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LUTON WAR MEMORIAL
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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.

LAKE Harold Alfred

Private 31484, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 April 1917. Aged 28. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Married. Resident 100, Ash Road. Son of the late George and Emily Mary Lake; husband of Fanny (nee Clark) Lake, of Heath, Breachwood Green, Welwyn, Herts, married in the January to March Quarter 1916. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Luton, a scholar, son of Emily M Lake, resident 23, Left From Dunstable Road, Ivy Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

LAKE Osmond
Private 5283, 2nd Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry). Died of Acute Peritonitis 9 November 1917. Aged 23. Born 16 July 1894. Resident Luton, enlisted Armoury House, London. Unmarried. Son of George and Annie Laura Lake, of 4, Union Street, Luton. Admitted to Bedford Modern School September 1907, left 1910. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Wanstead, Essex, an Apprentice to Carpenter, son of George and Laurie Lake, resident 4, Union Street, Luton. Attested 17 November 1915 at Armoury House, Finsbury, London, resident 4, Union Street, Luton, son of George Lake, aged 24 years 5 months, height 5 feet 10 inches, chest 34 inches. Posted and embodied 17 November 1915, embarked Southampton 1 October 1916, disemabrked at Havre 3 October 1916, proceeded to Front 4 October 1916. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 35. See also Bedford Modern School

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 4, Page 102, the following:

LAKE, OSMOND, Private, No. 5283, 2nd Battn. The Honourable Artillery Company (T.F.), eldest s. of George Lake, of Luton, Corn Merchant, by his wife, Annie Laurie ; b. Wanstead, co. Essex, 16 July, 1894 ; educ. Skinner's School, Tunbridge Wells, and Modern School, Bedford ; entered his father's business in Jan. 1912 ; joined the Honourable Artillery Company in Nov. 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Oct. 1918, and died at No. 15 Casualty Clearing Station 9 Nov. 1917, of acute peritonitis, contracted while on active service. Buried in the Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery; unm.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

LAKE Osmond of 4 Union-street Luton Bedfordshire private H.A.C. died 9 November 1917 in France Administration London 9 July to George Lake corn merchant.
Effects £226 4s. 2d.

LAMB James
Private 235257, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment formerly 9228, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1917. Born Manchester, resident Luton, Beds, enlisted Bedford. Married. Resident 36, Ashton Road. In the 1891 census he was aged 11, born Manchester, a scholar, son of William and Mary Ann Lamb, resident St Anns Road, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 21, born Manchester, Lancashire, a Bricklayer's Labourer, married to Elizabeth S Lamb with a newborn son, resident 20, Baker Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Salford, Lancashire, a Builder's Labourer, married to Elizabeth Sarah Lamb with two daughters, resident 20, Baker Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

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

LAMB, J., Private, 8th Lincolnshire Regiment.
Joining in August 1916, he was drafted to France at the conclusion of his training in the following January. He took part in much heavy fighting, and was in action almost continuously until July 29th, 1917, when he was killed at Messines. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
36, Ashton Road, Luton.
1624/A.
LAMB Llewelyn Cadwaller
Private 29669, "B" Company, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1918. Aged 26. Born Thornaby-On-Tees, Yorks, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. Margaret Lamb, of 18, Gilmour St., Thornaby-on-Tees. No kinown grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.
LAMBERT Harry
Acting Sergeant 29456, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards Married. Resident Park Street West. Enlisted 7 June 1916, discharged under Para 392 (xvi) King's Regulations with a Sarcoma Pelvis, issued Silver War Badge B318298 31 October 1919.
LANE Arthur
Private 57871, 15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment formerly 2642, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Born St. Albans, Herts, resident Luton, Beds, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Resident 36, Chobham Street. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 35 and 36.
LANE Percy
Private 14614, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1916. Born Colshill, Bucks, resident and enlisted Luton. Resident 39, Clifton Road. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Coles Hill, Amersham, Bucks, a Moulder, sof George and Lizzie Lane, residet 212, High Town Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
LANG James
[Listed as LONG J on CWGC] Rifleman A/1185, 9th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 3 June 1917. Born Preston, Lancs, resident Luton, enlisted Marylebone, Middlesex. Married. Resident Draytonmede, Ferndale Road. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 2.
LANGFORD John Walker
Private 27657, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 38. Resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Resident 58, Cambridge Street. Son of the late Henry and Bessie Maud Langford. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Luton, a Railway Goods Porter, son of Henry and Bessie Langford, resident 28, Bury Park Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, born Leagrave, a Buncher Straw Plait Dyeworks, son of Bessie Langford (a widow), resident 23, Alma Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5.
LARGE Alfred
Private G/14842, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Son of Mrs. Susan Large, of 43, Chobham Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Luton, son of Frederick B and Susan Large, resident 1, Surry Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Luton, a Straw Hat Blocker, son of Susan Large (a widow), resident 43, Chobham Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20.

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

LARGE, A., Private, Royal Sussex Regiment.
He volunteered in March 1915, and in the following year was drafted to France. He served in many sectors of the Western Front, and was engaged in much heavy fighting and was killed in action in August 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
43, Chobham Street, Luton.
1647/A.
LATHWELL Bertie aka Bert
Private 43154, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment formerly 26963, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 February 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Son of John and Clara Lathwell, of 3, Clifton Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Luton, son of John and Calara Lathwell, resident 72, Upper Princess Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Luton, a Straw Hat Packer, son of John and Calara Lathwell, resident 2, Clifton Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.
LATHWELL Christopher Joseph
Private 235369, 1st/4th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) formerly 6658, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 March 1918. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married Nellie Martin in the July to Septeber Quarter 1907 in Luton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Lathwell, of 3, Clifton Rd., Luton; husband of Nellie Lathwell, of 14, Moreton Road, Round Green, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Luton, a Traveler, married to nellie with one daughter, resident Morton Road, Luton. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 3.
LAWRENCE Charles aka Charlie
Private 23494, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16 February 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Ampthill. Unmarried. Resident 59, Ashton Road. Son of Frederick and Ann Lawrence, of Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Luton, son of Annie Lawrence (a widow), resident 37, Tavistock Street, Luton. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 1.
LAWRENCE Frederick
Private 3/6115, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 March 1915. Born, resident and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Husband of Nellie Eliza Odell Woodley (formerly Lawrence, nee Evans), of 32, Duke St., Luton, married January to March Quarter 1906 in Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Luton, son of George and Martha Lawrence, resident "The Rabbit" P.H., Old Bedford Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Luton, a Dye Yard Labourer, married for 6 years to Nellie Lawrence with one son and one daughter, one child had previously died, resident 22, Duke Street, Luton. In the 1914 Electoral Roll he was resident 32, Duke Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
LAWRENCE Walter
Private 10775, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers. Died of wounds 22 April 1918. Aged 22. Born, resident and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Son of Mrs Ann Lawrence, of 59, Ashton Road, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Luton, son of Annie Lawrence (a widow), resident 37, Tavistock Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Luton, a Green grocer, son of Ann Lawrence (a widow), resident 27, Cowper Street, Luton. Buried at LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Plot Z. Row P. Grave 31.

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

LAWRENCE, W., L/Corporal, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers.
He joined in May 1916, and in the following November proceeded to France, where he was engaged in the heavy fighting, and took part in many engagements. He was severely wounded in action, and subsequently died from the effects of his wounds on March 29th, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
59, Ashton Road, Luton.
1666/A.
LAWSON William
Private 89750, 65th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds received in action in 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, France, 27 October 1917, wounded 25 October 1917 with shrapnel wounds to thighs and the right ankle face. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Son of William and Susan Lawson, of 25, Brunswick Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Luton, son of William and Susan Lawson, resident 25, Brunswick Street, Luton. In the 1911 census hem was aged 20, born Luton, a Straw Hat Stiffiner Manufacture, son of William and Susan Lawson, resident 25, Brunswick Street, Luton. Attested 11 September 1914 in Luton, aged 23 years 2 months, resident 25, Brunswick Street, Luton, height 5 feet 2½ inches, weight 119 lbs, chest 35¼ inches, religious denomination Church of England, a Straw hat Packer by trade, originally 1875, Eastern Mounted Brigade Field Ambuilance, Royal Army Medical Corps, a Bugler, posted as 89750 Regular Army 21 January 1917, embarked 16 April 1917 at Southampton for overseas and disembarked Havre 17 April 1917 with General Hospital. Buried at LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXII. Row H. Grave 6.
LEE Harold Stuart
Private G/73494, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action in France 18 September 1918. Ages 19. Son of Evan William and Olive Eleanor Lee. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Limbury, at school, son of of Evan William and Olive Eleanor Lee, resident Marsh Farm, Leagrave, Luton. Inscription in Holy Trinty Churchyard. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
LEE John
Private G/86126, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Tuesday 8 October 1918. Aged 29. Born Gt. Billington, resident and enlisted Luton. Married. Husband of Mrs. Edith Emma (nee Worboys) Lee, of 54, York Street, Luton, married 4 August 1913 in Luton. Amitted to Billington National / County Primary School 22 September 1899. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Billington, Bucks, a Forge Labourer, lodging at 2, Havelock Road, Luton. Buried in BOIS-DES-ANGLES BRITISH CEMETERY, CREVECOEUR-SUR-L'ESCAUT, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 53. See also George Kent Ltd
LEGGATT Harry
Sergeant 88102, "C" Battery, 110th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 12 September 1917. Aged 25. Son of Mary Leggatt, of 3, Whippingham Rd., Brighton, and the late William Leggatt. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born brighton, Sussex, son of Mary leggatt (a widow), resident 40, Park Place, Brighton, Sussex. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 1.
LEWIN Frank Herbert
[Listed as H LEWIN on CWGC and Herbert LEWIN on SDGW] Private 5349, 1/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on service in Egypt 28 June 1916. Aged 38. Resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Married. Husband of Amelia (nee Watson) Lewin, of 33, Brunswick Street, Luton, Beds, married October to December Quarter 1901 in Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 33, born Luton, a General Labourer, married to Amelia with three daughters and two sons, resident 33, Brunswick Street, Luton. Buried in SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot D. Grave 73.

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

LEWIN, F. H., Private, 1/5th Bedfordshire Regt.
He volunteered in January 1915, and was later sent to Egypt, where he served with his battalion on important guard duties and fought in various engagements in the Canal Zone. Owing to ill-health he was sent to hospital and after a short illness died in September 1916. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
33, Brunswick Street, Luton.
1719/A.
LEWIN, MM Horace
Corporal 18411, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Harpenden, Herts, resident Watford, Herts, enlisted Luton. Resident 37, Hampton Road. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 1.
LEWIN Ralph Stanley
Private 3875, 1/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 15 September 1915. Resident and enlisted Luton. Married April to June Quarter 1908 in Luton, May Bird. Resident 54, Grange Road. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Harpenden, Herts, a bricklayers labourer, married to May Lewin with one daughter, resident Oak Road, Leagrave, Luton, Bedfordshire. See 1st/5th Bedfordshires in Gallipoli. Buried at 7TH FIELD AMBULANCE CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Grave lost. Special memorial. Row A. Grave 94.
LEWIN Sidney George
Rifleman 2154, 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 1 March 1915. Aged 24. Regular soldier. Born, resident and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Son of George and Sarah Lewin, of 23, Winsdon Road, Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Luton, son of George and Sarah Lawson, resident Bute Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Luton, son of Sarah lewin, resident 138, Wellington Street, Luton. Attested 19 November 1906 in Bedford as 5771, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire regiment, resident 138, Wellington Street, Luton, aged 17 years 7 months, a baker by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 29/10 inches, weigth 135 lbs, chest 36 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, son of Sarah Lewin, of 38, Wellington Street, Luton. Transferred to Rifle Brigade 17 June 1907. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Luton, a Regular Soldier formerly a Baker, 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade, billeted at The Citadel, Cairo, Egypt. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES NO.1 AND NO.2, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 19.
LEWINGTON John
Gunner 254847, 31st Medium Trench Mortar Btattery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 3 August 1918. Born St. Pancras, London N., enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Resident 91, Lea Road. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born St. Pancras, London, a Carman, son of James and rachel lewington, resident 31, Bridgewater Street, Somers Town, St Pancras, London & Middlesex. In 1913 he was aged 25, a Drayman with Railway Workers Midland Railway, admitted to Luton Branch of National Union of Railwaymen. Buried in LE GRAND HASARD MILITARY CEMETERY, MORBECQUE, Nord, France. Plot 2. Row C. Grave 5.
LEWIS Ernest William
Gunner 209991, 391st Btattery, 172nd Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on service 18 December 1918. Aged 32. Married. Husband of N. Lewis, of 37, Park Street West, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot C. Grave 24.
LINGER Ernest James
Lance Corporal 60826, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) formerly 144518, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 30 November 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Resident 20, Curzon Road. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Luton, son of Thomas and Emily J Linger, resident Adelaide Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Luton, son of Thomas and Emily Linger, resident 59, Adelaide Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Luton, a Straw Hat Packer, son of Thomas and Emily Jane Linger, resident 6, Lyndhurst Road, Luton; brother of Percy Frank Linger (below). Married Elizabeth S Deamer in the July to September Quarter 1913 in Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 3 and 4.

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

LINGER, E. J., Lance-Corporal, Royal Fusiliers.
He joined in April 1916, and at the conclusion of his training was sent to France. During his service in this theatre of war he served in many sectors and took part in many battles, including those of Arris and Cambrai, and was reported missing on November 10th, 1917. He was later presumed to have been killed in action on that date, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
20, Curzon Road, Luton.
1739.
LINGER Frederick aka Fred
Lance Corporal 57693, 18th Battalion (Tyneside Pioneers), Northumberland Fusiliers formerly 524384, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 15 November 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Resident 123, Biscot Road. Son of Walter Linger, of 27, Ashton Rd., Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Luton, son of Walter and Kate Linger, resident 27, Ashton Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Luton, an Office Boy, son of Walter and Kate Linger, resident 27, Ashton Road, Luton. Buried in ST. MARTIN CALVAIRE BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 18.
LINGER Percy Frank
Private 2833, 1st/24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Killed in action 26 May 1915. Resident Luton, enlisted St. Albans. Unmarried. Resident 6, Lyndhurst Road. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Luton, son of Thomas and Emily Linger, resident 59, Adelaide Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Luton, an Assistant in Straw Hat Warehouse, son of Thomas and Emily Jane Linger, resident 6, Lyndhurst Road, Luton; brother of Ernest James (above). No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 46 & 47.

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

LINGER, P. F., Private, 24th London Regiment (Queen's).
He volunteered in September 1914, and in the following March was drafted to France. He was engaged in much heavy fighting on the Western Front and fought at Ypres and Festubert and was killed in action on May 26th 1915. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
6, Lyndhurst Road, Luton.
1740.
LINSELL Johnson Hugh
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 25 September 1915. Born 11 January 1895. Unmarried. Resident Lansdowne Road. Second son of Joseph John and Gertrude Linsell, of "High Bank", Milton Rd., Harpenden, Herts. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Luton, son of Joseph J and Gertrude Linsell, resident 124, Chapel Street, Luton. Admitted to Bedford Grammar School September 1904, left 3rd Term 1910. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Luton, at school, son of Joseph John and Gertrude Linsell, resident 144, Bromham Road, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 99 to 101.
LITCHFIELD Arthur
Private 22004, Army Pay Corps. Died on service 18 February 1919. Aged 22. Unmarried. Son of Walter John and Sarah Litchfield, of 212, Wellington Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Luton, son of Walter J and Sarah Litchfield, resident 103, Russell Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Luton, an Office Boy, son of Walter John and Sarah Litchfield, resident 212, Wellington Street, Luton. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIII. Row D. Grave 27.
LITTLE Arthur Jesse
Private 69011,  1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment.  Killed in action 30 August 1918.  Aged 20.  Born 8 November 1897 in Turnford, Herts, enlisted Luton.  Son of Jesse and Emily Sarah Little of Napp’s Nursery, Leagrave, Luton.  In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Warmley, Hertfordshire, son of Jesse and Emily S Little, resident Marsh Road, Leagrave, Luton. Admitted to Luton, Modern School 13 January 1910, son of J Little, resident Napp's Nursery, Leagrave, left 18 December 1912 to go Fruit Growing with his father, previously educated at Waller Street Elementary School, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Turnford, Hertfordshire, at school, son of Jesse and Emily Sarah Little, resident Toddington Road, Leagrave, Luton. Inscription in Holy Trinty Churchyard. Buried in VVAULX HILL CEMETERY, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Plot II. Row B. Grave 24. See also Leagrave
LLOYD Alfred [Fieldhouse]
Private 4245, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 16 August 1915. Aged 20. Born 10 March 1895 or 10 March 1894. Resident and enlisted Luton. Son of the late George Fieldhouse Lloyd and Emily Lloyd. Admitted to Sandy Church of England Boys' / St Swithun's Lower School 25 April 1904, son of George Lloyd, resident Bedford Road, Sandy, previously educated in Barnet, marked as a bright and intelligent boy, left 5 June 1905 to go to Bedford. Admitted to Harpur Trust Boys' School, Bedford, 15 June 1905, son of George Lloyd, resident 14, Midland Road, Bedford, left Bedford 1 July 1907, previously educated at Sandy. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born London, an Odd Lad, an orphan residing with James William and Emily Barrett at 168, High Town Road, Luton. See 1st/5th Bedfordshires in Gallipoli. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 55 and 218.
LODGE Thomas Henry
Corporal 200864, 1/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Admitted to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 13 November 1917, operated on the same day, died of wounds to left thigh, head, jaw and neck, at 11:00am 17 November 1917. Aged 31. Resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Resident 70, Bury Park Road, Luton. Son of William and Esther Lodge. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Shioreditch, London, a Machine tender, brother of Edmund Lodge, resident 60, Hampton Road, Luton. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot D. Grave 216.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1920:

LODGE Thomas Henry of 70 Bury Park-road Luton Bedfordshire corporal No. 200864 5th Bedfordshire regiment died 17 November 1917 at 19th General Hospital Alexandria Egypt Administration (with Will) Northampton October to Esther Lodge (wife of William Lodge).
Effects £87 11s. 1d.

LOGAN Ebenezer

Private 7360, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 January 1917. Aged 20. Birth registered in the January to March Quarter 1896 in Luton. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 8, Windsor Street. Son of John William and Hannah Logan, of Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 15m born Luton, a Labourer, son of Hannah Logan, resident 8, Windsor Street, Luton. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 1.

LONEY Arthur William
Gunner 163241, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service 11 August 1917. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Marlborough, Devon. Married. Son of John and Lizzie Loney; husband of Edith M. (nee Welch) Loney, of 169, Wellington Street, Luton, married April to June Quarter 1915 n Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Marlborough, Wiltshire, son of John and Lizzie Loney, resident 8, Ashton Street, Luton. He passed his Labour Certificate Examination taken 10 December 1904 at Luton, Hitchin Road Boys' School. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Marlborough, Wiltshire, son of John and Lizzie Loney, resident 8, Ashton Street, Luton. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row H. Grave 1.
LONG Alfred
Driver 891669, 4th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed by enemy shell fire while delivering ammunition 6 October 1917. Aged 24. Born Camden Town, London, N.W., enlisted Watford, Herts. Son of Mr. A. and Mrs. E. Long, of St. Albans; husband of Mary Ann Lushlow (formerly Long), of 11, Britannia Chambers, Lawson St., Great Dover St., London. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Kentish Town, Middlesex, a Stable lad, son of Alfred and Ellen Long, resident 38, Adelaide Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Employed by George Kent Ltd. Buried at CANADA FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 28. See also George Kent Ltd

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

LONG, A., Driver, Royal Field Artillery.
Volunteering in August 1914, he was drafted to Egypt at the conclusion of his training and served there until May 1917, when he was transferred to France. Here he took part in fighting at Arras and in the Somme sector, and was killed in action at Vlamerlinghe on October 5th, 1917. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
36, Adelaide Street, St. Albans.
X1759.
LONG Arthur Samuel Victor
Private 22161, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 August 1918. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Ampthill. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1898 in Luton. Unmarried. Resident 139, North Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Luton, son of Samuel and Martha Long, resident 139, North Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Luton, son of Samuel A M and Martha Ann Long, resident 139, North Street, Luton. Buried in COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 33.
LONG Cyril
Private 52254, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment formerly 3210, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action 29 September 1918. Aged 19. Born Bristol, enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Resident 91, Leagrave Road. Son of Leonard and Gertrude Long, of 100, Wellington St., Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Luton, at school, son of Leonard and Gertrude Long, resident 67 Buxton Road Luton. No known grave. Commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.
LONGDEN John Thomas
[Listed as Thomas LONGDEN on CWGC & SDGW] Lance Corporal 13234, 10th (Service) Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born 6 October 1894 in Parkgate, Rawmarsh, enlisted Rotherham. Baptised 31 Octber 1894 in Rotherham, Christ Church, Parkgate, son of John and Emma Longden. Unmarried. Resident 6, Church Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Parkgate, Yorkshire, son of John and Emma Longden, resident 19, Holly Bush Street, Parkgate, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.
LOOKER Charles William Reginald
Trooper 1236, 1st/1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action 1 February 1916. Aged 22. Born Buckden, Huntingdonshire, resident Luton, Beds, enlisted Dunstable. Birth registered in the October to December Quarter 1893 in St. Neoptas Registration District, Huntingdonshire. Unmarried. Resident Osborne Road. Son of William and Annie Looker, of The Briars, Luton. Admitted to County Agricultural Institute, Ridgmont, Bedfordshire 5 October 1912, resident The Briars, Luton. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 7.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1920:

LOOKER Charles William Reginald of The Briars Osborne-road Luton Bedfordshire trooper in H.M. Army died February 1916 in France on active service Administration London 28 February to William Looker corn merchant.
Effects £531 7s. 6d.

LOOSLEY Henry Robert
Private 43591, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment attached 53rd Trench Mortar Battery formerly 202523, Suffolk Regiment. Died on service 18 May 1918. Born 9 November 1897 in Bedford, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 166, Leagrave Road, Luton. Admitted to Luton, Beech Hill High School 1910, son of Henry Loosley, resident 6, Ivy Road, Luton, left 10 November 1911 being over 14, previously attended Dunstable Road School. Buried in ANNOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 4.
LOUGHTON James
Private 3/7466, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 September 1917. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Resident 75, Chase Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Luton, son of Walter and Annie Loughton, resident 34, Spring Place, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Luton, a Butcher's Assistant, son of Walter and Annie Loughton, resident 71, Albert Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.
LOUGHTON William Thomas
Private 200280, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on service in Palestine 14 November 1917. Aged 32. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Married. Resident 80, New Town Street. Son of William Loughton; husband of Edith (nee Edwards) Loughton, of 49, Adelaide Street, Luton, married April to June Quarter 1908 in Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Luton, son of William and Harriett Loughton, resident Keyfield, St Peter, St Albans, Hertfordshire. Originally attested 17 July 1905 in Luton, aged 18 years 4 months, a Green grocer by trade, unmarried, resident 50, Hitchin Road, Luton, born Christchurch, Luton, enlisted as 5321, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, height 5 feet 4½ inches, chest 34½ inches, fresh complexion, light brown eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, son of William and Harriet Loughton, of 50, Hitchin Road, Luton, purchased his discharge 8 December 1905. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Luton, a Carman, married to Edith Loughton, resident 74, Langley Road, Luton. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXII. Row A. Grave 13.

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

LOUGHTON, W., Pte., 115th Bedfordshire Regt.
He volunteered in August 1914, and at the conclusion of his training in December 1915 was drafted to Egypt, where he saw service in the Canal Zone. Subsequently, he was sent on to Palestine, and with General Allenby 's Forces took part in many important engagements on that front, notably that at Gaza. Whilst in this theatre of war he contracted a severe illness, from which be died it En Saret on November 14th, 1917. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
42, May Street, Luton.
1770.
LOVELL Gerald [Noel]
Private 31617, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Married. Resident 12, Langley Road. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Luton, son of John and Louisa Lovell, resident 63, Boyle Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Luton, a Warehouse Help, son of John and Louisa Lovell, resident 79, Clarendon Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50.
LOWIN Horace [Stanley]
Corporal 41475, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles formerly 6241, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 April 1918. Aged 25. Enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Lowin, of 253, High Town Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Luton, son of George and Florence Lowin, resident 181, Hitchin Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Luton, a Clerk, son of George and Florence Lowin, resident 2A, Jubilee Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 138 to 140.
LUNDIE Arthur Harold
Private 2941, "B" Company, 16th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 19 July 1917. Aged 21. Born Lambeth, Surrey, resident Luton, Beds, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Son of George W. and Esther S. Lundie, of 38, Clifton Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Lambeth, London, an Errand Boy, son of George and Esther Lundie, resident 17, Phelp Street S.E., St Mary, Newington, London. Atetsted 21 February 1916 in Luton, aged 19 years 8 months, a Geyser Fitter, unmarried, height 5 feet 3 inches, weight 112 lbs, chest 32 inches, religious denomination Baptist, son of Gerge Lundie, of 38, Clifton Road, Dallow Road, Luton, formerly 1 Naseby Road, Luton. With B.E.F. in France from 15 September 1916. Posted 27 Battalion, Middlesex Regiment 2 May 1916, 6th battalion 1 September 1916, Base Depot 15 September 1916, 16th Battalion 1 October 1916. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row E. Grave 15.

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

LUNDIE, A. H., Private, 16th Middlesex Regt.
He joined in May 1916, and was sent to France, in the following October. In this theatre of war he took part in many important engagements, including the Battle of the Somme and was killed in action on July loth, try. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
38, Clifton Road, Luton.
1800.
LUSTY Stanley [Peter]
Sapper (Pioneer on SDGW) 211182, Base Signal Depot, Royal Engineers. Died on service of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (Spotted Fever) in 16 General Hospital, Treport, France, 23 April 1917. Aged 30. Resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 121, Ashton Road. Son of John and Edith Lusty. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Bollington, Cheshire, a Telegraph Messenger, son of John and Edith Lusty, resident 47, High Street, Aston Manor, Aston, Warwickshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Bollington, Cheshire, a Felt Hat Maker, son of John and Edith Elizabeth Lusty, resident 40, Lyndhurst Road, Luton. Attested 12 December 1915 in Luton, aged 29 years 4 months, a Felt Hatter by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 4 inches, chest 35½ inches, son of John Lusty, of 121, Ashton Road, Luton. With B.E.F. in France from 18 March 1917. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 8A.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1920:

LUSTY Stanley Peter of 121 Ashton-road Luton Bedfordshire pioneer 211182 RE died 23 April 1917 at Le Treport France Probate Northampton 13 July to John Lusty manager of hat works. Effects £420 8s.

LYON Henry
Private 3/7723, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 June 1915. Aged 42. Born Falkirk, Stirling, resident and enlisted Luton. Resident 27, Wimbourne Road. Son of the late Henry Lyon, of Falkirk, Stirlingshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 38, born Falkirk, Strilingshire, an Iron Moulder, married to Minnie Maria Lyon with several step children, resident 61, Warwick Road, Luton. The 1913 Electoral Register lists him as resident 61, Warwick Road, Luton. 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:

LYON, H., Private, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment.
He was mobilised on the declaration of war, and almost immediately drafted to France. He fought in the Retreat from Mons and in the subsequent heavy fighting in the Battles of the Aisne, Ypres and Festubert, during which he was killed in action on June 16th, 1915. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
29, Wimbourne Road, Luton.
1805/A.

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