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EATON BRAY- Roll of Honour

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

The memorial stands in the grounds of the parish church next to the main road. The war memorial was unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant Mr. S. Howard Whitbread, on 31 July 1921. The cross is built mainly of red and grey Scottish granite and commemorates thirty-three men who died during the conflict.

See also Eaton Bray War memorial.


The unveling ceremony 31st July 1921

The pictures above are taken from "Bedfordshire At War" by Nigel Lutt
available for purchase from the Bedford Record Office.

IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918
1939-1945

1914-1918

BAKER

Arthur

Private G/17193, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 5th November 1918 with the British Expeditionary Force. Age 21. Born Eaton Bray, enlisted Luton. Son of Mr. J. G. and Mrs. M. A. Baker, of High St., Eaton Bray, Dunstable. Buried in Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Grave II. A. 21. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

CHANNINGS [CHANIN]

Charles

[Spelt CHANNINGS on SDGW & CWGC] Private 10141, 16th Lancers (The Queen's). Killed in action Saturday 23rd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Canada, enlisted Bedford, resident Eaton Bray. Son of William George and Emma Channings, of Eaton Bray. cOMMEMORATED ON POZIERES MEMORIALSomme, France. Panel 5.

COSTIN

Fred

Private 31786, "D" Company, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 28th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born and residen Eaton Bray, enlisted Bedford. Son of John and Emma Costin; husband of Mary Costin, of Sparrow Hall, Edlesborough, Dunstable. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

DEELEY

John

[CGWC says DEELE] Private 18772, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Totternhoe, enlisted BEdford, resident Eaton Bray. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Deeley, of High St., Eaton Bray, Dunstable, Beds. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

EM[M]ERSON

Ezra Samuel Francis

[Spelt EMMERSON on SDGW] Private 239103, 43rd Garrison Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died Sunday 3rd November 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born and resident Eaton Bray, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 2927, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Son of Ann Emerson, of 17, Church St., Dunstable, and the late John Emerson. Native of Eaton Bray. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. C. 6A.

FARNHAM

George


Private G Farnham, from a privately published book by Edmund Rimmer.

Private 5037, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1915 in Gallipoli. Age 20. Enlisted Bedford, resident Eaton Bray. Son of John and Fanny Farnham, of 103, Edward St., Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218 See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

FOUNTAIN

Ernest

Private T.F.241638, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 11th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Vorn and resident Eaton Bray, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 113 to 115. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

GADSDEN

William Joseph

Corporal 25205, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 6th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Shoreditch, Middlesex, enlisted Bedford, resident Eaton Bray. Buried in LOCRE HOSPICE CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave III. B. 24.

GROOM

Edward

Private G/37096, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 22nd March 1917 in France & Fanders. Age 31. Born Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, enlisted Luton, resident Eaton Bray. Son of Charles and Emily Groom, of Water End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts; husband of Alice Groom, of Church Lane, Eaton Bray, Dunstable, Beds. La Neuville Communal Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France. Grave B. 93. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

GROOM

William

Private 33801, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 20th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Enlisted Dunstable, resident Eaton Bray. Son of Mrs. Avis Groom, of 16, Bower Lane, Eaton Bray. Buried in RIBECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. B. 8.

HARDY

Frederick James

Gunner 33526, 129th Brigade, H.Q., Royal Field Artillery. Died on Friday 22nd September 1916 at Salonika. Age 34. Born Luton, enlisted Dunstable. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hardy, of St. Peter's Rd., Dunstable; husband of Florence Hardy, of 12, Bower Lane, Eaton Bray. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 444.

JACKSON

Arthur

Private 13119, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Eaton Bray, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

JANES

Arthur

Private, 20744, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who killed in action on Friday, 15th September 1916. Born Edlesborough, Dunstable, enlisted Bedford, born Hemel Hempstead. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

LUGSDEN

Albert

Private 19265, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born and resident Eaton Bray, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Ada Lugsden, of St. Giles Yard, Eaton Bray, Dunstable, Beds. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

LUGSDEN

Amos

Private, 17048, 2nd/5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) who was killed in action on Saturday, 20th July 1918. Enlisted Luton. Buried in Marfaux British Cemetery, Marne, France. Grave VII. A. 7. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

LUGSDEN

Arthur Joseph

Private 41148, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 18th September 1918 in France & Falnders. Born Eaton Bray, enlisted Luton. Son of Mr. D. Lugsden, of "Bray Side", High St., Eaton Bray, Dunstable, Beds. Buried in TREFCON BRITISH CEMETERY, CAULAINCOURT, Aisne, France. Grave B. 41. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

LUGSDEN

Fred[erick]

Private 201140, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 27th March 1917 in Palestine. Born and resident Eaton Bray, enlisted Dunstable. Formerly 7460, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Panels 33 to 39. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

MEAKINS

Cyril

Private 3/7465, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 20th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born and resident Eaton Bray, enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Son of Mrs. Emma Pratt, of Bower Lane, Eaton Bray. Buried in POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. M. 43.

PADDOCK

William Francis 'Frank'

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds in The Harp series of trenches Arras 9th April 1917. Aged 22. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Paddock (School Master in Easton Bray) born at the School House, Wing, Leighton Buzzard. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 2.

PRATT

John Theodore

Private 18773, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuseday 8th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and resident Eaton Bray, enlisted Bedford. Son of Frederick George and Bethia Pratt, of Ley Farm, Eaton Bray, Dunstable, Beds. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave VI. K. 12.See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

ROBERTS

William James

Private G/60052, 3rd/4th or 2nd/4th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 16th or 18th January 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Eaton Bray, enlisted Luton. Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave IV. E. 35. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

ROLLINGS

Albert

Private 33078, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born and resident Eaton Bray, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 6402, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Ann Rollings, of 10, Bower Lane, Eaton Bray, Dunstable, Beds. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 29 and 30. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

ROLLINGS

Mark

Private 33076, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday, 28th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Bedford, resident Eaton Bray. Son of Jane Rollings, of 14, Victoria Terrace, Bower Lane, Eaton Bray, Dunstable. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. M. 26. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

ROSE

Stephen

Corporal 56249, 12th/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds on Tuesday 17th September 1918. Age 27. Born chippenham, Wiltshire, enlisted Shirehampton, Gloucestershire. Son of James and Emma Rose, of Prospect House, Chippenham, Wilts; husband of Agnes E. Rose, of Moor End Lane, Eaton Bray. Formerly 066258, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave R. III. L. 22.

RUFFETT

Frederick

Private 201515, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 24th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Northall, Bucks, enlisted Luton, resident Eaton Bray. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

SMALLBONES

Harold J

Private G/37164, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday, 26th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born Northall, Bucks, enlisted Luton, resident Eaton Bray. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Smallbones, of 17, Northall, Dunstable; husband of Mrs. L. Turner (formerly Smallbones), of 58, Dallow Rd., Luton, Beds. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

SUTTON

Geoffrey A

Lance Corporal 11686, No 1 Company, 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards. Killed in action Tuesday 27th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Eaton Bray, enlisted Whitehall, Middlesex, resident Woodbridge, Suffolk. Son of the Rev. Edwin and Annie Hill Sutton, of Grundisburg Rectory, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Born at Eaton Bray. Buried in ONTARIO CEMETERY, SAINS-LES-MARQUION, Nord, France. Grave IV. A. 15.

TIMMS

Harold P

Corporal M2/134079, M.T., Royal Army Service Corps attached "F" Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died on Thursday 23 January 1919. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Grave B. 58.

WEEDON

Ernest

Private 10866, 4th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 5th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Eaton Bray, enlisted Luton. Formerly 25591, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave III. E. 16. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

WEEDON

Frederick William

[Lance] Corporal 32181, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Bedford, resident Eaton Bray. Son of William Weedon, of Prentice Lane, Eaton Bray, Dunstable. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. J. 3. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

WILDMAN

Alfred

Private 330931, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 20th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Eaton Bray, enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Son of David and Sarah Wildman, of High St., Eaton Bray. Commemorated in RIBECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Special Memorial A. 9.

WOODCRAFT

Ernest

No further information currently

WOODCRAFT

Harry

Private, G/44026, 17th or 19th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment who was killed in action on Friday, 16th February 1917. Age 27. Son of John Woodcraft, of Bower Lane, Eaton Bray, Beds. Born Eaton Bray, enlisted Bedford. Buried in COURCELETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave I. E. 7. See also Eaton Bray Wesleyan.

1939-1945

COOK

Edward John

Sergeant 649052, 55 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died on Tuesday 8th April 1941. Age 19. Son of Ernest and Elizabeth Cook, of Eaton Bray. KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Grave 11. D. 22.

DAY

Reginald Victor

Gunner 1793795, 253 Battery, 81 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Thursday 28 October 1943. Age 22. Son of James Frederick and Ethel Day, of Eaton Bray; husband of Alice Day, of Bournemouth, Hampshire. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 3. Column 1.

GRAY

Richard Ernest

Flight Sergeant 1332583, Navigator/Wireless Operator, 141 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Monday 29th May 1944. Age 23. Son of Jesse Henry and Ellen Gray, of Eaton Bray. Buried in ST MARY CHURCHYARD, Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire.

HARDY

Aubrey Frederick Robert

Private 5954560, 4th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died on Wednesday 10th June 1942. Age 26. Son of Frederick James Hardy and Florence Hardy; nephew of Mr. J. Payne, of Eaton Bray. Buried in IMTARFA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Collective grave 3. 3. 2.

MAUNDERS

Maurice

Private 5952111, 8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died on Wednesday 29th May 1940. Age 21. Buried in KORTRIJK (ST.-JAN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Kortrijk, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row BB. Grave 5.

MAUNDERS

Owen Percy

Driver T/187195, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on Tuesday 24th November 1942. Age 29. Son of Walter and Cissie Maunders; husband of Dorothy Margaret Maunders, of Ayr. Buried in AYR CEMETERY, Ayrshire. Sec. S. 1931 Div. Grave 3110.

MEAD

Donald

Fusilier 5957712, 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died on Thursday 7th September 1944. Age 28. Buried in DEERLIJK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Deerlijk, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave 2.

MORDECAI

James Robert

Private 6013715, 2/5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died on Wednesday 8th September 1943. Age 26. Son of Pte. Herbert Hermon Mordecai, The East Yorkshire Regt. (Killed in action in France, 10th September, 1918), and of E. Mordecai, of Eaton Bray; husband of I. J. Mordecai. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 8.

ROLLINGS

[Kenneth] George

Private 5957929, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on Monday 5th April 1943. Age 23. Son of Eva Rollings, and stepson of Charles Cook; husband of Iris Joyce Rollings, of Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Section K. Grave 547.

WEEDON

Reginald Francis

Flying Officer 139700, Navigator, 100 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Tuesday 25th April 1944. Age 23. Son of Frederick and Florence Weedon; husband of Naomi Margaret Weedon of Luton. Buried in HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Grave 5. F. 5.

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