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LUTON WAR MEMORIAL
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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.

BACCHUS Charles
Private 4314, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Galllipoli 15 August 1915. Enlisted and resident Luton. Resident 6, Bolton Road. See 1st/5th Bedfordshires in Gallipoli. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 55 and 218.
BACCHUS George Jack

Private 57178, 12th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) formerly 4195, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 September 1918. Enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Son of Ann Bacchus, of 31, Hitchin Road, Luton. Husband of Violet Bacchus of 3, Burr Street, Luton, four children. Attestwed 2 September 1899 in Luton, aged 17 years, 6 months, born Guildford Street, Luton, resident Luton. a General Labourer, unmarried at enlistment, height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 37 inches, weight 107lbs, fresh complexion, light grey eyes, auburn hair, religious denomination Church of England, medically rejected 26 March 1900. Re-enlisted 31 December 1901 at Luiton, 3rd Volunteer Battalion, born St Mary's, Luton, resident Adelaide Terrace, Christ Church, Luton, aged 18 years 8 months, a General Labourer, unmarried, height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 35½ inches, weight 107lbs, fresh complexion, blue grey eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, discharged 30 August 1907 at the end of his term of engagement. Re-enlisted 14 September 1914 at Luton, resident 3, Burr Street, Luton,. Transferred to Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) 31 August 1918. Embarked France 24 January 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

BACCHUS Harry
Private 9272, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 June 1916. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Resident 17, Langley Place. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Luton, a scholar, son of Charles and Calara Bacchus, resident Park Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Luton, a Labourer (a Ploughboy), son of Calara bacchus, resident 12, Park Place, Luton, Luton Urban, Bedfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Luton, Bedfordshire, unmarried, serving overseas with the 2nd/3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment in Boaz, Bermuda. Buried in CERISY-GAILLY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row K. Grave 1.
BAINES-HOLDING aka BAINES Sidney
Lance Corporal 83889, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) formerly 8785, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on service in Egypt 19 October 1918. Born Neath, Bedfordshire, enlisted Luton. Married. Resident 14, Windmill Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Heath, Bedfordshire, son of William F and Anne Baines, resident Heath, Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Heath, Bedfordshire, a Sand Pit Labourer, resident with his parents, William Fench and Annie Rebecca Baines in Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Plot B. Grave 111. See also Heath and Reach.
BAKER Augustus George
Private 4176, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Married. Resident 23, Collingdon Street. ** Cannot locate on CWGC or SDGW or Army Records **
BALL Alfred
Private 22996, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 July 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Luton, beds, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Son of Mr. H. and Mrs. A. Ball, of 22, Bailey St., Luton. Buried in POINT-DU-JOUR MILITARY CEMETERY, ATHIES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 12.
BALL Herbert

Private 20667, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 15 April 1918. Age 33. Born Borough, Surrey. Enlisted Luton. Husband of Nellie Eva Ball, of 70, Oak Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A. See also George Kent Ltd

BARKER Charles
Private 42539, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment formerly 49266, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 May 1918. Aged 19. Resident and enlisted Luton. Son of Mrs. Sarah Barker, of 26, Back Street, Luton; brother of Ernest (below). Unmarried. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 98 to 99.
BARKER Ernest
Private 3/7094, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 October 1914. Aged 21. Born Earls Barton, Northampton, resident and enlisted Luton. Son of Mrs. Sarah Barker, of 26, Back Street, Luton; brother of Charles (above). Unmarried. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
BARKER Joseph
Private 17466, 5th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 38. Born Greenfield, Bedfordshire, enlisted Wellington, Shroipshire. Son of Thomas Barker, of "Greenfield," Ampthill, Bedfordshire.; husband of Annie Caroline Barker, of 5, King's Rd., Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47 and 49.
BARNARD Charles thomson
Private P.S.2792, 24th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died on service in United Kingdom 7 November 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident Luton, Beds, enlisted Chelsea, Middlesex. Son of Charles and Emily Jane Barnard, of 85, London Rd., Luton. Unmarried. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 6577.
BARRETT George Edward [Thomas]
Lance Sergeant 200464, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on servive 19 November 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted and resident Luton. Son of George and Amelia Barrett, of 32, South Rdoad, Luton. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot E. Grave 199.
BARRETT Sidney Daniel
Lance Corporal 524497, 497th (Kent) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned whioe doing up his boots whe the stone slab covering a well gave way and he fell in 1 December 1918. Born Kinsbourne Green, Hertfordshire, resident Luton. Married. Resident 32, Wenlock Street. Married to Elizabeth Smith (formerly Barrett), of Kinsbourne Green, near Luton, two children. Attested 9 August 1914 aged 31 years, Driver by trade, height 5 feet 8 inches. Transferred to Base Depot Royal Engineers from England 2 May 1917, joined unit 23 May 1917, appointed Acting Lance Corporal 18 April 1918, admitted to hospital 9 June 1918, rejoined unit 12 June 1918, appointed Lance Corporal 19 November 1918. In the 1901 censsu he was aged 111, born Westhoughton, Lancashire, son of Isaac and Mary J Barrow, resident 194, Manchester Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire. Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, Hainaut, Belgium. PLot I. Row E. Grave 11.
BARROW Ernest Isaac
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) attached 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1916. Aged 27. Unmarried. Son of Isaac and Mary Barrow, of Brantwood, Westhoughton, Bolton, formerly 231, Green Lane, Bolton. Born 1889 at Westhoughton. Educated at Bolton Municipal Secondary School; Manchester Grammar School, Manchester University: 1907; B.Sc. 1910 Assistant Master Penxance Secondary School and Luton Modern School. Enlisted 7 September 1914 in 20th Battalion (University & Public Schools) Royal Fusiliers. Gazetted April 1915; assigned to 10th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, attached 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiemnt; Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 A and 7 B.
BARTHOLOMEW Arthur George Stuart
Sapper 377706, Rhine Army Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 5 February 1920. Aged 20. Unmarried. on of Mrs. G. A. Bartholomew, of 5, Grove Road, Luton. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 17.
BARTON Albert
Private 41220, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) Regiment formerly 48345, Bedfordshire Regiment. Taken Prisoner of War 21 March 1918, at Messing, and died while a prionser at Stendal 26 May 1918. Aged 21. Born 15 December 1896, and enlisted, Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Son of Albert and Mary Barton, of 13, Henry Street, Luton, Beds; three brothers and two sisters. Medical examination 11 December 1916 at Luton, aged 18 years 11 months, a Brass case Maker by trade, height 5 feet 2 inches, weight 112 lbs, chest 32½ inches. Posted 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment 10 October 1917, embarked Folkestone and disembarked Boulogne 30 January 1918, arrived Calais 31 January 1918, tyransferred to North Staffordshire Regiment 2 February 1918. Buried in ROYE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot BII. Row B. Grave 19.
BARTON Christopher
Private 10716, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1918. Aged 25. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Married Ellen Riddle October to December Quarter 1915 in Luton, resident 73, Park Road West. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Luton, son of Samuel J and Martha J Barton, resident 59, Chase Street, Luton Urban, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 11 (age incorect), born Luton, an Errand Boy, son of Martha Jane barton (a widow), resident 49 Chase Street, Luton, Buried in KEMMEL NO.1 FRENCH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 3.
BARTON Cyril Bert
Private 3120, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17 August 1915. Aged 20. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident at 18, Brache Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Luton, son of Edward and Charlotte Barton, resident 31, Kings Road, Luton. See 1st/5th Bedfordshires in Gallipoli. Buried in HILL 10 CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot II. Row C. Grave 4.

From the National Roll of the Great War - Section XII - Bedford and Northampton:

BARTON, C. B., Private, 5th Bedfordshire Regt.
He volunteered in August 1914, and after having completed his training was drafted to the Dardanelles in the following July. He took part in the engagement at Sulva Bay, and on August 151h, 1915, died of wounds received in action at Chocolate Hill. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
18, Brache Street, Luton.
283/A.
BARTON Henry Frank
Second Lieutenant, Royal Irish Rifles. Resident 117, Havelock Street. In the 1901 census there was a Frank H Barton, aged 13, born Luton, son of George N and Mary Barton, resident 94, Wenlock Street, Luton. ** No further information can be foudn for this man **
BARTON Horace Victor
Corporal 1887, Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force.). Died on service in United Kingdom 17 March 1917. Aged 26. Enlisted Luton. Married Emily Lamb in the July to September Quarter 1915 in Luton. Resident 7, Avondale Road. In the 1891 census he was newborn, born Luton, son of Alfred and Sarah A Barton, resident Hibbert Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Luton, a Moulder - Iron Foundry, son of A and S A Barton, resident 52, Guildford Street, Luton. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Plot Z. Row L. Grave 46.
BARTON Reginald
Lance Corporal G/14510, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 24 September 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Resident 18, Brache Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Luton, on of Edward and Charlotte Barton, resident 31, Kings Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Luton, at school, son of Edward and Charlotte Barton, resident 31, King's Road Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.
BARTON Stanley [Alfred]
Private 14196, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 22. Born and resident Luton, enlisted St. Albans. Son of Mr. A. and Mrs. V. E. Barton, of 2, Guildford Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Luton, son of Alfred and V Elizabeth Barton, resident 85, Church Street, Luton Urban, Luton. In the 911 census he was aged 16, born Luton, a Butcher Boy, son of Alfred and Victoria L barton, resident 2, Guildford Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
BASS Cyril
Private 206174, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment formerly 1996, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died on service from pneumonia in Salonika 2 October 1918. Aged 20. UEnlisted Luton. Married. Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Bass, resident 97, Bury Park Road. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Luton, at school, son of Thomas and Sarah Anne Bass, resident 97, Bury Park Road, Luton. Commemorated on a gravestone in Luton Holy Trinity Churchyard. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 482.

From the National Roll of the Great War - Section XII - Bedford and Northampton:

BASS, C., Private, 10th Hampshire Regt.
He volunteered in April 1915, and in the following November was drafted to Egypt, where for a short time he was stationed at Alexandria, and was attached to the Royal Army Medical Corps as a hospital orderly. In January 1916 he was sent to Salonika, and whilst in this theatre of war took part in various important engagements on the Balkan Front. He contracted pneumonia on service, and died on October and, 19r8. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
97, Bury Park Road, Luton.
297.
BASS Gustavus
Private G/10193, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Wounded 3 May 1917, died of those wounds at North Errington Military Hospital, Leicester on Tuesday 29 May 1917. Aged 29. Born, resident and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. orignally resident 2, Cross Street. Husband of Alice Rosa (nee Hawker) Bass, of 21, North Street, Luton, married 10 January 1914 at St Matthew, Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Luton, a scholar, son of William james and Georgina bass, resident Cross Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Luton, an Errand Boy, son of Georgina Bass (a widow), resident 2, Cross Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Luton, a Straw Hat packer, son of Georgina Bass (a widow), resident 2, Cross Street, Luton. Attested 3 December 1915 at Luton, aged 28 years 2 months, a Packer by trade, married, resident 2, Cross Street, Luton. Medically examined 30 December 1915 at Luton aged 28 years 2 months, height 5 feet 10½ inches, weight 170 lbs, chest 38 inches. At enlistment his wife Alice Rosa Bass was resident 2, Cross Street, Luton with two daughters. Wounded in action 3 May 1917, to Ambulance Train with gun shot wounds to left arm and right thigh 5 May 1917, admitted 18 General Hospital at Camiers 6 may 1917, transferred to England aboard "Peter de Comick" 17 May 1917. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Plot Y. Row M. Grave 49.
BASS Reginald
Private 30585, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 21 September 1918. Aged 19. Born Luton, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Son of Eli and Ellen Bass, of 54, Cromwell Road, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Luton, son of Eli and Ellen Bass, resident 90, Crawley Road, Luton Urban, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 11. born Luton, at school, son of Eli and Ellen Bass, resident 90, Crawley Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.
BASS Thomas
Private 41698, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment formerly 9/4631, Training Reserve Battalion. Died of wounds 27 September 1918. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in RUYAULCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, as de Calais, France. Row N. Grave 6.

From the National Roll of the Great War - Section XII - Bedford and Northampton:

BASS, T., Private, 2nd Suffolk Regiment
He joined in 1916, and atter his training was drafted to the Western Front He was in action at the Somme, Arms, and in many other engagements, and was killed in an engagement in January 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
19, York Street, Luton.
300/B.
BASS William James
Private 29668,  2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 24 March 1918.  Born Biscot, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford.  No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France.  Panel 28 and 29. See also Leagrave
BASS William James
Gunner 11890, 238th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Amditted to hospital wounded 26 September 1917, died of those wounds 27 September 1917. Born 1878 Toddington, Bedfordshire, enlisted Luton Married Florence Maud Olney 30 May 1898 at Luton, six children. Resident 89, Albert Road. Attested 10 July 1916, aged 38 years, resident 89, Albert Road, Luton, a bricklayer by trade, married, heioght 5 feet 10 inches, chest 36 inches. With B.E.F. from 22 December 1916 until his death. Buried in OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 6.
BATEMAN Alfred
Private 2/2747, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 16 March 1916. Aged 23. Born 1892, and enlisted, Luton, Bedfordshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bateman, of 3, Cross St., Dunstable. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Dunstable, son of Robert and Mary Jane Bateman, resident 11, Church Walk, Dunstable, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Dunstable, a Warehouse Labourer, son of Robert and Jenny Bateman, resident 3, Cross Street, West Street, Dunstable. Educated at Dunstable, Ashton Boys' Elementary School 1897-1902. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row K. Grave 4. See also Dunstable
BATES Ernest
Acting Company Quartermaster Sergeant 524468, 156th Field Company (East Anglian Division), Royal Engineers. Died from double pneumonia and heart failure at Red cross V.A.D. Hospital, Wardown, Luton 29 December 1918 at 2:25pm. Aged 29. Born and resident Luton. Husband of May Louisa Wingrove (formerly Hudson), of 59, Cromwell Rd., Luton, married 5 August 1911 at Dunstable. Enlisted 20 April 1915, at Luton, aged 26 years 2 months, fitter by trade, height 5 feet 9 inches, chest 37 inches. With B.E.F. France 27 May 1911. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Luton, son of Joseph and Jane Bates, resident High Town Road, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Luton, son of Joseph and Jane Bates, resident 146, High Town Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Luton, a Genral Engineer, son of Joseph and Jane bates, resident 25, Havelock Road, Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 4811.
BATES

Horace Edward

Rifleman 392299, 1st/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria’s Rifles), London Regiment. Died on service 22 April 1917. Lived Luton, enlisted London. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Bates, of Luton. Resident 57, Buxton Road. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 4. See also Luton Co-Op

BATES Percival William
Private 8/3477, 1st Battalion, Otago Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Killed in action 24 December 1917. Resident 53, Reginald Street. In the 1891 census he was aged 9, born Luton, a scholar, son of Charles and Elizabeth Bates, resident Victoria Street, Luton. Buried in DOCHY FARM NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row C. Grave 6.
BATTAMS Horace
Private 162026, 265th Labour Company, Labour Corps. Died 3 July 1918. Married in the January to March Quarter 1916 in Luton. Resident 350, Hitchin Road. Suffered from Trench Fever. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Plot Y. Row J. Grave 53.
BAVISTER William

Private 18577, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 3 August 1916. Aged 23. Born Westoning, Beds, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Son of William & Mary Bavister of Westoning. Resident 121, Cambridge Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Westoning, son of William and Mary Bavister, resident High Street, Westoning, Ampthill, Bedfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Westoning, a Farm Labourer, son of William and Mary Bavister, resident Ashby's Cottages, Westoning, Bedfordshire. Buried in WESTONING (ST. MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCH CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. See also Westoning

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

BAVISTER, W., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered in December and was drafted to the Western Front in the following year. While in this theatre of war he fought at Hill 60, Ypres, Festubert and the Somme, where he was severely wounded. He died from his injuries on August 10th, 1916, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
Ashy's Cottages, Westoning, Ampthill.
1540
BAXTER Victor Freeman
Private 33013, 8th Battalion, Leciestershire Regiment formerly 4181, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1917. Aged 18. Enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Baxter, of 7, Villa Rd., Luton. In 1901 he was aged 2, born Luton, son of William and Minnie Baxter, resident 76, Crawley Road, Luton Urban, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Luton, at school, son of William and Minnie Baxter, resident Lemsford Reginald Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
BAYLISS Walter
Private 20979, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 20. Born Great Berkhamsted, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Son of Harry and Jane Bayliss, of 118, George Street, Great Berkhamsted, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
BEALE Arthur
Private 40417, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment formerly 45263, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born Royston, Herts, enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Resident Mantilla, Maple Road, Luton. Married Mary Rhodes in the April to June Quarter 1917 in Luton. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row K. Grave 19.
BEAUMONT Albert James
Sergeant TR/9/8002, 27th Training Reserve Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment formerly 13391, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on service in United Kingdom from acute appendicitis and abscess with secondary abdominal tuberculosis 12 December 1916. Born 29 July 1892, resident and enlisted, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Markyate, Hertfordshire, son of Frederick and Agnes Beaumont, resident High Street, Markyate, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Attested 2 September 1914 at Luton, aged 22 years 1 month, a Butcher by trade, height 6 feet 2¼ inches, weight 170 lbs, chest 38½ inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hairunmarried, enlisted as 13391, Bedfordshire Regiment, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in MARKYATE (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) NEW CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire. Row/Section/Plot/Area B. Grave 228.
BEAVER Joseph James
Private 32105, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 24. Resident and enlisted Luton. Son of James and Elizabeth Beaver, of 43, James St., Camden Town, London.In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Hoxton, Middlesex, son of James and Elizabeth Beaver, resident 31, Turners Place, Shoreditch, London & Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
BECK Edmund Wallis
Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9 January 1916. Aged 26. Born 27 July 1889 in India. Baptised 10 August 1889 in Poona,St Paul, Bombay, son of Percy Charles and Alice Mary Beck. Resident Hillcrest, Hart Hill. Eldest son of Percy Charles and Alice Mary Beck, of Smedly's Hydro, Matlock, Derbyshire; brother of Percy (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born India, son of Alice M Beck, grandson of Eliza R Beck, resident 38, College Road, Eaton, Norwich, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Bombay Canops, India, a Bank Clerk, son of Alice M Beck (a widow), resident 224, Dunstable Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 7.
BECK Percy Latham
Second Lieutenant, Royal Monmouth, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 6 March 1918. Aged 23. Resident Hillcrest, Hart Hill. Son of Alice Mary Beck, of Poona, India, and the late Percy Charles Beck. Brother of Edmund (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born India, son of Alice M Beck, grandson of Eliza R Beck, resident 38, College Road, Eaton, Norwich, Norfolk. Educated London University. Buried in RAMPARTS CEMETERY, LILLE GATE, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row D. Grave 23.
BELL Stanley
Private 72/121219, Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Died out of service 22 April 1916. Aged 29. Son of the late Thomas Bell, formerly of 138, Wellington Street, Luton; husband of Hephzibah Carter (formerly Bell, nee Powell), of 161, High Town Road, Luton, married 11 May 1907 in St Matthew's Church, Luton, resident of 87, Frederick Street; one daughter. Attested 16 September 1915 at Luton, aged 28 years 8 months, resident 87 Frederick Street, a Motor Driver by trade, married. Discharged 1 January 1916 under King's Regulations para 392 (xvi) being no longer physically fit for War Service, ulceration of intestines, discharged to 87, Frederick Street, Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Barton, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bell, resident Sharpenhoe Road, Barton in the Clay, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Barton, Bedfordshire, a Domestic Coachman, married to Hephzibah with one daughter, Lilian May, resident 8, Havelock Road, Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire Regiment. Grave 5937.
BENNETT Lester Stone V

[Listed as Lister Stone Bennett on CWGC] Able Seaman (Range Finding Operator) Sussex 5/112, H.M.S. Hampshire, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (Commercial). Died when H.M.S. Hampshire sank off the mainland of Orkney between Brough of Birsay and Marwick Head at 19:40 on 5 June 1916 when an explosion occurred when the ship struck one of several mines laid by the German minelaying submarine U-75. Born 2 March 1892. Baptised 21 September 1892 in Colchester, St Giles, son of Florence Thompson and Thomas William Bennett, resident Abbeygate Terrace, Colchester. Unmarried. C/o "Luton News". Resident 76, Dunstable Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. Son of Florence Bennett, of 5, Hughenden Place, Hastings; parents address given as 9, Millward Road, hastings, on enlistment. Height 5 feet 3 inches, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes. Joined the Naval Service 10 February 1909, re-enlisted 7 April 1912, Church of England, employed at enlistment as a Stationer. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Colchester, Essex, son of Thomas W and Flotrence T Bennett, resident 36, Tower Road, Hastings St Mary Magdalen, Hastings, Sussex. Body recovered and buried in LYNESS ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY. Orkney. Row F. Grave 69.

Extract from Luton News and Bedfordshire Chronicle - Thursday 9 August 1917, page 2:

DIED FOR BRITAIN.

Range Finding Operator L. S. Bennett. R.N.V.R. (commercial). With the Naval Division Antwerp, afterwards saw considerable service afloat, including the Battle of Jutland ; went down with H.M.S. Hampshire; body recovered and interred in the Orkneys.

BENT Alfred
Private 43014, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment formerly 26965, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14 March 1917. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried, Resident 18, Bolton Road. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Luton, son of Eli Charles Bent (a widower), resident Queen Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Luton, a Straw Hat Blocker, son of Eli Charles Bent (a widower), resident 18, Queen Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Luton, a General Hawker, boarding at 23, Queen Street, Luton. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row T. Grave 34.
BENT James Charles
Private 325189, 1st/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) formerly 2719, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Killed in action 22 April 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 135, North Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Luton, son of Owen and Rosina Bent, resident 43, Cobden Street, Luton. In the 1911 censsu he was aged 13, born Luton, at school, son of Owen and Rosina Bent, resident 135, North Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 42 to 47.
BENTLEY Harry aka Henry

Private 24188, 11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 September 1917. Born London, resident Hay Mills, Birmingham, enlisted Birmingham. Married. Resident 8, Highfield Road. Buried in OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 42.

Note: The Luton Roll of Honour lists him as Private 24188, 11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Married. Resident 8, Highfield Road.]

BERRY Harry
Private 4087, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 16 August 1915. Born 15 January 1894. Resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Admitted to Luton, Modern School 18 September 1906, resident 32, Cromwell Road, Luton, left April 1907. Resident "Laverock," Alexandra Avenue. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, son of William and Mary Berry, resident 22, Cromwell Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, a Printer Compositor, son of William and Mary Berry, resident 22, Cromwell Road, Luton. See 1st/5th Bedfordshires in Gallipoli. Buried in AZMAK CEMETERY, SUVLA, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Special Memorial 32.
BEST Arthur
Gunner 37371, No. 3 Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on service in United Kingdom 23 December 1915. Aged 22. Born Ware, Hertfordshire, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Son of Mary A. Bacchus, of 61, Ivy Rd., Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Aldbury, hertfordshire, a Stone Mason, stepson of Walter and Mary Ann Bacchus, resident 61, Ivy Road, Luton. Buried in PLYMOUTH (WESTON MILL) CEMETERY, Devon. Consecrated Plot C. Grave 3514.
BETTS Joseph Edward
Private 1784, 1st/1st Eastern Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force). Died of wounds at Gallipoli 10 October 1915. Born St. Paul's, Bedfordshire, enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 57, Ashton Road. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Luton, son of Joseph and Mary J Betts, resident 57, Ashton Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Luton, a Straw Hat Blockmaker Apprentice, son of Joseph and Mary Jane Betts, resident 57, Ashton Road, Luton. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Row K. Grave 41.
BIGGS Alfred
Sapper 495285, Second Army H.Q. Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 4 December 1918. Baptised 1884 in Luton, son of James and Elizabeth Biggs. Unmarried. Resident 21, Manor Road. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Luton, a Leather Brasher, son of James and Elizabeth Biggs, resident 67, Chobham Street, Luton. Buried in TOURCOING (PONT-NEUVILLE) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row H. Grave 4.
BIGGS Arthur William
Private 46000, "B" Company, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Son of William and Sarah Eliza Biggs, of 23, Vicarage Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
BIGGS William
Lance Corporal 201142, 1st/4th Battalion, Essex Regiment formerly 3/7374, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 3 November 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Resident 21, Manor Path. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXIX. Row E. Grave 3.
BIGMORE

Herbert Gerald

Private 203195. 2nd/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts. & Derby Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday 26 September 1917. Aged 20. Born Stopsley. Enlisted Luton. Son of Horace & Flora Bigmore of "Gerald St. Jean", Lothair Road, Stopsley, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 - 102 & 162 & 162A. See also Stopsley memorial

According to the National Roll of the Great War he is listed as H J BIGMORE:

BIGMORE, H.J., Private, 2/5th Sherwood Foresters.
Joining in September 1918, shortly afterwards he was drafted to France, where he took part in several engagements. including those at Passchendaele, Arras and Cambrai. He was killed in action on September 27th, 1917, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
Ramridge End, Stopsley.
429.
BILLINGHAM Edwin Henry
Private 44636, 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment formerly 546762, 15th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 30 May 1918. Born and resident Luton, Bedfordshire, enlisted Somerset House, London. Resident 39, Westbourne Road. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Luton, son of William and Ellen Billingham. resident 6, Leagrave Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Luton, at school, son of William and Ellen Billingham, resident 39, Westbourne Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
BIRCHMORE Bertram Norman
Private 47452, 23rd Battalion (Tyneside Scottish), Northumberland Fusiliers formerly 166758, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service 4 May 1917. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Luton. Son of William James and Jane Birchmore; husband of Gertrude Birchmore, of 35, Dallow Rd., Luton. Buried in DOUAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row H. Joint grave 18.
BIRD Alfred Thomas William
Lance Corporal 97515, 47th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 11903, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 August 1918. Enlisted Luton. Resident 43, Arthur Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Chaul End, Bedfordshire, son of William and Eliza Bird, resident Chaul End, Caddington, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Chart (sic - s/b Chaul) End, Bedfordshire, a Dyer Works, son of William and Elizabeth Bird, resident 43, Arthur Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.
BIRD Horace George
Private 27369, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry) formerly 32051 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 20 April 1918. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Luton. Son of George William and Emily Jane Bird, of 20, Gloucester Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in BELGIAN BATTERY CORNER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row J. Grave 10. See also J. W. Green Brewery

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

BIRD, H. G., Private, King's Shropshire Light Infantry.
He volunteered in October 1915, and having completed his training proceeded to the Western Front. He took part in many engagements of importance and was killed on April 20th, 1917, by shell fire while asleep in his dug-out. He was buried near Ypres. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
20, Gloucester Road, Luton.
456.
BITHREY Albert Ernest
[Luton Roll of Honour states 1st Battalion] Private 41546, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1918. Born Islington, Middlesex, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Resident 192, North Street. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Islington, London, at school, son of Ellen Bithrey (a widow), resident 192, North Street, Luton. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 5.
BLACKBOURN Clarence
[Listed as BLACKBURN on SDGW] Private 40100, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 February 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Stamford, Lincolnshire, resident Luton. Unmarried. Son of Thomas and Emily Jane Blackbourn, of 12, Villa Rd., Luton, Bedfordshire. Native of Salisbury. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 28.
BLACKBURN John Vincent
Private 20731, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24 August 1918. Aged 20. Born Grimsby, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Son of John and Ursula Blackburn, of 30, Albert Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 34.

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

BLACKBURN, J. V., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered in May 1915, and after bis training served In Prance and Italy. He took part in the Battles of Ants and Ypres, and numerous other engagements, and was twice wounded. On August 23rd, 1918, he was killed in action at Achiet-le-Petit, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
30, Albert Road, Luton.
481.
BLAKE Ballantyne
Private 269159, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 41. Born Romford, Essex, resident and enlisted Luton. Married. Son of the late Abel and Ann Blake, of Dunstall Green Farm, Ousden, Newmarket; husband of Ada Kate Blake, of 88, Wellington Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.
BLAKE Francis James
Private 13406, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 April 1915. Aged 19. Born Stamford, Lincolnshire, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Son of George W. and C. Blake, of 200, Hitchin Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
BLAKE Thomas [F]
Lance Corporal 524370, 487th Field Company, Royal Engineers. MDied in United Kingdom 16 September 1917. Born Markyate, Hertfordshire, enlisted Luton. arried. Resident 10, Wimbourne Road. Husband of M. J. Davies (formerly Blake), of 2, Council Houses, Caddington, Luton. Buried in MARKYATE (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) NEW CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area B. Grave 240.
BLAND

Frederick Leslie

Private 77681. 13th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Formerly 63850 53rd Y.S. Battn. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Age 18. Son of Mr. G.W. and Mrs. M.E. Bland of 8 Campers Road, Letchworth, Herts. Resident Chiltern Green, Luton. Unmarried. Born and resident Chiltern Green. Enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas-de-Calais, France. Special Memorial 2. See also Luton Co-Op

BLAYDON Albert Edward
Private 5073, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 16 August 1915. Aged 18. Resident Leagrave, Bedfordshire, enlisted Bedford. Son of Sidney and Lilly Blaydon, of "The Knapps," Toddington Rd., Leagrave, Luton. Brother of Cecil Henry (below). Unmarried. Resident 40, Ash Road. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Mildenhall, Suffolk, son of Sidney and Lily Blaydon, resident Mill Lane, Fordham, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire. Admitted to Leagrave Council School 4 November 1907. from Christchurch School, Luton, having previously attended Fordham School near Newmarket. See 1st/5th Bedfordshires in Gallipoli. Buried in AZMAK CEMETERY, SUVLA, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Grave lost. Special Memorial 3. See also Leagrave
BLAYDON Cecil Henry
Private 200712,  1st/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 20 July 1917.  Resident Leagrave, enlisted Luton.  Son of Sidney and Lilly Blaydon, of "The Knapps," Toddington Rd., Leagrave, Luton. Brother of Albert Edward (above). Unmarried. Resident 40, Ash Road. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Mildenhall, Suffolk, son of Sidney and Lily Blaydon, resident Mill Lane, Fordham, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire. Admitted to Leagrave Council School 4 November 1907. from Christchurch School, Luton, having previously attended Fordham School near Newmarket. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza).  Plot XXX. Row B. Grave 3. See also Leagrave
BLEANEY Bertie
Private 201383, 1st/4th Battalion, Essex Regiment formerly 4720, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 27 March 1917. Aged 21. Resident Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, enlisted Dunstable. Unmarried. Son of Walter W. and Annie Bleaney, of 59, Duke Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 32 to 38.
BLEANEY Horace
Private 22762, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1916. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. In the 1881 census he was aged 3, born Luton, son of Edison and Annie Bleaney, resident 10, Langley Road, Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 13, born Luton, an Errand Boy, son of Annie Bleaney (a widow), resident Castle Street, Luton. Married Georgina Lawrence in the July to September Quarter 1897 in Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 24, born Luton, a Straw Hat Stiffner, married to Georgina with one son, resident 75, Ashton Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 34, born Luton, a Straw Hat Blocker, married to Georgina with two sons, resident 75, Ashton Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
BLOOMER Aubrey Rupert
Private 5894, 10th (Prince of Wales' Own Royal) Hussars. Killed in action 4 June 1915. Aged 20. Born Stourbridge, resident Luton, enlisted Nottingham. Baptised 3 January 1894 in Lye, Worcestershire, son of William and Mary Bloomer. Son of William and Mary. Resident 17, Chequer Street. In the 1901 censsu he was aged 7, born Lye, Worcestershire, son of William and Emily H Bloomer, resident Hayes Lane, Lye, Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 8/9.
BOGG Gilbert Thomas
Private 11959, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 30 September 1916. Killed in action 30 September 1916. Aged 21. Born Slackstead, Hampshire, resident Ironville, Derby, enlisted Ilkeston. Brother of Harry Stanley (below). Admitted to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station 30 September 1916 with gun shot wounds. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Hampshire, son of John and Agnes L Bogg, resident Forton, Longparish Forton, Longparish, Andover, Hampshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Slackstead, Hampshire. unmarried, an Under gamekeeper, son of John and Agnes Louisa Bogg, resident Thorpe Market, Norwich, Norfolk. Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 33.
BOGG Harry Stanley
Rifleman 572717, 17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles). London Regiment. Killed in action 15 August 1917. Resident Luton, enlisted Whitehall. Brother of Gilbert Thomas (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Hampshire, son of John and Agnes L Bogg, resident Forton, Longparish Forton, Longparish, Andover, Hampshire.
BOND James Richard
Private 11781, 6th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. Died 18 September 1918. Aged 35. Married. Son of Joseph and Fanny Bond, of Foxcote, Kingham, Oxon.; husband of Ruth Bond, of 3, Vicarage Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in LA CHAPELETTE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, PERONNE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 10.
BONE Bernard Andrews

Private 57804, 1st/5th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. (Formerly 1019 Royal Engineers – this is the Regiment given on the Memorial). Died of wounds Monday 30 September 1918. Age 21. Born Christ Church, Luton, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Son of John Frederic and Florence Lavinia Bone, of 39, New Town Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 4. See also George Kent Ltd

BONE, MM George William
Private 90015, 137th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 9 April 1918. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Son of William and Alice Bone, of 50 Hastings Street, Luton; husband of Flornce Maud Plastow (formerly Bone, nee Andrews), of 51, Dumfries Street, Luton, married 14 September 1914; one daughter Doris M Bone born 12 February 1915. Brother of Sidney James (below). Married. Resident 51, Dumfries Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Luton, son of William and Alice Bone, resident 62, Hibbert Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Luton, a Moulder, son of William and Alice Bone, resident 41, Hastings Street, Luton. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Attested 19 April 1915 in Luton, aged 20 years 4 months, as 2002, 3/1st East Midland Brigade Field Ambulance, resident Luton, Moulder by trade, height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 38 inches. Sailed from Southampton 3 January 1917, disembarked Rouen 5 January 1917, posted to 137th Field Ambulance 9 January 1917. Buried in RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot Vi. Row B. Grave 45.
BONE Sidney James
Private 27319, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 2 August 1917. Aged 30. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Husband of Minnie Evelyn Bone, of 64, Cowper Street, Luton; brother of George William Bone (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Luton, son of William and Alice Bone, resident 62, Hibbert Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Luton, an Errand Boy, son of William and Alice Bone, resident 41, Hastings Street, Luton. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 32.
BOON Frederick George
Private 200118, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on service in Egypt 17 October 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 28, St. Ann's Road. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot O. Grave 326.

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

BOON, F., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment.
He was serving at the outbreak of war, and was drafted to Egypt, where he took part in numerous engagements. On October 17th, 1918, he died of wounds received in action, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
28, St. Anne's Road, Luton.
326/B.
BOON William Janes
Private 3/7361, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 May 1915. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 28, St. Ann's Road. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

BOON, W.J.., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment.
He was serving at the outbreak of war, and was speedily drafted to the Western Front, where he took part in much heavy fighting, and was killed in action at Festubert on May 17th, 1915. He was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
28, St. Anne's Road, Luton.
526/A.
BOSKETT Walter Ernest
Private 32209, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9 May 1917. Aged 38. Resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Married. Son of Joseph and Clara Boskett, of Dunstable; husband of Maud Boskett, of 19, Warwick Road, Luton. Buried in DOUAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row G. Grave 3.
BOUSTRED Harry James
Private 235101, 1st/4th (City of Bristol) Battalion (T.F.), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 11 October 1917. Aged 24. Born Luton, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Son of Mrs. P. Boustred, of 26, Russell St., Luton. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P.Plot III. Row H. Grave 18.
BOUTWOOD Frank
Private 4626, "B" Company, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in the United Kingdom 23 October 1915. Aged 31. Resident and enlisted Luton. Married. Son of William and Martha Boutwood; husband of Grace Boutwood, of 32, Windsor Street, Luton [72, Windsor Road in Luton ROH]. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 1615.
BOWLES William George
Private 42097, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 August 1918. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Son of George and Minnie Jane Bowles, of 54, Buxton Road, Luton. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 6.
BRADSHAW Edward
Sergeant 14620, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 October 1917. Born and resident Luton, enlisted St. Albans. Unmarried. Resident 79, Dallow Road. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50.
BRANDOM Ernest Samuel
Private G/14511, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9 September 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Son of Frederick George and Sarah Ann Brandom, of 38, Duke Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C.
BRANDON Francis Henry
Private 39434, 2nd/4th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) formerly 6/7668, 12th Training Reserve Battalion. Died of wounds 27 July 1918. Born St. Albans, Hertfordshire, enlisted Luton. Buried in ST. IMOGES CHURCHYARD, Marne, France. Row A. Grave 18.
BRANSOME Joseph
Private 22530. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8 July 1917. Aged 33. Born Newton Blossomville, Bucks, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Married. Son of Mr. G. Bransome; husband of D. M. Jefferson (formerly Bransome), of 23, Langley Place, Luton. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row B. Grave 8.
BRAYBROOK Frederick Leslie George
Driver 528055, 54th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died on service in Egypt 14 October 1918. Aged 28. Enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Son of Frederick and Emma Elizabeth Braybrook, of 3, Park Road West, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXVII. Row B. Grave 9.

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

BRAYBROOK, F. L., Driver, Royal Engineers.
Volunteering in January 1915, he was at first drafted to the Dardanelles and later to Egypt. After valuable service there he joined the Palestine Campaign, and took part in the Battles of Gaza, and in other engagements in General Allenby's great Offensive. He died in Egypt on October 14th, 1918, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
3, Park Road West, Luton.
576/B.
BRAZIER Bertie
Driver 56820, "S" Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died at sea 8 June 1915. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Resident 40, Jubilee Street. Son of Mr. J. Brazier, of Millfield Cottage, Flamstead, Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 3 and 60.
BRAZIER Walter
Private 40379, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment formerly 35651, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 31 July 1917. Age 21. Born Streatley, enlisted Luton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Brazier of Bury Road, Stopsley. Husband of Mrs. O. Brazier, of 40, Jubilee Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 & 45. See also Stopsley memorial

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

BRAZIER, W., Private, Northamptonshire Regt.
He joined in February 1917, and after a short period of training was drafted to the Western Front. He was killed in action at Ypres in his first engagement on July 31st, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
Bury Road, Stopsley, near Luton.
580.
BREED Bertie
Corporal 200662, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 20 July 1917. Aged 36. Resident and enlisted Luton. Married. Husband of Lilian Breed, of 111, Talbot Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXX. Row A. Grave 16.
BRIGHT Edgar William
Gunner 210406, Royal Field Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 15 April 1917. Aged 37. Born Leicester, resident and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Son of William and Sarah Bright, of Gatesgarth, Great Baddow, Chelmsford. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Plot Z. Row K. Grave 40.
BRIGHTMAN Harold Charles
Rifleman TR/13/63897, 53rd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of pneumonia at the V.A.D. Hospital, Northampton, 14 October 1918. Aged 18. Born Luton 1890. Son of William James and Emma Brightman, of 33, Langley Street, Luton. Enlisted 17 September 1918. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Plot Y. Row J. Grave 34.
BRINKLER Harry
Private 275265, 1st F.S. Garrison Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry) formerly 5406, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on service in India 28 March 1918. Aged 47. Resident Luton, Bedfordshire, enlisted Bedford. Resident 9, East Avenue, Park Street. Buried in RAWALPINDI WAR CEMETERY, Pakistan. Plot 3. Row A. Grave 16.
BRODIE Douglas Blake
Corporal 2433, 1st/24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Killed in action 26 May 1915. Resident Luton, enlisted St. Alban's. Unmarried. Resident Farley Hill. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 46 & 47.
BROOKS Ernest Walter
Sergeant 295316, "C" Company, 2nd/4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment formerly 4483, 5th Battalion, London Regiment formerly R.S.M., 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 September 1917. Aged 25. Resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Son of Charles and Emily Brooks, of 106, Ridgway Rd., Luton, Bedfordshire. Also served at Gallipoli. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52.
BROOKS Henry
Private 60113, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) formerly 5252, 3rd/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 December 1917. Aged 32. Resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Married. Son of Mrs. Emma Brooks, of 75, Beech Rd., Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 106.
BROOKS Henry Cecil Pugh
Private 8103, Royal Fusiliers. Married. Resident 7, Hampton Road. ** Cannot locate on CWGC or SDGW or Army Records **
BROOKS William

Private 43555. 182nd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 5446, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 24 September 1916. Age 35. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Albert and Emma Brooks, of Luton; husband of Annie Brooks, of 108, Castle St., Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 23. See also George Kent Ltd

BROWN Alfred George
Private 21170, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment formerly 22248, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 July 1916. Born Woolwich, Kent, enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Resident 146, Hartley Road. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.
BROWN Alfred Joshua
Private 7316, 2nd Battalion [1st Battalion on Luton RoH], Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 May 1915. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 27, Cobden Street. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

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

BROWN, A. J., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment.
He was called up from the Reserve at the outbreak of hostilities, and in October was sent to the Western Front, where he took part in the engagements at La Basset and Ypres. He was lulled in action at Festubert on May 14th, 1915, and was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
27, CobdenStreet, Linton.
628 /B.
BROWN Arthur [William]
Private 56724, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 10 November 1918. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Son of Mrs. Minnie Brown, of 14, Albert Rd., Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in the North West (near right hand) corner of IRCHONWELZ COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium.
BROWN Edward
Private 24367, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 December 1916. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Resident 2a, Essex Street. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D. See also Luton Co-Op
BROWN George
Corporal 9592, "B" Company, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 October 1915. Aged 26. Born Offley, Hertfordshire, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 25, Chase Street. Brother of James (beow) who also fell. Son of George and Elizabeth Brown, of 25, Chase St., Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Row K. Grave 29.

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

BROWN, G., Corporal, 2nd Bedfordshire Regt.
He was serving at the outbreak of war, and immediately proceeded to France, where he was in action in the Retreat from Mons and the subsequent Battles of La Basset, Ypres and Hill 60. He was killed during the engagement at Loos an October 6th, 1915. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
25, Chase Street, Luton.
641 /B.
BROWN George Henry
Private 4350, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Egypt 9 September 1915. Aged 26. Resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Son of Mrs. Louisa Willis, of 16, St. Anns Road, Luton. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot D. Grave 95.
BROWN James
Private 3/6100, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 November 1914. Born Lilley, Hertfordshire, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 25, Chase Street. Brother of George (above) who also fell. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

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

BROWN, J., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment.
He was serving in the Territorials at the outbreak of hostilities, and was mobilised and drafted to France In September 1914. In this theatre of war he took part in the Retreat from Mons and the Battle of La Bassée, in which he was killed in action on November 5th, 1914. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
25, Chase Street, Luton.
641 /C.
BROWN John
Lance Corporal 33017, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment formerly 4485, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 22 October 1917. Aged 34. Enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Resident 15, Park Road West. Husband of E. A. Brown, of 30, Stocklate, Aylesbury, Bucks. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 14.
BROWN John Thomas
Private G/10238, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3 August 1917. Aged 41. Born, resident and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Son of the late John and Ann Brown; husband of Nellie Brown. of 28, Stanley St., Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12 and 14.
BROWN Oscar
Private 28485, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 20 February 1917. Aged 29. Born and resident Biggleswade, Beds, born Langford, Bedfordshire. Baptised 31 March 1889 in Langford, son of Albert and Mary Jane Brown, of Langford, Bedfordshire. Married. Resident 31, Castle Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Langford, Bedfordshire, Assisting in the family Market Gardening Business, Bentley House, Station Road, Langford, Bedfordshire. Married Maud Florence Wren 23 December 1911 at Biggleswade, aged 23, son of Albert Brown. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 41. See also George Kent Ltd and Langford
BROWN Thomas Frederick
Lance Corporal 27938, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 13 November 1916. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Married. Husband of N Brown of Luton. Resident 2, Hatley Road. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 16.
BROWN Thomas Victor
Sapper 524289, 222nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 14 April 1918. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Resident 9, Brook Street. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8.
BROWN William
Lance Corporal 9999, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 October 1914. Aged 20. Born Aspley Guise, Beds, resident Luton, enlisted London. Brother of Mr. F. C. Brown, of 15, York St., Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.
BROWN, MM William Henry
Private S/7023, 9th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs) formerly 12546, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1917. Age 26. Born Christchurch, Luton, Beds, enlisted Luton. Married. Son of William Henry Brown, of Luton, husband of E.L. Brown, of 28 Park St, West, Luton, Bedfordshire. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 15.
BRUNTON Gerald Sydney
Private 25529, 2nd Battalion [3rd Battalion on Luton RoH], Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Aged 21. Born Fakenham, Norfolk, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Resident 7, Langley Road. Son of Frederick William and Martha Elizabeth Brunton, of 53, Park Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
BRUTON Augustus Tennyson
Rifleman C/1611, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds in the United Kingdom 10 April 1916. Aged 21. Born East Hyde, Luton, Beds, enlisted Luton, resident East Hyde. Son of Alfred and Sarah Jane Bruton, of East Hyde, Luton. Buried East of the Church in EAST HYDE (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire.
BRUTON Ernest William
Private 202636, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 8 April 1918. Aged 22. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 55, Ash Road. Son of Hannah Mary and the late Walter Bruton, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO.1, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 74.

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

BRUTON, E. W., Private, 9th Essex Regiment.
He joined in February 1916, and after his training was engaged on important duties with his unit until January of the following year, when he was drafted to the Western Front. He took part in several important engagements, and was wounded. He died from the effects of his injuries on May 8th, 1918. and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
55, Ash Road, Luton.
655.
BRYAN Walter George
Private 18238, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 July 1916. Aged 30. Born Leamington Spa, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Bryan, of 5, Eagle Street, Leamington Spa. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 21.
BRYANT George Herbert
Private G/43849, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 19 November 1917. Aged 21. Resident Hemel Hempstead, Herts, enlisted Watford, Herts. Unmarried. Son of Herbert and Sarah Ann Bryant, of 17, Duke St., Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row C. Grave 6.
BRYANT Harry
Private 25583, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 April 1918. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Resident 269, Hitchin Road. Buried in ADELAIDE CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, Somme, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 17.
BUCKINGHAM David William
Sergeant 2911, 1st/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 16 August 1915. Aged 29. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Son of David and Ada Buckingham, of 82, Warwick Rd., Luton. See 1st/5th Bedfordshires in Gallipoli. Buried in AZMAK CEMETERY, SUVLA, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot I. Row G. Grave 19.
BUCKINGHAM Percy [Frank]
Private 3/7179, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4 November 1916. Aged 23. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Son of Annie Buckingham, of 136, North Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 11.

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

BUCKINGHAM, P., Private, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered at the outbreak of war, and was immediately drafted to France, where he took part in the Retreat from Mons and the Battle of Ypres. He was mortally wounded in a Later engagement. and subsequently died on November 4th, 1916, being Buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery. lie was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
136, North Street, Luton.
671.
BUCKINGHAM William
Sergeant 33776, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Aged 28. Resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. RSon of Charles and Annie Buckingham, of 29, Buxton Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.

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

BUCKINGHAM, W., Sergeant, 5th and 7th Bedfordshire Regiment.
He was mobilised with the Territorials at the outbreak of war, and having completed his training was drafted to the Dardanelles in July of the following year. He was severely wounded at Suvla Bay. On his recovery he was sent to Prance, where he took an important part in engagements at Ypres and the Somme. He was killed in action on March 23rd, 1918, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
29, Buxton Road, Luton.
661 /A.
BUCKINGHAM William
Private 57803, 1st/4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment formerly 2527, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 24 October 1918. Born Laddington, London, enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resient 3, Dane Road. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row B. Grave 5.
BUCKLOW Lawrence William
Corporal 552, 1st/1st East Anglian Division Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 10 March 1915. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Bedford, resident Luton. Resident Alexandra Avenue. Son of William and Bertha Emily Bucklow, of "Mapleton," 272, Shrewsbury Rd., Forest Gate, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1.
BUMSTEAD Harry Gilmore
[Harry Gilmer on Luton RoH, BUMPSTEAD on CWGC] Private 90017, 45th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 12 April 1917. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Resident 42, Castle Street. Buried in FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 4.
BUNKER Albert Walter
Saddler 1779, 2nd/1st (East Anglian) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 22 August 1915. Aged 20. Enlisted Luton. Son of Albert and Ella Bunker, of 4, Bridge St., Luton. Buried in HILL 10 CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot II. Row G. Grave 14.
BUNKER Frederick Alfred
[Luton RoH lists him as Private 16769, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.] Private 16769, 9th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 25 January 1917. Born Luton, Beds, enlistment Coventry, Warwickshire. Unmarried. Resident 4, Bridge Street. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIX. Row J. Grave 1.
BUNKER John Thomas
Private 18968, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 10 February 1916. Born St. Saviours, Luton, enlisted Luton. Resident 73, Beech Road. Buried in ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 8.
BUNKER Joseph
Private 60856, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) formerly 149927, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 24. Married. Born Derby, resident and enlisted Luton. Son of Richard and Emma Bunker, of 61, Albert Rd., Luton; husband of Lydia Emily Bunker, of 18, Boyle Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.
BUNNAGE Albert
Gunner 365941, 308th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 22 July 1917. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Resident 47, Windmill Road. Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row D. Grave 21.
BUNYAN George
Private 8601, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds 5 November 1914. Born and resident Luton, Bedfordshire, enlisted Bedford. Married. Resident 46, Winsdon Road. Buried in POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row L. Grave 38.
BUNYAN, MM Henry
Private 33018, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment formerly 3666, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 April 1918. Aged 21. Born St. Mary's, Luton, Beds, enlisted Luton. Brother of Miss Maud Bunyan, of 6, St. Ann's Road, Luton. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 to 51.

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

BUNYAN, H. (M.M.), Private, 6th Leicestershire Regiment.
He was mobilised at the outbreak of hostilities, and was drafted to France in the following year. While overseas he fought in several important engagements, including those of Ypres, Arras, Messines and the Somme, and was killed in action at Lys on April 16th, 1918. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery on the Field in October 1917, and was also entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
6, St. Anne's Road, Luton.
703/B.
BUNYAN Herbert Edward
Sergeant 11446, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 9 August 1915. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Resident 84, Langley Road. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41.

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

BUNYAN, H., Sergeant, Sherwood Foresters.
He joined the Army in 1910, and was sent overseas immediately after the declaration of war. He took a distinguished part in various early engagements, including the Battle of Ypres, and was killed in action on August 9th, 1915. He was entitled to the 1924 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
84, Langley Road, Luton.
702.
BURCHMORE Frederick Norman
Private 17574, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 10 May 1918. Aged 22. Born Canning Town, Essex, resident Luton, Beds, enlisted Hammersmith, Middlesex. Unmarried. Son of Grace Isabel Burchmore, of 217, Dunstable Rd., Luton, and the late George Burchmore. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 65.
BURGESS Alfred Edward Bertram
Corporal 204386, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment formerly 6390, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1 August 1917. Aged 26. Resident Luton, Beds, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Resident "Wessenden," New Bedford Road. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Burgess, of 63, New Bedford Road, Luton. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No.4 Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 26.
BURGESS Charles aka Charlie aka Charley
Private 55866, 14th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 27 August 1918. Born Redbourn, Herts, resident Hungerford, Berkshire, enlisted London. Baptised 15 August 1886 in Redbourn, Hertfordshire, son of Charles and Emma Burgess. Unmarried. Resident 88, Warwick Road, Luton. Son of Mrs. E. Burgess; husband of Mrs. B. S. Bull (formerly Burgess). Admitted to 149th Field Ambulance 16 August 1918 with diarhorrea, transferred Casualty Clearing Station 16 August 1918. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Redbourn, hertfordshire. an ordinary farm Labourer, resident with his parents, Charley and Emma Burgess, in High Street, Shepherds Row, Redbourn, St Albans, Hertfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Redbourne, hertfordshire, a Groom to Thomas P Powell, resident Stansbatch House, Stanton on Arrow, Herefordshire. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row C. Grave 26.
BURGESS James
Rifleman 11650, 4th Batalion, King's Royal Rfile Corps. Wounded in action at Givenchy and died of those wounds the same day 10 March 1915. Born 14 December 1893, and resident, Luton, Beds, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Son of Albert and Sarah Ann Burgess, of 63, Cobham Street. Attested 27 June 1914 at Bedford, aged 20 years 196 days, a General Labourer, born Luton, religious denomination Church fo England also stated as Baptist, height 5 feet 29/10 inches weight 124 lbs, chest 35½ inches brown eyes, dark brown hair, fresh complexion. Joined unit at Blackdown 30 June 1914, posted 6th Battalion 19 August 1914, posted 4th Battalion 9 January 1915. With B.E.F. to France 1915. Previously served 2 years in the Special Reseve, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment from 1 July 1912. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 16.
BURGESS Sidney Alfred
Private 3/7212, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Born Caddington, Beds, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 23, Buxton Road. Brother of Walter Henry burgess (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Woodside, Bedfordshire, son of Alfred and Emily Burgess, resident Dunstable Road, Caddington, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Woodside, Beds, an Errand Boy, son of Alfred and Emily Burgess, resident 7 Adelaide Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

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

BURGESS, S., Private, and Bedfordshire Regt.
He was mobilised from the Reserve in August. 1914, and was immediately afterwards sent to France. He took part in the Battles of Mons, the Marne and Ypres, and being wounded was invalided home. On his recovery he returned to France, and was killed in action on October 12th, 1926. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
23, Buxton Road, Luton.
720.
BURGESS Walter Henry
Private 22553, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Enlisted 19 August 1915, discharged as medically unfit through sickness 1 June 1916, issued Silver War Badge 201908 9 July 1917. Married. Resident 22, Stuart Street. Brother of Sidney Alfred Burgess (above). In the 1891 census he was newborn, born Caddington, Hertfordshire, son of Alfred and Emily Burgess, resident Bunns Brickyard, Caddington, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Markyate, Hertfordshire, son of Alfred and Emily Burgess, resident Dunstable Road, Caddington, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Markyate, Hertfordshire, a Labourer at Foundry, son of Alfred and Emily Burgess, resident 7 Adelaide Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. Married Rosa L Allen in Janaury to March Quarter 1920 in Luton. Date of death nor place of burial are known.
BURGESS William Edwin
Private A/437681, Expeditionary Force Canteen, Royal Army Service Corps (Canteens). Died on service in Russia 5 November 1918. Born Mangrove, Hertfordshire, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Married. Resident 448, Hitchin Road. Buried in ARCHANGEL ALLIED CEMETERY, Russian Federation. Row B.Grave 6.

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

BURGESS, W. E., Private, R.A.S.C.
He joined in August log, and immediately proceeded to North Russia. While in this theatre of war he rendered valuable transport services in several important operations, and died at Archangel on November 5th, 1918. He was entitled to the Victory Medal.
448, Hitchin Road, Luton.
721/A.
BURKITT William
Private 90012, 136th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action Saturday 28 April 1917. Born and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident Leagrave Road. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. See also J. W. Green Brewery
BURLEY Charles Frederick
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion attached 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 November 1916. Aged 18. Born 1 December 1897. Unmarried. Resident Leagrave Road. Son of C. A. Burley, of 44, Hazelbury Crescent, Luton, Beds, and the late Richard Burley. Admitted to Luton, Modern School, 25 April 1910, previously attended Dunstable Grammar School for 2 years, son of R. Burley, of 18, Leagrave Road, Luton, Propietor of a Wholesale Straw Hat Manufacturer, left 26 July 1911 to attend Bootham School, York. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Luton, at school, son of Richard and Calara Annie Burley, resident 18, Leagrave Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. ier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.
BURNAGE Sidney George
Private 50638, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment formerly T4/172797, 43rd Training Reserve Battalion. Killed in action 8 May 1917. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Luton. Married. Son of Walter John and Agnes Burnage, of 108, Tennyson Rd., Luton; husband of Maud Burnage, of 108, Tennyson Rd., Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
BURNET Stanley

Lieutenant (Pilot), 17th Training Squadron, Royal Air Force and 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. His aircraft, a Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 D4965, was in a collision in the air, crashed and burst into flames, at Yatesbury, United Kingdom, and he died of his injuries 31 May 1918. Born 27 July 1898. Unmarried. Son of Mr. A. A. Burnet, of 18, Conway Road, later of "Avalon", Hillside Road, St. Albans. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 6003.

Court of Enquiry record lists him as "Burney".

Court of Enquiry.
No.24459/1918.
F.Cadet Tracey
Lt. Burney
The cause of the accident was in our opinion neglect of orders on the part of Flight Cadet Tracey in doing a left hand circuit to land in stead of right hand as per orders.
BURROWS Daniel
Private 203174, 2nd/4th Battalion, Prince Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 22 August 1917. Born and resident Leighton Buzzard, Beds, enlisted Warwick. Resident 32, Havelock Road. IN the Bedfordshire, Kelly's Directory, 1910 he is listed as a Publican, of 64, High Street South, Dunstable. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Leighton, Bedfordshire, a Publican, resident with his brother Fred Burrows, at High Street South, Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 105 to 106.
BURROWS William Harold
Ordinary Seaman J/36685 (PO), H.M.S. "Dido," Royal Navy. Fell overboard and drowned 10 May 1917. Aged 19. Born 4 January 1898 in Islington, London. Son of George Ernest and Eliza Burrows, of 4, Naseby Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. Upholsterer by trade. Enlisted 4 January 1916 for the duration of hostilities, height 5 feet 5¼ inches, chest 33 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fair complexion. Buried in SHOTLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk. R.N. Plot. Grave 115. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial
BURTON George
Pioneer 118934, 7th Labour Battalion, Royal Engineers. Died at Southampton from drowning 12 September 1915, 3 days after enlisting, he was not on duty at the time. Aged 44. Born and resident Luton, Bedfordshire, enlisted London. Attested 9 September 1915 in London, resident 1, New Street, Luton, aged 44 years, a Labourer by trade, married to Henrietta Burton (nee Hill) 6 June 1892 at Luton Parish Church, height 5 feet, weight 112 lbs, chest 35 inches. Buried in NETLEY MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire. C.E. Grave 1724.
BUTCHER Ralph Whycomb
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion attached to 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 14 March 1917. Married. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Butcher, of "Bendrose," Braithwaite Road, Luton; brother of Richard (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Luton, son of William J and Lily R Butcher, resident Studley Road, Luton. Buried in GOMMECOURT WOOD NEW CEMETERY, FONCQUEVILLERS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 2.
BUTCHER Richard Norman
Second Lieutenant, 20th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds 5 August 1916. Aged 26. Unmarried. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Butcher, of "Bendrose," Braithwaite Road, Luton; brother of Ralph (above). In the 1891 census he was newborn, born Luton, son of William J and Lily R Butcher, resident Cardiff Road, Luton. In the 1901 census he is listed as Norman Butcher, aged 10, born Luton, son of William J and Lily R Butcher. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Luton, an Assistant Straw Hat Manufacturer, son of William Joseph and Lily Rhoda Butcher, resident Bendrose, Braithwaite Road, Luton. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 66.
BUTTERFIELD George
Private 17000, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1918. Aged 26. Born St. Paul's, Luton, resident and enlisted Luton. Husband of May Butterfield, of 152, Park St., Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in NEUVILLE-BOURJONVAL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 5.
BUTTERFIELD Herbert
Gunner 101907, 217th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 5 June 1917. Aged 34. Born Caddington, enlisted Luton. Married. Son of James and Jane Butterfield; husband of Rose Ellen Butterfield, of 109, Cowper Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in MINDEL TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Row C. Grave 32.

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

BUTTERFIELD, H., Gunner, R.G.A.
He joined in July r916, and in the following November was drafted to France, where be took part in various engagements, including those on the Somme and at Vimy Ridge and Arras, where he was killed in action on June 5th, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
51, Arthur Street, Luton.
778/A.
BYGRAVE Ernest
Private G/42141, 21st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds in United Kingdom 25 May 1918. Born Gough's Oak, Hertfordshire, resident and enlisted Luton. Married. Resident 38, Inkerman Street. Husband of Mary Maria Inwood (formerly Bygrave), of 71, Kingston Rd., Luton. Buried in REDBOURN (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire.
BYSOUTH Frederick James
Private 200992, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 20 July 1917. Resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Married. Resident 123, Russell Street. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot XXX. Row A. Grave 13.
BYSOUTH Herbert
Private 201034, 1st/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 2 November 1917. Resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Resident 123, Russell Street. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot XXII. Row A. Grave 9. See also Luton Co-Op
BYWATERS Wilfred Cyril
[SDGW and CWGC list him as BYWATER] Rifleman 44378, 13th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps formerly TR/10/31774, 20th Training Reserve Battalion. Killed in action 24 August 1918. Born Henlow, Beds, enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Son of Mr. A. Bywater, of 103, Ash Rd., Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 12.

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