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LINSLADE - WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2003 Martin Edwards

 

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Linslade, War Memorial at its old position of the junction
of Leighton Road and Wing Road (old postcard)

Photograph & postcard Copyright © Kevin Quick 2003
Kevin Quick maintains a site, County Views that contains many
photographs of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire towns and villages.

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Town Memorial

Originally erected in what was Canal Square at the junction of Soulbury Road, Stoke Road and Wing Road with Leighton Road the memorial stood 17ft above the roadway. It was unveiled at noon on the 11th November 1920 by the chairman of the Urban District Council Dr Johnson Harris.

It was subsequently moved to its current position in the Garden of remembrance Mentmore Road.

 

 

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St. Barnabas Church

There are two memorials contained within the church; the main memorial, containing 40 names from World War One, is at the back of the church on the right hand wall, by the font just after you enter the church, two original grave markers that were brought back from France are mounted along side the memorial .

The second, smaller, memorial is in the ringing room and contains the four names of ringers who were killed in the first world war.

These memorials have been combined into one memorial list. Those marked are found in St Barnabas Church and those marked x are to be found on the town memorial.
 
 
 

1914-1918

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BODSWORTH
Percy Thomas
Private 2720, 1st/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Thursday 10th February 1916. Age 20. Enlisted Aylesbury, resident Linslade. Son of George Bodsworth, of 28, Old Rd., Linslade, Leighton Buzzard. Buried in HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. A. 6.
x
BRANSON
Harry
probably Henry BRANSOM, Private 115, Canadian Railway Service Guard. Died on Friday 11th May 1917. Son of the late James and Mary Bransom, of Plantation Rd., Leighton Buzzard. Buried in VANCOUVER (MOUNTAIN VIEW) CEMETERY, British Columbia, Canada. Grave 38-34. 2. See also Beaudesert School and Leighton Buzzard.
x
BRANTOM
William Harper
2nd Lieutenant, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday [3rd on SDGW] 4th July 1916. Age 27. Son of William and Emily Florence Brantom, of "Ivy Dene," Linslade, Bucks. From London Gazette 11th October 1915 - "Private William Harper Brantom, to be Second Lieutenant. Dated 12th October, 1915." Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Buried in BOIS-DE-NOULETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, AIX-NOULETTE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. E. 9. See also Leighton Buzzard Beaudesert School.
x
BRAZIER
Ernest
Private 401702, 49th Battalion, Candian Infantry. Died 7 May 1916. Born 24 May 1894 in Leighton Buzzard. Next of kin Harry Brazier of Linslade, England. Labourer by trade. Unmarried. Attested and passed fit 29 March 1915 in Loudon, Ontario, Canada, aged 20 years 10 months. Height 5 feet 11½ inches, chest 37½ inches, fair complexion, gray eyes, brown hair. Religious denomination Church of England. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Linslade, a farm labourer, resident with his parents, Harry and Lizzie Brazier, and two sisters and brother, at 30 Wing Road, Linslade, Bedfordshire. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave lost. Special memorial. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1028 - 56

Extract from the Leighton Buzzard Observer 16 May 1916:

ANOTHER LINSLADE SOLDIER
KILLED.
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LIFE SACRIFICED FOR COMRADE.

Another Linslade man , Pte Ernest Brazier, of the Canadian Contingent, son of Mrs. Brazier, of 30, Wing Road, Linslade, has been killed in recent fighting in Flanders. The sad news has been conveyed to his mother in a letter from Major R. H. Palmer, commanding the Company to which the deceased belonged. The major stales that Pte. Brazier, who was a company stretcher' bearer, in order to alleviate the sufferings of a wounded man, went along a communication trench which was swept byart illery fire. His sergeant had warned him that it was impossible, but he replied that duty said he must try. The Major added that he had forwarded a recommendaton to the colonel, which the writer hoped would get for the deceased the honour he deserved.

A comrade of Pte. Brazier, writing to Mrs. Brazier, said that her son hardly knew what fear was, and was always bright and cheerful, and very popular with his mates.

Pte. Brazier, who was unmarried, was at one time employed at the Faith Press, Linslade, and went to Canada some three years ago. Last summer he joined the Canadian Contingent and in September last had four days' leave in England. He would have celebrated his 22nd birthday shortly had he lived. Two other brothers are serving one in France and one in the Navy.

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BRIGGS
Herbert Stanley
Sergeant 231132, "D" Company, 2nd/2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action Saturday 16th June 1917. Age 25. Enlisted Westminster, resident Wandsworth. Son of the late Edward Whiteman Briggs and Rachel Alma Briggs, of 8, Uling Rd. Terrace, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard; husband of Alice Louisa Briggs, of 5, Farlow Rd., Putney, London. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
x
CLARK
William John
Private 327298, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 26th September 1917. Age 20. Born Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Oxford Street, London W. Son of John and Amy M. Clark, of 76, Wing Rd., Linslade. Formerly G/26153, London Regiment. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.
x
CORNISH
Reginald Alfred
Rifleman 1810, 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles). Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Westminster. Son of Herbert Stockbridge Cornish and Ellen Eliza Cornish, of 6, Wing Rd. Terrace, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 C. See also Leighton Buzzard Beaudesert School and Leighton Buzzard.
DICKINSON
William
Lance Corporal 266113, 1st/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Wednesday 3rd October 1917. Enlisted Aylesbury, resident Linslade. Bell Ringer at St Barnabas. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.
x
DUNFORD
Ernest Thubron
Second Lieutenant 12th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and General List. Died of wounds as a PoW 23rd April 1917. Age 24. Son of Gertrude A. Freeman (formerly Dunford), of The Salisbury Arms Hotel, Hertford, and the late Errington Dunford. Born at Newcastle-on-Tyne. Buried in DOUAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave D. 12.
x
HART
Arthur Henry
Private 41002, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 6th October 1917. Age 29. Born Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Linslade. Formerly 16248, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Harry and Lizzie Hart, of 6, Stanbridge Rd., Leighton Buzzard; husband of Nellie Augusta Hart, of 54, Old Rd., Linslade. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.
x
HILL
Charles
Private 11509, 105th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infntry). Died of wounds Sunday 23rd July 1916. Age 29. Born Edgbaston, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Husband of Lilian May Hill, of 10, Ship Rd., Linslade. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Grave I. D. 42.
x
HILL
Harold
Private - No further information currently.
x
HOLLAND
George Lewis
Private 937, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 27th April 1915. Born Linslade, enlisted Leighton Buzzard.
x
HOLLAND
J H
Private - No further information currently.
x
HOWE
Albert Victor
Private 26398, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born and resident Linslade, enlisted Bletchley.
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HOWE
Charles Arthur
Private 266584, 1st/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 23rd July 1916. Enlisted Aylesbury, resident Linslade. Bell Ringer at St Barnabas.
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HOWE
Sidney E
Private - No further information currently.
x
JANES
Claud
Private 265935, 5th Battalion, Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action Thursday 3rd May 1917. Age 20. Enlisted Aylesbury, Bucks, resident Linslade. Son of Edward Foll Janes and Rose Janes, of Southcourt Avenue, Linslade. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6 and 7. See also Leighton Buzzard and Leighton Buzzard Beaudesert School.
x
KEMSLEY
Arthur H
Private - No further information currently.
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LAWRENCE
Richmond
Private - No further information currently.
x
MARTIN
Horace E
Cap - No further information currently.
x
MATTHEWS
George A
AB - No further information currently.
MEAGER
William
No further information currently.
x
MISSENDEN
Reginald William
Sergeant 16200, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Whaddon, Buckinghamshire, resident and enlisted Leighton Buzzard.
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NICKER
G F
Gunner - No further information currently.
x
PAGE
Arthur W
AB - No further information currently.
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PAGE
Lionel
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27th May 1918. Aged 24. Son of George and Rebecca Page, of Rose Cottage, Springfield, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard. Enlisted September, 1914, in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France. See also Lord's Cricket Member's World War 1 Memorial
x
PAGE
Mark
Private - No further information currently.
x
PILGRIM
A Charles
Private - No further information currently.
x
ROBINSON
William
Private 9456, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th October 1914. Born Overstone, Northamptonshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Linslade.
x
SAYELL
Edward T
Corporal - No further information currently.
x
SEDDON
Robert Joseph
Private . Bell Ringer at St Barnabas. - No further information currently.
x
SMITH
Peter B
Private G/63810, 19th London Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 22nd August 1918. Born and resident Linslade, enlisted Oxford. Formerly 31100, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.
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SMITH
William
Private 35351, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th April 1918. Born and resident Linslade, enlisted Aylesbury.
x
SWORDER
John R S
Private - No further information currently.
TILBROOK
Archibald
No further information currently.
x
TOMPKINS
Edward O
Private - No further information currently.
x
WALKER
Jack
Private 9519. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th November 1914. Born and resident Linslade, enlisted Bedford.
x
WATSON
William Richard
Private . Bell Ringer at St Barnabas. - No further information currently.
x
WHITBREAD
Albert Edward
Private 23063, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 8th August 1916. Born inslade, enlisted Finchley, Middlesex, resident Leighton Buzzard.
x
WHITE
Edwin M
Company Sergeant Major L/7619, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday 28th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born and resident Leighton Buzzard, enlisted Woolwich, Kent. Son of Edwin and Bessie White, of 24, Wing Rd., Linslade, Leighton Buzzard. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19. See also Leighton Buzzard.
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WHITE
Samuel
L/Corporal - No further information currently.
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WILLS
George E
Private - No further information currently.

1939-1945

ABBOTT
Stanley
This is not Sergeant 1880551, 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
x
BAILEY
Kenneth
Gunner - No further information currently.
x
COMPTON
F
Gunner - No further information currently.
x
DORSETT
G
Private - No further information currently.
x
DYER
W C
Drv - No further information currently.
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FAULKNER, DFC
Kenneth Douglas
Flight Lieutenant 78086, Navigator, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Friday 16th February 1945. Age 39. Son of Lawrence Boyd Faulkner and Annie Mabel Faulkner, of Linslade. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross. Buried in ST MARY CHURCHYARD, LINSLADE, Buckinghamshire. Section A. Grave 59. See also Leighton Buzzard Cedars School.
x
GIBBINS
G Thomas (Tom)
Trpr - No further information currently.
x
GRIFFIN
D
Mrn - No further information currently.
x
HART
Stanley
Bmd - No further information currently.
HEADY
John Joseph O'Brien
Flight Sergeant 1615776, 153 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 14th February 1945. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. See also Leighton Buzzard Cedars School.
x
HEDGES
Bernard
Gunner - No further information currently.
x

HORNE

Dennis Alfred

Lance Sergeant 917317, 512 Battery, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Tuesday 12th September 1944. Age 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Horne, of Linslade, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 36.

Photograph: Photographs courtesy of Pauline Gilbert. Bryan and Donald Horne (below) were her brothers and Dennis Horne was her cousin. All lost at sea. What a sad end to three members of the same family.

See also Leighton Buzzard Cedars School.

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HUMPHRIES

P S

Private - No further information currently.
x

JEFFS

Frederick George

Bombardier 1088439, 160 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Sunday 21st January 1945. Age 33. Husband of Rose Jeffs, of Linslade, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 2. See also Leighton Buzzard Cedars School.
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MAIN

G

Private - No further information currently.
x

MISSENDEN

Norman M

[Also listed as MISENDEN] Gunner - No further information currently.
x

O'BRIEN HEADY

J J

S/Plt - No further information currently.
x

PROCTOR

James

Gunner - No further information currently.
x

RAYNER

Kenneth

Drv - No further information currently.
x

SAYELL

Kenneth J

Trpr - No further information currently.
x

SMITH

H G

Sgt - No further information currently.
x

WILLIAMS

Harold Trevor

Lance Bombardier 923011, 419 Battery, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Tuesday 12th September 1944. Age 23. Son of Gwilym Arthur and Lilah Williams, of Linslade, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 37. See also Leighton Buzzard Cedars School.

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