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TODDINGTON VILLAGE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Lynda Smith

The Toddington war memorial stands in the centre of Toddington Village Green at the junction of the High Street and Leighton Road, Toddington. It takes the form of a polished red, granite obelisk with a plinth three-quarters of the way down with a two stepped base. The names appear on the plinth in black-lead lettering. There are 62 names listed for World War 1 and 22 for World War 2.

Copyright © Lynda Smith 2002

ERECTED
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF
MEN WHO JOINED UP FROM TODDINGTON
AND MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918

ALDRED

Edward J.

Private 32430.  9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment.  Died of wounds Friday 31 May 1918.  Born Toddington.  Enlisted Luton.  Buried in Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Nord, France.  Ref. I.E.26. See also Toddington Church

ALLEN

W.G.

Private 40187.  6th (Wiltshire Yeomanry) Battalion Wiltshire Regiment.  Died Thursday 20 February 1919. Buried in Toddington Cemetery, Toddington, Beds.  Ref. 46.655.

ALLEN

William

Private 33099.  8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.  (Formerly 4827 Bedfordshire Regiment).  Killed in action Monday 1 October 1917. Age 21.  Enlisted Dunstable. Son of William & Annie Allen of 2 Charlton, Dunstable, Beds.  No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 50 – 51.  See also Toddington Church See also Sundon Cement & Limeworks

ANSELL

J.

probably George ANSELL, Acting Corporal 37195, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 August 1918. Aged 30. Born barton, enlisted Bedford, resident Toddington. Son of Fredrick and Julia Ansell, of Toddington, Beds; husband of Florence George, (formerly Ansell), of Princess St., Toddington, Beds. Buried in A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row G. Grave 10. See also Toddington Church

BAKER

Charles

Private 15368.  2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Sunday 1 September 1918.  Born, lived and enlisted Toddington. Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.  Ref. I.E.15. See also Toddington Church

BAKER

John Huckle

Private 18607.  1st  Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Thursday 17 May 1917.  Age 34.  Born & lived Toddington. Enlisted Bedford.  Husband of Elizabeth A. Baker of Leighton Road, Toddington.  Buried in Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-en-Gohelle, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. III.E.21.  See also Sundon Cement & Limeworks

BENNETT

Alfred

Private 23218.  Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died Wednesday 17 September 1919.  Age 25.  Son of George & Emma Bennett of Toddington;  husband of the late Gertrude Bennett.  Buried in Toddington Cemetery, Toddington, Beds.  Ref. 45.524. See also Toddington Church

BRAZIER

Ernest

Private 15194.  5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Thursday 19 September 1918. Age 26.  Born, lived and enlisted Toddington.  Son of Caroline Brazier of Princes Street, Toddington.  No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.  Panel 17. See also Toddington Church See also Sundon Cement & Limeworks

BRIGHT

Sydney George

Private 3/7100.  1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Sunday 18 April 1915.  Age 20.  Born Toddington. Lived Dunstable.  Enlisted Luton.   Son of Mr. E. & Mrs. M. Bright of Chalton, Dunstable, Beds.  No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 31 & 33. See also Toddington Church

BUCKINGHAM

Albert

Private 27612.  2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Thursday 12 October 1916.  Born & lived Toddington.  Enlisted Bedford.  No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Ref. Pier & Face 2C. See also Toddington Church

BUCKINGHAM

B

No further information currently available.

BUCKINGHAM

George Bernard

(Not on SDGW CD.)  Private 30631.  Bedfordshire Yeomanry.  Died Thursday 17 October 1918. Age 22.  Son of Frederick & Sarah Buckingham of Luton Road, Toddington.  Buried in Toddington Cemetery, Toddington, Beds.  Ref. 44.396. See also Toddington Church

[From National Roll of the Great War Section V - Luton]

BUCKINGHAM, G., Shoeing Smith, Bedfordshire Lancers.
He volunteered in February 1915, and after a period of training was sent to Ireland, where he was engaged on important guard duties, and served during the Dublin riots. He was discharged in November 1917 as medically unfit for further service, and died shortly afterwards.
Luton Road, Toddington, near Dunstable. 666 /A.

BUCKINGHAM

William Charles

Private 23247.  8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Friday 15 September 1916.  Born Luton.  Lived Toddington. Enlisted Ampthill.  Son of Alfred & Jane Buckingham of Dentons Cottage, Luton road, Toddington.   No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Ref. Pier & Face 2C. See also Toddington Church See also Sundon Cement & Limeworks

BUCKINGHAM

A

No further information currently available. See also Toddington Church

CARR

Thomas Burgess

Private 18200.  7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Saturday 1 July 1916. Born St Albans, Herts.  Lived Toddington.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of the late John & Dinah Carr;  husband of Edith Mary Carr of High Street, Toddington.  No known grave. Commemorated on   Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Ref. Pier & Face 2C. See also Toddington Church

CHANCE

James Bernard

Private 37494.  1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment.  Killed in action Friday 23 August 1918.  Born Toddington.  Lived Chorlton (sic)  ? Charlton.  Enlisted Bedford.  No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.  Panel 7. See also Toddington Church See also Sundon Cement & Limeworks

CHANCE

Sidney

Private 22777.  12th Battalion South Wales Borderers.  (Formerly 23152 Suffolk Regiment).  Killed in action Saturday 21 April 1917.  Born Toddington.Enlisted Luton.  Buried in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand, Somme, France.  Ref. IV.3.6. See also Toddington Church See also Sundon Cement & Limeworks

CHANCE

Frederick

Private 22954.  8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Monday 25 September 1916.  Born Harlington.  Lived Toddington.  Enlisted Ampthill.  No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Ref. Pier & Face 2C.

CHILDS

Richard

Private 201358.  1/4th Battalion Norfolk Regiment.  Died Thursday 19 April 1917.  Born Toddington.  Enlisted Bedford.  No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem memorial, Israel.  Panels 12 – 15.

CLARKE, M.M.

(William) George 

Private 16535.  7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Saturday 1 July 1916.  Born Toddington.  Lived Fancott.  Enlisted Toddington.  Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.  Ref. VII.K.I. See also Toddington Church

COLES

C.

No further information currently available. See also Toddington Church

COLES

G.

No further information currently available. See also Toddington Church

COLES

John

Private G/14332.  7th Battalion Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment).  Killed in action Saturday 18 November 1916.  Born & lived Toddington. Enlisted Luton.  Buried in Stump Road Cemetery, Somme, France.  Ref. C.26.   See also Toddington Church

COLES

James

(John on CD) Private 7102.  1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment.  Killed in action Tuesday 20 April 1915.  Age 26.  Enlisted Toddington.  Lived Charlton.  Brother of Mrs. J. Chance of Chalton, Dunstable, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 49 & 51.  From de Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour:  COLES, James.  Private, No. G.7102, 1st Battn. (31st Foot) The East Surrey Regt., s. of Thomas Coles, of Toddington, Bedfordshire, Labourer:  b. Toddington, 1879; educ. Wesleyan Day School there; served seven years in the Militia, taking his discharge with a Good Conduct Certificate; volunteered and enlisted 10 Oct. 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France, and was killed in action on Hill 60, 19 April 1915.  A letter was received from Coy. Q.M.-Sergt. W.A. Butler, expressing the sincere sympathy of the N.C.O’s and men of his company, with whom he was very popular; unm.

COLES

Thomas R

(R.T. on CWGC) Sapper Deal/304 (S) Div. Engineers, R.N. Div. Royal marine Light Infantry.  Died after discharge Monday 12 June 1916.  Age 30.  Wnlisted 29 September 1914, discharged invalided 8 March 1915 with ""Exostosis & Bunion Great Toe right foot." Son of Elizabeth Everett (formerly Coles) of 22 Luton Road, Toddington & Fred Everett (stepfather).  Buried in Toddington Cemetery, Toddington, Beds.  Ref. 42.156.

COLES

Stanley George

Private 85857.  2nd/7th Battalion King’s (Liverpool Regiment).  (Formerly 1571 Bedfordshire Yeomanry).  Killed in action Thursday 29 August 1918.  Age 23.  Lived Toddington.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Mr. Mrs. W. Coles of Park Road, Toddington.  Buried in St. Martin Calvaire British Cemetery, St.-Martin-sur-Cojeul, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. II.A.16. See also Toddington Church

COOTE

Albert Edward

Private 54219.  12th Battalion Durham Light Infantry (Formerly 178398 R.F.A.)  Born Islington.  Lived Toddington.  Enlisted Luton.  Killed in action Friday 1 June 1917. Buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Sp. Mem. D.15. See also Sundon Cement & Limeworks

EMERTON

Frederick Arthur

Rifleman 6/58.  3rd Battalion Rifle brigade (Prince Consort’s Own).  Killed in action Thursday 21 March 1918.  Born & lived Charlton.  Enlisted Luton.  No known grave. Commemorated on Poziers Memorial, Somme, France.  Panel 81 to 84.

FLECKNEY

S

No further information currently available. See also Toddington Church

FOSSEY

Hubert

Private 35628.  2nd Battalion Essex Regiment.  Died of wounds Sunday 27 October 1918.  Lived Toddington.  Enlisted Luton.  Buried in Ramillies British Cemetery, Nord, France.  Ref. G.10. See also Toddington Church

FOWLER

Bertie

A/Lance Corporal 9148.  2nd battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Wednesday 22 September 1915.  Born & lived Toddington.  Enlisted Dunstable.  Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. Sp. Mem. I.

FRANKLIN

Harry

Private 33632.  2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) (Formerly 60986 Royal West Surrey Regiment.  Killed in action Saturday 20 July 1918.  Age 20.  Born Toddington.  Enlisted Luton.  Son of William & Elizabeth Franklin of Gas Street, Toddington.  Buried inn Courmas British Cemetery, Marne, France.  Ref. II.C.2. See also Toddington Church

FRANKLIN

Sidney James

Corporal 44441.  20th Battalion Manchester Regiment (Formerly 25911 Bedfordshire Regiment).  Killed in action Friday 4 October 1918.  Born & lived Toddington.  Enlisted Luton.  Buried in Beaurevoir British Cemetery, Aisne, France.  Ref. G.1.A. See also Toddington Church

GOBBY

William Charles

Corporal 19173.  7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Friday 22 March 1918.  Born Harlington.  Lived Charlton.  Enlisted Bedford.  No known grave. Commemorated on Poziers Memorial, Somme, France.  Panel 28 & 29. See also Toddington Church See also Sundon Cement & Limeworks

GORDON

Alexander

A/Sergeant 9334.  1st Garrison Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died Monday 9 April 1917.  Age 28.   Born Wavendon Bucks.  Lived Toddington.  Enlisted Luton.  Son of Alexander & Clara Gordon.  Buried in Delhi War Cemetery, India.  Ref. 8.B.2. See also Toddington Church

HART

Jack

Private 3/5618.  1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Sunday 3 September 1916.  Age 34.  Born & lived Toddington.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Arthur & Ann Hart of Mount Pleasant, Toddington.  No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Ref. Pier & Face 2C. See also Toddington Church

HART

R D

(Not on CD).  Private 15255.  7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died Sunday 28 January 1917.  Age 25.  Son of Albert & Diana Martha Hart of Toddington.  Buried in Toddington Cemetery, Toddington, Beds.  Ref. 54.379. See also Toddington Church See also Sundon Cement & Limeworks

HOBBS, M.C.

John


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2nd Lieutenant.  1st Battalion Royal Scots.  Died Monday 28 June 1915.  Age 26.  Son of William and Millie Rebecca Hobbs of Luton; husband of Helen Coote Hobbs of 60 Constantine Road, Colchester, Essex.  Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord) Nord, France.  Ref. I.C.134. Plaque in the church.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 1 , Page 188

HOBBS, John ( M.C ), 2nd Lieut, 1st Battaion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Youngest son of the late William Hobbs, of Toddington co. Bedford, Butcher, by his wife Millicent dau of John Carr. Born Toddington 8-2-1890, educated Toddington national school. Enlisted in Sept 1908, in the Royal Scots, won his first , second and third certificates in the Army and left for India in Oct 1900, while there was sent to a college in Bangalore to qualify for the higher education, and received his certificate for acting schoolmaster.

On the outbreak of war he returned to England with his Regiment and was gazetted 2nd Lieut 14-12-1914, leaving for France on 19-12-1914. He died of wounds received at Armentieres 28-6-1915 and was buried at Bailleul. Lieut Hobbs was mentioned in F.M. Sir John Frenchs despatch of 31-5-1915 for gallant and distinguished service in the field and received the Military Cross in June.

He married at St Mary Bolton, South Kensington 26-11-14, Helen Coote (8 Crown Rd, Maldon) 2nd daughter of Arthur Brady, of Maldon , Essex. She is now a nurse at the Essex hospital.

See also Toddington Church

HORLEY

William Alexander

Private 9046.  Hertfordshire Regiment.  Died of wounds Tuesday 16 January 1917.  Born & lived Toddington.  Enlisted Luton.  Son of William Edward Horley & Emily Horley of Toddington.  Buried in Poperinge New Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. II.B.13. See also Toddington Church

HUCKLESBY

Frederick

Private 23373.  4th Battalion Bedfordshire.  Died of wounds Saturday 24 August 1918.  Age 37.  Born Woburn.  Lived Toddington.  Enlisted Ampthill.  Buried in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France.  Ref. IV.G.4. See also Toddington Church

HUCKLESBY

Sidney

Pte 3/6225.  2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died of wounds Thursday 5 November 1914.  Age 29.  Son of Annie & George Evans (stepfather).  Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. III.B.25. See also Toddington Church

HUCKLESBY

T

No further information currently available.

HYDE

William

Sergeant 13379.  7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died of wounds Sunday 2 July 1916.  Age 35.  Born & lived Toddington.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of George & Ann Hyde; husband of Alice Hyde of 45 Collingdon Street, Luton.  Native of Toddington.  Buried in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France.  Ref. I.A.28 See also Toddington Church See also Sundon Cement & Limeworks

KINGHAM

Albert

Private 26786.  1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died of wounds Tuesday 20 April 1915.  Born Wingfield.  Lived Toddington.  Enlisted Bedford.  Buried in Poperinge Old Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. II.N.3 See also Toddington Church

KINGHAM

A.C.

Possibly: Arthur Kingham.   Private 15292.  7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Thursday 28 September 1916.  Born & lived Wingfield.  Enlisted Toddington.  No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Ref. Pier & Face 2C.

LANE

Albert

Private 26786.  6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Saturday 22 September 1917.  Age 23.  Born & lived Toddington.  Enlisted Ampthill.  Son of John & Minnie Lane of Kirkham Cottages, Dunstable Road, Toddington.  No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 48 – 50 & 162A.  See also Toddington Church

LANE

Frederick John

Private 58282.  1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment.  Killed in action Thursday 17 October 1918.  Age 19.  Born Chalton.  Enlisted Luton.  Son of George & Lucy Lane of Chalton, Beds.  Buried in La Vallee-Mulatre Communal Cemetery Extension, Aisne, France.  Ref. A.5.

MUCKLESTON

Cecil Collins

Gunner 353125.  154th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.  Died of wounds Tuesday 22 January 1918.  Age 37.  Born Toddington. Enlisted Buntingford.   Husband of Laura Evelyn Muckleston of 27 Micklethwaite Road, Fulham, London.  Native of Toddington.  Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. XXXI.F.19A. See also Toddington Church and Buntingford.

MUCKLESTON

Harold Seabert

Sapper 59332.  Corps of Royal Engineers (83rd Field Coy. R.E.)  Killed in action Saturday 7 October 1916.  Age 34.  Born & lived Toddington.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Thomas & Frances Muckleston;  husband of Elizabeth Muckleston of High Street, Toddington.  Native of Toddington.  Buried in Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. IV.K.6. See also Toddington Church

OSBORNE

A.

No further information currently available. See also Toddington Church

PATEMAN

Major Wilfred

Private 3/7502.  1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Friday 23 August 1918.  Age 23.  Born & lived Toddington.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Major & Mary Jane Pateman of Luton Road, Toddington.  Buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. IV.S.1 See also Toddington Church See also Sundon Cement & Limeworks

PATEMAN

William George

Private 41180.  11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment.  (Formerly 27322 Norfolk Regiment).   Killed in action Sunday 26 August 1917.  Age 19.  Born Toddington. Enlisted Luton.  Son of Major & Mary Jane Pateman of Luton Road, Toddington.  Buried in Hargicourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Aisne, France.  Ref. A.14. See also Toddington Church

PRATT

C.

No further information currently available.

PURSER

(Arthur) William

Private 13857.  7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died of wounds at home Friday 20 July 1917.  Age 32.   Born, lived & enlisted Toddington.  Son of the late George & Jane Purser of Toddington;  husband of the late Elizabeth Purser.  Buried in Toddington Cemetery, Toddington, Beds.  Ref. 57.796. See also Toddington Church See also Sundon Cement & Limeworks

PYNE

Charles Leslie

Rifleman 573743.  17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar & Stepney Rifles).  (Formerly 4227 9th Middlesex Regiment).  Killed in action Sunday 8 July 1917.  Born St. Pancras.  Lived Dunstable.  Enlisted Willesden.  Son of John & Sarah Ann Pyne of Chalton House, Chalton, Dunstable.  No known grave. Commemorated on Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. I.G.4.

RANDALL

W J

Possibly:  William George Randall Lance Corporal 18824.  7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Thursday 16 August 1917.  Born Peckham, Surrey.  Lived Toddington. Enlisted Bedford.  No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 48 – 50 & 162A. See also Sundon Cement & Limeworks

SHEPHERD

Hugh

Pte 591911 (Private 18685 on CWGC).  10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) Labour corps. (Formerly 41408 Royal Fusiliers).  Died at home Tuesday 15 October 1918.  Born & lived Toddington.  Enlisted Luton.  Buried in  Toddington Cemetery, Toddington, Beds.  Ref. 42.153. See also Toddington Church

SMITH

George

Private G/70721.  4th Battalion Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment).  Killed in action Tuesday 31 July 1917.  Age 30.  Born & lived Toddington.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Thomas & Sarah Smith of Bank Yard, Toddington;  husband of Martha Smith of The Puzzle, Toddington.  No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 49 & 51. See also Toddington Church See also Sundon Cement & Limeworks

SMITH

Sidney

Private 15171.  1st  Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Thursday 4 October 1917.  Born, lived and enlisted Toddington.  No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 48 to 50 & 162A. See also Toddington Church See also Sundon Cement & Limeworks

SMITH

William

Private 3/7538.  8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died of wounds 21 December 1915.  Born Maulden.  Lived Toddington.  Enlisted Bedford.  (No further information available from CWGC – more W. Smith’s died 1915 than search will allow). See also Toddington Church

STANTON

William Cooper

Private 235499.  1st Battalion King’s Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment.  Died of wounds Tuesday 8 October 1918.  Age 40.  Lived Dunstable.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of William & Fanny Stanton of Rickmansworth, Herts;  husband of Mrs. A.M. Stanton of Park Road, Toddington.  Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. IV.F.36.   See also Toddington Church

STIMPSON

Leonard

Rifleman R/7610.  1st Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps.  Killed in action Sunday 15 May 1915.  Age 30.  Born Houghton Regis.  Lived Toddington., Surrey (sic).  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Mrs. Rebecca Marsden;  husband of Minnie Brazier (formerly Stimpson) of Wellington terrace, Toddington, beds.  No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Panel 32 & 33. See also Toddington Church

SYLVESTER

Harry

Private 15413.  7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.   Killed in action Wednesday 27 September 1916.  Born Islington, Middx.  Lived & enlisted Toddington.  Buried in Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France.  Ref. I.B.23. See also Toddington Church See also Sundon Cement & Limeworks

WALTERS

H

Private 10867, 4th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds Monday 18th September 1916. Born Newcastle, Northumberland, enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Formerly 25692, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 7. See also Toddington Church

WHITBREAD

Frederick

Private 60151.  8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).  (Formerly 29455 Bedfordshire Regiment).  Died of wounds Tuesday 4 December 1917.  Born & lived Toddington.  Enlisted Luton.  Buried in Caudrey British Cemetery, Nord, France.  Plot IV. Row C. Grave 30. See also Toddington Church
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ATKINSON

Henry
Guardsman 2617603.  3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards.  Died Monday 28 December 1942.  Age 26.  Son of Henry & Ethel Atkinson of Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Beds.  Buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia.  Ref. 3.E.15.

BATES

Arthur Frederick
Trooper 14203366.  53rd Regiment Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.  Died Friday 18 August 1944.  Age 21.  Son of Edgar Thomas bates & Agnew bates of Toddington.  Buried in Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, Calvados, France.  Ref. VII.E.2.

BONNER

Ernest James
Corporal 5954369.  1/5th Battalion The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey).  Died Monday 7 August 1944.  Age 27.  Son of George William & Mary Bonner of Toddington.  Buried in Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, France.  Ref. II.B.5.

BOTTRILL

Frederick
No further information available at present.

BRIDEN

(Ivan) Ronald
Driver 2337961.  70th Div. Sigs., Royal Corps of Signals.  Died Thursday 5 February 1942.  Age 26.  Son of Thomas & Bertha Briden of Toddington.  Buried in Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.  Ref. 3.E.5.

CHANCE

Kenneth
Private 14509845.  5th Battalion Essex Regiment.  Died Friday 2 June 1944.  Age 20.  Son of Joseph Thomas Chance & Amy Rose Chance of Chalton, Beds.  Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.  Ref. VIII.C.23.

DAY

George
Driver T/10688575.  Royal Army Service Corps.  Died Friday 14 April 1944.  Age 26.  Husband of Edith May Day of Toddington.  Buried in Toddington Cemetery.  Section 26.  Grave 1925.

DENNIS

Frederick
No further information available at present.

DENTON

Reginald
No further information available at present.

HANCOX

Reginald Sidney
Flying Officer 172481.  Pilot.  12 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died Sunday 13 August 1944.  Age 29.  Son of John & Winifred Mary Hancox; husband of Winifred Hancox of Toddington.  Buried in Hanover War Cemetery, Germany.  Ref. Coll. Grave 8.B.12 – 17.

HORNING

Stanley
Possibly:  Stanley James Horning.  Pte 6020589.  4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment.  Died Tuesday 14 September 1943. Age 30.  Buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.  Ref. B1.H.19.

JANES, M.M.

Frank Edwin  
Lance Serjeant 14205733.  2nd Battalion The London Irish rifles, Royal Ulster rifles.  Died Saturday 21 October 1944.  Age 21.  Son of William & Ada Janes of Toddington.  Buried in Santerno Valley War Cemetery, Italy.  Ref. I,B,14.

MUCKLESTON

Dennis Charles
Private 14346894.  General Service Corps.  Died Wednesday 2 January 1946.  Age 31.  Son of Edward Thomas Muckleston and Daisy Muckleston of Toddington; husband of Beatrice Emily Muckleston of Houghton Regis.  Buried in Toddington Cemetery.  Section 27.  Grave 2067.

NORTON

Leonard
No further information available at present.

PATERSON

Daniel
No further information available at present.

PATERSON

Robert Frederick
Corporal 5952763.  71st battalion Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire  Regiment.  Died Friday 25 October 1946.  Age 27.  Son of Robert & Olive May Paterson; husband of Annie Elizabeth Paterson of Toddington.  Buried in Toddington Cemetery.  Ref. Sec. 27.  Grave 2065.

PECKHAM

Walter Edmund CH
Marine 15073.  Royal marines.  Died Thursday 9 January 1941.  Age 56.  Buried in Toddington Cemetery.  Section 26.  Grave 953.

SEARS

Peter
Sergeant 1648584.  Flt. Eng. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died Saturday 18 March 1944.  Age 19.  Son of Edmund Donald & Mabel Sears of Toddington.  Buried in Toddington Cemetery.  Section 26.  Grave 1933.

SHELTON

Richard
Private 14545388.  2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment.  Died Tuesday 28 March 1944.  Age 19.  Son of Alfred Richard & Minnie Shelton of Toddington.  Buried in Beach head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy.  Ref. VIII.F.12.

SKINNER

Edward [Steuart]
Lieutenant 247091, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 11 September 1943. Aged 20. Born London, resident Bedfordshire. Son of Colonel Edward John Skinner, and of Emmeline Louisa Skinner, of Westminster, London; brother of John (below). Buried in Salerno War Cemetery, Italy. Plot II. Row A. Grave 1.

His Will Probate states:

SKINNER Edward Steuart of Toddington Manor, Toddington, Bedfordshire died 11 September 1943 on war service. Administration Oxford 29 March to Edward John Skinner D.S.O. retired colonel H.M. army. Effects £2572 2s.

SKINNER

John
Lieutenant EC/6100, 19th King George V's Own Lancers, Indian Armoured Corps. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 13 March 1945. Aged 24. Son of Colonel Edward John Skinner and Emmeline Louisa Skinner, of Victoria, London; brother of Edward (above). Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 20. Row A. Grave 1.

His Will Probate states:

SKINNER John of Toddington Manor, Toddington, Bedfordshire died 13 March 1945 on war service. Administration Oxford 30 May to Emmeline Louisa Skinner widow.
Effects £653 4s 10d.
Former Grant D.R. Oxford 21 December 1945.

WILLISON

Frederick
Driver 2001769.  253 Field Company Royal Engineers.  Died Tuesday 13 July 1943.  Age 25.  Son of Albert & Ada Willison of Toddington.  No known grave. Commemorated on Cassino Memorial, Italy.  Panel 3.

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