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HOUGHTON REGIS PARISH CHURCH - Roll of Honour

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

The War Memorial is located inside the Parish Church.
There is a new War Memorial on the Green, but this has no names engraved upon it.

Photograph Copyright © Lynda Smith 2002

THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1919
ROLL OF HONOUR

ADAMS

Frank Ernest

Lance Serjeant 33923, 10th Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Formerly 9966 A.C.C. Killed in action Saturday 28 April 1917. Born and lived Houghton Regis. Enlisted Hounslow. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7

BALLARD

Leonard

Lance Corporal 33006. 8th Bn., Leicestershire Regiment. Formerly 4817 Beds. Regt. Killed in action Thursday 3 May 1917. Lived Chorlton, Hants. Enlisted Dunstable. Buried: BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. E. 34. Note: Possibly place of residence should be Chalton, Beds.

 

BALLARD

Harry

Private G/28110. 12th Bn., Duke of Cambridge’s Own Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 26 September 1916. Born Bidwell, Beds. Lived Houghton Regis. Enlisted Luton. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B

BLISS

Thomas William

Private 57550. 2nd Bn., Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 25 September 1918. Age 19. Son of Mrs. Minnie Bliss, of 35, High St., Houghton Regis, Dunstable. Born Chalk Hill, Dunstable. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Commemorated: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6

BRIGHT

Stanley B.

Private 42823. 7th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 23 March 1918. Age 19. Son of William and Sarah Ann Bright, of 87, High St., Houghton Regis, Dunstable. Born Dunstable. Lived Houghton Regis. Enlisted Luton. Buried: SAILLY-SAILLISEL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Ref. V. C. 1.

CHANDLER

William

Lance Corporal 3/8191. 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1 July 1916. Born and lived Houghton Regis. Enlisted Bedford. Buried: DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Ref. VI. V. 5.

CHAPPELL

Bertie

Private 19077. 1st Bn., Princess Victoria’s Royal Irish Fusiliers. Formerly 146482 R.F.A. Killed in action Wednesday 11 July 1917. Born Houghton Regis. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried: CRUMP TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, FAMPOUX, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. C. 2.

COOK

Walter J

No further information available at present

CREW

Bertie William

Private 4668. 5th Reserve Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment transf. to (77251), Labour Corps. Died Tuesday 1 July 1919 . Age 22 . Son of Fredrick and Annie Crew, of 21, Council Houses, Bidwell Estate, Houghton Regis. Buried: HOUGHTON REGIS BAPTIST CHAPELYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Near North-West Corner.

CUMBERLAND

Percy F

Private 204027. 1st/7th Bn., Duke of Cambridge’s Own Middlesex Regiment. Formerly 150015 R.F.A. Died of wounds Thursday 1 March 1917. Age 30. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Cumberland, of Houghton Regis, Dunstable; husband of Ada Cumberland, of 11, Capron Rd., Dunstable, Beds. Born Houghton Regis. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VIII. A. 201

DUNCOMBE

Francis Charles

Sapper 522803. Royal Engineers. Formerly 77th Field Coy., Royal Engineers. Died Wednesday 14 November 1917. Born and lived Houghton Regis. Enlisted Luton. Buried: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. P. III. R. 6A.

FRANKLIN

Reginald Thomas

Gunner 209249. 62nd Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died Monday 20 January 1919. Age 22. Son of Thomas and Annie Franklin, of Chantry Farm, Houghton Regis, Dunstable. Buried: ST. ANDRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Ref. I. B. 6.

HACK

Harry

Lance Corporal 9564. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 8 January 1915. Born Houghton Regis. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33

HICKINGBOTTOM

Charles George

Private G/29673. 10th Bn., Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday 23 October 1918. Age 19. Born Houghton Regis. Enlisted Bedford. Buried: HEESTERT MILITARY CEMETERY, Zwevegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. D. 5.

HOLLIMAN

Frederick Walter

Private 3/7394. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 3 August 1916. Age 20. Son of Ernest and Matilda Holliman, of 19, Capron Rd., Dunstable. Born Leighton Buzzard. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried: ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. B. 33. 9.

HOLLIMAN

Jack

Probably: Bombardier 64751, 49th Bty. 40th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Saturday 4 May 1918. Husband of Mrs. L. M. Holliman, of 70, Maidenburgh St., Colchester, Essex. Born Leighton Buzzard. Enlisted Bedford. Buried: SANDPITS BRITISH CEMETERY, FOUQUEREUIL, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. E. 8.

HOLLIMAN

Percy

Private 3237. 1st/5th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 26 September 1915. Son of Mr. E. Holliman, of 300, High St., Dunstable. Born Dunstable. Lived Houghton Regis. Enlisted Dunstable. Commemorated: EMBARKATION PIER CEMETERY, Turkey. Sp. Mem. B. 71.

HORSLER

Gilbert

Lance Corporal 3916. 5th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home Wednesday 3 May 1916. Age 21. Son of Henry Thomas and Jane Elizabeth Horsler, of Houghton Regis. Born and lived Houghton Regis. Enlisted Luton. Buried: HOUGHTON REGIS BAPTIST CHAPELYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Near North-West Corner.

KING

Henry

Probably: Henry John King Private 13035. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 5 May 1915. Age 30. Son of Alfred and Sarah King, of Tilsworth, Leighton Buzzard, Beds; husband of Ethel Emily Kesteven (formerly King), of 12, Periwinkle Lane, Dunstable. Born Tilsworth, Beds. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried: BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Enclosure No.4 XI. D. 7.

KING

Thomas Joseph

Private 16837. 1st/4th Bn., Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds at home Friday 9 July 1915. Age 20. Son of William and Leah King, of Ivy Cottage, Sewell, Dunstable. Born Houghton Regis. Enlisted Bedford. Buried: HOUGHTON REGIS BAPTIST CHAPELYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Near North-West Corner.

MOBLEY

William

No further information available at present

PEACH

Arthur

Private 3/7176. 6th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 27 April 1917. Age 28. Son of George and Elizabeth Peach, of Houghton Regis, Dunstable. Born Charlton, Beds. Lived Houghton Regis. Enlisted Luton. Buried: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. M. 1.

PEACH

Alfred

Private 3/7395. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 4 September 1916. Age 22. Son of Elizabeth Peach, of 18, Cumberland St., Houghton Regis, Beds., and the late George Peach. Born and lived Houghton Regis. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

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. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41

PARKINS

Frank

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

RANDALL

Edwin H

No further information available at present

SMITH

Francis Edward

Private 4277. 1st/5th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 16 August 1915. Lived Houghton Regis. Enlisted Luton. Commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218

TAVENER

Thomas

Possibly: Private 202503. 2nd/4th Bn., Princess Charlotte of Wales’s Royal Berkshire Regiment. Formerly 4813 Beds. Regt. Killed in action Thursday 13 July 1916. Enlisted Dunstable. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 93 to 95

THOMPSON

John

Private 18713. 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 22 March 1918. Born Havershall, Beds. Lived Houghton Regis. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: HAM BRITISH CEMETERY, MUILLE-VILLETTE, Somme, France. Sp. Mem. B. 5.

TURNER

Bertie

Possibly: Private 18645. 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. Formerly 8055 London Regt & 43851 R.I. Fusiliers. Killed in action Wednesday 21 August 1918. Born and lived Oakwell, Beds. Enlisted Luton. Commemorated: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5

WELFORD

Cyril Cecil

Private 18583. 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 25 September 1915. Born Aylesbury. Lived Bidwell. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41

WILSON

William Joseph

(Joseph William on memorial) Private 235409. 1st/5th Bn., (Territorial) Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly 290868 Suffolk Regiment. Died Wednesday 9 October 1918. Born Houghton Regis. Enlisted Bedford. Buried: NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Kassel, Hessen, Germany II. Ref. D. 18.

From the Order of Remembrance Day Service

1939 – 1945

ALLEN

William

No further information available at present

ASHDOWN

Cecil Joseph

Private 5832442. 5th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Died Friday 23 July 1943 . Age 29. Lived 18 High Street, Houghton Regis, Beds. Worked for Home Counties Newspapers Ltd., Luton. Died as a prisoner of the Japanese while working on the Burma-Siam Railway. Commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 54.

CRAWLEY

Alan

(Allan on CWGC)  Gunner 917297. 512 Bty. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 12 September 1944 . Age 24 . Son of Wallace and Nora Crawley, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 37.

DAY

Hedley

No further information available at present

DENTON

Reginald

No further information available at present

GOSBELL

James Cecil

Gunner 900681. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Saturday 3 May 1941 . Age 21 . Foster-son of Arthur Gosbell and Beatrice Gosbell, of Houghton Regis; husband of Thelma Lavinia Doris Gosbell. Buried: HOUGHTON REGIS (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Grave 203. 900681 GUNNER J.C. GOSBELL 148 BEDFS. YEOMANRY FIELD REGIMENT R.A. 3 MAY 1941 AGE 21 THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE AND THEY ARE IN PEACE.

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: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. Coll. grave 5. A. 1-47.

RICHARDS

Paul Henry

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 181949. H.M.S. Galatea, Royal Navy. Died Monday 15 December 1941 . Age 17 . Son of Charles Ernest and Ella Richards, of Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Ref. 45, 1.

STEPHENSON

William

Private 5949103. 1st Bn. The Hertfordshire Regt., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. Died Monday 1 May 1944 . Age 24 . Son of Percy and Mabel Stephenson, of Houghton Regis, Dunstable. Bedfordshire. Buried: GAUHATI WAR CEMETERY, India. Ref. 1.H.11.

WARNER

Raymond Arthur

Gunner 870976. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Monday 27 August 1945. Age 25 . Son of Arthur William and Eva Rose Warner, of Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire. Buried: SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY, China, (including Hong Kong). Ref. V. K. 6.

WOOLLEY

Jack

No further information available at present

Graveyard (not on the memorial)

BERTLIN

Hugh Anthony

Second Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Died 12th July 1915. Age 24. Son of Anthony and Alice Margaret Bertlin, of 56, Esmond Rd., Bedford Park, London. Buried HOUGHTON REGIS (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. North-West of Church.


Funeral of 2nd Lieutenant Bertlin 14th July 1915

HIPPERSON, MSM

Charles Francis

Company Serjeant Major 10951. Signal Depot, Royal Engineers. Died Saturday 18 January 1919. Age 38 . Son of the late Henry and M. Hipperson; husband of Mary Hipperson, of 5, Queen St., Houghton Regis. Proceeded to France August, 1914. Buried: HOUGHTON REGIS (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. North-West of Church. 10951 C. Serjt. Major C.F. HIPPERSON ROYAL ENGINEERS 18 JANUARY 1919 AGE 38 PEACE PERFECT PEACE

17 January 2003

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