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LEIGHTON BUZZARD BEAUDESERT SCHOOL - Roll of Honour

World War 1,2 & Korea - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Martin Edwards
additional information David Manning

Photographs Copyright © Roy Eggleton 2004

The school was originally called "Lancasterian" School and was opened in November 1813. It changed its name to incorporate Beaudesert in 1844. The original buildings were demolished in 1958 and the World War One War Memorial, designed by Paul Waterhouse in 1919, was dismantled and stored in the works of Willis Dawson's in Vandyke Road, then, for a period of time, it was relocated to the cemetery in Vandyke Road (see picture below). Through the efforts of some of the Old Boys of the school the memorial was restored, at a cost of £7,000, and moved to a new home at the Royal Legion headquarters in West Street, Leighton Buzzard (see picture left).

The move was celebrated with a re-dedication ceremony conducted by the Vicar of Leighton Buzzard, the Rev. Grant Fellows, and respresentatives of other denominations at the Royal British Legion Hall on 21st October 2004.

A Book of Remembrance records the names of all that died in Second World War and is on public display in Leighton Buzzard Library.

1914-1918

ABERY

Sidney

Private G/11992, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 19th August 1915 (SDGW) Friday 20 August 1915 (CWGC) in Gallipoli. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey. Grave G. 72.

ADAMS

Edward George

Private. G/4869, 13th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's OWn (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds Wednesday 27th October 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Willesden, Middlesex. Son of Frederick and Edith Adams, of Leighton Buzzard; husband of Lily Louisa Adams, of 117, Vandyke Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. B. 34. See also Leighton Buzzard.

ADAMS

James

Private 18481, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 4th February 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Billington, enlisted Bedford, resident Leighton Buzzard. Buried in CERISY-GAILLY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave II. E. 2. See also Leighton Buzzard.

ALDRITT

Lionel

probably Lionel ALDRITT, Private 4481, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 23rd November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Blackley, Lancashire, enlisted London, resident Shefford.

ANDREWS

[Horace] Charles

Private, G/25462, 11th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday 1st October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 18. Born and resident Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Luton. Son of Simeon and Phoebe Andrews, of 63, Hockliffe Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Formerly 3092, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A. See also Leighton Buzzard.

AVERY

Percy William

Air Mechanic 1st Class, 246611, Royal Air Force. Died on Thursday 14th November 1918. Age 27. Son of William J. and Alice M Avery, of 18, Ashwell St., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in LEIGHTON-LINSLADE CEMETERY, Leighton Buzzard. See also Leighton Buzzard.

BAKER

Stanley Wallace

Private. Aged 26 ex-Private, Royal Army Medical Corps, 32nd Field Ambulance. Buried Leighton Buzzard Cemetery plot B13 Son of H Baker of Market Square. Died in hospital in Bedford. Source Leighton Buzzard Observer 20/6/16 Notice of death from pleurisy in Bedford Hospital also burial records Leighton Linslade Town Council.

BAKER, M.M.

James

Private 80513, 7th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at home Tuesday 10th July 1917. Age 23. Born Linslade, Bucks, enlisted Bedford. Son of George and Hannah Sarah Baker of Sandy Lane, Heath Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Awarded Military Medal. Buried in HEATH AND REACH CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave A. 100.

BEAUMONT

Robert James

Sergeant 337777, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 24th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Norwich, Norfolk, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Husband of B. E. Newman (formerly Beaumont), of 3, Parker Rd., Grays. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBEPas de Calais, France. Grave II. R. 7. See also Leighton Buzzard.

BRANDOM

William

Lance Sergeant 9434, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41. See also Leighton Buzzard.

BRANSOM

Henry

Private 115, Canadian Railway Service Guard. Died on Friday 11th May 1917. Son of the late James and Mary Bransom, of Plantation Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in VANCOUVER (MOUNTAIN VIEW) CEMETERY, British Columbia, Canada. Grave 38-34. 2. See also Leighton Buzzard and Linslade.

BRANTOM

Arthur C

[Listed as BRANTON on CWGC] Private 42791, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 29th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Luton. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave I. K. 26.

BRANTOM, D.C.M

William Harper

2nd Lieutenant, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday [3rd on SDGW] 4th July 1916. Age 27. Son of William and Emily Florence Brantom, of "Ivy Dene," Linslade, Bucks. From London Gazette 11th October 1915 - "Private William Harper Brantom, to be Second Lieutenant. Dated 12th October, 1915." Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Buried in BOIS-DE-NOULETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, AIX-NOULETTE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. E. 9. See also Linslade.

BROWN

Bertie Frank

Private G/14503, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 9th September 1916 with British Expeditionary Force. Born Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Dunstable. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C. See also Leighton Buzzard.

COOK

Albert John

Private [Signaller] 12098, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 3rd July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Ann Cook, of 42, Ashwell St., Leighton Buzzard, and the late Charles James Cook. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Leighton Buzzard.

CORNISH

Ernest Edward

Private 201158, "D" Company,4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 27th March 1917 in Palestine. Age 20. Born Bedfordshire, enlisted Luton, resident Leighton Buzzard. Son of Stephen Ernest Cornish; husband of Catherine Annie Cornish, of 32, Baker St., Leighton Buzzard. Formerly 20542, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 33 to 39. See also Leighton Buzzard.

CORNISH

Reginald Alfred

Rifleman 1810, 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles). Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Westminster. Son of Herbert Stockbridge Cornish and Ellen Eliza Cornish, of 6, Wing Rd. Terrace, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 C. See also Linslade.

DAWSON

Alfred John

Private 32112, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 29th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONPas de Calais, France. Grave II. G. 65. See also Leighton Buzzard.

DAWSON

William James

Private 3/6053, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 3rd December 1914 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Leighton Buzzard.

DAY

Cyril George

Private 42235, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 5th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Luton. Son of George and Emilie Louisa Day, of 27, Hockliffe Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4. See also Leighton Buzzard.

DIMMOCK

Frank

Private 41318, 3rd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died Saturday 19th July 1919. Age 20. Son of Reuben and Alice Dimmock, of 46, Mill Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Brother of Percy below. Buried in LEIGHTON-LINSLADE CEMETERY, Leighton Buzzard. Grave K. 277. See also Leighton Buzzard.

DIMMOCK

Percy Harold

Corporal SE/13778, 14th Veterinary Hospital, Army Veterinary Corps. Died on Sunday 16th February 1919. Age 24. Son of Reuben and Alice Dimmock, of 46, Mill Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Brother of Frank above. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave V. F. 41. See also Leighton Buzzard.

DUDLEY

Albert Joseph

Private 98225, 2nd/2nd (North Midland) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died Tuesday 1st October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born and resident Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Luton. Son of Joseph Jabez and Frances Elizabeth Dudley, of Leighton Buzzard; husband of Alice Mary Dudley, of 60, Springfield Rd., Linslade, Leighton Buzzard. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERYPas de Calais, France. Grave IV. E. 10. See also Leighton Buzzard.

EGGLETON

William Thomas

Lance Sergeant 3/7041, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 30th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born, resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Son of John and Sarah Eggleton, of 69 Heath Road, Leighton Buzzard. Commeorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIALSomme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also Leighton Buzzard.

EVANS

William

Private 205683, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds Friday 19th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Leighton Buzzard, resident and enlisted Luton. Son of Henry and Annie Evans, of 102, Selbourne Rd., Luton, Beds. Born Leighton Buzzard. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERYIeper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. E. 33. Formerly 3853, Yeoman Cyclists. See also Leighton Buzzard.

FAULKNER

Alec Joseph

Private 4327, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 31st August 1915 in Gallipoli. Resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Commeorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218. See also Leighton Buzzard.

FOXON

Ralph Kenneth

Private 14006, 7th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action Monday 7th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and resident Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Oxford. Son of George Thomas and Mary Foxon, of 35, Beaudesert, Leighton Buzzard. Formerly 14565, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in GUIZANCOURT FARM CEMETERY, GOUY, Aisne, France. Grave D. 29. See also Leighton Buzzard.

GASKIN

Ernest John

Gunner 65400, X/32nd Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds Thursday 18th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Hendon, Middlesex. Son of John Hillier Gaskin and Sarah Gaskin, of 16, Vandyke Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave P. XI. L. 4B. See also Leighton Buzzard.

GIBBS

Cyril Frederick

[Listed as Frederick Cyril on CWGC and SDGW] Lance Corporal G/14800, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 28th September 1916. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C. See also Leighton Buzzard.

GOING

Herbert

Private 50983, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 20th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Stony Stratford, Bucks, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. F. Going, of 29, Mill Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave I. B. 6. See also Leighton Buzzard.

HACK

John Henry

[Bombardier on memorial] Wheeler 5029, 19th Brigade, Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died on Saturday 27th April 1918. Age 25. Son of John and Mary Ann Hack, of 89, Vandyke Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL, Nord, France. Grave II. G. 11. See also Leighton Buzzard.

HALL

Charles

Private 13874, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday 25th April 1916 in Mesopotamia. Formerly 14147, Oxfordhsire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave XX. D. 8. See also Leighton Buzzard.

HALL

Henry George

Private 44876, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusliers. Killed in action Friday 26th October 1917 in France and Flanders. Age 33. Born leighton Buzzard, enlisted Bedford. Son of Frederick and Sarah Hall; husband of Henrietta Kate Hall, of 42, Hartington St., Bedford. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIALZonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23 and 162. Formerly 12127, Army Catering Corps. See also Leighton Buzzard.

HALL

William

Lance Corporal. No further information currently.

HANKIN

Frederick Bernard

Private 4131, 25th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died on Saturday 5th August 1916. Age 25. Son of Charles F. and Mary Ann Frances Hankin, of Thomas St., Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Grave XXIX. B. 5.

HART

William

Private 17875, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 15th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Bedford. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBESomme, France. Grave III. C. 41. See also Leighton Buzzard.

HELEY

[Thomas] John

Lance Corporal 15743, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 29th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born Leighton Buzzard, resident and enlisted Luton. Husband of Elizabeth Heley, of 305, Hitchin Rd., Luton. Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERYSomme, France. Grave III. D. 44. See also Leighton Buzzard.

HOLMES

William George

Private 8002, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 11th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Islington, Middlesex, enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave LXII. C. 13. See also Leighton Buzzard.

HOLMES, MM

Edward T

Private 200938, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 2nd November 1917 in Palestine. Age 21. Enlisted Bedford, resident Leighton Buzzard. Son of Thomas and Lizzie Holmes, of 58, Hockliffe St., Leighton Buzzard. Awarded Military Medal. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Grave XXX. B. 16. See also Leighton Buzzard.

HORN[E]

John

[Spelt HORN on memorial and HORNE on SDGW & CWGC] Private 3/6920, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 27th September 1916. Age 24. Born, resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Buried in CITADEL NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France. Grave V. A. II. See also Leighton Buzzard.

HUMBLES

George

Driver 522214, 483rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Monday 11th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Enlisted Bedford. Son of William Humbles, of 5, Barrow Path, Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated in NEUVILLE-BOURJONVAL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Special Memorial. 2. See also Leighton Buzzard.

HYDE

Richard James

Private 4878, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Saturday 9th January 1915 at home. Age 21. Resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Son of Benjamin and Ellen Hyde, of 28, Vandyke Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in LEIGHTON-LINSLADE CEMETERY, Leighton Buzzard. Grave A. 215. See also Beaudesert School.

HYDE

Thomas

Private P.W. 6452, 1st/8th (T.F.) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action Friday 8th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Son of William and Mary Hyde, of Leighton Buzzard; husband of Margaret L. Hyde, of 28, East St., Leighton Buzzard, Beds. Buried near the North-West corner of BLAUGIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Dour, Hainaut, Belgium. See also Leighton Buzzard.

JAKEMAN

Frederick George

Private 200487, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 23rd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Son of Dan and Jane Jakeman, of 66, North Place, Plantation Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France. Grave II. B. 7. See also Leighton Buzzard.

JANES

Claud

Private 265935, 5th Battalion, Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action Thursday 3rd May 1917. Age 20. Enlisted Aylesbury, Bucks, resident Linslade. Son of Edward Foll Janes and Rose Janes, of Southcourt Avenue, Linslade. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6 and 7. See also Leighton Buzzard and Linslade.

JANES

Thomas

Private 18611, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917. Age 37. Born Houghton, enlisted Bedford, resident Dunstable. Husband of Emily Elizabeth Janes, of 105, Edward St., Dunstable. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

KEEN

George

Private 12033, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 4th May 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Linslade, Bucks, enlisted Watford, Herts, resident Leighton Buzzard. Buried in ST. AMAND BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. A. 3. See also Leighton Buzzard.

KITELEY

Thomas [William]

Private 98039, 69th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Sunday 22nd July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and resident Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Luton. Son of John Henry and Emily Kiteley, of "Wayside," Grovebury Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Formerly G/52281, Royal Fusiliers. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56. See also Leighton Buzzard.

LANCASTER

Arthur Henry

Private 200832, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 29th November 1917 in Palestine. Age 20. Resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Son of Harry and Florence Lancaster, of 42, Clifford St., Watford, Herts. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Grave C. 10. See also Leighton Buzzard.

LAWSON

John

Private 3/6054, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 21st April 1915 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIALIeper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Leighton Buzzard.

LEE

John Alfred

[Lieutenant on memorial] Second Lieutenant, 55th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died on Sunday 25th August 1918. Age 18. Son of John and Laura Lee, of 76, High St., Kempston, Bedford. Native of Leighton Buzzard. Observer with 55 Sqn. RAF. Killed by AA fire in DH.4 A2131, during bombing raid to Luxemburg. Buried in CHARMES MILITARY CEMETERY, ESSEGNEY, Vosges, France. Grave I. A. 18. See also Leighton Buzzard.

MARKS

Percy William

Private [Signaller] 11019, 6th Battlion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 23rd September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Luton. Bandsmen/Songster in the Salvation Army. Buried in ELZENWALLE BRASSERIE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. B. 5. See also Leighton Buzzard and Leighton Buzzard Salvation Army.

MATTHEWS, MM

Ernest R

Company Sergeant Major 8030, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 2nd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Stanbridge, enlisted Bedford. Awarded Military Medal. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XV. E. II. See also Leighton Buzzard.

McCUBBIN

Alexander

Private 511, 10th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died on Sunday 25th April 1915. Age 21. Son of Harriette McCubbin, of Lake St., Leighton Buzzard, and the late James George McCubbin. Commemorated on LONE PINE MEMORIALTurkey. Panel 32. See also Leighton Buzzard.

MEAD

Frederick Charles

Gunner 315376, Wessex (Hampshire) Heavy Battery [RGA - TF], Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds Sunday 6th May 1917. Age 23. Born Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Waterend. Son of William and Fanny Mead, of 54, Dallow Road, Luton, Beds. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VI. K. 7. See also Leighton Buzzard.

MEAD

James Joseph

Private 8348, "C" Company, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 2nd August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mary Ann Mead, of 68, North St., Leighton Buzzard, and the late James Joseph Mead. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34. See also Leighton Buzzard.

MEAGER

John

[Listed as William Charles MEAGER on CWGC but as John on memorial and SDGW] Gunner 69821, 32nd Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home 24th April 1916. Age 36. Born Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Linslade. Son of William and Annie Meager, of Wing, Leighton Buzzard; husband of A. A. B. Meager, of 26, Waterloo Rd., Linslade, Leighton Buzzard. Buried in PARKHURST MILITARY CEMETERY, Isle of Wight. Grave XI. A. 92.

MILES

Reginald

[Listed as Trooper on memorial]. Private 28283, 8th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Killed in action Monday 15th October 1917. Born Wicken, Northamptonshire, enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Formerly 2566, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 to 42 and 163A. See also Leighton Buzzard.

NEWBURY

Joseph G

Private TR10/43048, 51st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died on Sunday 21st July 1918. Age 34. Born and enlisted Brighton. Son of Joseph and Emily Newbury, of Leighton Buzzard; husband of A. E. Heeley (formerly Newbury), of 99, Bath St., Rugby. Buried in LEIGHTON-LINSLADE CEMETERY, LEighton Buzzard. Grave CC. 277. See also Leighton Buzzard.

O'DELL

Ernest Frank

[Listed on memorial as Private] Pioneer 341418, Base Signal Depot, Royal Engineers. Died on Sunday 24th November 1918. Age 20. Only son of Charles and Annie Odell, of 47, Dudley St., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 62. Grave IV. D. 8. See also Leighton Buzzard.

PAGE

William Albert Charles

[Listed on memorial as Private]. Lance Corporal 33071, 6th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds on Wednesday 16th May 1917. Age 19. Enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Albert and Annie Page, of 73, High St., Newport Pagnell, Bucks. Born at Leighton Buzzard. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERYPas de Calais, France. Grave XVIII. N. 19. See also Leighton Buzzard.

PANTLING

Horace James

[Spelt Horice on SDGW] Private 35888, 10th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 28th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born and resident Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Bedford. Son of Arthur and Mary J. Pantling, of 48, Plantation Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Formerly 2669, Royal Fusiliers. Private in the Salvation Army. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL,Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See also Leighton Buzzard and Leighton Buzzard Salvation Army.

PANTLING

Leonard

Sapper 67628, 126th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Wednesday 12th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Sheperd's Bush, Middlesex, resident Harlesden, Middlesex. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D. See also Leighton Buzzard.

PANTLING

Sidney J

Private. No further information currently. See also Leighton Buzzard.

PARSONS

William

Private 43202, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 5th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Formerly 26800, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commeorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56. See also Leighton Buzzard.

PHILIPS

Frank Charles

Guardsman 8249, Scots Guards. Killed in action 28th October 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Leeds, Yorkshire. Son of David Perry, of 11, Queen St., Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218. See also Leighton Buzzard.

POUCHOT, D.C.M.

Jack Auguste

[Spelt POUCHET on memorial, listed there as John A - POUCHOT is the accepted spelling] Lieutenant, 56th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died on Saturday 5th October 1918. Age 20. Foster son of Mrs. Edith Hawksford, of "Tanjore," Canbury Gardens, Kingston-on-Thames. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. Pilot with 56 Sqn.RAF from 12th August 1918. Killed in action flying SE.5a E5708 ; shot down, probably by AA, just behind German lines after attacking ground targets near Le Cateau. Aircraft wreckage found 10th October 1918 by advancing British artillery column. Pouchot's body identified by name on clothing and buried at the crash site; later re-interred at Marcoing. (See "High in the Empty Blue - The History of 56 Squadron RFC RAF 1916-1919" - A.Revell, Flying Machines Press, 1995) Buried in MARCOING BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. C. 20. See also Leighton Buzzard.

PRATT

George

Private 3/7286, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 8th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4. See also Leighton Buzzard.

PURYER

Ernest George

Private G/5044, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds Saturday 6th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born and resident Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Mill Hill, Middlesex. Son of Mr. G. W. and Mrs. E. Puryer, of 1, South St., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD)Nord, France. Grave III. E. 123. See also Leighton Buzzard.

QUICK

Francis John

Private T.F. 293689, 3rd/10th (T.F.) Battalion attd. 11th Entrenching Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds Friday 22nd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W Quick, of 92, Bassett Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUNPas de Calais, France. Grave VI. E. 34. See also Leighton Buzzard.

QUICK

Harold Arthur

Private 4735, "A" Company, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 6th September 1915 in Gallipoli. Age 19. Enlisted and resident Leighton Buzzard. Son of Alfred James and Clara Quick, of 70, Hockliffe Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218. See also Leighton Buzzard.

REDDING

Thomas Edmund

[List as Lance Corporal] Private 29512, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 20th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born and resident Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Luton. Son of Jabez and Emma Redding; husband of Lizzie Kate Redding, of 24, Church St., Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41. See also Leighton Buzzard.

REEVE

William Benjamin

Pioneer 365900, Tyne Elec. Engineers, Royal Engineers. Died at home on Saturday 6th July 1918. Born Willsden, Middlesex, resident Harlesden, Middlesex. Buried in LEIGHTON-LINSLADE CEMETERY, Leighton Buzzard. Grave K. 159. See also Leighton Buzzard.

ROWE

George Walter

Private 22271, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 9th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 34. Born Bedford, enlisted Derby, resident Lower Hartshay, Derbyshire. Son of George and Emma Rowe, of 10, Back Lane, Leighton Buzzard; husband of Emily Rowe, of 15, Summer St., Leighton Buzzard, Beds. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A. See also Leighton Buzzard.

RUFFHEAD

Frederick Charles

Corporal 16998, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Born resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Son of Thomas Harry and Eliza Ruffhead, of Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also Leighton Buzzard.

SANFORD

Ralph

Sapper 563264, B.B. Cable Section, Royal Engineers. Died on Monday 10th March 1919. Age 29. Son of Robert and Matilda Sanford, of 19, Dudley St., Leighton Buzzard. Formerly (2500), Middlesex Regiment. Buried in LEIGHTON-LINSLADE CEMETERY, Leighton Buzzard. Grave CC. 96. See also Leighton Buzzard.

SHEPHERD

Sidney

Private 20072, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire. Killed in action Friday 28th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Dunstable. Buried in POTIJZE CHATEAU WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave C. 23. See also Leighton Buzzard.

SMITH

Harry

Private possibly Harry SMITH, Private 3123, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), Killed in action Monday 2nd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Formerly 10945, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Arthur and Alice Smith, of London Rd., Bulbrook, Bracknell, Berks. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10. See also Leighton Buzzard.

SMITH

James

Private 13550, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 8th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born, resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Son of Wm. and Agnes Smith, of St. Andrew's St., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 28. See also Leighton Buzzard.

SMITH

Joseph

Private 13553, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home of wounds Tuesday 20th July 1915. Age 25. Born, resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Son of David and Mary Ann Smith, of 11, Regent St., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in LEIGHTON-LINSLADE CEMETERY, Leighton Buzzard. Grave B. 588. See also Leighton Buzzard.

SMITH

Robert

Private 39039, 35th Labour Battalion, Royal Fusiliers transferred to (6638) 103rd Labour Company, Labour Corps. Died on Tuesday 3 December 1918. Age 23. Son of William and Agnes Smith, of 70, St. Andrews St., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in LEIGHTON-LINSLADE CEMETERY, Leighton Buzzard. Grave E. 7. See also Leighton Buzzard.

SMITH

William Arthur

Private G/13302, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Thursday 28th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Leighton Buzzard, resident and enlisted Luton. Buried in PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, Somme, France. Grave III. H. 31. See also Leighton Buzzard.

STEVENS

Henry George

Private 28659, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action Thursday 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Coventry. Formerly 35213, Wiltshire Regiment. Buried in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERYNord, France. Grave I. H. 35. See also Leighton Buzzard.

STEVENS

Samuel Walter

[Listed as W S Stevens on memorial] Sapper 522217, 157th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died on Wednesday 13th November 1918. Age 28. Husband of Elizabeth Stevens, of 12, Plantation Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in DON COMMUNAL CEMETERY, ANNOEULLIN, Nord, France. Grave I. B. 35. See also Leighton Buzzard.

STEVENS

William

Private 235092, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action Sunday 5th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Son of Emily Watts (formerly Stevens), of 66 Church St., Leighton Buzzard, and the late Samuel Stevens. Formerly 3215, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37. See also Leighton Buzzard.

TOE, MM

Walter Dennis

[Listed as Company Sergeant Major on memorial.] Sergeant 43254, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Kensington, Middlesex, enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Formerly 3/7407, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Annie Toe, of 16, Regent St., Leighton Buzzard, and the late Frank Toe. Born at Leighton Buzzard. [Note two entries state SDGW born Kensington, CWGC born Leighton Buzzard] Awarded Military Medal. Buried in LEIGHTON-LINSLADE CEMETERY, Leighton Buzzard. Grave CC. 101. See also Leighton Buzzard.

TOMS

William

Private 32269, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 11th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 34. Resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Husband of S. J. Cowley (formerly Toms), of 88, North St., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XXV. M. 13. See also Leighton Buzzard.

TURNEY

Bert

either [Henry] Bert TURNEY, Private 9021, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds Wednesday 14th October 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Son of Robert and Ellen Turney, of 16, Soulbury, Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIALComines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2. or Bertram TURNEY Private 11282, Surrey (QMR) Yeomanry. Killed in action Wednesday 25th September 1918 in Salonika. Enlisted Bedford, resident Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece. See also Leighton Buzzard.

TURNEY

Robert Joseph

Private 74104, 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died on Friday 8th October 1915. Age 23. Son of Joseph and Maria Turney, of Church Farm, Slapton, Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 26 - 28. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Acc. 1992-93/166, Box 9848 - 28.

UNDERWOOD

Thomas

Private 13852, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 21st April 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born, resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Son of David and Mary Underwood; husband of Ethel Povey (formerly Underwood), of 18, Lawn Rd., Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Leighton Buzzard.

WERNHAM

James

Lance Corporal 21034, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 24th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Newbury, Berkshire, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 7146, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in TANCREZ FARM CEMETERYComines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave I. J. 25. See also Leighton Buzzard.

WHITBREAD

Leonard George

Private 16389, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 28th December 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Stantonbury, Bucks, resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIALIeper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Leighton Buzzard.

WHYBROW

William Samuel

[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial]. Private 13585, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on Friday 7th February 1919. Age 24. Son of Joseph and Millicent Jane Whybrow, of 36, East St., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in LEIGHTON-LINSLADE CEMETERY, Leighton Buzzard. Grave E. 8. See also Leighton Buzzard.

1939-1945

BADCOCK

Frederick George

Sapper 2130621, 87 Assault Squadron, Royal Engineers. Died on Sunday 17th September 1944. Age 35. Son of Albert Arthur and Eliza Mary Badcock; husband of Mary Catherine Badcock, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in CALAIS CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, LEUBRINGHEN, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 3. B. 1. See also Leighton Buzzard.

BAINES

Henry Richard

Private 5344466, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died on Wednesday 7th April 1943. Age 27. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 15. See also Leighton Buzzard.

BASTIN

Rudolph G


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Gunner 930000, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Saturday 10th March 1945. Age 24. Son of Gastin and May Bastin; nephew of Mrs. E. Pratt, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY, China, (including Hong Kong). Grave V. E. 3. See also Leighton Buzzard.

CLARK

Albert James

Private 11419377, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on Tuesday 16th May 1944. Age 24. Son of Harry and Ethel Clark, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave XII. G. 19. See also Leighton Buzzard.

COOPER

Alfred J

Gunner 904032, 68 A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Sunday 2nd June 1940. Age 18. Son of Mrs. H. G. Major and stepson of Mr. H. G. Major, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in LEIGHTON-LINSLADE CEMETERY, Leighton Buzzard. Sec. O. Grave 318. See also Leighton Buzzard.

COX

Reginald Thomas

Private 5951976, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on Thursday 24th June 1943. Age 23. Son of Thomas Cox, and of Annie Louise Cox, of Eggington. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 2. M. 78.

DAVIS

Percy James

Stoker 1st Class, P/KX 97430, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Died on Saturday 24th May 1941. Age 26. Son of William James and Amy Davis, of Watford, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 55, Column 1. See also Leighton Buzzard.

DELL

William Joseph

Corporal EX. 3192, No. 42 R.M. Commando, Royal Marines. Died on Wednesday 31st January 1945. Age 25. Son of Walter and Bithiah Rose Dell, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Grave 11. D. 4. See also Leighton Buzzard.

DENNISON

Ronald Henry

Lance Serjeant, 871353, 512 Battery, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Tuesday 12th September 1944. Age 24. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 36. See also Leighton Buzzard.

EGGLETON

Charles Dennis George

Able Seaman, D/JX 444764, H.M.S. Albatross, Royal Navy. Died on Friday 11th August 1944 . Age 20. Son of Charles and Edith Eggleton; husband of Hilda Winifred Gertrude Eggleton, of Princethorpe, Warwickshire. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 86, Column 2. See also Leighton Buzzard.

FITSELL

Richard Louis

Sergeant, 1164381, 10 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Friday 12th September 1941. Age 21. Son of Henry Louis Fitsell, and of Lucy Mary Fitsell, of Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 43. See also Leighton Buzzard and Cedars School Memorial.

FLEMMING

Sydney Cyril


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Lance Serjeant, 5945090, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on Wednesday 7th February 1945. Age 42. Son of Thomas and Emma Flemming; husband of Hilda Rose Flemming, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY, China, (including Hong Kong). Grave VII. F. 12. See also Leighton Buzzard.

FOSTER

Frederick John

Lance Serjeant, 1553022, 67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Friday 2nd February 1945. Age 28. Son of William and Sarah Anne Foster; husband of Dorothy May Foster, of Chesham, Buckinghamshire. Buried in BRUNSSUM WAR CEMETERY, Limburg, Netherlands. Grave VI. 307. See also Leighton Buzzard.

GARNER

William George

Aircraftman 2nd Class, 951796, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 2nd October 1940. Son of George Garner and of Elizabeth Emily Garner, of Leighton Buzzard; husband of B. Garner, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in LEIGHTON-LINSLADE CEMETERY, Leighton Buzzard. Section O. Grave 39. See also Leighton Buzzard.

GASKIN

Ernest R

Adjutant, Salvation Army. Died on Monday 9th April 1945. Age 35. Son of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Gaskin, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave IX. D. 9. See also Leighton Buzzard.

GILBERT

Kenneth Harold

[Listed as Harold Kenneth GASKIN on CWGC] Bombadier, 900696, 419 Battery, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Sunday 1st August 1943. Age 24. Son of Harold James Gilbert, and of Maude Gilbert, of Leighton Buzzard. Prisoner of war. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 8. G. 37. See also Leighton Buzzard.


Rare photo taken with Japanese solders after Singapore fell.
Third from left back row, Albert Cavalier, Front first right Harold Gilbert


Harold Gilbert on the left and Donald Horne on the right.

GRIFFIN

Arthur Charles

Flight Lieutenant 62311, Pilot, 201 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 22nd August 1943. Age 27. Son of Charles Henry and Emma Griffin, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Plot 1. Grave 12. See also Leighton Buzzard and Cedars School Memorial.

HEDGES

Bernard Frederick Russell

Gunner 917289, 419 Battery, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Tuesday 12th September 1944. Age 24. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 37.

Back row, left Gilbert Rogers and right, Bernard Hedges

HYDE

Sydney Thomas John

Private 5950866, 2nd Battalion The Hertfordshire Regiment, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on Monday 29th May 1944. Age 24. Son of Thomas and Florence Elizabeth Hyde, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave I. E. 4. See also Leighton Buzzard.

JORDON

Lionel John

Captain EC/2895, Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died on Tuesday 8th August 1944. Buried in AREZZO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave I. A. 21. See also Leighton Buzzard.

KEMPSTER

Ernest Arthur David

First Officer, Air Transport Auxiliary. Died on Friday 29th June 1945. Age 44. Son of Walter James Kempster and Florence Ada Kempster, of Leighton Buzzard; husband of Hylda Alice Kempster, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Grave 3. K. 22.

KING

William James

Aircraftman 1st Class, 1164131, 67 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Tuesday 23rd December 1941. Age 21. Son of George and Nellie Mary King, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in RANGOON WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Grave 3. B. 13. See also Leighton Buzzard.

LAW

Harold John

Lance Sergeant 913912, 419 Battery, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Tuesday 12th September 1944. Age 28. Son of George Frederick and Mary Law; husband of Dorothy Lilian Law, of Luton. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 36. See also Cedars School Memorial and Leighton Buzzard.

LEE

William Henry

Private 1553045, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died on Sunday 4th February 1945 in Burma. Age 29. Son of Albert Thomas Lee and Minnie Lee; husband of Lilian May Lee, of Dunstable. Born and resident Bedfordshire. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY,Myanmar. Grave 10. D. 4. See also Leighton Buzzard.

LINNEY

Frederick

Lance Corporal, 5954936, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots. Died on Saturday 18th November 1944. Age 24. Son of Samuel and Alice Linney, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in FAENZA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave VI. C. 16. See also Leighton Buzzard.

MARKS

Percy Clifford

Private 5505188, 5th Cinque Ports Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died on Friday 30th October 1942 in the Middle East. Age 26. Son of Florence Marks, and stepson of William Alfred Quick; husband of Ethel May Marks, of Sandown, Isle of Wight. Born Bedfordshire, resident Kent. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Grave XVII. D. 25. . See also Leighton Buzzard.

MORRIS

Alan Henry

Private 14695179, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died on Wednesday 12th July 1944. Age 19. Son of Charles and Nellie Morris, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in SECQUEVILLE-EN-BESSIN WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave II. A. 14. See also Leighton Buzzard.

MURGETT

Arthur William

Sapper 2075596, 251 Field Park Company, Royal Engineers. Died on Tuesday 2nd November 1943. Age 22. Son of Herbert George and Helena Belita Murgett, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 2. B. 25.

OLNEY

Kenneth Walter

Lance Bombardier 791518, 131 Battery, 47 Light. A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Thursday 2nd December 1943. Age 21. Son of William and Ethel Olney, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave XIV. B. 34. See also Leighton Buzzard.

SEAR

James Theodore

Private 5955850, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on Tuesday 1st February 1944. Age 23. Prisoner of war. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 4. E. 32.

SELLS

Victor George

Driver T/140965, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on Sunday 22nd September 1940. Age 22. Grandson of Henry and Anis Sells; nephew of Rose A. Sells, of Stanbridge. Buried in ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCHYARD, STANBRIDGE.

SMITH

Kenneth E D

Private 5954692, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on Thursday 5th December 1940. Age 25. Son of Henry and Florence Smith, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in LEIGHTON-LINSLADE CEMETERY, Leighton Buzzard. Section O. Grave 325. See also Leighton Buzzard.

STANBRIDGE

Kenneth William

Private 14991981, 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died on Sunday 11 February 1945. Age 19. Son of John and Blanche Stanbridge, of Stanbridge. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Grave 21. G. 5.

STANNARD

Leslie Frank

Flying Officer 151143, Nav. 138 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Monday 8th May 1944. Age 33. Son of Frank and Ethel Stannard, of Chandler's Ford, Hampshire. Buried in KVIBERG CEMETERY, Sweden. Grave 3. B. 3. See also Leighton Buzzard.

STEVENS

Cyril Ernest

Marine CH/X 108711, No. 48 R.M. Commando, Royal Marines. Died on Tuesday 6th June 1944. Age 21. Son of Nora L. R. Read, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave XV. B. 3. See also Leighton Buzzard.

TURNER

Leslie Walter

Gunner 1629751, 356 Battery, 111 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Tuesday 8 April 1941. Age 20. Son of Walter and Lily Turner, of Eggington. Buried in EGGINGTON CHURCHYARD, north of church. See also Eggington.

UNDERWOOD

Charles Frederick Walter

Pilot Officer 131880, 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Thursday 3rd September 1942. Age 24. Son of Frederick William and Edith Mary Underwood, of Luton. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 72.

WARD

William Charles

Sergeant 5948112, 1st Battalion The Hertfordshire Regiment, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on Sunday 23rd November 1941. Age 27. Husband of Letitia Ward, of Salford, Lancashire. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Grave 11. H. 10. See also Leighton Buzzard.

WASHINGTON

George Reginald

Private 6019999, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died on Tuesday 23rd November 1943. Age 26. Son of Albert and Ada Alice Washington, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave XVII. D. 11. See also Leighton Buzzard.

WHITMAN

William John

Lance Bombadier 1808716, 239 Battery, 77 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Monday 29th November 1943. Age 29. Son of William Henry and Lottie Whitman; husband of Kathleen Emily Whitman, of Linslade, Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 11. See also Cedars School Memorial and Leighton Buzzard.

1951-1953
(Korea)

HYDE

George

Private 22/8586, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). Missing presumed killed at the battle of the Hook, Korea, 19th November 1952. No Known Grave. Joined Beds & Herts Regiment April 1951, transferred to Royal Norfolk Regiment then to Black Watch.

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