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LUTON WAR MEMORIAL
WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES A

World War 1
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2019

Note: The Luton Roll of Honour gives military detail, martital status and an address that is noted as residence but is probably the address of the person notifying them. Addresses differ from that given on the Luton RoH, CWGC and census records. Names can vary between records and thus there may be conflicting entries by a name. Spellings differ between records. All this we have tried to indicate here.

ABBOTT Edgar
Private 2nd Class 295407, Repair Depot, Royal Air Force. Died 5 November 1918. Unmarried. Resident 27, Chase Street. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Plot Y. Row D. Grave 3.
ABBOTT Harold [Campbell]

Private 10398, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 April 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Resident 96, Oak Road. Son of Emily Abbott, of 96 Oak Rd., Luton, and the late James Abbott. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

ABBOTT, H., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regt. - He was serving at the outbreak of war, and in September 1914 was drafted to the Western Front, where he took part in the Battles of Ypres and Arras, and was killed in action at Hill 60 on April 17th, 1915. He was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals. - 96, Oak Road, Luton. 2/A.

ABBOTT Henry aka Harry
Sergeant 104336, 1st Garrison Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) formerly 4784, Yorkshire Regiment. Died on service in Egypt 1 July 1918. Aged 25. Born Markyate, Beds, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Married. Formerly resident 11, Moreton Road. Son of Francis Edward and Annie Abbott, of Markyate; husband of Adelaide Abbott, of 78, Main Rd., Glascote, Tamworth, Staffs. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot O. Grave 202.
ABBOTT Rowland
Lance Corporal 4025, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 21 August 1915. Aged 19. Resident and enlisted Luton. Formerly resident 77, Chase Street. Husband of Lizzie L. Abbott, of 226, Leagrave Rd., Luton. See 1st/5th Bedfordshires in Gallipoli. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 55 and 218.
ABRAHAMS Henry William
Private 83874, 10th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 4 October 1917. Born Luton, Beds, enlisted Hitchin. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159.
ABRAHAMS Herbert Harry
Private 68102, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) formerly 6998, 5th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 30 October 1917. Aged 20. Born Leytonstone, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 46, Claremont Road. Son of H. J. and Agnes Jane Abrahams, of 46, Claremont Rd., Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30.
ABRAHAMS William Edwin
Sapper 1379. 2nd (East Anglian) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Thursday 2 September 1915. Aged 20. Enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 6, Selbourne Road. Son of Lilian Abrahams, of 6, Selbourne Rd., Luton, Bedfordshire., and the late William G. Abrahams. No known grave. Commemorated on EMBARKATION PIER CEMETERY, Turkey. Grave lost. Special Memorial Section A. Grave 26. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial
ABRAMS Herbert
Private G/14839, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 18 September 1918. Born Harpenden, Hertfordshire, enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 99, Oak Road. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 16.
ADCOCK George
[Listed as Private in Luton Roll fo Honour] Corporal 265500, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment formerly 1st Battalion, Hertfordhire Regiment. Died on service in United Kingdom 9 November 1918. Aged 23. Born Wheathampstead, Herts, resident Luton, enlisted Hertford. Son of Fred James Adcock and Annie Adcock, of 61, Springfield Rd., New Southgate, London. Buried in FELIXSTOWE NEW CEMETERY, Suffolk. Row J. Grave 26.
ADNUM Edward
Private 201296, Royal Army Medcial Corps. Died 12 June 1920. Unmarried. Resident 38, Beech Road. Buried in NETLEY MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave C.E. 2032.
ALBONE Leslie
Private 19256, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on service 2 May 1918. Born Biggleswade, Beds, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Buried in ROYE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 3.
ALFORD Walter [A]
Corporal 296888 [Luton ROH] or A/293888 [CWGC], Royal Army Service Corps (Canteens). Died 23 february 1919. Aged 27. Married. Formerly resident 50, Reginald Street. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Alford, of Portsmouth; husband of Dorothy F. Alford, of 115, Albert Rd., Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 64. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 3.
ALLEN Albert
Private 031716, Army Ordnance Corps. Died on service in United Kingdom 13 August 1918. Born Luton, Beds, enlisted Etaples, France. Married. Originally resident of 185, North Street. Son of Fredrick and Annie Allen; husband of Susan Allen, of 209, North Street, Luton. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Plot Y. Row H. Grave 35.
ALLEN Christopher
Private G/50528 [Luton ROH] or G/50526 [CWGC & SDGW], 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born Shillington, Beds, enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Resident 11, Dorset Street. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. bay 7.
ALLEN Frederick aka Fred
Private 20981, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment formerly 3/5839, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Aged 34. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Amphtill, Bedfordshire. Son of the late Arthur and Julia Allen, of 47, Chase Street, Luton. Mobilized August 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.
ALLEN Frederick Reginald
Private 27968, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 April 1917. Aged 24. Born Redbourn, Herts., resident Luton, enlisted Ampthill. Son of Frederick and Ellen Allen, of 63, Havelock Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
ALLIN Ernest
Private 2421, 24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Died of wounds 1 May 1915. Resident Luton, enlisted St. Albans. Resident 104, Selbourne Road. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 67.
ALLWOOD Archibald Christopher
Rifleman 41386, 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) formerly 13/57165. Killed in action 2 June 1918. Aged 18. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Resident 214, Dunstable Road. Son of Walter Leonard and Florence Ruth Allwood, of 102, Baldock Rd., Letchworth, Herts. Buried in COUIN NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row F. Grave 39.
AMBRIDGE Charles John
Private 3500, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 15 August 1915. Born Wavendon, Beds, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 74, Dane Road. See 1st/5th Bedfordshires in Gallipoli. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 55 and 218.
AMBRIDGE Edgar Frederick
Private 40000, "D" Company, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25 February 1917. Aged 27. Born Woburn Sands, Beds, enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried, Son of William and Amelia Ambridge, of 5, Clifton Road, Luton. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B.Grave 37.
ANDERSON Alexander
Trooper 1708, Household Battalion formerly 3361, Kent Yeomanry. Killed in action 12 April 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Luton. Son of George Grant Anderson and Mary Anderson, of 25, West Abbey St., Arbroath, Forfarshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.
ANDERSON Charles
Private T4/211278, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service in Egypt 15 October 1918. Resident and enlisted Luton. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Row A. Grave 39.
ANDERSON Charles Henry
Private 29229, 1st/6th (Territorial) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Resident 28, Oak Road. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row B. Grave 30.
ANDERSON Edward
Private 4386, "A" Company, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 15 August 1915. Aged 30. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Husband of Rose Maud Anderson, of 27, Brache Street, Luton. See 1st/5th Bedfordshires in Gallipoli. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 55 and 218.
ANDERSON Harold Thomas or Harold James
[Harold Thomas on Luton ROH & SDGW or Harold James on CWGC] Trooper 1707, Household Battalion formerly 3359, Kent Yeomanry. Killed in action 18 February 1917. Born and enlisted Luton. Resident 83, Langley Street. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. ier and Face 1 A.
ANDERSON John
Private 37585, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 June 1917. Next of kin resident 32, Hampton Road. Born Luton, enlisted Oxford, resident Aston, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
ANDERSON Leonard
Private 33586, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment formerly 2127, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 28. Born Markyate, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Son of Frederick and Annie Anderson, of 92, Hasting Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
ANDREWS Henry
Private 32099, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 April 1917. Resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 43, Langley Street. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, FAMPOUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 29.
ANDREWS Horace George
Sapper 522510, 486th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 27 March 1917. Resident Luton, Beds, enlisted Bedford. Resident 34, Ashburnham Road. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 5 and 61.
ANDREWS Sidney Thomas
Private 33003, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 3 May 1917. Married. Resident 34, Ashburnham Road. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
ANDREWS William John
Corporal 22020, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 September 1916. Aged 17. Born Hatfield, Herts, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Originally resident 4, Hartley Road. Son of John and Beatrice Mary Andrews, of 9, Kenneth Road, Luton. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 4.
ANGEL Hedley
Air Mechanic 3rd Class (Wireless Operator) 56940, I.T.W.S., Royal Air Force. Died 14 November 1919. Unmarried. Son of Arthur William Angel, of 6, Beech Road. Civilian occupation Junior Clerk. Enlisted 4 February 1917 for the Duration of the War. Height 5 feet 4½ inches, chest 31 inches. Admitted to Stationery Hospital, Wimereus 10 July 1918. Transferred to England on Hospital Ship St. Denis 11 August 1918, admitted to War Hospital, Dewsbury 12 August 1918. Diascharged as unfit. Issued Silver Badge Nio. 1454 5 October 1918. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 6883.
ANSELL Chartes Hart

Armourer’s Mate M/2728,  HMS “Aboukir,” Royal Navy.  Drowned in the North Sea when HMS Aboukir, along with HMS Cressy and HMS Hogue, were all torpedoed by the German U-boat U9 22 September 1914.  Aged 21.  Born 2 January 1893 in Shillington, Bedfordshire. Originally Beech Road. Son of  Fredrick and Ada Ansell of “Ercildoune”, Beechwood Road, Leagrave, Luton.  Prior to enlistment he was an Engineer's Fitter. Enlisted 19 January 1911 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 71/10 inches, chest 34½ inches, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, frsh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on  CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 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 Leagrave

ANSELL William [T]
Private 038450, Depot (Bedford), Royal Army Ordnance Corps formerly Bedfordswhire Regiment. Died 24 May 1919. Aged 40. Husband of S. Ansell, of 78, Russell Street, Luton. Enlisted 1 April 1915, discharged 11 March 1919 due to being no longer physically fit for service, King's Regulation Para. 392. (xvi), awarded a Silver badge B140301 12 April 1919. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 5441.
ANSTEE Edward
[Spelt ANSTIE on SDGW] Private 30849, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 35. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Louisa Anstee, of 17, Cowper St., Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
ANTHONY Sidney Charles
Private 60778, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers formerly 5245, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 13 November 1916. Aged 33. Orignally resident 83, Bury Park Road. Son of the late John Pakes Anthony and Jemima Anthony; husband of Marion Ray Anthony, of 70, Princess St., Luton. Buried in REDAN RIDGE CEMETERY NO.1, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Row C. Grave 33.
APPLEBEE Frederick Edwin
Private 10124, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment formerly 7232, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 October 1914, Aged 19. Born Exter, resident Luton, enlisted Chelmsford. Unmarried, Son of Alfred and Emily Applebee, of 19, Oak Rd., Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4.
ARMITAGE Ernest William
Private 20432, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 June 1918. Born Welwyn, Hertfordshire, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Resident 26, Albert Road. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 1.
ARMITAGE Francis Harold
Petty Officer, H.M.S. Vanguard, Royal Navy. Unmarried. Resident 43, Tennyson Road. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Luton, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Armitage, resident 12, Bailey Street, Luton. There is no entry for this man on the CWGC, nothing in Naval Records nor in death records.
ARMSTRONG Frederick William
Private 19794, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 20. Born Eaton Green, Luton, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 9, Stuart Street. Son of Thomas and Annie Elizabeth Armstrong. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
ARNALL Horace
Private 16622, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 29 September 1915. Born Luton, resident Leyton, Essex, enlisted Warley, Essex. Unmarried, Resident 76, Clarendon Road. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 to 7.
ASBURY Charles William
Bombardier 33560, 30th Battery, 39th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 12 September 1916. Born Bedford, enlisted Bedford. Married. Resient 96, Talbot Road. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.
ASBURY Edward Joseph
Gunner 153810, Royal Field Artillery attached to 2nd Cavalry Division. Killed in action 25 January 1918. Resident and enlisted Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 7 to 10.
ASHBY Charles Edward
Private G/76184, 1st/4th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) formerly 14459, 16th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1918. Aged 40. Born Arlington (possibly Harlington), resident and enlisted Luton. Son of Fredrick and Elizabeth Ashby, of Harlington, Bedfordshire.; husband of Elizabeth Ashby, of 444, Hitchin Rd., Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in DAINVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 13.
ASHBY Reginald Thomas
Private 47056, 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. formerly 30544, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 15 October 1918. Aged 20. Born Luton, Bedfordshire, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Son of Harry and Lizzie Ashby, of 47, Manor Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 70 to 72.
ASHTON Alfred [Arthur]
Private 33689, 8th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment formerly 28172, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 October 1917. Born and resident Luton, Beds, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Resident 28, Duke Street. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 125 to 128.
ATKINS Harold Marcus
Corporal 890570, Royal Field Artillery. Died from influenza and pneumonia on service 7 November 1918 in United Kingdom. Aged 22. Born 25 May 1898 at Watford. Married. Son of Daniel James and Emma Sarah Atkins, of 31, Yorke Rd., Croxley Green, Herts; husband of Florence Victoria Atkins, of 36, Naseby Road, married 2 November 1918. Enlisted 29 May 1912. Buried in WATFORD CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Grave reference A. 1. 30.
AXTELL Alfred John
Corporal 19/312, 19th Battalion (Tyneside Pioneers), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 24 August 1916. Aged 28. Born Luton, enlisted Newcastle-On-Tyne. Unmarried. Son of Alfred and Martha H. Axtell, of 19, Biscot Rd., Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.
AYLOTT Arthur Walter
Private 5200, 59th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died in Luton of tubercle of the lungs 17 February 1919. Aged 21. Born Luton. Foster son of Mrs. Pipkin, of 67, Dumfries St., Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Resident 14, Windmill Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Luton, son of Elizabeth Aylott, grandson of Thomas and Mary Ann Cook, resident 10, Upper George Street, Luton Urban, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Luton, at school, grandson of Thomas Cook, resident 8, Ebenezer Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. Attested 16 August 1915 at Luton, aged 19 years, a Glass Silverer by trade, unmarried, resident 67, Dumfries Street, Luton, height 5 feet 2¾ inches, chest 34½, religious denomination Baptist, hazel eyes, dark brown hair. Joined regiment at Bedford 17 August 1915, posted 3rd Battalion 28 August 1915, attached Machine Gun Training Centre 22 November 1915, transferred to Machine Gun Corps 1 January 1916, Machine Gun Corps (59th Company), B.E.F. France 24 February 1916, discharged at 91 York Street, Westminster, as no longer physically fit for service 5 September 1916 King's Regulation Para. 392. (xvi), intended place of residnce 67, Dumfries Street, Luton, awarded a Silver badge 52396 7 November 1916. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 5044.
AYLOTT Herbert Cecil
Private 17850. 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action Saturday 30 March 1918. Born Luton. Enlisted London. Resident 30, Park Road West, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial
AYRES Herbert [George]
[Listed as AYNES on SDGW] Private 27915, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died on service of pnuemonia 6 October 1918 at 20:50 in 4th Southern General Hospital. Aged 33. Born Kingswalden, Herts, enlisted Luton. Married. Originally resident 360, Hitchin Road at enlistment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Ayres, of Breachwood Green, Welwyn, Herts, husband of H. G. Ayres, of 43, Richmond Hill, Park View, Luton although his enlistment papers sate he married Dorcas Kathleen Levett 28 June 1912 in King's Walden Church, resident 360 Hitchin Road, Luton, two sons. Attested 31 August 1916 in Bedford, aged 30 years 8 months, married, height 5 feet 1¾ inches, chest 35 inches, weight 132 lbs, labourer by trade. Served 31 August 1916 to 9 December 1916 at home, embarked Folkestone, disembarked Boulogne 2 December 1916, then with Expeditionary Force, France from 10 December 1916, returned aboard H.S. Panama with gun shot wounds to the knee 31 March 1918 transferred to 5 General Hospital. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Plot Y. Row K. Grave 37.

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