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LUTON WAR MEMORIAL
WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES J

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.

JACKSON William
Private T.F./238023, 12th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) formerly 202649, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Wounded and missing assumed killed in action 7 August 1917. Born Biscot, enlisted Luton. Married. Next of kin Mrs. Maud Jackson, of 78, Frederick Street (RoH and Military Records). Husband of Maud Wade (formerly Jackson, nee Bent) of 74 Frederick Street, Luton (CWGC), married 4 September 1909 in Luton, resident 17 March Road, Leagrave, one daughter. Attested 24 June 1916 at Luton, aged 28 years 11 months, employed in Munitions originally a Straw Worker, married, height 5 feet 4 inches, weight 116 lbs, chest 33 inches. Joined 2 March 1917 in 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment transferred 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment 18 June 1917. With B.E.F. France from 29 May 1917. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Limbury, beds, son of William and Anne Jackson, resident Marsh Road, Leagrave, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Limbury, beds, a Straw Hat Blocker, married to Maud Jackson, resident Midland Road, Leagrave, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on BIRR CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row E. Grave 11. See also Leagrave
JACKSON William
Air Mechanic 2nd Class 3427, Royal Flying Corps. Died 16 October 1917. Aged 23. Born at Hurstmonceux (Hailsham), Sussex. Motor Mechanic by trade. Unmarried. Resident 2, Dale Road, Luton. Son of William David and Kate Jackson, of 12, Althorp Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. Attested 1 February 1915 at Peterborough, aged 20 years 6 months, unmarried, height 5 feet 5 inches, weight 108 lbs, chest 34 inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Discharged 1 April 1915 not being likely to become an efficient soldier. Buried in North part of HERSTMONCEUX (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Sussex.
JAMES Henry Albert
Rifleman 3164, 17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles), London Regiment formerly 1st/2nd Battalion, London Division Cyclist Company. Killed in action 21 January 1916. Aged 23. Resident Luton, enlisted St. Albans. Birth registered in the January to March Quarter 1893 in Luton. Unmarried. Son of Job and Lizzie James, of 2, Wimbourne Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Luton, son of Job and Lizzie James, resident 19, Gibbins Road, West Ham, London & Essex. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 28.
JAMIESON Arthur Ernest
Sergeant 29683, Wiltshire Regiment. Unmarried. Resident 2, Edward Street, Luton. [***Cannot locate on CWGC, SDGW, military records or in census ***]
JANES George Thomas

Private 79040, 1st/7th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry formerly 5346, Yorkshire Regiment. Died on service 6 September 1918. Aged 41. Born and enlisted Luton. Married. Husband of Ada Jane (nee Walker) Janes, of 106, Cowper Street, Luton, Beds, married 24 May 1902 in Wellington Street Church, Luton, one daughter. Attested 9 December 1915 at Luton, aged 38 years 11 months, resident 106, Cowper Street, Luton, a Postman, married, height 5 feet 4 inches, weight 119 lbs, chest 35 inches. In the 1901 census he was aged 23, born Luton, a Rural Postman, son of John and Rebecca James, resident 127, Russell Street, Luton. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 11. See also Luton Post Office

JARVIS George
Private 9344, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 May 1915. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 9, Surrey Street. Brother of William (below). In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Luton, a scholar, son of William and Louisa Jarvis, resident New Town Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Luton, a Farm Labourer, son of William and Louisa Jarvis, resident Summer Street, Slip End, Caddington, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged aged 24, born Luton, unmarried, a Private with 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, billeted Stanhope Lines Aldershot, Hampshire. Previously served as Private 5928, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, attested 7 September 1907 in Luton, born St Mary's, Luton, resident 122, Langley Street, Luton, employed as a Plate Layer with Midland Railway, unmarried, aged 21 years, height 5 feet 84/10 inches, weight 142 lbs, chest 36½ inches, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, son of William and Louisa Javeris, of 22, Langley Street, Luton. Given a free discharge 20 June 1908. Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, ST. JEAN-LES-YPRES, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row J. Grave 18.
JARVIS William
Corporal 3899, 1/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds at sea 20 August 1915. Resident and enlisted Luton. Married. Resident 9, Surrey Street, Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Bedfordshire, a scholar, son of William and Louisa Jarvis, resident New Town Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Hertfordshire, a Farm Labourer, son of William and Louisa Jarvis, resident Summer Street, Slip End, Caddington, Luton. Buried at PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot A. Row IX. Grave 5.
JEAKINGS Frederick George
Private 26154, Royal Field Artillery. Died 4 October 1917 in the Epsom, Surrey, area, from Pulmonary Tubercolosis that originated in France 1916. Birth registered in July to September Quarter 1880 in Luton. Married. Resident 35, Havelock Road. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born Luton, a scholar, son of George and Louisa Jeakings, resident High Town Road, Luton; brother of Harry (below). In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Luton, an Officer's Servant, married, Gunner, Riding Establishment, Royal Artillery, billetted at Wollwich Common, Woolwich, London & Kent. Married Lily Sothernwood in Laddington, London, 17 November 1909, one son. Attested 15 February 1898 at Woolwich, aged 18 years 5 months, as RA/26154, Royal Field Artillery, born 1880, St. Matthews, Luton, a Horse Keeper by trade, unmarried, heght 5 feet 5½ inches, weight 120 lbs, chest 33-35 inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Discharged 18 July 1916 as no longer physically fit for service under Para 392 (xvi) King's Regulations. Awarded Silver War Badge 7997 on 27 October 1916. Previously served in South Africa 1899, with clasps for Paardeberg, Driefontein and Relief of Kimberley. With British Expeditionary Force to France 1914-1916. [***Cannot locate on CWGC ***]
JEAKINGS Harry
Sapper 524257, 484th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 1 May 1917. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Son of George and Louisa Jeakings, of 94, High Town Rd., Luton; husband of Bertha Emily Jeakings, of 3, Highbury Road, Luton, Beds, married April to June Quarter 1911 in Luton, two sons; brother of Frederick (above). In the 1901 censsu he was aged 16, born Luton, a Straw Plait Dyer, brother of Albert Jeakings, resident 92, High Town Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Luton, a Carpenter, son of Louisa Jeakings, resident 69, Havelock Road, Luton. Attested 20 September 1915 in Luton as 3152, 3/2nd East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers, born Luton, resident 3, Highbury Road, Luton, a Carpenter by trade, height 5 feet 9 inches. Posted E.A.R.E. 1/2 Field Company 23 April 1916, and redesignated 524257. With Mediterranean Field Force 24 April 1916 until his death. Buried in DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot A. Grave 163.
JEFFERY Lusignan Ernest
Private 26047, 9th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment formerly 25910, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born Banbury, Oxon, enlisted Luton. Married. Resident 61, John Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Banbury, Oxfordshire, a Railway Goods Porter, son of Ganny Jeffery (a widow), resident 4, Milton Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A.
JEFFS Edwin Ernest
Gunner 144354, "C" Battery, 74th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Resident 15, Highfiield Road. In the 1891 census he was aged 8. born Luton, a scholar, son of John T and Clara A jeffs, resident Wellington Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Luton, a Violinist, son of John Thomas and Clara Annie Jeffs, resident 41, Wellington Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, unmarried, born Luton, a Teacher of Violin, son of John Thomas and Clara Annie Jeffs, resident 41, Wellington Street, Luton. Buried in ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 1.
JENKINS James Frederick
Private 10839, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 25 December 1914. Married. Born 1880 in St. Mary's, Abergavenny, enlisted Swansea. Resident 19, Havelock Road. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, a Railway Platelayer, married to Lilly Ann Jenkins with two sons, resident 19, Havelock Road, Luton. In 1913 he was admitted aged 33, as a Platelayer, Railway Worker in the Luton Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen. No known grave. Commemorated at LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 2.
JOAD - Harold David

Private 25196, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 January 1917. Aged 20. Born 1 March 1896 in Weston, Herts, resident Kimpton, Herts, enlisted Bedford. Baptised 22 March 1896 in Weston, Hertfordshire, son of Charles and Annie Joad (his father was a schoolmaster). Son of Annie M. Desborough (formerly Joad), of Ansell's End, Kimpton, Welwyn, Herts, and the late Charles Joad. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Weston, Hertfordshire, a scholar, son of Annie M A Joad (a widow), resident High Street, Kimpton, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Admitted to Luton Modern School 21 September 1908, his afther was deceased, an Assistant Schoolmaster in Elementary School, his mother had remarried and became Mrs. A. M. Desborough, resident Ansell's End, Kimpton, Welwyn, he left the school 24 July 1912 to become a Clerk in Barclay's Bank. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Weston, Herts, a scholar, stepson of George and Annie M Desborough, resident Ansells End, Kimpton, Hertfordshire. Buried at ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 42.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

JOAD Harold David of Ansells End Kimpton Hertfordshire private Bedford regiment died 28 January 1917 in France Administration London 23 June to Annie Maud Appleton Desborough (wife of George Desborough).
Effects £140 14s. 5d.

JOHNS William James
[Listed as James William JOHNS on SDGW] Private 14384, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 24 September 1918. Born Chelsea, Middlesex, resident Luton, Beds, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Resident 92, Castle Street. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Chelsea, London, at school, son of William James Johns (a widower), resident 92, Castle Street, Luton. Buried at SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 6.
JOHNSON Charles
Able Seaman J/9050, H.M.S. Vanguard, Royal Navy. Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action 9 July 1917. Aged 23. Born 21 May 1894 in Stretton, Warwick. Unmarried. Son of George and Marjorie Johnson, of 24, Ash Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Stretton on Fosse, Warwickshire, son of George and Marjorie Johnson, resident The Alley, Stretton on Fosse, Stretton on the Foss, Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Stretton, Warwick, Boy Under Training with Royal Navy, resident Shotley, near Ipswich, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 21.
JOHNSON Edward
Saddler 956332, "A" Battery, 165th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service 9 November 1918. Resident Luton, Beds, enlisted Brixton, Surrey. Married. Resident 2, Stuart Place. Husband of E. Johnson, of 4, Liverpool Road, Luton. Buried in KEZELBERG MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 17.
JOHNSON William
Private 269206, 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1918. Aged 33. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Married. Resident 26, May Street. Son of [John] Edward and Emma Johnson of Luton; husband of Ruth (nee Wray) Johnson of 65, Park Road West, Luton, married in October to December Quarter 1915 in Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Luton, a Greengrocer's Assistant, son of John E and Emma Johnson, resident 03, New Town Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Luton, a Baker's Assistant, unmarried, son of John Edward and Emma Johnson, resident 36, May Street, Luton. Buried in WYTSCHAETE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 17. See also Luton Co-Op
JOHNSTONE Alfred Edward
Private G/14550, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9 September 1916. Born 20 January 1898, and enlisted, Luton. Unmarried. Resident 4, Warwick Road. Admitted to Luton, Beech Hill High School, 25 May 1910, son of Horace Johnstone, resident 4, Warwick Road, Luton, previously at Christ Church School, left 25 January 1912 being over 14. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Luton, Beds, son of Horace and Elizabeth Johnstone, resident 4, Warwick Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C.
JONES Frederick
Sapper 522869, 225th Road Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds received in action from an aerial bomb 15 October 1917. Born Ridgmont, Beds, enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Son of Sarah Jones, of 9, Farrer Street, Bedford; husband of Sara Ann Jones, of 93, Highbury Road, Luton, married 1 July 1908 in the Parsh Church, Kemspton, Bedfordshire. Resident 93, Highbury Road. Attested 11 December 1915 in Luton, aged 36 years 6 months, resident 93, Highbury Road, Luton, a Brick Layer by trade, married, height 5 feet 3 inches, weight 129 lbs, chest 33 inches. Embodied as a Sapper 23 May 1916, transferred 2 April 1917 and embarked with British Expeditionary Force, transferred to 225th Field Company 12 April 1917. Previouslywounded 11 Septermber 1917, rejoined unit from hospital 16 September 1917. Buried in OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL, Nord, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 13.
JONES John Cecil

Assistant Paymaster (Sub-Lieutenant), H.M.S. "Hawke," Royal Naval Reserve. Died when his ship was lost in the North Sea 15 October 1914. Aged 25. Born April to June Quarter 1889 in Luton, Bedfordshire. Resident 17-19, Bute Street, Luton. Son of Charles Thomas Jones, of 42, Carlisle Rd., Hove, Sussex. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Luton, son of Charles T and Sarah Jones, resident Benvenuts, Great Northern Road, Dunstable, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8.

JUETT Daniel William
Lance Corporal 446242 [446342 on CWGC], 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action at Vimy Ridge 9 April 1917. Aged 22. Born Boreham Wood, Herts on 11 June 1895. Unmarried. Son of Daniel and Mary Ann Juett, of "Fordfield," Ampthill, Bedfordshire. Parents originally lived at Millbrook House, Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire. Farmer by trade. Attested 29 April 1915 at Calgary, Alberta, Canada, aged 19 years 11 months, height 5 feet 9½ inches, chest 36 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, mid-brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Previously wounded at Ypres with a shrapnel wound to his back and admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, transferred to Heaton Mersey 10 July 1916, piece remained in place 17 July 1916, wound in back healed 11 July 1916 transferred to convalescence at Hampton Hill 21 July 1916. Buried in NINE ELMS MILITARY CEMETERY, THELUS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 23. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4989 - 2

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