Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion

J W GREEN LTD, LUTON - War Memorial

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

The J.W. Green Memorial, a large brass plaque, commemorates the men who died in the First World War who worked at the brewery in Park Street West, Luton. We will be grateful for any further information about this Memorial. It is now in the care of Luton Museum in Wardown Park, and we thank them for allowing us access to it. The Memorial gives full name, Regiment, rank, place and year of death.

Photograph Copyright © Lynda Smith 2002

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.
ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE EMPLOYEES OF
J.W. GREEN LTD., WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY

GREEN, MC Reginald Cumberland

Lieutenant, East Lancashire & 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 18 May 1916. Age 31. Son of John W. and Mary Ann Green (nee Cumberland), of "The Larches, Luton. His sister was Gertrude Mary who married Sidney Tabor, they lived most of their married life in Harlington Manor. Awarded the Military Cross (see London Gazette). Buried: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. B. 39.

Photograph courtesy & copyright
© Letitia Pollard 2007

BIRD Horace George
Private 27369. "C" Coy. 1st Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Formerly 32051 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 20 April 1918. Age 32. Son of George William and Emily Jane Bird, of 20, Gloucester Rd., Luton, Beds. Born and enlisted Luton. Buried: BELGIAN BATTERY CORNER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. J. 10.
BURKITT William
Private 90012. 136th Field Amb., Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action Saturday 28 April 1917. Born and enlisted Luton. Buried: FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France.
CHERRY William
Private 34425. 2nd Bn., Essex Regiment. Killed in action Monday 9 April 1917. Born Wilshampstead, Beds. Lived and enlisted Luton. Buried: FAMPOUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. A. 27.
ELSDON Ernest J
Private 18971. 8th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12 July 1917. Age 20. Brother of Miss L. Elsdon, of 40, Collingdon St., Luton, Beds. Born and lived Luton. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41
RICHARDS Thomas
Private 6684. 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 12 March 1915. Age 33. Son of the late Charles and Sarah Elizabeth Richards, of 147, Hitchin Rd., Luton; husband of Emma Richards, of 178, Park St., Luton. Born and lived Luton. Enlisted Bedford. Served in the South African Campaign. Commemorated: LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11
SMITH Charles
Probably: Corporal 7655. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 8 May 1915. Born, lived and enlisted Luton. Buried: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD) Nord, France. Ref. II. A. 101.
THURLOW Percy
Private 200236. 1st/5th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 20 July 1917. Born, lived and enlisted Luton. Buried: GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Ref. XXX. A. 4.

AND IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION OF
42 OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FIRM
WHO SERVED WITH HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

Last updated 12 June, 2007

Friends of the War Memorials
War Memorials Trust
Main page
Commonweath War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Copyright © Roll-of-Honour.com 2002-
Email: rollofhonour@ntlworld.com

See our on-line bookstore
Visit our bookstore