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George Kent Ltd, Luton - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Lynda Smith

This Memorial is in the care of Luton Museum and Art Gallery. The Memorial gives names and initials, Regiment, and in some cases when and where killed. There are certain discrepancies occurring between the Memorial and the records from The Commonwealth War Graves Commission. For ease of research, and reading, the names have been sorted into alphabetical order here.

1914-1919

BALL Herbert

Private 20667. 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 15 April 1918. Age 33. Born Borough, Surrey. Enlisted Luton. Husband of Nellie Eva Ball, of 70, Oak Rd., Luton, Beds. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A

BONE Bernard Andrews

Private 57804. 1st/5th Bn., 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. Son of John Frederic and Florence Lavinia Bone, of 39, New Town St., Luton, Beds. Buried: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VIII. A. 4.

BROOKS William

Private 43555. 182nd Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Inf). (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, Beds. Buried: LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Ref. II. F. 23.

BROWN O

No further information available at present

BUCKINGHAM No initial or name

No further information available at present

CARTER Arthur

Private 203264. 1st/4th Bn., York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly 5567 Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 12 June 1917. Lived Luton. Enlisted Hertford. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 105 and 106

CARTER H

Possibly: Herbert Carter. Private G/34097. 17th Bn., Middlesex Regiment. Died Wednesday 7 March 1917. Born Breachwood Green. Lived Luton. Enlisted Bedford. Buried: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. O. VII. K. 8.

CASE (Victor) John

Private M2/115444. 363rd Mechanical Transport Coy., Army Service Corps. Killed in action Wednesday 31 July 1918. Age 26. Born Guildford. Lived Luton. Enlisted London. Son of Sidney James and Caroline Louisa Gladys Case, of 7, Salisbury Rd., Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried: TOUTENCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Ref. II. A. 7.

CHAPPELL H

No further information available at present

COCKERILL Alfred John

Private 43553. 2nd/6th Bn., South Staffordshire Regiment. (Formerly 49264 Suffolk Regiment.) Killed in action Sunday 28 April 1918. Born Coton, Cambs. Enlisted Luton. Buried: KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. V. D. 16.

COX George Derbyshire

Private 20596. 2nd Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of Malaria Tuesday 30 July 1918. Born and enlisted Luton. Buried: Bangalore (Hosur Road) Cemetery. MADRAS 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, CHENNA, India. Face 8.

CROFT Harry

Private 68701. "A" Coy. 17th Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Formerly TR/10/2559, T.R. Died of wounds Friday 23 August 1918. Age 20. Born, lived and enlisted Luton. Son of Mrs. E. Croft, of 2, Kimpton Rd., Luton, Beds. Buried: ST. HILAIRE CEMETERY EXTENSION, FREVENT, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. K. 25.

CUMBERLAND Hugh

Private 51175. 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 5 September 1918 (Memorial gives 1919). Age 19. Born and lived Leagrave. Enlisted Bedford. Son of John and Eleanor Jane Cumberland, of Marsh Rd., Leagrave, Luton. Commemorated: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5

DEXTER (Archibald) George

Lance Corporal 233498. 1st/2nd Bn., London Regt (Royal Fusiliers). (Formerly 3471 5th Bedfordshire Regiment). Killed in action Thursday 16 August 1917. Age 20. Born Bexley Heath, Kent. Lived and enlisted Luton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dexter. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52

FELKS Sidney

Private 33000. 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 22 March 1918. Born, lived and enlisted Luton. Commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29

FENSOME Leonard

Private G/18815. 6th Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Monday 1 October 1917. Age 35. Born, lived and enlisted Luton. Husband of G. L. Brooks (formerly Fensome) of 47a, May St., Luton. Buried: MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. N. 6.

FOLKS George Alfred

Private 32117. 6th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23 April 1917. Age 22. Born and lived Luton. Enlisted Bedford. Son of G. E. O. and I. Folks, of 40, Smart St., Luton. Buried: CHILI TRENCH CEMETERY, GAVRELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. D. 4.

FYSON Harold George

Second Lieutenant 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12 October 1916. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

GATES Frank

Private 13335. 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1 July 1916. Born and lived Luton. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

GEORGE Sidney George

Private G/86129. 23rd Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Saturday 7 September 1918. Age 25. Born and enlisted Luton. Son of the late Harry and Elizabeth George; husband of Bessie George, of 7, High St., Luton. Commemorated: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3

GRAY J

2nd City of London Royal Fusiliers. Died as a prisoner of war. No further information available at present.

GREEN H (Jimmy)

Possibly: Horace Green. Sapper 522515. 486th Field Coy., Royal Engineers. Died at sea Sunday 30 December 1917. Age 29. Commemorated: CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.

HAMMOND RW

Possibly: Robert Whitehead Hammond MC. Lieutenant Colonel 26th Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds Monday 10 September 1917. (Memorial and CD both give 30 September 1917) Age 41 . Son of Robert and Elizabeth Hammond; husband of Madeline Beatrice Hammond, of South House, Oxted, Surrey. Buried: ZUYDCOOTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Ref. I. G. 5.

HORSLER William

Private G/50146 11th Bn., Middlesex Regiment. Formerly G/41407 Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds Sunday 6 May 1917. Age 36. Son of George and Elizabeth Horsler, of Leagrave, Beds.; husband of Ellen Horsler, of Warden View, Limbury, Luton, Beds. Buried: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. K. 9.

KING Albert

Private 87202. 149th Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Formerly M/271932 R.A.S.C. Killed in action Friday 3 August 1917. (Memorial gives 31 August 1917). Age 25. Born and lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Husband of Louisa Jane King, of 37, Dumfries St., Luton. Buried: HIBERS TRENCH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. D. 32.

KING H

No further information available at present.

KING HJ

Possibly: Herbert John King. Lance Corporal 29551. 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 27 September 1918. Age 31. Born and lived Arlesey. Enlisted Bedford. Husband of Annie Jane King, of 1, Davies Row, Arlesey, Beds. Commemorated: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5

LEE John

Private 86126. 10th Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Tuesday 8 October 1918. Age 29. Born Gt. Billington. Lived and enlisted Luton. Husband of Mrs. E. E. Lee, of 54, York St., Luton. Buried: BOIS-DES-ANGLES BRITISH CEMETERY, CREVECOEUR-SUR-L'ESCAUT, Nord, France. Ref. I. A. 53.

LONG A

No further information available at present.

MASKELL Stanley George

Private 29209. 13th Bn., Essex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 28 April 1917. Age 31. Born Dunstable. Lived and enlisted Luton. Son of George and Minnie Maskell, of 59, Dudley St., Luton; husband of Bertha Maskell, of 168, Dallow Rd., Luton, Beds. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7

MEADE Horace Ethelbert

Rifleman 2264. 12th Bn., London Regt (The Rangers). Died of wounds Sunday 9 May 1915. Memorial says April 1915) Age 23. Lived Luton. Enlisted London. Buried: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. G. 9.

MORTON Philip Francis

Major 11th Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 11 August 1916. Age 52. Son of Francis and Elizabeth Louisa Morton, of The Hermitage, Oxton, Cheshire; husband of Mrs. H. A. Morton, of 15, Ashley Place, Westminster, London. Buried: ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. A. 6. 9.

PAYNE Albert

Lance Serjeant 2289. 1/5th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 15 August 1915. Born, lived and enlisted Luton. Commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218. See 1st/5th Bedfordshires in Gallipoli.

PERRINS William

Lance Corporal G/80174 23rd Bn., Royal Fusiliers. (Memorial has Royal Enniskilling Fusiliers) Killed in action Monday 30 September 1918. Born Lewisham. Lived Luton. Enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Buried: NOYELLES-SUR-L'ESCAUT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Ref. II. B. 3.

PESTELL Harry

Serjeant 16949. 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 20 January 1916. (Memorial says 21 January) Age 29. Born and lived Buckhurst Hill. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Robert Harry and Marian Alma Pestell, of Buckhurst Hill, Essex. Buried: MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Ref. A. 9.

PUTNAM Henry

Private O/22564. Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Killed in action Wednesday 9 January 1918. Age 41. Born Towcester, Northants. Enlisted Holborn, Middx. Son of George and Ann Putnam, of Northamptonshire; husband of Annie Putnam, of 9, Siddon's Buildings, York St., Aldwych, London. Buried: DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. III. E. 17.

SHOEBRIDGE Horace Alec

Lance Serjeant 1113. 1st Bn., London Regt (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action Friday 15 September 1916. Born St. Lukes, Maidenhead. Lived Paddington. Enlisted Fitzroy Square. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D and 16 B

SIMMONDS Oswald

Private 7948. 1st Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 31 October 1914. Age 30. Born Walthamstow. Lived Luton. Enlisted London. Husband of Rose Lilian Simmonds, of The Square, Toddington, Dunstable, Beds. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 and 43

SMITH F

No further information available at present

STRANGE Arthur E

Private 19791. 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 20 September 1915. (Memorial says 29th September). Age 21. Born and lived Calne, Wilts. Enlisted Bedford. Son of James and Kate Strange, of Quemerford, Calne, Wilts. Buried: DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Ref. I. B. 14.

THAXTER Robert J

Rifleman R/16148. 8th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action Thursday 24 August 1916. Born and enlisted St. Pancras, Middx. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B

THURLOW E

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WEBB Bernard Vincent

Serjeant 26865. 31st Bn., Machine Gun Corps. Formerly 5809 Royal Munster Fusiliers. Killed in action Wednesday 22 May 1918. Age 20. Born and lived Luton. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. E. Webb, of I0, Westbourne Road, Luton, Beds. Buried: CAESTRE MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Ref. I. B. 23

WEBB Stuart John

Private 42359. 2nd/7th Bn., Manchester Regiment. Formerly 45954 Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 23 October 1917. Age 21. Born and enlisted Luton. Son of George Henry and Elizabeth Webb, of 10, Westbourne Rd., Luton, Beds. ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. XXX. F. 21A.

WHYLEY RW

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LIVES LOST THROUGH EXPLOSIONS IN THE MANUFACTURE OF ARMAMENTS
ANDREWS H

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CONSTABLE May

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CRUMP H

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GOWER L

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HARRIS Lillian J

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JONES J

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JOY W

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REED J

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TOMKINS Kate

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WARNES Florence

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5 December 2002

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