details used to create this database are from an original
work by William Owen, Chairman of Kempston Urban District
council 1919. He meticulously recorded each man in a book
street by street. The book itself is in copperplate writing
and is entitled 'The List of the Names of Kempston Men who
served in His Majesty's forces during The Great War From 4th
August 1914 to 11th November 1918.' The details recorded here
are based on this information but have been expanded with
further details and some corrections. The photographs Copyright
© Roll of Honour 2001, 2002, 2003.
original entries have been added to using supplemental information
from the 'Soldiers
Died in the Great War' CD and information from the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission. Additional information has then
been drawn from other reference documents, for example, National
Roll of the Great War and de Ruvigny's.
are provided to the war memorials that exist on-line for these
men wherever pertinent and any photographs also linked. Hopefully
this will provide a comprehensive set of information.