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LUTON POST OFFICE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Wendy Harding 2007

The main Post Office in Upper George Street, Luton contains two war memorials that were moved there about 1970 when the new Post office opened. The World War 1 memorial takes the form of a brass plate on a wood backing board shaped in the form of a shield with a craved wreath at the top, and on the left and right carved pillars with a roof. There are six names for World War 1. The World War 2 memorial two memorial is formed exactly the same as the World War 1 memorial and contains ten names. For ease of reading and research each group of names has been ordered alphabetcially.

TO THE HONOUR AND LAST MEMORY OF OUR
COMRADES WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

CATWOOD Edward

*** Cannot locate on either SDGW or CWGC *** - No further information currently available

JANES George Thomas

Private 79040, 1st/7th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 6th September 1918. Aged 41. Born and enlisted Luton. Husband of Ada Jane Janes, of 106, Cowper St., Luton, Beds. Formerly 5346, Yorkshire Regiment. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 11.

MOODY Amos Charles

Driver 2720, 3rd/2nd East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 10th December 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Marlow, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Luton. Son of Amos and Clara Moody, of 49, Chapel St., Marlow. Buried in MARLOW CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. Grave Ref: D. I. 87.

PHILLIPS Walter Fitzgerald

Private 6019. 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 9th May 1915. Aged 32. Born Ampthill, enlisted London, resident Luton. Husband of Emily Phillips, of 37, Queen St., Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7 and 8.

SMITH Albert Thomas

Private 238006, "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 23rd April 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Son of George and Sarah Smith, of 78, Russell Rise, Luton, Beds. Formerly 6002, The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMROIAL, pas de Calais, France. Panel 45 and 46.

STANFORD William

Private 33856, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th April 1917. Born King's Lynn, enlisted and resident Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMROIAL, pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.

From The National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918, Section V - Luton, page 336

STANFORD,W., private, 8th Bedfordshire Regt.
Joining in May 1916, he embarked for France in the following January. Whilst on the Western front he was engaged on important duties with his unit in various sectors, and took part in several notable engagements. He was killed in action on April 18th, 1917, in the course of heavy fighting in the Arras sector, and was entitled to the general Service and Victory medals.

38, Whitby Road, Luton

4966.

IN HONOUR OF OUR COMRADES AT LUTON AND
DUNSTABLE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
DURING THE WORLD WAR
1913-1915
ALDERSEA Frederick William

Petty Officer P/J 10050, H.M.S. Ormonde, Royal Navy. Died 15th June 1942. Buried in DURBAN (STELLAWOOD) CEMETERY, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Block F. Grave 244.

BUCKINGHAM Francis Thomas

Sergeant 758023, 214 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th December 1940. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 12.

EGGLETON Dennis Brian

Signalman 14695163, 19 Air Form Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 17th June 1945. Aged 36. Son of Frank Abel and Emma Eggleton; husband of Elsie Kate Eggleton, of Bourne End, Buckinghamshire. Buried in KARACHI WAR CEMETERY, Pakistan. Plot 7. Row B. Grave 8.

HOCKING Herbert Edwin

Marine CH/23867, Royal Marines. Died 11th March 1941. Aged 42. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Hocking; husband of Millicent A. Hocking, of Bedlinog. Buried in GRAIGFARGOED CEMETERY, GELLYGAER, Glamorganshire. Grave 334.

JONES John Flood

Leadign Seaman C/J 65682, S.S. Beaverdale, Royal Navy. Died 1st April 1941. Aged 39. Son of Harry and Emma Jones; husband of Amy Elizabeth Jones, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 41, Column 3.

Note: Beaverdale was torpedoed and shelled by U-48 on April 2nd, 1941. Everyone on board made it into the ship's three lifeboats, but, during the night one of the lifeboats with 21 men aboard disappeared without a trace. (The date of death given is one day earlier but in all probability this was the same incident.)

O'DELL Edwin Lewis

Corporal 5946974, 50th Division Signals, Royal corps of Signals. Died between 16th and 17th July 1943. Aged 31. Son of William and Hannah O'Dell, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot I. Row B. Grave 26.

TITMUSS John Lewis

[Spelt TITMUS on CWGC] Guardsman 2613248, 3rd Battalion, grenadier Guards. Died 21st May 1940. Aged 27. Buried in ESQUELMES WAR CEMETERY, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 3.

WEATHERLEY Alfred William

Warrant Officer Class II (Quartermaster Sergeant) 1858810, Royal Engineers. Died 4th March 1943. Aged 47. Son of Alfred William and Caroline Isobel Weatherley; husband of Ellen Weatherley, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey. Plot 30A. Row A. Grave 1.

WORTHINGTON Laurie Edgar

Sergeant 745453, 201 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th July 1940. Aged 20. Son of Thomas Easton Worthington and Fannie Marion Worthington, of Studham. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 21.

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN
THE MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Last updated 19 March, 2007

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