 19. Son of Frederick and Annie Mooring, of 86, Union St., Dunstable. Born Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 364.

MOUSE Horace

Private 8025. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 31 October 1914. Age 28. Son of Mrs. Mary Mouse, of 207, High St., Dunstable; husband of Lily Mabel Mouse, of 33, Church St., Dunstable. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11

NORMAN George Augustus

Private 13493. 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 7 October 1915. Husband of L. Norman, of 58, Victoria St., Dunstable. Born Paddington, Middx. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Ref. I. C. 17.

OSBORN Ernest

Private 33156. 8th Bn., Leicestershire Regiment. Died Wednesday 9 May 1917. Age 21. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Osborn, of 9, Kirby Rd., Dunstable. Born Houghton Regis, Beds. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried in DOUAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. H. 32.

OSBORN Walter James

Private 5216. 2nd Bn., Coldstream Guards. Killed in action Monday 1 February 1915. Age 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Osborn, of 9, Kirby Rd., Dunstable, Beds. Born and lived Houghton Regis, Beds. Enlisted London. Buried in CUINCHY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. A. 5.

OSTLER Walter Hollingsworth

Private 3923. 1st Bn., Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action Thursday 8 February 1917. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Finsbury. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A

PARKINS Frank

Private 23065. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 23 August 1918. Born Houghton Regis. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Ampthill. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. S. 2.

PARKINS Frederick

Private 23067. 8th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 19 April 1917. Age 34. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Parkins, of 66, Houghton Rd., Dunstable, Beds. Born Houghton Regis. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Ampthill. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41

PARKINS William George

Lance Corporal 33045. 1st Bn., Essex Regiment. Formerly 27438 Bedfordshire Regt. Killed in action Saturday 14 April 1917. Age 21. Son of Mrs. Eliza Parkins, of 83, Edward St., Dunstable. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7

PHILPOTT Percy

Private 14444. 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 18 July 1916. Born Totternhoe, Beds. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. Buried in PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, Somme, France. Ref. III. D. 35.

PHILPOTT William Henry

Rifleman 7892. 3rd Bn., Prince consort’s Own Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds Saturday 22 April 1916. Age 35. Son of David and Mary Philpott. Born Totternhoe, Dunstable. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VIII. A. 100.

PLATT P

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PLATTS A

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POCOCK, DSO Malcolm Robertson

Lieutenant Colonel 28th Punjabis. Died Monday 5 November 1917. Age 41. Son of F. W. and Margaret Pocock, of "Dilkhusha," High St., Dunstable, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 54. [Not on CD]

POULTON Bertram William
Private 202802. 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 8 June 1917. Age 27. Son of Lionel and Louie Poulton; husband of Fanny Elizabeth Poulton, of Rose Cottage, Princes St., Dunstable. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 5.

Photograph courtesy & copyright © Philip Poulton (grandson of BW Poulton, great-nephew of FCA Cleaver) 2013

PRATT James

Private 15859. 6th Bn., Queen's Own [Royal West Kent Regiment]. Killed in action Friday 19 January 1917. Born Tallerhoe [possibly Totternhoe, Beds]. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. B. 23.

PROCTOR H.P.S.

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PUDDEPHATT Leonard John

Private 47739 15th Bn., Welsh Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 1 September 1918. Age 28. Son of Henry Puddephatt, of 125, Victoria St., Dunstable; husband of Eliza Dickens [formerly Puddephatt], of 92, Victoria St., Dunstable, Beds. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Enlisted in May, 1915, in Royal Engineers. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

REYNOLDS Herbert John

Lieutenant. 28th Bn., Canadian Infantry [Saskatchewan Regt.]. Died Tuesday 6 November 1917. Age 27. Son of John and Emily J. Reynolds, of 6, Clifton Rd., Dunstable, Beds., England. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES [MENIN GATE] MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 26 - 28

ROLLINGS Alfred John

Private 10340. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 24 April 1915. Age 23. Brother of Miss N. Rollings, of 10, Garden Rd., Dunstable, Beds. Born, lived and enlisted Dunstable. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VIII. A. 20.

ROSER A.H.

Possibly: Augustus Houston Roser. DCM. Serjeant G/2186. 8th Bn., East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 1 September 1918. Age 29. Son of John Thomas and Agnes Elizabeth Roser, of 55, North St., Leighton Buzzard. Born and enlisted Wimbledon, London. Buried in COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Ref. II. D. 31.

ROTHON C.F.

Possibly: Charles Francis Rothon. Second Lieutenant. 1st Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1 July 1916. Age 26. Son of E. E. P. Rothon, of Vectis Lodge, 49, Geraldine Rd., Wandsworth, London, and the late Francis John Rothon. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B

SANSOM John Arthur

[Sanson on CD] Rifleman 30473. 1st/5th Bn., London Regt [London Rifle Brigade]. Killed in action Thursday 28 March 1918. Age 20. Son of Arthur Sansom, of 66, Chiltern Rd., Dunstable, Beds. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9

SAUNDERS Charles Ernest

Serjeant 204383. 12th Bn., East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 2 August 1917. Age 31. Husband of Beatrice May Saunders, of 97, Edward St., Dunstable, Beds. Born and enlisted Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES [MENIN GATE] MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34

SAUNDERS John Charles
Private 73283. "B COY. 11th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.). Formerly 7528 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 16 October 1917. Age 20. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Charles Allen Saunders and Ida Sarah Saunders, of 10, Bigthan Rd., Dunstable, Beds. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. D. II.
SEABROOK Benjamin Hedley
Private 3388. 5th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home Thursday 27 August 1914. Age 18. Born Totternhoe. Lived and enlisted Dunstable. Son of Benjamin and Eliza Jane Seabrook, of 68, West Street, Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. F. 177.
SEAR Alfred
Private 29129. 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 22 August 1917. Born Leighton Buzzard. Lived and enlisted Dunstable. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. P. 4.
SHARP Herbert Edward
Private 8582. 1st Bn., Grenadier Guards. Killed in action Monday 22 February 1915. Age 36. Born Kensworth. Enlisted London. Husband of Emma Ada Sharp, of "Cartref, 26, Alfred St., Dunstable. Buried in LE TROU AID POST CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. E. 3.
SHORT Edward
Lance Corporal 13328. 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 3 May 1917. Age 29. Born Houghton Regis. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Short, of 48, Capson Rd., Dunstable, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5
SIBLEY Henry John
Bombardier 52431. "A Bty. 78th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 2 March 1916. Age 20. Born Southwark, London SE. Enlisted London SW. Son of Henry and Martha Sibley, of 18, Park St., Dunstable, Beds. Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. III. R. 21.
SMALL Bertie
Private 10831. 4th Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds at home Thursday 11 January 1917. Age 20. Born Houghton Regis. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Son of Henry John Edgington Small and Susan Small. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 468.
SMITH B. L.
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SMITH E
EITHER: Ernest Smith. Private 23414. 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 15 April 1917. Born Walthamstow, Essex. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. OR Edward Smith. Driver T4/035830. 2nd Reserve Park, Army Service Corps. Died of wounds Saturday 18 August 1917. Age 24. Born Edlesborough. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Oxford. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Smith, of 12, Taskers Row, Edlesborough, Dunstable. Buried in POTIJZE CHATEAU LAWN CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. E. 20.
SMITH George Deacon
Rifleman A/205161. 16th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps. Formerly TR/10/6818, 22nd T.R. Battn., TR/13/56156, 17th T.R. Battn. Died Monday 20 May 1918. Age 20. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Son of George and Mary Smith, of 11, Edward St., Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.
SMITH G. S.
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SMITH, MM William Joseph
Private 26708. 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23 April 1917. Born Walthamstow. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
SNOOK Bertie
Private 202381. 8th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds at home Monday 8 October 1917. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 714.
SNOOK H
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SNOXELL Sidney
Able Seaman R/3537. Drake Bn. R.N. Div., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 21 August 1918. Age 32. Son of Frederick and Phoebe Snoxell, of Totternhoe, Dunstable; husband of Clara Snoxell, of 124, Victoria St., Dunstable, Beds. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France III. Ref. B. 21.
STIMPSON Stephen Albert
Private 533855. 2nd/15th Bn., London Regt (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles). Killed in action Saturday 8 December 1917. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Ref. U. 32.
STRETTON Herbert R
[STRETTEN on CWGC & CD] Private 2867. 2nd Bn, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 15 April 1915. Age 24. Son of Richard and Annie Stretten, of West Parade, Dunstable, Beds. Born Woolwich. Enlisted Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34
SUMMERFIELD William Alexander
Private 207856. 3rd Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) Died Thursday 10 June 1920. Age 26. Son of Walter and Emily Jane Summerfield, of 140, High St. South, Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. D. 130
TEARLE G
Private 4967. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Sunday 18 January 1920. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 471.
TEARLE Jeffrey
Corporal 3/6459. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 31 October 1914. Age 24. Born Eaton Bray. Lived and enlisted Dunstable. Son of Mrs. Sarah Jane Tearle, of 9, Alfred St., Dunstable, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11
THAME Leonard
Private G/41598. 1st Bn., Duke of Cambridge’s Own Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23 April 1917. Born Dagnell, Bucks. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried in HENINEL-CROISILLES ROAD CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. D. 21.
THORNE Frank Walter Abbey
Bombardier 44816. "B Bty. 70th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 22 April 1915. Age 26. Born Bedford. Enlisted Chichester. Son of Walter P. and Letitia Thorne, of Woburn House, Beale St., Dunstable, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1
THRING Ashton Edward
Second Lieutenant "D Bty. No. 1 Reserve Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died Friday 9 February 1917 . Son of L. C. R. Thring, M.A., J.P., and Jessie Margaret Thring, of The Grange, Ash, Martock. Born at Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 43.
TIMMS H. P.
Corporal M2/134079. M.T., Royal Army Service Corps attd. "F" Anti-Aircraft Bty., Royal Field Artillery. Died Thursday 23 January 1919. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. B. 58.
TOMPKINS Eric Harry
Private 11252. Depot, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Sunday 23 March 1919. Age 18. Son of the late William Ernest Tompkins and Eliza Ann Tompkins. Born at Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. E. 405.
TOMPKINS, MM Frederick George
Lance Corporal 8005. 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 3 August 1916. Age 35. Born Dunstable. Lived Herne Hill, London. Enlisted London. Son of James and Hannah Tompkins, of Dunstable, Beds. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Ref. I. E. 58.
TOMPKINS Sidney
Private 33142. 6th Bn., Leicestershire Regiment. Formerly 4812 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 22 March 1918. Age 27. Enlisted Dunstable. Son of Fanny Tompkins, of 181, High St. North, Dunstable, and the late S. Tompkins; husband of Ethel Room (formerly Tompkins), of 23, Beale St., Dunstable, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 29 and 30
TOMPKINS Stanley George
Private G/21161. 2nd Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Saturday 1 July 1916. Born Dunstable. Lived Wembley. Enlisted Coventry. Husband of Ethel Matilda Tompkins, of 71, London Rd., Wembley, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A
TOMPKINS William George
Private 31254. 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 3 May 1917. Age 39. Born Dunstable. Lived Hornsey, Middx. Enlisted Harringay, Middx. Husband of Laura Rose Tompkins, of 21, Clarendon Rd., Turnpike Lane, Hornsey, London. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5
TURNBULL Albert Hotchin
Private 31092. 11th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday 22 March 1918. Age 24. Born Thornaby-onTees. Enlisted Luton. Son of Mrs. M. Turnbull, of 36, Skinner St., Thornaby-on-Tees, Co. Durham; husband of Edith Turnbull, of 207, High St. South, Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4
TURVEY Ernest
Lance Corporal 201921. 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 21 March 1918. Age 30. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Husband of A. Turvey, of 101, Princes St., Dunstable, Beds. Buried in NOYON NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Oise, France. Ref. II. D. 6.
VINCENT Arthur
Private 8518. 8th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 29 October 1915. Born Houghton Regis. Lived and enlisted Dunstable. Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. G. 7.
WALTERS P.
Possibly Percy James Walters. Private 18898. 2nd Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 4 March 1917. Born Old Bradwell, Bucks. Enlisted Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D
WARD Frank
Bombardier 67098. "D" Bty. 18th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds Sunday 6 August 1916. Age 34. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Alfred Ward, of Houghton Regis, Beds.; husband of Margaret E. Ward, of 34, Victoria St., Dunstable, Beds. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Ref. VII. E. 35.
WARD George William
Private 376440. 1st/8th Bn., Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action Tuesday 9 April 1918. Born Kingston, Cambs. Lived Totternhoe. Enlisted Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Addenda Panel
WARD T
No further information available at present
WARREN [Alfred] Lonsdale
Rifleman 976, 1st/5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Briagde), London Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1915. Aged 18. Enlisted London, resident Dunstable. Son of Mr A J and Mrs L K Warren, of Tresillian House, Dunstable. Commemmorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52 & 54.
WHITE C
No further information available at present
WOOD Elveyn Arthur (Elvin on CD)
Private 29827 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 26 March 1917. Age 32. Born, lived and enlisted Dunstable. Son of Walter and Hannah Wood, of Dunstable; husband of Rose Pleasant Wood, of 87, Princes St., Dunstable. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. O. VIII. K. 11.
YATES W. T.
No further information available at present
YOUNG Jack Clarke
Private 3/6099. 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 27 October 1914. Age 27. Born, lived and enlisted Dunstable. Son of Frank Turvey Young and Elizabeth Seymour Young, of Wellington Terrace, Dunstable, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33
1939 – 1945
ANDERSON C B
Possibly: Charles Basil Anderson. Sergeant 955870, Air Gnr., 77 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 28 May 1943. Flying in Halifax II JD152 KN-Z from RAF Elvington, target Essen, crashed at Lavesum. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Ref. 12. F. 14.
ARNOLD Cyril John
Lance Corporal 14437992. 9th Bn., Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died Thursday 15 February 1945. Age 19. Son of Thomas George and Lydia Marie Arnold, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Ref. 61. A. 17.
BAILEY R
Possibly: Raymond BAILEY, Private 6205182, 1st Bn. Princess Louise's Kensington Regt., Middlesex Regiment. Died Monday 3rd January 1944 in Italy. Age 24. Born County Durham, resident Bedfordshire. Son of William and Margaret Bailey; husband of Cynthia Joan Bailey, of Dorchester, Dorsetshire. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave XI. B. 31.
BANDY Frederick Alexander
Flight Sergeant 1318948. Air Bomber. 75 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 30 May 1943. Flying Stirling III BK776 AA-B from Newmarket, target Wuppertal, crashed Odenspiel. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Ref. Coll. grave 31. B. 15-17.
BEARD Horace E.
Rifleman 5950554. 2nd Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died Sunday 30 January 1944. Age 29. Son of Johnathon and Annie Beard, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in CASERTA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Ref. VII, C, 5.
BELL Kenneth Foster
Sergeant 1165211. 196 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 13 May 1943. Age 26. Son of Richard and Beatrice Maud Bell; husband of Florence Rosina Bell, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Flying Wellington X HE398 ZO- from RAF Leconfield, target Duisburg. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 142.
BERRY A H
No further information available at present.
BEZANT Arthur John
Pilot Officer 195243. 524 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 4 March 1945. Age 27. Son of Edward William and Mary Jane Bezant; husband of Edna Bezant, of Stotfold, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 268.
BIRD Edward Frank
Gunner 921530. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Monday 4 June 1945. Age 23. Son of Albert and Ada Caroline Bird, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 2. A. 6.
BODSWORTH [Isaac] Jack
Ordnance Mechanic 4th Class P/MX 98866. H.M.S. Copra, Royal Navy. Died Thursday 15 March 1945. Age 34. Son of Albert and Ada Bodsworth; husband of Constance May Bodsworth, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Panel 90, Column 1.
BROUGH James
Gunner 14300991. 2 Airlanding Anti-Tank Bty., Royal Artillery. Died Friday 10 September 1943. Age 19. Son of Tom Marvel Brough, and of Jane Ann Brough, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 2.
BROWN Derek Murray Arthur
Sergeant 1867211. 640 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 15 February 1944. Age 19. Son of George William and Emily Brown, of Dunstable. Flying Halifax III LW585 C8-H from RAF Leconfield, target Berlin, crashed at Cloughton, Yorkshire. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. J. Grave 414.
BUCKINGHAM E M
Possibly: Eric Montague Buckingham. Flight Sergeant 1382937. Air Bomber. 51 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 31 March 1944. Son of Henry Montague and Christabel May Buckingham, of Felixstowe, Suffolk. Flying Halifax III LV777 MH-FZ from RAF Snaith, target Nurnberg, crashed at Neckar. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Ref. 4. D. 17.
BUCKINGHAM F T
Possibly: Francis Thomas Buckingham. Sergeant 758023. 214 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 7 December 1940. Flying Wellington IC T2476 BU- from RAF Stradishall, target Dusseldorf, crashed into sea. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 12.
BURD Harold Leonard
Lance Bombardier 900698. 512 Bty. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 12 September 1944. Age 23. Son of Mrs. A. A. Burd, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 36.
CARTER John James
Warrant Officer Class II. 1059473 B.S.M. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Wednesday 3 February 1943. Age 33. No known grave. Commemorated on KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. Coll. grave 6. G. 1-67.
CLARK [Reginald] Arthur
Private 5947572. 2nd Bn. The Hertfordshire Regt., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. Died of a gunshoy wound to the spine Monday 3 June 1940. Age 29. Son of Frederick Clark and Elizabeth Emily Clark; husband of Doris Clark, of Dunstable. He was wounded in Belgium and was brought out through Dunkirk. He died of his injuries in Shoreham. He was the first serviceman in Dunstable to die in action in World War 2. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. J. Grave 396.
COLEMAN Leslie Bernard
Private 5950101. 5th Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment. Died Tuesday 26 September 1944. Age 35. Son of Lester Benjamin and Emily Coleman; husband of Honorah Gertrude Coleman, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. He was wounded in Belgium and was brought out through Dunkirk. He died of his injuries in Shoreham. He was the first serviceman in Dunstable to die in action in World War 2. No known grave. Commemorated on JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Sp. Mem. "A. No. 1.
COOK A
Possibilities: Either Alexander Albert COOK, Trooper 7901431, 10th Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died Sunday 9th June 1940. During France and Belgium Campaign 1939/40. Born and resident Bedfordshire. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Cook; husband of Marjorie Cook, of Kensworth, Bedfordshire. Buried in ST. PIERRE-DU-VAUVRAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Eure, France. Grave 7. OR Alfred COOK, Private 5950460, 5th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died Friday 10th September 1943 in Far East (probably PoW). Age 25. Born and resident Bedfordshire. Son of Walter John and Ada Mary Cook, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 2. Q. 3. OR Alfred James COOK, Corporal 5961978, 6th Bn., Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died Monday 12th February 1945 during the Western European Campaign 1944/45. Age 21. Born Monmouthshire, resident Bedfordshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Cook, of Kempston, Bedfordshire. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Grave 10. C. 5. OR Arthur Frederick COOK, Private 5950135, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died Sunday 31st October 1943 in Malayan Campaign. (probably PoW). Age 24. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Grave B6. S. 12.
COOMBES Dennis George
Private 11724271. 1st Bn., Leicestershire Regiment. Died Sunday 1 October 1944. Age 19. Son of Alfred George and Lilian R. Coombes, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in GEEL WAR CEMETERY, Geel, Antwerpen, Belgium. Ref. III.D.4.
COSSON Ronald Ingram
Serjeant T/154049. attd. 3 Motor Boat Coy., West African Army Service Corps, R.W.A.F.F. Died Saturday 16 January 1943. Age 22. Son of William and Ethel May Cosson, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in FAJARA WAR CEMETERY, Gambia. Ref. 4. E. 7.
DAWSON D W
Possibly: Douglas Wright DAWSON, Segeant 7942071, 6th (Airborne) Armd. Regt., Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps. Died Saturday 24th March 1945 in Western Europe Campaign 1944/45. Born Lincoln, resident Bedfordshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Grave 32. B. 2.
DENNISON Ronald Henry
Lance Serjeant 871353. 512 Bty. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 12 September 1944. Age 24. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 36.
DICKENS Leonard Charles
Gunner 885963. 512 Bty., 148, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Died Wednesday 23 June 1943 Age 32 . Son of Mrs. K. Dickens, of Chalk Hill, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. 6. A. 31.
DICKENS Emily Marjorie
Aircraftwoman 1st Class 2021702. Women's Aux. Air Force. Died Friday 9 June 1944. Age 22. Daughter of Albert Joseph and Emily Dickens, of Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. J. Grave 413.
DIPPLE Stanley B.
Corporal 5948643. V Corps Sigs., Royal Corps of Signals. Died Saturday 20 February 1943. Age 29. Son of Bert and Ada Dipple; husband of Gladys Emilie Dipple, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Ref. 9. D. 14.
DOLAN Robert Alfred Henry
Sergeant 1186524. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 24 July 1942. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 81.
DUMPLETON John Stephen
Lance Corporal 5831195. 2nd Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died Wednesday 28 January 1942. Age 25. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 57.
EBDEN David Henry
Lance Corporal 5832570. 5th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Died Wednesday 16 June 1943. Age 30. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 53.
ELLIOTT Alec Edward
Guardsman 2623149. 6th Bn., Grenadier Guards. Died Tuesday 24 August 1943. Age 20. Son of Edward Joseph and Grace Elliott, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in SFAX WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Ref. XI. D. 8.
ELLIOT[T] Kenneth George Herbert
Aircraftman 2nd Class 1397073. Pilot U/T Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 10 July 1943. Age 25. Son of John and Ethel May Elliot; husband of Frances Ruby Elliot, of Luton. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. J. Grave 419.
FLETCHER D S
No further information available at present
FOSSEY Henry Thomas
Lance Serjeant 5946042. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regt, Royal Artillery. Died Monday 21 June 1943. Husband of Edith Elizabeth Fossey, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 6. A. 35.
FOSSEY J
Possibly EITHER Jesse Walter FOSSEY, Private 852952, originally with Royal Artillery at outbreak of war, 2nd Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment. Died Thursday 16th March 1944 in Italy. Age 25. Born Buckinghamshire, no listed place of residence. Husband of Ivy Fossey, of Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 10. OR James Indarious FOSSEY, Sapper 5989008, 35 Fortress Coy., Royal Engineers (already enlisted at outbreak of war. Died Thursday 23rd August 1945 in Malaya. Age 29. Born Derbyshire, resident London (not otherwise specified). Son of James and Annie Fossey, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in LABUAN WAR CEMETERY, Malaysia. Grave L. A. 2.
FOUNTAIN Cyril James
Trooper 14370791. "A" Sqn., 1st, Northamptonshire Yeomanry, R.A.C. Died Saturday 8 July 1944. Age 20. Son of Leonard and Alice Fountain, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Ref. III. C. 6.
FOUNTAIN William

Left William Fountain, right George Golding
Gunner 877321. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Friday 4 June 1943. Age 23. Son of William and Violet Fountain, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Ref. B3. M. 6.
FRANCIS E G
No further information available at present
GADD George Edward
Sergeant 1216729. 101 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed by flak in Lancaster W4923 crossing the Dutch coast after bombing Essen, Saturday 3 April 1943, the rear gunner was also badly wounded but they managed to make it back to base at Holme on Spalding Moor in Yorkshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Gadd, of Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. K. Grave 546.
GODFREY Jack Vernon
Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class P/MX 56586. H.M.S. Glowworm, Royal Navy. Died Monday 8 April 1940. Age 24. Son of George and Amy Godfrey, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Panel 41, Column 1. See http://www.hmsglowworm.org.uk/ to read the story of HMS Glowworm.
GOLDING George S

Left William Fountain, right George Golding
Gunner 922116. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Sunday 29 August 1943. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Golding, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Ref. B6. H. 1.
GOODWIN Thomas Joseph
Leading Aircraftman 1467928. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 16 February 1943. Age 22. Son of Thomas and Ruth Elizabeth Goodwin, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England. No known grave. Commemorated on OTTAWA MEMORIAL, Ontario, Canada. Panel 2. Column 2.
GRACE Alfred Charles Herbert
Private 5951369. 5th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. Died Monday 23 August 1943. Age 35. Son of Albert and Mary Grace; husband of Gwendoline Grace, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Ref. B3. H. 8.
GROOM Stanley
Lance Bombardier 918237. 419 Bty. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 12 September 1944. Age 23. Son of John S. R. and Alice L.V. Groom, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 36.
GURNEY Cecil Charles
Flight Sergeant 747910. 413 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 9 April 1942. Son of Walter Henry and Louie Gurney; husband of Margaret Joan Gurney, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 414
HAYLEY Douglas Andrew Ross

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1380998. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 12 February 1942. Age 19. Son of William Andrew and Hilda Julia Hayley, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 420.

HAZELTON Raith John Cable
Sergeant 1307711. 104 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 13 May 1942. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 261.
HEAP John Edward
Private 14601387. 1st Bn., South Lancashire Regiment. Died Saturday 24 June 1944. Age 29. Son of Percy and Mary Heap, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire; husband of Ivy Grace Heap. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Ref. I. F. 1
HEWITT William Frank
Private 5956982. 5th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. Died Tuesday 12 September 1944. Age 29. Son of Frank Hewitt, and of Annie Beatrice Hewitt, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 63.
HICKENBOTTOM [Howard] Leslie
Serjeant 947383. 3 Survey Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Thursday 25 May 1944. Age 25. Son of William John and Nellie Hickenbottom; husband of Marie Constance Hickenbottom, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy . Ref. XII. H. 5.
HILLYARD Stanley Walter
Private 5951385. 5th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. Died Monday 2 August 1943. Age 23. Son of Arthur and Emily Hillyard. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Ref. B3. F. 13.
HOLLIS Henry George
Gunner 1808748. 240 Bty., 77 H.A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Friday 17 September 1943. Age 22. Son of William and Ellen Marie Hollis, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 2. E. 32.
HOLMES G
No further information available at present
HORNE Bryan
Able Seaman C/JX 156409. S.S. Laconia, Royal Navy. Died Saturday 12 September 1942. Age 20. Son of Sydney Wilfred and Edith Horne, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. 54, 3. Special note: SS Laconia was a troop transport ship bound for North Africa. It was sunk by U-156.
HORNE Donald Edwin

Lance Serjeant 873278. 419 Bty. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 12 September 1944. Age 25. Son of Sydney Wilfrid and Edith Ellen Horne, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 36.

Photograph: Harold Gilbert on the left and Donald Horne on the right.

 

 

Photograph: Photographs courtesy of Pauline Gilbert. Bryan (above) and Donald Horne were her brothers and Dennis Horne was her cousin. All lost at sea. What a sad end to three members of the same family.

 

 

See also Leighton Buzzard Cedars School.

HULL Jack
Private 5956291. 5th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. Died Tuesday 20 July 1943. Age 23. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 2. L. 66.
HUNT Percy Harold
Lance Corporal 321004. The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards), R.A.C. Died Saturday 24 April 1943. Age 23. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Ref. 2. E. 7.
IRONS G
No further information available at present
JAGGER Harry
Sergeant 751860. W.Op./Air Gnr. 21 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 2 April 1941. Age 22. Son of Harry and Mary Hannah Jagger, of Dunstable. DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec K. Grave 518.
JANES Arthur
Ordinary Seaman C/JX 546963. H.M.S. Penelope, Royal Navy. Died Friday 18 February 1944. Age 18. Son of Harry and Bertha Janes, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. 76, 2. Special note: HMS Penelope was a Cruiser sunk off Anzio by a torpedo from U-410. 415 of the crew were lost.
JANES Ronald Edgar
Gunner 922101. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Friday 5 November 1943. Age 23. Son of Ernest and Frances Janes, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Ref. B3. X. 7.
KINGHAM P
Probably: Peter Ronald James Kingham. Sergeant 1809598. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 8 June 1945. Age 19. Son of Leonard and Ethel May Kingham, of Wingfield, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 275.
KIRTLEY William Oswald
Signalman 2319143. H.Q. Malaya Command Sigs., Royal Corps of Signals. Died Saturday 1 July 1944. Age 34. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Kirtley, of Hebburn, Co. Durham; husband of Eliza J. Kirtley, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 44.
KNIGHT G R
No further information available at present
LENO Ronald
Bombardier 887488. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Sunday 15 August 1943. Age 25. Son of William and Gertrude Leno; husband of Eileen V. Leno, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Ref. B3. E. 13.
LEWIS Stuart Charles
Gunner 882723. 512 Bty. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 12 September 1944. Age 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Lewis, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 38.
LODGE Roy Edward
Sergeant 1615775. Flt. Engr. 218 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 2 May 1944. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Lodge, of Dunstable. Flying in Stirling III EF184 HA-I from RAF Woolfox Lodge, target Chambly, crash landed at Woodbridge, Suffolk on return. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. J. Grave 405.
LOFT Albert Arthur
Serjeant 917291. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Saturday 6 January 1945. Age 24. Son of George William and Lily Eleanor Loft; husband of Annie Fenella Loft, of Burnham Market, Norfolk. Lived Franklin Road, Dunstable. Buried in YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan. Ref. Brit. Sec. P. C. 1.
MORGAN J
No further information available at present
MUSGROVE Joseph
NGunner 923004. 419 Bty. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 12 September 1944. Age 29. Son of Robert and Mary Musgrove, of Easington Colliery, Co. Durham. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 38.
NASH T J
No further information available at present
NEWELL D H
Possibly: Donald Harry Newell. Trooper 5950042. 53rd Regt., Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. Died Friday 18 August 1944. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Newell. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 2, Column 3.
NORMAN Jack
Sergeant 541519. Flt. Engr. 61 Sqdn., Royal Air Force. Died Wednesday 28 April 1943. Flying in Lancaster I W4898 QR- from RAF Syerston, operation Gardening, lost over target area. Buried in HALSINGBORG (PALSJO) MUNICIPAL CEMETERY, Sweden. Ref. Sec. XV. 7
OVERELL Frederick William
Bombardier 849361. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Thursday 19 August 1943. Age 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Overell, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Ref. B4. U. 15.
OWLES Aubrey Ernest
Sergeant 748693. 18 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 31 August 1940. Age 21. Son of Ernest and Agnes Owles, of Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. J. Grave 417.
PAGE Sidney Lewis
Gunner 869451. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 13 April 1943. Age 32. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 12. D. 6.
PALMER Cecil John Edward
Flight Lieutenant 124807. 49 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 3 January 1944. Age 21. Son of Cecil George and Ada Palmer, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Flying Lancaster III JB727 EA-S from RAF Fiskerton, target Berlin, No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 203.
PATTERSON Robert
Private 7649970. Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died Tuesday 6 March 1945. Son of Samuel and Bessie Patterson; husband of Georgina Patterson, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium. Ref. V. B. 100.
PEDDER Donald Francis
Ordinary Seaman C/JX 355562. H.M.S. Dulverton, Royal Navy. Died Saturday 13 November 1943. Age 18. Son of Francis Ephraim George and Ella Georgina Pedder, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. 70, 2. Special note: HMS Dulverton was a destroyer sunk off Kos after being hit by a Luftwaffe glider bomb.
PEMBERTON Robert James
Serjeant 804994. 2 res. Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Friday 26 April 1940. Age 27. Son of Mary F. Pemberton; husband of Coral Francis Pemberton, of Dunstable. Buried in HOUGHTON REGIS (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Grave 182.
PHELPS R M
No further information available at present.
POTTER Albert Robert
Pilot Officer 143772. Nav. 196 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 29 April 1943. Age 20. Son of Albert and Helena Maud Potter, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Flying Wellington X HE395 ZO- from RAf Leconfield, operation Gardening, crashed at Schagen, Noord-Holland. Buried in AABENRAA CEMETERY, Denmark. Ref. Mil. Plot. Row 6. Coll. grave 7.
PRATT Frederick Walter
Private 5950183. 6th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. Died Tuesday 13 January 1942. Age 20. Son of Walter Richard and Beatrice Annie Pratt, of Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. T. Grave 415.
READ Frederick George
Gunner 900693. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Friday 8 December 1944. Age 24. Son of Frederick John and Elizebeth Read, of Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. Coll. grave 5. A. 1-47.
ROGERS Gilbert

Gunner 922105. 419 Bty. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 12 September 1944. Age 24. Son of Wallace John and Rachel Rogers, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 38.

Back row, left Gilbert Rogers and right, Bernard Hedges

ROSSON Horace Walter George
Marine CH/X 104901. 1 Engr. Commando (Naval Party 1562)., Royal Marines. Died Tuesday 6 June 1944. Age 22. BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Ref. X. E. 24.
SCOTT Alexander
Able Seaman C/JX 236183. H.M.S. Harvester, Royal Navy. Died Thursday 11 March 1943. Age 25. Son of George and Mary Jane Scott, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. 69. 3. Special note: HMS Harvester was torpedoed by U-432 whilst immobilized after ramming U-444 in the mid-North Atlantic. U-444 sunk as a result of the attack.
SMART R L
Possibly: Ronald Leslie Smart. Lance Bombardier 6094804. 55 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Monday 26 February 1945. Age 27. Son of Sidney and Ellen Smart; husband of Mary Annie Smart, of Bovingdon, Hertfordshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Ref. 45. C. 9.
SMITH E
No further information available at present
SMITH Stanley Eric Thomas
Guardsman 2724018. 3rd Bn., Irish Guards. Died Wednesday 14 February 1945. Age 23. Son of George Thomas Smith and Florence Maud Smith, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Ref. 22. F. 2.
SPOONER Ivan Bernard Harry
Sergeant 1202111. 101 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 31 May 1942. Age 22. Son of Harry and Emily Rose Spooner, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Flying in Wellington III X3670 SR-F from RAF Bourn, target Koln. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 94.
SPRAWSON Charles Nathaniel
Captain 179011. 115 Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Sunday 18 March 1945. Age 34. Son of Arthur and Catherine Sprawson; husband of Eleanor Mary Sprawson, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Ref. 17. A. 7.
STENNING C C
Probably: Charles Clifford Stenning. Sergeant 1455230. 78 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 1 September 1943. Flying in Halifax II JD328 EY-O from RAF Breighton, target Berlin. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 165.
TAYLOR Percy Cyril
Serjeant 1726407. 214 Bty., 62 Lt. A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 13 October 1942. Age 32. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Taylor; husband of Doris May Taylor, of Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. J. Grave 441.
TICKELL Frederick
Chief Stoker D/361574. H.M.S. Drake, Royal Navy. Died Saturday 15 June 1940. Age 52. Son of Henry and Mary Jane Tickell; husband of Dorothy Sylvia Tickell, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in NEWTON LONGVILLE (ST. FAITH) CHURCHYARD, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.
TOMPKINS Douglas George
Sub-Lieutenant (A) H.M.S. Daedalus, Royal Naval Reserve. Killed on Atlantic Convoy duty Wednesday 14 January 1942. Age 23. Son of Arthur James Tompkins and Hilda Elizabeth Tompkins; husband of Margaret Joyce Tompkins. born King St., Dunstable. His parents had a fruit & veg shop on High St. South, Dunstable. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Block J. Grave 124. See also Kempston Cemetery.
TURVEY Frederick George
Gunner 885194. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Friday 11 June 1943. Age 27. Son of Ernest and Emily Turvey, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Sp. Mem. 9. M. 4.
UNDERWOOD Frank G.
Corporal 551200. Royal Air Force. Died Wednesday 23 September 1942. Age 22. Son of Frank Alan and Grace Underwood, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Ref. A. J. 5
VALLER Thomas Ernest
Private 6460732. 10th Bn., Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Died Thursday 24 August 1944. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. J. Grave 440.
WELBY H
No further information available at present
WHITE E G
Possibly: Edward George WHITE, Private 1642309, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 2nd January 1945 in Western Europe Campaign 1944/45. Age 24. Born and resident Bedfordshire. Commemorated on GROESBEEK MEMORIAL, Gelderland, Netherlands. Panel 3.
WILKINS Kenneth G
Private 14346772. 2nd Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died Monday 16 April 1945. Age 29. Son of George and Florence Lucy Wilkins, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Ref. 10. A. 5.
WITT Walter Frederick
Aircraftman 2nd Class. 1802703 Air Gnr. U/T Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 28 June 1944. Age 23. Son of James Edward and Eliza Phoebe Witt, of Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. J. Grave 395.
WOODCRAFT Frederick William Arthur
[WOODCROFT on CWGC] Bombardier 835574. Royal Artillery. Died Friday 16 June 1944. Age 29. Son of Jesse and Lily Woodcroft; husband of Frances Woodcroft, of Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Sec. J. Grave 442.
WRAY Edward
Gunner 923008. 419 Bty. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 12 September 1944. Age 24. Son of Edward and Eleanor Elliot Wray, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 37.

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