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LEAGRAVE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Lynda Smith

There are two memorials as described below. The men are the same on both memorials. The memorials cover Limbury, Leagrave and Biscot.

LEAGRAVE WAR MEMORIAL

 

Photograph Copyright ©
Lynda Smith 2002

The memorial stands in a memorial garden on the corner of Marsh Road and Memorial Road.  (Note: Linbury as below was the original spelling of the name which has now be altered to Limbury). The memorial was made by Mr Basil Deacon, Messers Giddings and Son. It was unveiled by Lady Ludlow and dedicated by Major the Rev A S Bishop APC RAF on 24 July 1921. It takes the form of an obelisk on a stepped base. There are 55 names listed for World War 1.

IN HONOUR
OF THE MEN WHO WENT FORTH FROM
LEAGRAVE, LINBURY AND BISCOT
TO THE
GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919
AND IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE 55 MEN
OF THESE PARISHES WHO CAME NOT BACK
AND WHOSE NAMES ARE HERE INSCRIBED.

YE WHO LIVE HERE, BY MEAD AND WINDING LEA
REMEMBER THOSE, WHO KEPT YOUR COUNTRY FREE
THEY DIED FOR RIGHT LET US WHO HERE REMAIN
SO LIVE THAT THEY SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN.

Memorial records full names, from the First World War only. Names are identical to those in The Leagrave Royal British Legion Club.

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION CLUB, LEAGRAVE, LUTON

 

Photograph Copyright © Lynda Smith 2002

There are two memorials in the British Legion in Leagrave. One, the large wooden one with three parts and the wreaths underneath is the Legion's own. The wooden board, first name on it H Bates is on the Luton Co-Op Memorial, the Luton co-op replaced by the new bowls club, and is now in the bar of the Legion. There is additionally the Leagrave and Limbury memorial on the opposite side of Marsh Road to the Legion.

1914 – 1918
LEST WE FORGET
IN PROUD AND EVER
GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
LEAGRAVE AND LIMBURY
WHO SO NOBLY LAID
DOWN THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR.

“THEIR BODIES ARE BURIED IN PEACE; BUT THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.”

ANSELL

Charles Hart

Armourer’s Mate M/2728.  HMS “Aboukir” R.N.  Died 22 September 1914.  Aged 21.  Son of  Fredrick and Adah Ansell of “Ercildoune”, Beechwood Road, Leagrave, Luton.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.  Ref. 6 (Special note:  In the early hours of the morning of 22 September 1914, HMS Aboukir, along with HMS Cressy & HMS Hogue was sunk by torpedoes from a U-Boat under the command of Otto Weddigan, in the North Sea). See also Luton Town Memorial

BAKER

Joseph

No further information available at present.

BASS

William James

Private 29668.  2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 24 March 1918.  Born Biscot.  Lived Luton.  Enlisted Bedford.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Poziers memorial, Somme, France.  Panel 28 & 29. See also Luton Town Memorial

BLAYDON

Albert Edward

Private 5073.  1st / 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 15 August 1915.  Aged 18.  Lived Leagrave.  Enlisted Bedford.   Son of Sidney & Lily Blaydon of  “The Knapps” Toddington Road, Leagrave, Luton.  No known grave. Commemorated on Azmak Cemetery, Sulva, Turkey.  Sp. Mem. 3. See also Gallipolli details. See also Luton Town Memorial

BLAYDON

Cecil H.

Private 200712.  1st / 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 20 July 1917.  Lived Luton.  Enlisted Luton.  Buried in   Gaza War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza).  Plot XXX. Row B. Grave 3. See also Luton Town Memorial

BUCKINGHAM

Reginald Sydney

Cpl. 17597.  1st Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.  Killed in action 6 April 1916.  Aged 22.  Born Luton.  Lived Sherington, Bucks.  Enlisted Oxford.  Son of Mr. & Mrs. L. Buckingham of Dorset Villa, Marsh Road, Leagrave, Luton;  husband of Mrs. P.A. Smith (formerly Buckingham) of 56 Priory Street, Newport Pagnell, Bucks.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Basra Memorial, Iraq.  Panel 26 & 63.

CLARK

Sidney Wilfred

Air Mechanic 3rd Class 161824.  Royal Air Force.  Died 15 July 1918.  Aged 20.  Son of Robert Henry and Florence Mary Clark of Carlton House, Marsh Road,  Leagrave, Luton.  Born at Newark, Notts.  Buried in   Biscot (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Beds.  Ref. 73.

CLARKE

Percy George

Probably Private G/53194.  20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).  Formerly 5748 14th R. Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Monday 16 April 1917.  Born Hexton, Herts.  Lived and enlisted Luton. Buried in  Heninel-Croisilles Road Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais France.  Ref. II.C.17. See also Luton Town Memorial

COLLETT

William

Private 65691.  61st Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Inf.).  Formerly 6972 London Regiment.  Killed in action 15 April 1918.  Born Fulham, Middx.  Lived Leagrave, Luton.  Enlisted Luton.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.  Panel  11.

COOTE

George

Sapper 1510.  Corps of Royal Engineers (1/2nd North Midland Field Coy. R.E.).  Killed in action 13 October 1915. Aged 30.  Enlisted  Limbury, Luton.  Husband of Amy Coote of 104 Provost Street, Nile Street, Hoxton, London.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Loos Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Panel 4 & 5.

CUMBERLAND

Hugh

Private 51175.  4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 5 September 1918.  Aged 19.  Born and lived Leagrave, Luton.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of John & Eleanor Jane Cumberland of Marsh Road, Leagrave, Luton.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Panel 4 & 5.

DENNIS

Harry L.    

No further information available at present.

DIMMOCK

Sidney George

Private 42561.  8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).   Killed in action 20 October 1917.  Aged 28.  Born and enlisted Luton.  Lived Leagrave.  Son of William and Mary Ann Dimmock of Luton;  husband of F.M. Dimmock of 22 Old Bedford Road, Luton.  Buried in   Monchy  British Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. I.O.14. See also Luton Town Memorial

DONNE

Leonard Roland

Rifleman R/37031.  16th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps.  Formerly TR/13/26840, 109th T.R. Battalion.  Died 23 June 1917.  Aged 25.  Born Luton.  Lived Tingrith, Beds.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of William and Clara J. Donne of “Rosedene”, Limbury Road, Luton.  Buried in   Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany.  Ref. I.G.2. See also Luton Town Memorial

DRAPER

George William

Private 82855, 3rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 8373 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Luton. Son of Charles Draper, of The Dye Works, Dunstable Road, Luton; husband of Ada Draper, of “Le Nid”, Limbury Road, Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, born Luton, a scholar, son of Charles and Mary A C Draper, resident Dumfries Street, Luton. IN the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Luton, a Bleacher & Dyer (Straw Plait), son of Charles and Mary A Draper, resident Dunstable Road, Leagrave, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Luton, a Straw Plait Buncher, married to Ada Draper, resident 34, Hampton Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas-de-Calais, France. Bay 10. See also Luton Town Memorial

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton:

DRAPER, G. W., Private, Machine Gun Corps.
He joined in October x916, and was sent to Frame in February of the following year. He took part in heavy fighting at the Battles of Arras, Messines, Passchendaele, Cambrai and many other engagements, and was killed in action on the Somme on March 28th, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
11, Norton Road, Leagrave, near Luton.
1486.

DUMPLETON

Arthur

Private 27845.  1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 25 September 1916.  Born Stopsley.  Lived Leagrave.  Enlisted Bedford.  Buried in   Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France.  Ref. XII.T.3.

DYER

Alfred Ernest

Private 10729.  6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 26 February 1917.  age 21.  Born Harpenden.  Lived Leagrave.  Enlisted  Luton.  Son of J.W. and Mary Dyer of Marsh Road, Leagrave, Luton.  Buried in   Maroc British Cemetery, Nord, France.  Ref. I.M.30.

ELSDON

H. Ernest

Probably:  Ernest Elsdon.  Private 18971.  8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 12 July 1917.  age 20.  Born and lived Luton.  Enlisted Bedford.  Brother of Miss L. Elsdon of 40 Collingdon Street, Luton.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Loos Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Panel 41.

FANE

Frank aka Franklin

Private 202749, 1/4th Dorsetshire Regiment formerly 3444 Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13 October 1917.  Aged 33.  Born Toddington 9 March 1884, resident Leagrave, enlisted Luton. Son of Mrs. Emily Fane of The Limes, Gardenia Avenue, Leagrave, Luton. Admitted to Toddington National/St George's Church of England Lower School 6 May 1889, son of George Fane, resident Hearne Farm, left September 1897. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Toddington, son of George and Emily Fane, resident Herne Farm, Toddington, Ampthill, Bedfordshire. In the 1908 Electoral Register 1908 he was resident Herne farm, Toddington. See also Luton Town Memorial and also Toddington St George

FLITTON

William

Private 200760.  1st/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died of wounds 21 July 1917.  Lived Limbury, Luton.  Enlisted Bedford.  Buried in   Gaza War Cemetery, Israel.  Ref. XII.D.7.

FOWLER

Nathaniel John

Sapper 1511.  Corps of Royal Engineers (1/2nd North Midland Field Coy. R.E.)  Died of wounds 21 April 1915.  Lived Leagrave.  Enlisted Luton.  Buried@  Bailleul Communal Cemetery (Nord), Nord, France.  Ref. K.II

GROOM

Ernest William Thomas

Private 25686.  2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 11 July 1916.  Born and lived Leagrave.  Enlisted Luton.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Thiepval Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Pier and Face 2C.

HARFIELD

Hedley W.

No further information available at present.

HATHAWAY

Walter Henry
[Luton RoH states Royal Air Force, spelt HATHERWAY on SDGW] Private G/86322, Royal Fusiliers formerly 90427, Royal Flying Corps. Died on service in United Kingdom 8 June 1918. Born Alderminster, Warwick, resident Leagrave, near Luton, enlisted Luton. Married. Husband of Minnie Justice (formerly Hathaway), of 2, Bailey Street, Luton. Buried in HENDON CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM, Middlesex. Grave reference D. 10. 24091. See also Luton

HINDS

William James

Private 23459.  6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 3 April 1918.  age 26.  Born Charlton.  Lived Leagrave.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Mrs. E.S. Hinds of Rose View, Cumberland Road, Leagrave.  Buried in   Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2,  Hebuterne, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. IV.D.30.

HOPKINS

Walter C.

No further information available at present.

HORSLER

William

Private G/50146, 11th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) formerly G/41407, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds Sunday 6 May 1917. Aged 36. Born Leagrave, Beds, resident Limbury, Beds, enlisted Bedford. Son of George and Elizabeth Horsler, of Leagrave, Beds; husband of Ellen (nee Clark) Horsler, of Warden View, Limbury, Luton, Beds, married January to March Quarter 1906 in Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 10, born Leagrve, a scholar, son of George and Elizabeth Horsler, resident Cottage, Leagrave, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Leagrave, Beds, a Plait Bleacher's Labourer, son of George and Elizabeth Horsler, resident Marsh Road, Leagrave, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, born Leagrave, a Bricklayer Labourer, married to Ellen Horsler with a daughter and two sons, resident Limbury near Luton. See also Luton and also George Kent Ltd

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1919:

HORSLER William of Warden-view Limbury Bedfordshire died 6 May 1917 in France Administration London 6 June to Ellen Horsler widow.
Effects £328 10s.

HUCKLE -

Arthur

Sgt. 18233. 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 15 September 1916.  Born Clophill.  Lived Biscot.  Enlisted Bedford.  Buried in   Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France.  Ref. IX.N.3.

JACKSON

William

Private T.F.238023.  12th Battalion Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment).  Formerly 202649 Essex Regiment.  Killed in action 7 August 1917.  Born Biscot.  Enlisted Luton.   Husband of Maud Wade (formerly Jackson) of 74 Frederick Street, Luton.   No known grave. Commemorated on   Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Plot III. Row E. Grave 11. See also Luton Town Memorial

JONES

Charles

Lance Corporal 9920, 1st Battalion Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Died of wounds in the Persian Gulf 8 April 1916. Aged 20. Born High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Son of Charles and Laura Jane Jones, of 20, "Omah," Gardenia Avenue, Leagrave, Luton; brother of Frederick (above). Also served in France and was wounded 25 August 1915, whilst serving with 6th Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 26 and 63.

JONES

Frederick aka Fred

Private 9083, 2nd Battalion, Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 11 September 1918. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Gosport, Hampshire. Son of Charles and Laura Jones, of "Omah," 20, Gardenia Avenue, Leagrave, Luton, Beds; brother of Charles (below). Also served with 1st Battalion in Mesopotamia; twice previously wounded. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis En Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

LAWRENCE

Joseph

Private 42665.  10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.  Killed in action 22 March 1918.  Born Luton.  Lived Limbury.  Enlisted Luton.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Arras Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Bay 3 & 4.

LEANEY

Horace Karl

Private 30858.  Bedford Yeomanry.  Died at home 1 February 1918.  Aged 30.  Born Hemel Hempstead.  Lived Luton.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Thomas and Eliza Leaney of 4 Chapel Street, Hemel Hempstead, Herts;  husband of Mary Ann Leaney of 25 Tudor Road, Luton.  Buried in   Biscot (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Luton.  Ref. 51.

LEE

Harold Stuart

Private G/73494.  23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).  Killed in action 7 September 1918.  Born Leagrave.  Lived Limbury.  Enlisted Bedford.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Panel 3. See also Luton Town Memorial

LETTING

George William

Possibly.  Private 27373.  10th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment.  Formerly 34679 Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment.  Killed in action 18 November 1916. Born Harlington.  Lived Beeston, Notts.  Enlisted Nottingham.  Buried in   Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Somme, France.  Ref. XI.F.10.

LETTING

Thomas L.

Private 31944.  5th Battalion Grenadier Guards.  Died 15 February 1919.  Buried in   Biscot (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Luton.

LING

Stanley Edward

Private 551026.  39th Coy. Labour Corps.  Died Monday 6 January 1919.  Son of William and Charlotte Martha Ling of 9 Oak Cottages, Oak road, Leagrave, Luton.  Buried in   Auberchicourt British Cemetery, Nord, France.  Ref. I.D.9.

LITTLE

Arthur Jesse

Private 69011.  1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment.  Killed in action 30 August 1918.  Aged 20.  Born Turnford, Herts.  Enlisted Luton.  Son of Jesse and Emily Sarah Little of Napp’s Nursery, Leagrave, Luton.  Buried in   Vaulx Hill Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. II.B.24. See also Luton Town Memorial

LUCK

Percy

Probably:  2nd Lt. Lincolnshire Regiment.  Died Tuesday 4 November 1919.  Buried in   Luton General Cemetery.  Ref. 1099.

McPHEAT

John

Sergt. 35986.  2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 7 June 1917.  Aged 36.  Born Perth.  Lived and enlisted Luton.  Son of the late Stewart and Margaret McPheat;  husband of Jessie M. Kirk McPheat of 33 John Street, Luton.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Ypres (Menin Gate) memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 31 & 33. See also Luton Town Memorial

MUNNS

Frederick James

Sergeant 10394,  2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards.  Killed in action 6 May 1918.  Born Limbury.  Enlisted Bedford.  Husband of I.P. Munns of 91 Douglas Street, Deptford, London.  Buried in   Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. XVI.C.6. See also Luton Town Memorial

MUNNS

Walter

Private 276528.  6th Battalion Essex Regiment.  Formerly 6546 Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 26 March 1917.  Aged 29.  Born and lived Leagrave.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Frederick and Mary Munns of Oak road, Leagrave, Luton.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.  Panels 33 to 39.

NEWMAN

Harry

Private 33062.  6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.  Formerly 6389 Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 2 October 1917.  Aged 32.  Lived West Leagrave, Luton.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Mrs Rose Newman, 6 Dunstable Road, West Leagrave, Luton.  No known grave. Commemorated on    Tyne Cot memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 50 to 51.

PAGE

Frank (Francis) Edward

Private 9801.  1st battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.  Died 15 January 1920.  age 28.  Enlisted Bedford 1909.  Buried in   Biscot (Holy trinity) Churchyard.  Ref. 114.

PECK

William

Private 31136.  2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died of wounds 27 July 1917.  Aged 24.  Born Barton.  Lived and enlisted Luton.  Son of Mr. & Mrs. Peck of Seagrave (sic), Beds;  husband of Mrs Elizabeth Sear (formerly peck) of 28 Regent Street, Luton.  Buried in   Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. XVI.I.2. See also Luton Town Memorial

PINNEY

Walter William

Sapper 1462.  Corps of Royal Engineers (E.A. Div. Field Coy. R.E.).  Died at home 11 May 1915.  Aged 30.  Lived Leagrave.  Enlisted Luton.  Husband of Florrie Welch (formerly Pinney) of Victoria Road, Grange Road, Leagrave, Luton.  Buried in   Luton Church Burial Ground.  Ref. Z.Z.20. See also Luton Town Memorial

POTTER

Edward T.

Probably:  Private 10812.  4th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Formerly 25432 Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 15 September 1916.  Enlisted Luton.  Buried in   Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.  Ref. I.F.54.

SCRIVENER

George

Private G/10241.  7th Battalion Buffs (East Kent Regiment).  Died 21 April 1917.  Born Biscot.  Lived Limbury.  Enlisted Luton.  Buried in   Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Harcourt, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. XI.E.16. See also Luton Town Memorial

STOKES

Thomas

Private 26107.  9th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.  Formerly 26057 Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 29 August 1916.  Born and lived Leagrave.  Enlisted Luton.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Pier & Face 11A.

WARREN

Alfred

Lance Corporal 8134.  2nd City of London Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.  Formerly 3548 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 23 September 1916.  Born Small Heath, Warwick.  Lived Leagrave.  Enlisted Luton.   No known grave. Commemorated on   Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Pier & Face 9D and 16B.

WILKIN

George

Private G/38685.  1st Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).  Killed in action 27 September 1918.  Born Godmanchester.  Lived Leagrave.  Enlisted Bedford.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Somme, France.  Panel 7.

WILKIN

Robert

Private G/7849.  9th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment.  Born Godmanchester.  Enlisted Peterborough, Hunts.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Loos Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Panel 69 to 73.

WILKIN

William

Private 22168.  4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action13 November 1916.  Born Godmanchester.  Lived Leagrave.  Enlisted Luton.  Buried in   Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France.  Ref. I.A.36.

WILSON

Frank

Private 8940.  2nd Battalion Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment). Died at home 15 September 1915.  Aged 21.  Born Islington, London.  Lived Leagrave.  Enlisted Devizes,  Wiltshire. Buried.  Biscot (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Luton.  Ref. 42.

WRIGHTSON

Frederick Voller

Probably:  Private G/72744.  1/24th London Battalion Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment).  Formerly 107368 Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment.  Killed in action 14 October 1918.  Aged 19.  Born, lived and enlisted Bradford, Yorkshire.  Son of Fred and Hannah Wrightson of 1021 Leeds Road, Thornbury, Bradford.  Buried in   Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, Aubers, Nord, France.  Ref. VI.F.19. [For further details see Wrightson's Family Tree]

1939 – 1945
IN MEMORY OF ALL WHO FELL
IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
FROM LEAGRAVE AND LIMBURY DISTRICT
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS
OF THIS BRANCH

DAVENPORT

Harold William

Lance Corporal 5949672.  50th Parachute Bde. Sig. Sec. Royal Corps of Signals.  Died of wounds Burma,  26 March 1944.  Aged 22.  Lived 5 Roman Road, Luton.  Son of Harold and Winifred S. Davenport of  Earsham, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on   Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.  Face 3. See also Luton Town Memorial

GUNN

Arthur Ernest

Sergeant 750081.  181 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.  Killed in action France,  25 June 1944.  Son of William and Emily Gunn of 9 Mount Pleasant Road, Luton;  husband of Kathleen I. Gunn of Lingfield, Surrey.  Buried Brouay War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Ref. IV.A.17. See also Luton Town Memorial

LETTING

J.

Private    No further information available at present.

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