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LEIGHTON BUZZARD CEDARS SCHOOL - Roll of Honour

World War 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Martin Edwards

This school was originally the Grammar School for Leighton Buzzard and was situated in a large Georgian House at the end of the High Street that is now Leighton Middle School. The War Memorial was erected in the grounds of the school and commemorates the students from the school who lost their lives in the Second World War.

1939-1945

ABBOTT

Stanley

This is not Sergeant 1880551, 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

BUTLER

Richard William

Captain 330715, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment attached 9th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died on Monday 9th April 1945. Age 30. Son of William and Margaret Lucy Butler, of Leighton Buzzard. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Grave 20. H. 18.

CUNNINGHAM

Peter Chris

Sergeant 580784, 99 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died on Wednesday 1st May 1940. Age 22. Son of Chris Angus Cunningham and Dorothy Gilmore Cunningham, of Northall. Buried in ST MARY CHURCHYARD, EDLESBOROUGH, Buckinghamshire.

DEVERELL

John Edward Steadman

Corporal 619819, Royal Air Force. Died on Saturday 29th May 1943. Age 24. Son of Edward Henry Cooper Deverell, and of Dorothy Anne Deverell, of Tring, Hertfordshire. Buried in KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY, India. 2. F. 11.

FAULKNER, DFC

Kenneth Douglas

Flight Lieutenant 78086, Navigator, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Friday 16th February 1945. Age 39. Son of Lawrence Boyd Faulkner and Annie Mabel Faulkner, of Linslade. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross. Buried in ST MARY CHURCHYARD, LINSLADE, Buckinghamshire. Section A. Grave 59. See also Linslade.

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 Beaudesert School.

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 and Beaudesert School.

GADD

George Edward

Sergeant 1216729, 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Saturday 3rd April 1943. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Gadd, of Dunstable. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Section K. Grave 546.

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 Beaudesert School.

HANKINS

Glyn

Flight Sergeant 1577648, 261 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Thursday 23rd December 1943. Son of William Harris Hankins and Annie May Hankins, of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 425. See also Bletchley St Mary's memorial

HEADY

John Joseph O'Brien

Flight Sergeant 1615776, 153 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 14th February 1945. Commeorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. See also Linslade.

HODDINOTT

John Henry

Private 14556549, 8th Battalion, Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Died on Sunday 2nd July 1944. Age 19. Son of Henry Reginald and Dorothy Edith Hoddinott, of Bierton, Buckinghamshire. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave IIA. E. 8.

HORN

Derrick Leslie Walter

Flight Sergeant 1387726, Navigator, 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 20th October 1943. Age 20. Son of Walter and Elsie May Horn, of Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Joint grave 9. E. 7-8.

HORNE

Dennis Alfred

Lance Sergeant 917317, 512 Battery, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Tuesday 12th September 1944. Age 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Horne, of Linslade, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 36.

Photograph: Photographs courtesy of Pauline Gilbert. Bryan and Donald Horne (below) were her brothers and Dennis Horne was her cousin. All lost at sea. What a sad end to three members of the same family.

See also Linslade.

HORNE

Donald Edwin


Lance Serjeant 873278. 419 Bty. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 12 September 1944. Age 25. Son of Sydney Wilfrid and Edith Ellen Horne, of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 36.

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

 

 

Photograph: Photographs courtesy of Pauline Gilbert. Bryan and Donald Horne were her brothers and Dennis Horne (above) was her cousin. All lost at sea. What a sad end to three members of the same family.

See also Dunstable.

JEFFS

Frederick George

Bombardier 1088439, 160 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Sunday 21st January 1945. Age 33. Husband of Rose Jeffs, of Linslade, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 2. See also Linslade.

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 Leighton Buzzard and Beaudesert School.

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Dennis

Major EC/14011, Royal Indian Army Service Corps. Died on Monday 17th September 1945. Age 23. Son of William John and Alice Page, of Tring, Hertfordshire. Buried in DELHI WAR CEMETERY, India. Grave 1. D. 11.

PERRY

Harold Ernest

Sergeant 1216130, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Thursday 7th May 1942. Buried in the new part of BLETCHLEY CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. Grave 1042.

PIDGLEY

Peter William

Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Macaw., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 20th September 1944. Age 19. Son of George William and Louisa Annie Pidgley, of Wing. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, WING, Buckinghamshire. Row 22. Grave 10.

PRATT

Stanley Walter

Surgeon Lieutenant (M.B., B.S., M.R.C.S.), H.M.S. Dorsetshire, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died on Sunday 5th April 1942. Age 29. Son of Walter and Annie Rosa Pratt, of Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. L.R.C.P. Panel 76, Column 3. See also Leighton Buzzard.

PRUDENT

Vivian Jack

Marine EX/5309, R.M. Group, M.N.B.D.O.1., Royal Marines. Died on
Sunday 1st June 1941. Age 19. Son of Jack and Annie Prudent; grandson of Mrs. A. Burchell, of Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 103. Column 2.
See also Leighton Buzzard

SAUNDERS

Alan Richard

Sergeant 1307696, 76 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Monday 18th January 1943. Age 27. Son of Frederick Richard and Florence Eva Ann Saunders, of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 163.

SMITH, DFC

Leslie Frederick

Flying Officer 136933, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 8 September 1943. Age 28. Son of James Frederick and Florence Elizabeth Smith, of Bletchley; husband of Norah Kathleen Smith, of Bletchley. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross. Buried in the new part of BLETCHLEY CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. Grave 1061.

WEEDON

Reginald Francis

Flying Officer 139700, Navigator, 100 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Tuesday 25th April 1944. Age 23. Son of Frederick and Florence Weedon; husband of Naomi Margaret Weedon of Luton. Buried in HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Grave 5. F. 5.

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 Leighton Buzzard and Beaudesert School.

WILLIAMS

Harold Trevor

Lance Bombardier 923011, 419 Battery, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Tuesday 12th September 1944. Age 23. Son of Gwilym Arthur and Lilah Williams, of Linslade, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 37. See also Linslade.

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