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KEMPSTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Martin Edwards
additional information by John Wainwright.

The Memorial stands at the junction of Bedford Road, St John's Street and High Street. The memorial takes the form of a cross mounted on an octogonal plinth a four-stepped base. The names of of those serving in the First World War are on the lower portion of the memorial with Surname followed by initials, 141 names, whereas those who served in the Second World War are listed at the top with initials then surname, 49 names. There is one Korean War entry. The memorial was originally unveiled ob 12th December 1920 and cost £500; the architect was Sir Reginald Blomfield and the builders Messrs Giddings and Son. There are many graves in Kempston Cemetery, those that belong to the men on this page are included here, the other graves are listed on a separate page.

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2007

TO THE MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
KEMPSTON
WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914-1918

ADAMSON George
Serjeant 265504 1/6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders who was killed in action on Monday, 22nd July 1918. Age 28. Son of George and Margaret Adamson, of Fortingall, Perthshire; husband of Kathleen Mary Adamson, of 30, King St., Kempston, Bedford. Born Aberfeldy, Perthshire, enlisted Forres, Morayshire. Buried in MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot VII. Row C. Grave I.
ASBURY Charles William
Bombadier 33560, 30th Bty. 39th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Tuesday 12th September 1916 in France. Born Luton, enlisted Bedford. Resident King Street, Kempston, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A

ASHPOLE Bernard Frank
Private 15837, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuseday 18th January 1916 in France. Son of Arthur and Mary Anne Ashpole, of West End, Kempston, Bedford. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 12.

Obituary for Pte B F Ashpole in the Bedfordshire Times and Independent, dated 18-2-16.

Kempston boy gassed.

"We regret to announce the death of Pte. B Ashpole, of the 7th Beds. Regiment, son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Ashpole, of West End Kempston, which took place in France on January 19th. The Captain of his company, writing to his parents says: "The Germans had exploded a mine that evening about 5pm., and followed this with a heavy bombardment of our line. Your son apparently entered the mouth of a mine shaft to take shelter and encountered a rush of gas which overcame him, and he was unable to get out. Two NCOs in his platoon pluckily entered the shaft in spite of the gas, and with some considerable difficulty succeeded in getting him out, but it was unfortunately too late.His loss will be much felt in the Company, where he was exceedingly popular, and you have our sincere sympathy in the sad circumstances." Sgt H Hassall, also of the 7th. Beds., writes " It was with deep regret I heard of the death of your son. He was a very good lad all through his career in the Army. I always found him to be a willing worker no matter what was required of him, and also as clean a soldier as anyone could wish. Only half an hour before the mine exploded I was talking to him about Bedford, as I come from the town myself; also Kempston in a way is connected with me, as a sister of mine is in the Schools there."

The two NCOs were Lance Corporal A Blanchard and Corporal J Ivory who were both awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for the rescue.

BARRATT Arthur
Sergeant 12726, 8th Service Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 26th February 1916 in France. Born Bedford, enlisted Birmingham, resident Kempston. Adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Underwood, of 81, Woburn Rd., Kempston, Beds. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 29.
BARTRAM James William
Private 18184, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 12th May 1917 in France. Age 31. Native of Kempston, Beds. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 17.
BEALE Frederick Charles
[Listed as BEAL on CWGC and SDGW] Private 87843, 11th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action Sunday 14th October 1917 in France. Aged 24. Born Wootton, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Mrs. Mary Makeham, of 24, Duncombe St., Kempston, Bedford. Living in College Street. Formerly 145033 Royal Engineers. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No. 2 Plot I. Row E. Grave 9.
BEARD Alfred James
Company Quartermaster Sergeant 47924, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died Wednesday 6th November 1918 in France. Aged 26. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of William and Elizabeth Beard, of Kempston, Beds.; husband of Gladys E. Beard, of Ivy Cottage, Prensham, Farnham, Surrey. Formerly 16814, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot XIII. Row B. Grave 25. See also Stewartby
BEARD James Herbert
[Memorial has H J but elsewhere J H] Private 32573, 13th Battalion Essex Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 26th February 1917 in France. Aged 34. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Annie Eliza Beard, of 218, Bedford Rd., Kempston, Beds. Formerly 30734, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 173.
BEARD Thomas
Private 3/7791, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 12th May 1915 in France. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Living Box End. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 46.
BEAUMONT Robert James
Sergeant 33777, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 24th June 1917 in France. Born Norwich, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Husband of B. E. Newman (formerly Beaumont), of 3, Parker Rd., Grays. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row R. Grave 7.
BELLAMY Arthur Edward
Private 669792 10th Battalion, Canadian Engineers who died on Saturday, 3rd August 1918. Age 26. Son of Mr.and Mrs. J. Bellamy, of 110, Margetts Rd., Kempston, Bedford. From the National Archives of Canada: Born 27th November 1891. Attestation paper 669792 - 166th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Was lving at 262 Salem Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Born Bedforddshire, next of kin Emma Bellamy of 110 Margetts Road, Kempston, mother. Working as an Acetylene Welder. Single. Joined up on 17th February 1916 in Toronto. Age 24 years 2 months, height 5ft 21/4ins, 35inch waist, complexion fair, eyes grey, hair light brown. Moles on back and neck, scar on left wrist. Religion Methodist. No known grave. No known grave. Commemorated on HALIFAX MEMORIAL, Nova Scotia, Canada. Panel 1. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 626 - 47
BENSON William
Private 16052, 'D' Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France. Born and resident in Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Living Kemspton West End. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

BIRD Arthur Sidney
Gunner 99493 "H" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery who died on Saturday, 14th October 1916. Age 21. Son of Arthur and Agnes Bird, of 274, Bedford Rd., Kempston. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 172.
BITCHENER Herbert E
[Listed as BICHENER on CWGC and SDGW] Sapper 21539, "G" Depot, 103rd Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Wednesday 14th April 1915 at home. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 93.
BOON John
Acting Lance Sergeant 200401, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 3rd December 1917 in Palestine. Age 27. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Samuel and Emma Boon, of 17, Church Walk, Kempston, Beds. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 25. Commemorated in Kempston Cemetery on parents grave.
BOON Stanley
Lance Corporal 200402, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 28th March 1918 in Palestine. Age 22. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Samuel Boon, of 192, Bedford Rd., Kempston, Bedford. Living in Bell End, Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 17
BREED Frederick William
Acting Bombardier 60517, 63rd Bty., Royal Field Artillery. Died Thursday 24th August 1916 in Turkey. Age 26. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Annie Emery (formerly Breed), of 4, Thornton St., Kempston, Beds., and the late Alfred Breed. Living in Park Road. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row B. Grave 8. See also Stewartby
BREED Oliver Edward
Private 10211, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 14th November 1914 in France. Age 20. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Annie Emery (formerly Breed), of 33, Park Rd., Kempston, Bedford, and the late Alfred Breed. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33

BRINKLOW Albert Victor
Private 328408, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 28th March 1918 in France. Age 20. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Andrew and Mary Jane Brinklow, of 3, Margetts Rd., Kempston, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

BROOKS Samuel
Private 47248, 4th Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Force). Died at home Wednesday 5th December 1917. Age 43. Born Nottingham, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Husband of A. J. Brooks, of 37, Woburn Rd., Kempston. Formerly 5377, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 340.
BROOKS Thomas Charles S
Private 12795, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 13th May 1917 in France. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Resident Box End. Commemorated in LONDON CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE, Pas de Calais, France. Wancourt Road Cem., No. 2 Mem., Panel 2.
BUNYAN Charles
Private 9384, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 8th November 1914 in France. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4. See also Stewartby
BUNYAN Herbert
Private 33019, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 22nd March 1918 in France. Aged 24. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Brother of Mrs. E. Baldwin, of Caxton End, Bourn, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Stewartby

BURGESS Henry
Private 72821 "T" Coy, Royal Army Medical Corps who died on Friday, 4th May 1917 in Salonika. Age 31. Son of Henry and Martha Burgess, of 6, Thornton St., Kempston, Bedford. Born Woburn, enlisted Herne Bay, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.
BURRIDGE George
Private PS/10884, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Monday 9th April 1917 in France. Age 37. Born Slitwick (Flitwick), enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of George and Ruth Burridge, of 83, Woburn Rd., Kempston; husband of Florence Burridge, of 11, Farrer St., Kempston, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3. See also Stewartby.

BUTLER Thomas John
Private 22223, 5th Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). Died of wounds Friday 16th August 1916 at home. Age 20. Born Bethnal Green, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Mrs. Mary Pateman, of 19, Woburn Rd. Kempston; husband of Laura Clara Butler, of 2A, Britannia Place, Britannia Rd., Bedford. Formerly 7353, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. See also Stewartby and Kempston Cemetery
CAVES Frank
Corporal 60009, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Saturday 2nd December 1916 in France. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Lived in Thornton Street. Formerly 2033, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on BOUSBECQUES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Facing the War Memorial.
CHANDLER Frank
Lance Corporal F/81 17th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 8th August 1916. Age 26. Born Bedford, enlisted Kingsway, Middlesex, resident Caledonian Road. Son of Mr. W. E. and Mrs. S. E. Chandler, of 9, Duncombe St., Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B

CHANDLER Walter Charles
Sergeant 9523, 2nd Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died Wednesday 14th February 1917 in South Africa, age 32. Born and enlisted Bedford. Son of William Edward and Selina Elizabeth Chandler, of 9, Duncombe St., Kempston. Buried in CAPE TOWN (MAITLAND) CEMETERY, Western Cape, South Africa. Section 4. 97450A.
CHAPMAN, (MM) James Edwin
Sergeant 17292, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 18th October 1916 in France. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Awarded Military Medal. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D

CHERRY Herbert Henry
Private 181158, Infantry Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Died at home Wednesday 30th October 1918. Age 27. Born Willsden, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Thomas William and Elizabeth Jane Cherry, of Kempston; husband of Dorothy Cherry, of 52, Thornton St., Kempston. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Plot/Row/Section O. Grave 26.
COOK Frank Arthur
Private 3/7043, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 8th November 1914 in France. Aged 17. Born, resident and enlisted Kempston. Son of Thomas Charles and Julia Cook, of 34, Church Walk, Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4.
COOK William Thomas
[Memorial has T W paperwork has W T, CWGC and SDGW list as COOKE] Lance Corporal 8907, 1st Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday 19th May 1915 in France. Born and enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 6 to 8
COOPER William Percy
Sergeant 15704, 'C' Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France. Age 30. Born Wootton, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Albert and Ann Cooper, of 2A, Cater St., Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

The Bedfordshire Times and Independent on 28th July 1916 contains the following.

We regret to announce the death of Sgt W P Cooper (Will), of the 7th Beds. Regiment, second son of Mr and Mrs A Cooper, of Box End, who was killed in action on July 1st. Much sympathy is felt with the bereaved family. Sgt Cooper was a very promising soldier, and joined the colours in September 1914. He was 30 years of age.

COWLEY Samuel Jesse
Private 30231 Bedfordshire Yeomanry who died on Friday, 19th September 1919. Age 29. Son of Joseph James and Eliza Cowley. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 295.
COWPER Alick (sic)
Sergeant 499, 1st East Anglian Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Killed in action Wednesday 19th March 1915 in France. Age 21. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Astley and Elizabeth Cowper, of 10, King St., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 39. Brother of George and Richard below.
COWPER George
Battalion Sergeant Major (WO II) 15526, 122nd Heavy Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds Saturday 4th August 1917 in France. Age 32. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Astley and Elizabeth Cowper, of 10, King St., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVII. Row G. Grave 14. Brother of Alick above and Richard below.
COWPER Richard
Private 12/70 3rd Battalion, Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F. who died on Saturday, 8th May 1915. Age 26. Son of Astley and Elizabeth Cowper, of 10, King St., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL, Turkey. Plot 14. Row 1. Grave 8. Brother of George and Alick above.
COX Alfred A
Acting Lance Corporal 8589, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 22nd April 1915 in France. Age 31. Born Stevington, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Cox, of 67, Woburn Rd., Kempston, Bedford. Native of Stevington, Bedford. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 11. See also Stewartby
COX Richard
Lance Corporal 12116 10th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) who died of wounds at home on Sunday, 16th July 1916. Born Bedford, enlisted Leeds. Commemorated in KENSAL GREEN (ALL SOULS') CEMETERY, London. 213. 5. 15. (Screen Wall.) See also Stewartby
COX Walter
Private 3335, "C" Coy. 1st Battalion, London Regt (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action Wednesday 5th January 1916. Age 23. Enlisted Handel Street, resident Wood Green. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Cox, of 42, St. John's St., Kempton, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 196 and 197.
CROWSLEY Albert Charles
Corporal 30218, Bedford Yeomanry. Killed in action Friday 29th March 1918 in France. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 7
CROWSLEY Frederick George
Private G/67583, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 19th June 1918 in France. Age 18. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Charles and Annie Elizabeth Crowsley, of 25, Beatrice St., Kempston, Beds. Buried in HARPONVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 5.
CROWSLEY Joseph
Private 40549, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 27th May 1918 in France. Age 33. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Beatrice Crowsley, of 11, Park Rd., Newtown, Kempston, Bedford. Formerly 45176, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
CURTIS Wilfred Harold Augusta
Private 15939 11th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment who died of wounds on Friday, 10th March 1916. Age 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis, of 51, Littledale St., Kempston, Bedford. Born Bedford, enlisted Kilburn, Middlesex. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 2.
DARLOW Frederick John
[Memorial has J F others documents state F J] Private 3/8655, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 26th February 1915 in France. Age 46. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Eliza Darlow, of 3, Newton Rd., Bedford. Buried in R.E. FARM CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 4.
DARNELL [John] Ernest
Private 3/7509, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 2nd July 1915 at home. Age 39. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of John and Mary Jane Darnell, of 1, Duncombe St., Kempston. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 113.
DARNELL Richard Charles
Private 7802, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 28th October 1914 in France. Age 26. Son of James and Ruth Darnell, brother of Mrs. V. E. Piggott, of 43, King St. Potton, Bedfordshire. Buried in CANADIAN CEMETERY No. 2, NEUVILLE - ST. VAAST, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 20. Row B. Grave 10.
DENTON Ernest [Henry Thomas]
Private 60037, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday 31st July 1917 in France. Age 23. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Henry and Amy Denton, of 12, College St., Kempston, Bedford. Formerly 4793, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8

DENTON Percy Francis
Private 22357, 5th Battalion Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). Killed in action Wednesday 8th December 1915 in Salonika. Age 26. Born Wootton, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Formerly 10062, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.
DIEMER George Henry


Private G Diemer,
Beaconsfield Road,
Bedford
from a privately published
book by Edmund Rimmer.

Private 3819, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 16th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Resident and enlisted Bedford. Born 14th January 1886 at 25 Russell Street, Bedford. Married Miriam Snell on 2nd August 1908 at All Saints Church, Kempston, Beds. Children: George Lawrence Diemer and Gladys Ellen Diemer. Grandchildren: Rosemary Groves (nee Diemer, Doreen Hurren (nee Diemer) and Pamela Shaw (nee Diemer). Commemorated in AZMAK CEMETERY, SUVLA, Turkey. Special Memorial 38. See also Bedford, St Peters

EAGLES Robert Edward
Private TF/2708 1st/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 26th April 1915. Born Bedford, enlisted Hounslow, Middlesex and resident Brentford, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51

EDWARDS Allan Septimus

Sapper 1596, 54th East Anglian Divisional Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Son of the late E.J. and M. Edwards of Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire and the husband of Nellie Edwards of 22 Beatrice Street, Kempston, Bedford. He volunteered in December 1914 and was retained on important duties in England until January 1916, being then sent to Egypt, where he served at various stations. He unhappily contracted fever, and died in hospital on the Suez canal on September 4th 1916. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals. "His memory is cherished with pride". Buried in Plot B, Grave 53, in SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt.

EGGLESTONE Leslie Arthur
Private 39880, 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 25th June 1918 in France. Age 19. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Thomas and Margaret Egglestone, of Thornton Street, Kempston, Beds. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 10.
ELLISON James Richard
Corporal 3256, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 16th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 20. Born and enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Joseph and Rose Amy Ellison, of 57, Bunyan Rd., Kempston, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218
EMMERTON Arthur
Private 9745, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 8th November 1914 in France. Age 23. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Albert Caleb and Emily Elizabeth Emmerton, of 146, Bedford Rd., Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4
FARR Percival Ward
Lieutenant 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 31st July 1917. Age 20. Son of Alexander and Hester Anne Farr, of 30, Shakespeare Rd., Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51

FELTS Wilfred Cyril

Private G/78154, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Saturday 31st August 1918 in France. Age 18. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of George and Harriet Felts, of 17, Farrer St., Kempston, Bedford. Formerly, 63897,53rd Territorial Reserve Battalion, City of London Regiment. Buried in H.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST. MEIN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave I.

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

Volume 2, Part 5, Page 57 - FELTS, Wilfred Cyril - Private, No 78154, 4th (Reserve) Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Youngest son of George Felts, of 17 Farrer Street, Kempston, co. Bedford, by his wife, Harriett, dau. of H. Thoms, of Bedford; born Kepston aforesaid, 27th Sept.1899; educated there; was apprenticed to the firm of Murdoch & Co; enlisted 15th Jan. 1918; served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 8th June following, and was killed in action near Arras 31st Aug. 1918. Buried at Acoust. Private Felts was a clever Musician. Unm.

FIELD
Herbert Ernest
Rifleman 41684 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action Saturday 23rd March 1918 in France. Age 33. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Husband of Maud Field, of 74, Bunyan Rd., Kempston, Beds. Formerly 4968, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 74 to 76
FLETCHER Thomas Murray Kilpin
2nd Lieutenant (TP) 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917. Living in Bunyan Road, Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5

FORD Arthur James Cirket
Corporal 16466, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 5th March 1916 in France. Born St Martin's, Bedford, enlisted Peterborough, Northants. Livingoburn Road, Kempston. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 25.
FOWLER Cecil Charles
Private 9774, "C" Coy. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 8th November 1914 in France. Age 22. Born Stanion, Northants, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of John and Sarah Fowler, of 42, King St., Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4
FULLER Bertram
Private 14709, "D" Coy. 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 27th July 1916 in France. Age 21. Born Wootton, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Arthur and Sarah Ann Fuller, of 95, Woburn Rd., Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also Wootton School Ex-Pupils

GARNER Frederick James
Driver 522746 489th Reserve Field Company, Royal Engineers who died on Sunday, 12th August 1917. Age 20. Son of Alfred and Annie Garner, of 32, Beatrice St., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in BEDFORD CEMETERY. Plot I/5. Grave 212. See also Bedford Cemetery.
GEORGE Albert
Private 23272, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 13th November 1916 in France. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

GILBERT Alfred
Private 33111, 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 27th May 1918 in France. Age 41. Born Wootton, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of John and Priscilla Gilbert, of 11, Stuart St., Kempston. Formerly 6515 Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
GILLETT Frederick [William]
Guardsman 15918, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds Friday 20th May 1915 at home. Age 21. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of William and Emily Gillett, of 2, Church Walk, Kempston. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 100.
GORE Alfred Charles
Private 702746, 1st/23rd (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1916 in France. Born Biddenham, enlisted Bedford,resident Kempston. Formerly 25169, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C. See also Stewartby

GULLIVER William
Private 7951, "A" Coy. 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 30th October 1914 in France. Age 28. Born Flitwick, enlisted Ampthill, resident Kempston. Son of Joseph and Mary Gulliver, of East End, Flitwick; husband of Mary Emmeline Gulliver, of 7, Church Walk, Kempston. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 18.
HALSEY Frederick
Second Lieutenant 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Friday, 10th August 1917. Age 37. Son of David Daniel and Mary Ann Halsey, of 3, Frithesden, nr. Hemel Hempstead, Herts; husband of Esther Halsey, of 7, Wellington St., Bedford. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row B. Grave 3.
HARDING Joseph Bertie
Private 32224, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 27th May 1917 in France. Age 29. Born and living in Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Joseph and Ann Harding, of 16, High St., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 19. See also Stewartby
HARPIN William
[Also listed as HAIRPIN] Private T/3123, 1st/5th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds Tuesday 14th March 1916 in M.E.F. Age 18. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. Annie Selina Cullip, of 20, Bell End, Kempston, Bedford. Formerly 22491, 9th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot I. Row C. Grave 7.

Entry in the Bedford section of; 'The National Roll of The Great War'.

Volunteering in August 1915, he was drafted overseas later in the same year. Whilst in Mesopotamia, he took part in much heavy fighting at Kut. He was unfortunately killed in action on March 14th, 1916, near Kut, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"A valiant Soldier, with undaunted heart he breasted life's last hill"

20, Church Walk, Kempston, Beds. X2761/B

HARRIS Alfred
Private 10/21006 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France. Formerly 3/7770, 3rd then 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Went to the front 11th November 1914. Husband of Annie Elizabeth Harris (formerly Crowsley) of 89 Woburn Road, Kempton. He had five children, two girls and three boys. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 6.

His Military Record states he was born in Kempston, enlisted aged 34, a Labourer. He was married and living at 59 Woburn Road, Kempston. He enlisted 29th August 1914 at Bedford. He was buried on the battle field and his body was later exhumed and reburied at Dantzig Alley British Cemetery on 19th July 1920. He was transferred to the Border Regiment on 9th November 1915. He suffered from gas poisoning at one point and was admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, between 31st May 1915 and 1st July 1915, and was also later wounded. He was 5 feet 6½ inches, weighed 144 lbs, girth 37½ inches, eyes blue, hair light brown; he was Church of England. His father was Alfred Harris, of Fields Road, Wootton and he also had a brother and sister who lived in Wootton.

In the 1911 census he is married to Annie, aged 31, with a daughter and son, a Bricklayer, born Kempston, resident 89 Woburn Road, Kempston, Bedford. His birth was registered in the bedford Registration District January to March Quarter 1880.

See also Wootton & Wootton School Ex-Pupils

Alfred Harris - photograph supplied by Tessa Francis his granddaughter

HARRIS, MM & Bar Sydney James
Lance Corporal, 25466, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 28th October 1918 in France. Age 25. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of James Harris, of Green End, Kempston, Beds., and the late Mrs. Harris. Awarded M.M. & Bar. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 8.
HARTWELL Frederick
Lance Corporal 330127, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 18th September 1918 in France. Born Kempston, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Mr. F. Hartwell, of 29, Marne St., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 46.
HARVEY Wilfred
Private 268071, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 9th / Wednesday 11th July 1917 in France. Born Nayland, Suffolk, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Lived Littledale Street, Kempston. Buried in BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row M. Grave 10.
HOLT Robert John
Lance Corporal 43108, 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Friday 8th December 1916 in France. Age 26. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Phoebe Holt, of Kempston, Beds. Formerly 26172 Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 1.
HOWARD Addison James
Lieutenant 3rd, attd. 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 4th September 1916. Age 23. Son of James Harold and Mary Howard, of The Grange, Kempston, Bedford. Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Plot XII. Row D. Grave I.
HOWE Percy Archie


Private P Howe[s],
38 Margetts Road, Kempston
from a privately published
book by Edmund Rimmer.

Private 3178, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 16th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 22. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Alfred and Caroline Howe, of 38, Margetts Rd., Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218
HUTCHINGS John 'Jack'
[HUTCHINS on SDGW and CWGC] Private 3/7039, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 5th March 1915 in France. Born Lidlington, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Lived Bell End - Church Walk. Commemorated in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Bedford House Cem. Encl. No. 1 Enclosure No. 4 Memorial 8.
JEFFS Stanley
Private 3/7196, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 17th May 1915 in France. Born Stoke Goldington, Bucks, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Lived at Kempston West End. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row V. Grave 6.
JEFFS Walter
Private 3/7248, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 7th May 1916 in France. Age 22. Born Stoke Goldington, Bucks, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Lived at Kempston West End. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 24.
JONES Stanley Thomas
Lance Corporal 11833 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry who died of wounds on Thursday, 24th September 1914. Age 22. Son of the late George Jones and of Clara Jones, of 44, Margetts Rd., Kempston, Bedford. Born and enlisted Bedford. Buried in VAILLY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 6.
KEECH A Edward
Private 10504, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th May 1915. Aged 18. Born Blisworth, Northamptonshire, enlisted Bedord, resident Goldington. Son of Mrs. E. Keech, of 13, Newnham Lane, Goldington, Bedford. Native of Green End Kempston, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

KING Alexander
Segeant 10874, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action Wednesday 26th September 1917 in France. Age 23. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of George and Lavinia King, of 11, Howard St., Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 60 to 61
KING Sidney [Joseph]
Private 27927, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Monday 9th December 1918 in France. Age 22. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Joseph and Sarah King, of 15, Howard St., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Germany. Plot V. Row A. Grave 1.
KINGSTON John William
Private 23617, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 13th November 1916 in France. Born Eye. Northants, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Lived in Littledale Street. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also Stewartby

LACK William Charles
Guardsman 16838, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action Monday 20th March 1916 in France. Age 23. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Lack, of 39, Water Lane, Kempston. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 69.
LAMBERT Arthur Charles
[On memorial as 'C' not A C] Private 37077 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 23rd August 1918. Age 29. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Lambert, of Kempston, Bedford; husband of Edith Mary Lambert, of Regent St., Newmarket. Buried in FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 19.
LAMBERT William James
Private 3776, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home Sunday 19th November 1916. Enlisted Bedford, resident Wootton. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY. Plot/Row/Section M. Grave 18.
LINCOLN Joseph [Victor Hugh]
Private 10949 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers who died of wounds on Saturday, 22nd May 1915. Age 19. Son of William and Susan Lincoln, of 17, Howard St., Kempston, Beds. Born and resident Bedford. Enlisted Lincoln. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 10. Grave 5.
LOVERIDGE Arthur
Private 3/6538, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 5th May 1915 in Belgium. Age 35. Born Fenny Stratford, Bucks, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of George and Susan Loveridge, of Fenny Stratford, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33

LOWE Amos
Private 57876, 16th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 22nd October 1917 in France. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 3555, Royal Engineers. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 61 to 63
MAKEHAM, M.M Ernest Samuel
Sergeant 17508, 12th Infantry Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action Sunday, 26th May 1916 in France. Age 21. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Mrs. M. A. Makeham, of 24, Duncombe St., Kempston, Bedford. Formerly 8765, Suffolk Regiment. Awarded Military Medal. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 75.
MARSHALL [O] Noel
Private 8885, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died and buried at sea Wednesday 28th June 1916. Age 19. Born Kempston, enlisted Stoke-on-Tent, resident Fenton, Staffs. Son of Mr. W. W. Marshall, of 19, Beatrice St., Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 34
MART Frederick Charles
Company Sergeant Major 7873, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 29th April 1917. Born Tottenham, Middlesex, enlisted London, resident Kempston. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row Q. Grave 4.
MAYHEW Frank Edward
Private G/70080, 11th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action Thursday 3rd October 1918 in France. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A
MAYHEW Sydney James
Sapper 522441 (formerly 2546), 486th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Suffered gunshot wounds to the head 27th March 1917 and died from those wounds 4th April 1917 in 24th Casualty Hospital, Kantara, Egypt. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of William Samuel & Mary Ann Mayhew of 270 Bedford Road, Kempston. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section C. Grave 50.

According to his Military Papers he enlisted, and was passed fit, in the East Anglian Royal Engineers while resident at 270 Bedford Road, Kempston, on 7th June 1915. He was embodied 7th June 1915 and served at home until 21st November 1915. He became part of the BEF on 22nd November 1915 until 28th April 1916. On 29th April 1916 he was posted to his Field Company. He was 23 years 10 months when he enlisted, height 5 feet 9 inches, girth 35 inches, physical development good. He was a Bricklayer's Labourer and his references came from Elstow Brick Works.

In the 1911 census he was the son of William and Mary Ann Mayhew, aged 19, Brickyard Labourer at Elstow Brick Works, born Kempston, resident 270 Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District October to December Quarter 1891.

See also Stewartby

MOBBS Frederick George
Corporal 16839 9th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment who died on Friday, 22nd September 1916. Age 32. Husband of Hannah Mobbs, of 42, Greyfriars Walk, Bedford. Born bedford, enlisted Oxford. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 447.
MOBBS William Percy
Driver 524061 54th Div. H.Q., Royal Engineers who died on Tuesday, 8th April 1919. Age 21. Son of Ernest Albert and Harriett Elizabeth Mobbs, of 12, Beatrice St., Kempston, Beds. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section Q. Grave 301.
MORTIMER Henry Ernest
Private 22599, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 20th November 1917 in France. Age 21. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Henry and Ethel Mortimer, of 104, Spring Rd., Kempston. Buried in VILLERS-PLOUICH COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 20.
MORTIMER William Samuel
[S W on memorial but actually W S] Private 3/8736, 1st Battalion, originally 3rd, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 27th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Bromham, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 7. See also Bromham and Stewartby

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

MORTIMER, W.S., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment
He volunteered in October 1914, and after a brief training proceeded to France. In this theatre of hostilities he took part in the first Battle of Ypres, and was later in action in many other sectors of the front. He later participated in the Battle of the Somme, and fell fighting at Delville Wood on July 27th, 1916. He was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Great deeds cannot die."

222, Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford. - X3603.

NEWBURY Arthur John
2nd Corporal 573, 1/1st East Anglian Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Killed in action Saturday 20th February 1915 in France. Age 20. Born Wootton, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of William and Julia Newbury, of 102, Spring Rd., Kempston. Commemorated LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1.
NEWBURY Arnold Oliver William
Private 123196 Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment) who died on Wednesday, 31st October 1917. Born 15 Ocotber 1886 in Wootton. Son of Julia Newbury, of 30 Littledale Street, Kempston. Cement worker by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 2nd September 1915, aged 28 years 11 months, at Strathroy, Ontario, Canada. Height 5 feet 5¼ inches, girth 38½ inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair dark brown; religion Church of England. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 13. National Archives of Canada Accession Ref: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7284 - 40. See also Wootton School Ex-Pupils
NEWMAN Reginald
Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action. Living in Littledale Street, Kempston. No further information currently.
NOAH Joseph Patrick Arthur
Rifleman S/7985 11th Battalion, Rifle Brigade who was killed in action on Sunday, 3rd September 1916. Born Dublin, enlisted London, resident Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C

O'DELL Walter Percy
Sergeant 32196, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France. Born Houghten Conquest, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Stewartby

PACEY W G
possibly William George PACEY, Private G/36639, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) attd. 2nd/20th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action Friday 30th August 1918. Age 31. Born and enlisted Clapham, S.W. Husband of Beatrice Maud Pacy, of 1B, Cat Rd., Clapham, London. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7
PENWRIGHT Lewis George
Lance Corporal WR/21405 307th Railway Construction Company, Royal Engineers who died on Tuesday, 18th March 1919. Age 42. Son of Charles Penwright; husband of Minnie Penwright, of 53, Woburn Rd., Kempston. In the 1911 census he is married, aged 31, a Farm Labourer, born Bedfordshire, living at 53, Woburn Rd., Kempston; he had a son aged 4 and a daughter aged 11 months. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Plot/Row/Section M. Grave 580.
PHILLIPS Wilfred Alfred Bareham
[Listed as T A B PHILLIPS on CWGC] Private 42765, 1st/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 21st September 1918 in Egypt. Age 21. Born Northampton, enlisted Bedford. Son of William J. and Rhoda Harriett Phillips, of 20, Bedford Rd., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 57.
PRENTICE D Frank
Wireman 2nd Class, M/19118, H.M.S. "Royal Sovereign.", Royal Navy. Died on Thursday 17 October 1918. Age 27. Son of John and Lena Prentice; husband of Nellie Prentice, of 3, Woburn Rd., Kempston. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 512.
PROCTOR Walter
Private 7637, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 18th November 1914 in Belgium. Born Stagsden, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4
ROBINSON Frederick
Lance Corporal G/67534, 7th Battalion Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action Saturday 10th August 1918 in France. Born Shefford, enlisted Bedord, resident Kempston. Son of Charles and Lizzie Robinson, of 10, Beatrice Street, Kempston, Bedford. His brother William Walter is commemorated on the Kempston memorial (see below). Buried in BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 10.
ROBINSON Herbert George
Private 40564, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 30th October 1917 in Belgium. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Age 20. Formerly 45169, Suffolk Regiment. Son of Albert Edward and Minnie Robinson, of 6, Silverdale St., Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A
ROBINSON William [Walter]
Private 240878, 1/4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 8th June 1917. Aged 20. Resident Shellbrook, Leicestershire, enlisted Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Son of Charles and Lizzie Robinson, of 10, Beatrice Street, Kempston, Bedford. His brother Frederick is commemorated on the Kempston memorial (see above). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

RUDLINTON Benjamin Arthur
Corporal 41237, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds Saturday 12th October 1918 in France. Age 20. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Arthur and Kate Rudlinton, of 1 19, Spring Rd., Kempston. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXVII. Row J. Grave 3.
SANDERS Gilbert Howard
Corporal 100409, 33rd Div., Signal company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Died Sunday 4th August 1918 in France. Age 21. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Ralph Brown Sanders and Rosana Sanders, of Higham Ferrers, Northants. Buried in CROIX-ROUGE MILITARY CEMETERY, QUAEDYPRE, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 15.
SAUNDERS James
In 1911 James Saunders was aged 15, son of George & Abigail Saunders, a Brickyard Labourer, born Lincoln, resident 22 Battenberg Street, Kempston. A James Saunders is registered as a Civil Registration death Apr-Jun Quarter 1919 in Bedford (Vol 3B, Page 337). No further infromation currently available.
SHEFFIELD Walter
Private G/29547, 2nd Battalion Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday 24th April 1918 in France. Age 33. Born Northampton, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Joseph S. Sheffield, of 30, St. John St., Kempston, Bedford, and the late Elizabeth Sheffield; husband of Maud E. Sheffield, of 8, King St., Kempston, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 60 and 61
SHREEVES Harry Thomas
Serjeant 2972 1/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment who died of wounds on Tuesday, 25th July 1916. Age 21. Son of George King Shreeves and Fanny Shreeves, of 34, Beatrice St., Kempston, Beds. Enlisted Ashby-De-la-Zouch, Leics, resident Shelbrook, Leics. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 10.
SHREEVES Maurice M
Private 4905, 5th battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 16th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218
SIMMS Alfred William
[SIMS on SDGW and CWGC] Private 47718, 2nd Bn, Welsh Regiment formerly 2nd/1st East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Sunday 18th February 1917 in France. Age 35. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of William and Ellen Sims, of 10, Thornton St., Kempston. Buried in HEM FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, HEM-MONACU, Somme, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 22.
SLATER Frederick Charles
Corporal 12799 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Sunday, 9th March 1919. Age 27. Son of George and Sarah Slater, of Box End, Kempston. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 66.
SMART Frederick James
Private 16604, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 20th April 1916 in France. Age 32. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of George and Mary Smart, of Green End, Kempston. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 12A.
STANTON William
Private 48857 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuseday 24th September 1918 in France. Age 18. Born St Peter's, Bedford, enlisted Bedford. Son of Fred and Elizabeth Stanton, of 2, Britannia Place, Bedford. Buried in BERTHAUCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, PONTRU, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 9.
STARMORE Leonard Stanton
Gunner 109335, 140th Heavy Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds Saturday 22nd/Sunday 23rd September 1917 in France. Born St Paul's, Bedford, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Buried in ZUYDCOOTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 20.
STEVENS Vivian Ernest
Private 12143, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borders. Killed in action Wednesday 23rd August 1916 in France. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 27893, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in PEAKE WOOD CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 10.
STOCK William [J]
Acting Corporal 17229, 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 26th August 1916 in France. Born Bedford, enlisted Manchester, resident Kempston. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 38.
STOKES George Edward


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

Private 3998, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at sea Wednesday 18th August 1915. Age 27. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Joseph and Emma Stokes, of 20, King St., Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218.

Taken from the "History of the 5th Battalion Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (TA)", by Captain F.A.M. Webster, 1930. 3998. Pte Stokes G, died of wounds, 18-8-15. Died on board H.M.H.S. Dunluce Castle. Buried at sea between Suvla Bay and Mudros, 18-8-15.

STORTON Walter Samuel
Private, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action. Lived in Kempston, West End. possibly Private 3/7542, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th March 1915. Bortn and resident Biggleswade, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.
THOMPSON Bernard
Private 32175, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 17th April 1917 in France. Age 23. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of George Thompson, of 39, Dudley St., Bedford. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 7.
THOMPSON William
Private 57893, 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 24th March 1918 in France. Born Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 3744 Royal Engineers. Buried in DELSAUX FARM CEMETERY, BEUGNY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 19. Buried near this spot.
THOMPSON Walter Charles
Driver 522293 486th (East Anglian) Field Company, Royal Engineers who died on Wednesday, 27th November 1918. Age 21. Son of Jack and Alice Thompson, of 98, Margetts Rd., Kempston, Bedford. Enlisted in this unit at age of 15. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section E. Grave 229.
TOMPKINS William John
Private 201204, 1st/4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Monday 26th March 1917 in Palestine. Age 32. Born Kempston, resident and enlisted Chesterfield. Son of Rebecca Tompkins, of West End, Kempston, Beds, and the late Charles Tompkins. Formerly 20525, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot X. Row C. Grave 11.
VALENTINE Frederick [John]
Sapper 522771, 25th Div., Signal Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Killed in action Friday 22nd March 1918 in France. Born Marston, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. See also Stewartby.

VYNE Joseph Samuel
Private 24913, 10th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusliers. Died of wounds Saturday 27th September 1917 in France. Age 33. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of the late Ann Vyne, of Kempston, Bedford; husband of Kate Hanna Vyne, of 7, Little Pilcroft St., Bedford. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 3.
WABY Frank Gilbert John
[Memorial list as F J B paperwork F G J] Private G/52748, 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Thursday 3rd May 1917 in France. Age 22. Born St Peter's, Bedford, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Waby, of 46, Thornton St., Kempston. Formerly 5791 Royal Sussex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

WALKER Ernest D
Company Sergeant Major 315334, 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigades) London Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 6th November 1918 in France. Age 23. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Jane Maria Walker, of Box End, Kempston, Bedford, and the late Alfred Walker. Formerly 4907, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried ANGREAU COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Honnelles, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 7.
WALKER Edwin R
Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action. Lived in Woburn Road. No further information currently available.
WALKER William George
Private 42085, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 1st August 1918 in France. Age 23. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedord. Son of Thomas James and Emma Elizabeth Walker, of 32, Bunyan Rd., Kempston. Formerly 205096, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 6.
WALLINGER [P] Stanley [Charles]
Private 41696, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday 23rd August 1918 in France. Age 24. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Only son of Arthur and Ellen Wallinger, of Green End, Kempston. Formerly 401333, Essex Regiment. Buried in GOMIECOURT SOUTH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 5.
WARD John
Private 12154, "A" Coy. 8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 28th September 1915 in France. Age 21. Born Llandudno, Carnaevon Wales, enlisted Boston, Lincolnshire, resident Kempston. Son of Samuel and Annie Ward, of Wood End, Kempston. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 39.
WARNE Archibald Clarence
possibly Private S/11108 "B" Coy. 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders who died on Thursday, 22nd February 1917. Age 22. Son of Charles and Louisa Warne, of The Laurels, Meppershall, Shefford, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 37 and 64
WARRAL (various spellings) Joseph
[WARDELL, Joseph] Gunner 11441, 121st Heavy Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds Tuseday 14th August 1917 in France. Age 33. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Joseph and Ellen Worrall, of 38, Bunyan Rd., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 9.
WHITE R J
No further information currently
WHITE, M.M. Thomas George
Private G/60109, 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds Thursday 5th September 1918 in France. Age 33. Enlisted Bedford, resident Stagsden. Grandson of the late Mrs. Mary White, of Spring Lane, Stagsden, Bedford. Formerly 40394, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3. Awarded Military Medal
WHITWORTH William [Richard]
Acting Bombadier 102943, 25th Bty. 35th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 4th October 1917 in France. Age 29. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of William and Catherine Whitworth, of 35, Thornton St., Kempston; husband of Frances Maude Whitworth, of 102, Bedford Rd., Kempston, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4 to 6 and 162
WILSON George
Private 202802, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 12th October 1917 in Belgium. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Formerly 4554, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 92
WRAY William Reg Victor
Sergeant 2992, South African Mounted Rifles who died on Friday, 21st July 1916. Buried IRINGA CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 4.
YOUNG Thomas
Lance Corporal 19593, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 15th September 1916 in France. Born Alnwick, Northumberland, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Plot X. Row A. Grave 6.
 Not on Memorial
BLAND Frederick Charles
Lance Corporal 25024, 2nd Garrison Battlaion, Essex Regiment. Died Wednesday 20th November 1918 in India. Age 36. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Frederick George and Mary Ann Bland husband of Violet Chandler (formerly Bland), of 18, Sandhurst Place, Bedford. Formerly 3/7748, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, India. Face 6.
CAIN Nathan
Private 16524, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 15th November 1916 in France. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Hertford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

CUNNINGTON Cyril Harry
Sapper 22422, Royal Engineers. Died at home 7th September 1919. Age 31. Son of John William and Caroline Cunnington, of 2, St. John's Walk, Kempston. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Plot/Row/Section M. Grave 119.
McCARTIE Francis Joseph
Lance Serjeant 7845, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards who died on 8th November 1918. Age 31. Husband of Jessie Sarah McCartie of 2 King Street, Kempston. Buried in Kempston Cemetery, Kempston. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 456.
MOBBS, M.M. Christopher James
Corporal 74189, 7th Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Wednesday 19th July 1916 in France. Born and resident Kempston. Enlisted Tunbridge Wells. Lived Duncombe Street, Kempston. Awarded Military Medal. Buried in CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section M. Grave 30.
 THESE KEMPSTON MEN
GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WORLD WAR
1939-1945
ASHTON Reginald George

Warrant Officer Class I, 532828, Bandmaster, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders who died as a Prisoner of War on Thursday 2nd September 1943. Age 38. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ashton; husband of Ivy Gwendoline Ashton, of Singapore. A.R.C.M. Born Northampton, resident Bedford. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot B1. Row F. Grave 10.

BARKER J E
No further information currently
BIGGS Robert Dobson

Private 5953195 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt who died on Friday, 2nd July 1943. Age 24. Son of Robert Dobson Biggs, and of Annie Ethel Biggs, of Kempston. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 6. Row A. Grave 4.

BRAYBROOK George Edward H

Gunner 768162 16 Defence Regiment, Royal Artillery who died on Friday, 5th March 1943. Age 33. Son of Arthur and Charity Braybrook; husband of Ivy Mary Braybrook, of Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 14.

BRITTAIN Eric James
Pilot Officer 188990 Flt Engr. 9 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Tuesday, 23rd May 1944. Age 28. Son of Sidney J. and Amy Brittain, of Bedford; husband of Dorothy May Brittain, of Kempston, Bedford. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Plot 15. Row A. Grave 18.
CAVES Leslie Thomas

Fusilier 13030544 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers who died on Sunday, 21st January 1945. Age 28. Son of George and Ada Caves, of Kempston, Bedford; husband of D. Caves, of Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 11.

CAMBERS Bernard Thomas Charles
Sapper 2077830, 560 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Thursday 17th October 1940. Age 19. Son of Thomas and Emily Cambers, of Kempston. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Block K. Grave 12.
CHESHER Cyril George [H]
Sergeant 701547 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday, 14th October 1944. Age 26. Son of Edgar Stephen and Emma Elizabeth Chesher, of Kempston, Bedford. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 37.
COOK Alfred James
Corporal 5961978 6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers who died on Monday, 12th February 1945. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Cook, of Kempston. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 10. Row C. Grave 5.
COVINGTON Norman
Private 5954527 4th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) who died on Saturday, 23rd October 1943. Age 30. Son of Beatrice Louisa Covington, of Kempston, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on ATHENS MEMORIAL, Greece. face 5.
DENTON Stanley
Leading Stoker C/KX 111820 H.M.S. Phoebe, Royal Navy who died on Sunday, 25th October 1942. Age 22. Son of Bertram Charles and Hannah Denton, of Kempston. Buried in POINTE NOIRE EUROPEAN CEMETERY, Congo.
DONOVAN John Cornelius [C]
Corporal 5948533 Royal Engineers attd. 5 Field Company, West African Engineers, R.W.A.F.F. who died on Saturday, 20th February 1943. Age 25. Son of Michael James Donovan and Florence Gertrude Donovan; husband of Gwendoline Audrey Donovan, of Kempston. Buried in CHRISTIANSBORG WAR CEMETERY, Ghana. Plot 1. Row F. Grave 8.
FARRER Percy Cyril

Gunner 1735656 78 Bty., 35 Lt. A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery who died on Sunday, 29th April 1945. Age 39. Son of Arthur and Florence Selina Farrer, of Bedford; husband of Kate Louisa Farrer, of Bedford. Buried in LABUAN WAR CEMETERY, Malaysia. Plot K. Row C. Grave 14.

FISHER Harry Edward
Private 5831769 1st Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) who died on Monday, 14th June 1943. Age 29. Husband of Nora Kathleen (Peggie) Fisher, of Kempston, Bedford. Buried in HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 5. Row C. Grave 1.
FRANCIS Alan Albert
Sapper 2074339 248 Field Company, Royal Engineers who died on Tuesday, 21st May 1940. Age 19. Son of Samuel and Ada Francis, of Kempston. Buried in HEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY, NORD, Nord, France. Row B. Grave 1.
FULLER W
No further information currently
GARNER Michael Gerard
Sergeant 1168520 Pilot 35 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Friday, 15th August 1941. Age 19. Son of Cyril John and Addie Emily Garner, of Kempston, Bedford. Buried REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Plot 14. Row D. Grave 17.
GASCOYNE David Albert
Corporal 6023162 1/4th Battalion, Essex Regiment who died on Wednesday, 26th January 1944. Age 29. Son of Charles and Georgena Gascoyne, of Kempston. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVII. Row A. Grave 21.
GILBERT Cyril William
Gunner 14288211, formerly Royal Artillery, listed as civilian. Died Friday 12th May 1944. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Block J. Grave 54.
HALL Thomas William
Gunner 1653761 3 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery who died on Friday, 11th February 1944. Age 34. Born County Durham, resident Bedfordshire. Buried in PORTSMOUTH NAVAL CEMETERY, New Hampshire, United States of America. Grave 153.
HAYDAY Thomas Victor [A]

Lance Serjeant 5951383 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt who died as a prisoner of war on Sunday, 19th September 1943. Age 24. Son of William and Florence Hayday; husband of Eva Mary Hayday, of Box End. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot B1. Row R. Grave 12.

HITCHENS Ivor James

Sergeant 1862823 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Tuesday, 3rd April 1945. Age 20. Son of Edwin and Maggie Hitchens, of Kempston, Bedford. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot 5. Row M. Grave 17. See also Bedford Modern School

HOOLE Reginald Henry
Private 2027436 2nd Bn. The Hertfordshire Regiment, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt who died on Wednesday, 29th May 1940. Age 26. Son of Stephen James Hoole and Clara Jane Hoole, of Kempston, Bedfordshire; husbsnd of Florence Hook. Buried in BLEUET FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 19.
HOWE William George
Private 5945968 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots who died on Saturday, 2nd December 1944. Age 38. Son of Harry and Alice Howe; husband of Lilian Gladys Howe. Born Cambridgeshire, resident Bedford. Buried in FAENZA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 12.
HULATT Dennis George
Galley Boy S.S. Dartford (London), Merchant Navy who died on Friday, 12th June 1942. Age 18. Son of Arthur George and Evelyn Hulatt, of Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL. Panel 34.
LIVERMORE Eric John
Sergeant 748650 Pilot Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 13th March 1941. Age 23. Son of John Edgar and Annie Elizabeth Livermore, of Kempston. Buried in KHARTOUM WAR CEMETERY, Sudan. Plot 11. Row C. Grave 8. See also Bedford Modern School
MAGUIRE F J
No further information currently
MANNING Albert John
Flying Officer 126960 Bomb Aimer 427 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Wednesday, 23rd June 1943. Age 27. Son of John Francis and Edith Ellen Manning; husband of Joan Manning, of Kempston. Buried REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Plot 30. Row F. Grave 1. See also Bedford Modern School
MARSTON Arthur Charles
Second Lieutenant 4th Battalion, 6th Rajputana Rifles who died on Thursday, 19th June 1941. Age 20. Son of William Hugh Marston and of Dorothy May Marston, of Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 35.
ODELL Sydney Edward
Private 5954602 4th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) who died on Saturday, 23rd October 1943. Age 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Odell, of Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on ATHENS MEMORIAL, Greece. Face 5.
OWEN Wilfred Adris
Sub-Lieutenant (A) H.M.S. Macaw., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died on Sunday, 27th May 1945. Age 19. Son of Idris and Mary Louisa Owen, of Kempston. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Block T. Grave 6.
PAGE Albert Edward
Private 4621045 1st Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) who died on Thursday, 6th May 1943. Age 27. Son of Arthur Edward and Mary Ann Page; husband of Alice Lilian Page, of Kempston. Buried in MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot I. Row B. Grave 14.
PAGE Peter John
Fusilier 14746051 11th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers who died on Saturday, 27th January 1945. Age 18. Son of Sydney Raymond Page and Mabel Alice Page, of Kempston. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 15. Row E. Grave 2.
PARROTT Arthur Jeffrey
Warrant Officer Class II 5945073 C.S.M. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died on Wednesday, 23rd August 1944. Age 43. Son of George and Ann Parrott; husband of Nellie Parrott, of Kempston. Buried in ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 13.
PAYNE Leonard Victor
Sapper 2076383 248 Field Company, Royal Engineers who died on Saturday, 6th July 1940. Age 20. Son of Henry and Emma Elizabeth Payne, of Kempston. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY. Block J. Grave 4.
PERCIVAL Joseph Valentine
Fusilier 756172 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers who died on Saturday, 23rd December 1944. Age 39. Son of Francis Edward and Elizabeth Percival; husband of Ethel Percival, of Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 10. Column 3.
QUENBY Richard

Lance Corporal 5950023 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt who died on Thursday, 15th April 1943. Age 31. Husband of Margaret Quenby, of Kempston, Bedford. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row F. Grave 46.

ROBERTS R W
No further information currently
SIMMS Alfred Reginald
Trooper 7903477 5th, Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps who died on Wednesday, 2nd April 1941. Age 29. Son of Reginald and Daisy Simms, of Kempston, brother of Herbert [below]. Husband of Daisy Mary Simms, of Wootton. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 24.
SIMMS Herbert [James]
Trooper 5957136 Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps who died on Sunday, 10th September 1944. Age 23. Son of Reginald and Daisy Simms, of Kempston, brother of Alfred [above]. Buried in GEEL (STELEN) CHURCHYARD, Geel, Antwerpen, Belgium. Grave 17.
TORY Victor
Lance Bombardier 794110 81 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery who died on Thursday, 22nd April 1943. Age 35. Son of John and Mary Tory; husband of Rose Tory, of Kempston. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 2. Row G. Grave 13.
TROWBRIDGE John Herbert
Private 14643850 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment who died on Thursday, 3rd August 1944. Age 19. Son of Percy Ernest and Kathleen Trowbridge, of Kempston. Buried in HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 3.
WHARTON Leslie Frank
Gunner 5951188 53 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery who died on Monday, 24th January 1944. Age 25. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XV. Row C. Grave 18.
WHITTAKER G B Also spelt WHITAKER. No further information currently
WHITBREAD Dennis Lawson
Sergeant 1624919 Flight Engineer, 433 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday, 5th August 1944. Age 22. Son of Arthur Charles and Daisy Beatrice Whitbread; husband of Lilian May Whitbread, of Kempston. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY. Block J. Grave 30.
WILBY Kenneth Gordon
Stoker 1st Class P/KX 132601 H.M. Submarine Utmost, Royal Navy who died on Wednesday, 25th November 1942. Age 20. Son of Philip R. and Annie Wilby, of Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 68, Column 3.
WOODING Lawrence Arthur
Sapper 2020787 555 Field Company, Royal Engineers who died on Sunday, 15th October 1944. Age 29. Son of Thomas and Florence G. Wooding, of Kempston, Bedford. Buried in VALBURG (SLIJK-EWIJK) GENERAL CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Grave 8.
WRIGHT Frederick Charles

Private 5832873 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who died as a prisoner of war on Saturday, 24th July 1943. Age 29. Born bedford, resident Bedfordshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row H. Grave 76.

YOUNG Joseph William
Sergeant 1216336 35 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Friday, 16th April 1943. Age 22. Son of Joseph Topham Young and Edith Young, of Kempston. Buried in LIESSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Military Plot. Row A. Collective grave 3-6.
 Not on memorial
COUNSELL Peter Gordon
Guardsman 2617294, King's Company, Grenadier Guards. Died Saturday 10th May 1941. Age 21. Son of Cecil Frobisher Counsell, and of Elizabeth Eleanor Counsell, of Kempston. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Block F. Grave 253.
GREEN Alfred Charles Michael
Leading Aircraftman 1385664, Drogue Operator, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 3rd March 1944. Age 21. Son of Bertie Frederic and Anorah Mary Green; husband of Esther Atkinson Green, of Kempston. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Block J. Grave 66.
GUNTON Benjamin Herbert
Lance Corporal 5769439, Pioneer Corps. Died Sunday 2nd August 1942. Age 32. Son of James Robert and Harriet Gunton; husband of Phyllis Maud Gunton, of Kempston. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Block J. Grave 17.
 Korea 1952
AUSTIN Peter Gerald

Fusilier 22488599, The Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 29th November 1952. Age 19. Born 20 March 1933. As reported in The Times newspaper 20th December 1952. Buried in United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Pusan, Korea. Plot 39, Row 3, Position 1, Grave 3348.


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