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LUTON WAR MEMORIAL
WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES G

World War 1
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2019

Note: The Luton Roll of Honour gives military detail, martital status and an address that is noted as residence but is probably the address of the person notifying them. Addresses differ from that given on the Luton RoH, CWGC and census records. Names can vary between records and thus there may be conflicting entries by a name. Spellings differ between records. All this we have tried to indicate here.

GADSBY Albert Edward
Private 25430, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 October 1918. Aged 24. Resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Resident 34, Stuart Street (see Arthur Edward and William Wallace Gadsby - below). Son of William and Isabella G. Gadsby, of 46, Stuart St., Luton; brother of Arthur Edward and William Wallace Gadby (below). Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot II. Row K. Grave 33.
GADSBY Arthur Edward
[Served as Frederick GADSTONE] Private 3/4165, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 July 1916. Aged 32. Born Winchester, resident Luton, enlisted Stratford, Essex. Unmarried. Resident 34, Stuart Street (see Albert Edward - above - and William Wallace Gadsby - below). Son of William and Isabella Georgina Gadsby, of 46, Stuart St., Luton, Beds; brother of Albert Edward (above) and William Wallace Gadsby (below). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.
GADSBY William Wallace
Petty Officer Stoker 294719, H.M. Submarine E4 (H.M.S. Maidstone), Royal Navy. Lost his life on duty 15 August 1916. Aged 36. Born 23 September 1880 in Winchester. Unmarried. Resident 34, Stuart Street (see Albert Edward and Arthur Edward Gadsby - above). Son of William and Isabella Georgina Gadsby, of 46, Stuart Street, Luton Beds; brother of Albert Edward and Arthur Edward Gadsby (above). Prior to enlisting he was a Labourer. Initially enlisted 12 February 1900 for 12 years, re-enlisted 2 September 1914 to the completion of the war. Height 5 feet 5 inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. Passed educationally for Petty Officer 7 March 1911 and granted Educatiion Certificate vide 3 April 1911. In the 1881 census he was aged 1, born Winchester, son of William and Georgina Gadsby, resident 17, New Market Terrace, St Pancras, London, Middlesex. Buried in SHOTLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk. Submarine Enclosure.
GALBRAITH Alfred Hugh
Second Lieutenant (Pilot), 57th Training Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and General List. Died of accidental injuries at Abu Sueir when he made an error in judgement, flying Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 serial number B5069, 24 February 1918. Aged 18. Born 13 April 1899 in Luton, Bedfordshire. Resident 69, Farley Hill at joining. Unmarried. Son of Hugh and Martha Galbraith, of 69, Chapel Street, Luton. Draughtsman by trade. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Luton, son of Hugh and mArtha Galbraith, resident 20, Russell Street, Luton. Buried in ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot B. Grave 33.

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton - note initials incorrect:

GALBRAITH, A. A., (sic) Flight-Lieutenant, R.F.C.
He joined in April 1917, and in September of the same year proceeded to Egypt. During his service overseas he was engaged on various important duties with his squadron, and rendered valuable services. He was accidently killed whilst flying at Abbassia on February 24th, 1918, and was buried at Ismalia. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
69, Chapel Street, Luton.
3039.

Findings of the court of enquiry:

COURT OF ENQUIRY. 21313/1918. 2Lt. A.H.Galbraith.
The court having duly considered the evidence is of the opinion that the death of 2/Lt.A.H.Galbraith was caused by the machine losing flying speed owing to a flat turn which resulted in a spinning nose dive to earth. T his was caused by an error of judgment on the part of the pilot. The court considers that no blame can be attached to any other person or persons.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

GALBRAITH Alfred Hugh of 69 Chapel-street Luton Bedfordshire second-lieutenant R.F.C. died 24 February 1918 in Egypt killed in action Administration London 8 June to Hugh Galbraith hat worker. Effects £145 16s.

GALE Herbert Arthur
Petty Officer Stoker 312109, H.M.S. Hampshire, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was sunk 5 June 1916. Born 27 March 1889 in Petersfield, Hampshire. Married. Husband of Alice Gale, resident Ivy House, 1, Union Street, Luton. Agricultural Labourer before enlistment. Enlisted 22 August 1907 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 3 inches, brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. Gailed educationally for Stoker P.O. but passed for Leading Stoker 4 September 1913. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 16.
GALTON Nelson Charles [Edward]
Lance Corporal 540530 [Luton Roh] or 524530 [CWGC], 20 T.F. Depot (Signals), Royal Engineers. Died 17 June 1920. Aged 27. Unmarried. Son of Emily E. Mitchell (formerly Galton), of 27, South Road, Luton, and the late Charles Galton. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Holloway, London, a Grocer's Assistant, son of Charles and Emily Elizabeth Galton, resident 299, Hitchin Road, Luton. Enlisted aged 23 years 7 months, and medically examined 25 October 1915 at Luton, a Labourer, height 6 feet. Suffered Pulmonary Tuberculosis, hospitalised 19 October to 8 December 1917, discharged from the service 29 December 1917 under Army Order II 10th August 1917 Para. 2 (b) (i) Sickness, issued Silver War badge 325329 12 february 1918. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Holloway, Middlesex, son of Cahrles N and Emily E Galton, resident 34, Lorrimore Square, Newington, St. Saviour, Southwark, London. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 5442.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1920:

GALTON Nelson Charles Edward of 49 Lyndhurst-road Luton Bedfordshire died 17 June 1920 Administration London 19 July to Emily Mitchell (wife of James Mitchell).
Effects £119 14s.

GANT Leslie Howard
Private G/25901, 7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). formerly 38159, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Born Pimlico, Middlesex, resident and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 5.
GARDNER Bert
Lance Corporal 231716, 5th Provisional Company, Royal Engineers. Died on service 18 November 1918. Aged 29. Born Luton. Married. Resident 26, Baker Street. Son of the late Mr. Gardner; husband of the late Nellie Gardner. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 6230.
GARDNER Harry
Private 4997, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died on service 26 October 1917. Aged 31. Married. Resident 442, Hitchin Road. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gardner, of Crafton, Wing, Bucks; husband of Catherine Gardner, of 224, Uxbridge Rd., Shepherd's Bush, London. Buried in ZANTVOORDE BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Plot VI. Row G. Grave 3.
GARRETT Frederick Edward
Private 170900, 2nd/1st Battalion, Sussex Yeomanry. Died on service in United Kingdom 1 December 1917. Aged 18. Born, resident and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Resident 84, Queen Street. Son of F. and Ellen Daisy Garrett, of 41, Queen Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Luton, son of Frederick E and Ellen D Garrett, resident 5, Oxford Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Luton, at school, son of Frederick Edward and Ellen Daisy Garrett, resident 80, Queen Street, Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 11546.
GARRETT George
Sapper 189577, Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 29 April 1917. Aged 26. Born Bedford, enlisted Luton. Married. Resident 53, Saxon Road. Son of George and Elizabeth Garrett, of Bedford; husband of Annie Laura Garrett, of Weir Road, Kibworth, Beauchamp, Leicestershire. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Bedford, son of George and Elizabeth Garrett, resident 16, Sandhurst Road, Bedford. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 112.
GARRETT Henry William
[Luton RoH states Lieutenant] Second Lieutenant, 20th (County of London) Battalion (Blackheath and Woolwich), London Regiment. Killed in action 24 March 1918. Aged 26. Resident 61, Chapel Street (see also Ronald Frederick Garrett). Son of Mrs. Avis Garrett, of 61, Chapel St., Luton; husband of Gertrude Garrett, of 48, Caterham Road, Lewisham, London. His brother Ronald Frederick Garrett also fell. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born hackney, Middlesex, son of Henry and Avis Garrett, resident 88, High Street Stoke Newington, Hackney, London. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9 or 10.
GARRETT Mansell Sidney
Corporal 610685, 19th Battalion, London Regiment. Died from the effect of tuberculosis of lungs (discharge papers) 17 December 1918 in Barnet Registration District, Middlesex. Born 27 February 1894. Unmarried. Resident Church Street. Enlisted/attested 24 September 1914, in Camden Town. Discharged under Para 392 xvi King's Regulation (Sick) 28 April 1917, issued Silver War badge 168139 30 April 1917. On discharge 28 April 1917, aged 23 years 2 months, height 5 feet 10 inches, sallow complexion, blue eyes, mouse hair, employed in Straw Hat trade, intended place of residence 32, Rosemary Avenue, Church End, Finchley, London N. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Luton, son of Sidney and Margaret Garrett, resident 104, Crawley Road, Luton. Admitted to Luton, Modern School 18 May 1908, son of Sidney Garrett, left 22 December 1910 to become an Assistant in Straw Hat Warehouse, previously educated at Preparatory School, Mr. Norman;s School, Buxton, and Water Street Elementary School, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Luton, an Apprentice Straw Hat Manufacture, son of Sideny and Margaret Garrett, resident 59, Church Street, Luton. No details of cremation/burial available.
GARRETT Ronald Frederick
Private 2495, 1st/6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of pneumonia in India 8 March 1915. Aged 20. Enlisted Kingston-On-Thames, Surrey. Resident 61, Chapel Street (see also Henry William Garrett). Son of Avis Garrett, of 61, Chapel St., Luton, Bedfordshire, and the late Henry Garrett. His brother Henry William Garrett also fell. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born hackney, Middlesex, son of Henry and Avis Garrett, resident 88, High Street Stoke Newington, Hackney, London. Buried 9 March 1915 in FYZABAD CANTONMENT CEMETERY, India. Plot B. Grave 1012.
GATES Frank F
Private 13335. 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1 July 1916. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Sutton, Bedfordshire, an iron Moulder, son of Elizabeth Rose Gates (a widow), resident 90, Burr Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also George Kent Ltd
GATWARD Edward
Private 19785, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 November 1917. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Resident 21, Cumberland Street. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Luton, son of George and Sarah A Gatward, resident Albert Road, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Luton, son of George and Sarah A Gatward, resident 66, Baker Street, Luton. Married Rose Bacchus in the October to December Quarter 1909 in Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Luton, an Iron Moulder, married to Rose with two children, resident 73, Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 104 to 105. See also Luton Post Office

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton:

GATWARD, E., Private, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment.
He joined in March 1916, and in the following October was drafted to the Western Front. After serving in several minor engagements he was wounded on the Somme in February 1917. After his recovery he again took part in the fighting near Passchendaele Ridge, where he was killed in action on November 15th of the same year. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
61, Hartley Road, Luton.
3075/C-3074/0-3073 (C.
GATWARD George [John]
Private 11054, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 17 February 1917. Born Fairfield, resident and enlisted Luton. Married. Resident 16, Dorset Street. In the 1901 census he was listed as John G Gatward, aged 20, born Hertfordshire, a Greengrocer, son of Annie Gatward (a widow), resident 36, Queen Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, born Shrfield, Herts, a Greengrocer, son of Annie Gatward (a widow), resident 23 Queen Street Luton. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 19.
GAUNT Arthur James
Rifleman 4173, 1st/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 20. Resident Harrow, enlisted London. Resident 12, Hartley Road. Son of Edward Gaunt, of 3, Cardigan Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C and 9 D.
GAY Walter Seabrook
Corporal 14058, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 April 1915. Born Goole, Yorkshire, resident and enlisted Luton. Baptised 11 July 1880 in Goole, Yorkshire, son of JOhn and Annabella Gay. Unmarried. Resident 33, Chapel Street. Originally attested 4 March 1901 at Colchester, aged 19 years, a Clerk, resident Goole, Hill, Yorkshire, unmarried, height 5 feet 6 inches, weight 122 lbs, chest 33-35 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, discharged on termination of first period of his engagement 3 March 1913 as a Corporal 8293, 3rd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, had served in South Africa and India. Reservist. In the 1901 census he was aged 19, born Goole, a Private, Infantry Soldier. unmarried, billetted at Richmond, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
GAZELEY John
Private 495624, 646th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps formerly 35081, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died from syphilis in United Kingdom 20 November 1918. Aged 43. Married. Husband of Lizzie Gazeley, of 39, York Street, Luton, married 24 December 1908 at St. Matthew's, Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 16, born Luton, an Errand Boy, son of Albert and Mary Ann Gazeley, resident Taylor Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 37, born Luton, a General Labourer Plait, married to Lizzie Gazeley, resident 32, Taylor Street, Luton. Enlisted 17 August 1916 at Bedford, aged 40 years 10 months, a Dyers Labourer, resident 39, York Street, Luton, previously served twice before being dishcarged 6 January 1902 and then 2 July 1911 from Reserves. Discharged from Army 25 October 1918. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Plot Y. Row N. Grave 34.
GAZELEY Levi H
Sergeant 31142, 21st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 13 February 1920. Aged 42. Baptised 11 September 1878 in Luton, son of Frederic and Rose Anna Gazeley. Married. Son of Frederick Gazeley; husband of Louisa Gazeley, of 31, Dale Road, Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 13, born Round Green, Bedfordshire, a Tailor, son of Frederick and Rose A Gazeley, resident North Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 33, born Round Green, Luton, a Tailor (Army Pensioner), married to Louisa Gazeley with two daughters, resident 22, Harlesden Road, St Albans, St Peter Rural, Hertfordshire. Enlisted 28 September 1915, Discharged from Army 25 October 1918 under para 392 xvi King's Regulations, sickness, issued Silver War badge 236737 8 September 1917. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 7303.

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton:

GAZELEY, L., Sergeant, Sherwood Foresters.
He volunteered in September 1915, and after having completed his training served with his unit at various stations on important duties. He rendered valuable service, but was not successful in obtaining his transfer overseas prior to the cessation of hostilities. On February 13th, 1920, he died of an illness contracted during his service.
31, Dale Road, Luton.
3082.
GEAREY Frederick
[Spelt GEARY on CWGC & SDGW & Medal Card] Private 5014, 1st Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 15 September 1916. Resident Ampthill, enlisted Handel Street, London. Unmarried. Resident 69, Naseby Road. Buried in COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 8.
GENTLE Harry
Private 1/10433, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 November 1915. Born St. Albans, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Buried in CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row K. Grave 4.

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton:

GENTLE, H., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment.
Volunteering in August 1914. he was quickly drafted to the Western Front, where be served in the Retreat from Mons and in many of the engagements which followed. He was killed in action on November 15th, 1915, end was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
13 , Church Street, Slip End, Luton.
3092.
GENTLE, MM William
Lance Corporal 13200, Royal Army Medical Corps attached 11th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 14 April 1918. Aged 37. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Son of John and Elizabeth Gentle; husband of Kate Elizabeth (nee Gutteridge) Gentle, of 11, Holly Walk, Luton, Beds, married October to December Quarter 1905 in Luton. . Regular soldier probably a reservist. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Attested 12 June 1899 in Luton as 3673, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, resident 87, Lea Road, Luton, aged 17 years 11 months, a Machinist by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 3¾ inches, chest 33 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, religious denomination Church of England, transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps 14 February 1900. Discharged before 1911. In the 1891 census he was aged 9, born Luton, a scholar, son of John and Elizabeth Gentle, resident Salisbury Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, born Luton, a Straw hat Blocker, married to Kate Elizabeth Gentle with three daughters, resident 11, Holly Walk, Luton. Buried in METEREN MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 7.

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton:

GENTLE, W. (M.M.), L/Corporal, Royal Army Medical Corps.
Called up from the Reserve at the outbreak of war, he was quickly drafted to the Western Front, where he served in the Retreat from Mons and in the subsequent engagements. On March 21st, 1918, he was mentioned in Despatches for his splendid work in tending the wounded, and was also awarded the Military Medal for an act of distinguished gallantry. He was killed in action near Ypres on April 14th, 1918, and was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
11, Holly Walk, Luton.
3094.
GEORGE Sidney George
Private G/86129, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Saturday 7 September 1918. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Luton. Son of the late Harry and Elizabeth George; husband of Bessie (nee Chappin) George, of 7, High Street, Luton, married October to December Quarter 1913 in Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Luton, son of Harry G and Elizabeth George, resident 71, Brunswick Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Luton, a Milkman, son of Harry George and Elizabeth george, resident 191, High Town Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3. See also George Kent Ltd

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton:

GEORGE, S. G., Private, 23rd Royal Fusiliers.
He joined in April 1918, and three months later was dratted to France, where be was subsequently killed in action on September 7th, during the Advance of that year. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
7, HighStreet, Luton.
3099.
GIBBONS Cyril Burberry
Air Mechanic 2nd Class F/26025, H.M.S. "President II," Royal Naval Air Service, Died of pneumonia at home 30 January 1918. Aged 23. Born 17 January 1895 in Luton. Unmarried. Son of Henry and Henrietta Gibbons, of "One Ash," Crescent Road, Luton. Admitted to Bedford Grammar School September 1906. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Luton, son of Henry and Henrietta Gibbons, resident Drapery Establish, 2, Park Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Luton, assisting in his father's Drapery, Dress & Mantle Making and Millinery, son of Henry and Henrietta Gibbons, resident 2, Park Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. Enlisted 27 February 1917 for the duration of the hostilities. Draper before enlisting. Height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 37½ inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 4393.

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton:

GIBBONS, C. B., 1st Air Mechanic, R.F.C.
He joined in March 1917, and after his training was engaged on important duties and rendered valuable service until January 1918, when he died of pneumonia.
"One Ash," Crescent Road, Luton.
3107/B.
GILDER Frank William
Private 2430, 1st/24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Killed in action 30 December 1915. Aged 19. Resident Luton, enlisted St. Albans. Unmarried. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Everard Gilden, of 35, Moor Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Luton, the son of William E and Sarah S Gilder, resident 84, Crawley Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 130 to 135.
GILLMAN Henry Theodore
Private 19065, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 October 1915. Aged 25. Born Dunstable, Beds, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Married. Resident 21, Ash Road. Husband of Maggie Eveline (nee Worsley) Gillman, of "Brantfield," 26, Avondale Rd., South Croydon, Surrey, married April to June Quarter 1915 in Luton. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 117.
GILTROW Alfred
Private 2/349891, 101th Mechanised Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service in Egypt 6 November 1918. Aged 25. Born St. Matthew's, Luton, Beds, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. E. Giltrow, of 49, High Town Road, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Luton, son of William and Elizabeth Giltrow, resident Primitive Methodist Chapel, Caretaker's House, High Town Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Luton, an Engineer - Straw Hat Blocking Machines, son of William and Elizabeth Giltrow, resident 49, High Town Road, Luton. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot Q. Grave 71.
GILTROW William George

Lance Corporal WR/255190, Railway Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Died 29 January 1919. Aged 29. Married. Resident 23, Althorp Road. Son of William Giltrow, of Luton; husband of Miriam Lame Rayment (formerly Giltrow), of 64, Hastings Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Luton, son of William and Elizabeth Giltrow, resident Primitive Methodist Chapel, Caretaker's House, High Town Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Luton, a School Attendance Officer, son of William M and Elizabeth Giltrow, resident 49, High Town Road, Luton. Buried in BELGRADE CEMETERY, Namur, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 14.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1919:

GILTROW William George of 23 Althorp-road Luton Bedfordshire lance-corporal No. W R. 266190 R.E. (R.C.C.) died 29 January 1919 at 48th Casualty Clearing Station France Probate Northampton 7 March to Miriam Louise Giltrow widow. Effects £115 25. 6d;

GLADMAN George
Lance Corporal 31286, 7th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment formerly 25460, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 March 1918. Born Studham, Beds, enlisted Luton. Married. Resident 121, Russell Street, Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Studham, son of Alfred and Sarah Gladman, resident Bell Terrace, Studham, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Studham, a Shepherd Boy, son of Alfred and Sarah Emma Gladman, resident The Row, Studham, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Studham, a Bricklayer's Labourer, resident 121, Russell Street, Luton. In the Electoral Rolls for the Borough of Luton 1914 he was resident 121, Russell Street, Luton. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 71. See also Studham
GLENISTER Arthur
Private 14539, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussxex Regiment. Killed in action 15 November 1917. Born Limbury, Beds, enlisted Leagrave. Married. Resident 29, Norman Road. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, a scholar, born Leagrave, resident Cottage, Leagrave, Luton. Brother of George (below). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88.
GLENISTER George
Private 269594, Hertfordshire Regiment posted to 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment formerly 5687, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 1 September 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Married. Husband of L. Glenister, of 65, Dane Road, Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 11, born Limbury, Beds, a scholar, son of Charles and Mary Glenister, resident Cottage, Leagrave, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 22, born Limbury, a general Labourer, married to Lizzie, boarding at 65, Hitchin Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Luton, a Gelatine Carman, married to Lizzie Glenister with two sons and two daughters, resident 33, Cromwell Road, Luton. Brother of Arthur (above). No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton:

GLENISTER, G., Private, 4th Bedfordshire Regt.
He joined in May 1916, and after serving on important duties at several stations was drafted to France in Mardi 1918. Re took part in the second Battle of the Somme, and. in various other engagements, and was for a time on transport duties. He was severely wounded on September 1st, 1918, and bas been missing since that date, and is presumed to bave died. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
65, Dane Road, Luton.
3153.
GLENISTER Stanley
Private 90031, 3rd/1st Eastern Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Downed on board H.T. Arcadian, while with reinforcements for Egypt, when she was sunk by German submarine UC74, in the Mediterranean, 15 April 1917. Born and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 2, Adelaide Terrace. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Luton, son of George and Ann Glenister, resident 2, Adelaide Terrace, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Luton, an Errand Boy, son of George and Ann Glenister, resident 2, Adelaide Terrace, Luton. Atetsted and Army Medical 15 February 1916 at Luton aged 20 years 1 month, a Green Grocer by trade, height 5 feet 4 inches, weight 10 stones 9 lbs, chest 37 inches, enlisted with Army Veterinary Corps but transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps. Sailed with reinforcements for Egypt 28 March 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on MIKRA MEMORIAL, Greece.
GLENISTER William
Private 25053, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1918. Aged 29. Born Leagrave, Beds, enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenister, of 74, Saxon Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Leagrave, son of William and Ellen Glenister, resident High Street, Leagrave, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Leagrave, a Milkman, son of William and Ellen Glenister, resident Salisbury Road, Leagrave, Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton:

GLENISTER, W., Private, 11th Suffolk Regt.
He joined in February 19x6, and in the following June was drafted to France, where he took part in several important battles. He was reported missing after an engagement on April 9th, 1918, and was afterwards found to have been taken prisoner, and to have died in a German Field Hospital. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
74, Saxon Road, Luton.
3156/A.
GODBEHEAR Ernest Llewellyn
Private 44027, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment formerly 2863, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on service 22 May 1916. Aged 18. Native of Bedfordshire. Born Bedford, resident South Ealing, Middlesex, enlisted Hounslow. Unmarried. Resident 452, Hitchin Road. Son of Thomas James and Emma Godbehear, of 452, Bpper Hitchin Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Bedfordshire, son of Thomas and Emma Godbehear, resident 25, Cromwell Road, Bedford. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Bedford, at school, son of Thomas James and Emma Godbehear, resident Crayford Villa, Talbot Road, Luton. Buried in PERNOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HALLOY-LES-PERNOIS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 22.

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton - note different spelling of surname:

GODBEHERE, E L., Private, Bedfordshire and Essex Regiments.
He joined in 1917, and in March of the following year, on the completion of his training, was drafted to France. After only a few weeks' service on. the Western Front he was killed In action near Ypres on May sand, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
452, Hitchin Road, Luton.
3201/A.
GODDING Patrick Harry

Private 19653, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment formerly 7254, 3rd/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hampshire, 6 March 1917. Born Belfast, Co. Antrim, enlisted Luton. Married Annie L Caves in the July to September Quarter 1910 in Luton. Resident 21, Avondale Road. In the 19111 census he was aged 35, born Belfast, Ireland, an Insurance Clerk, married to Annie Louisa Godding, resident St Ursula, Avondale Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the Electoral Register 1914 he was resident Avondale Road. In the Electoral Register 1915 he was resident 21, Avondale Road. Buried in NETLEY MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire. Church of England Plot. Grave 1901.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

GODDING Patrick Harry of 21 Avondale-road Luton Bedfordshire private No. 19653 1st battalion Dorsetshire regiment died 6 March 1917 at Royal Victoria Hospital Netley Hampshire Administration Northampton 2 June to Louisa Annie Godding widow. Effects £280 2s. 3d.

GODFREY Albert Ernest
Acting Sergeant 4219, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 6 June 1915. Aged 38. Resident and enlisted Luton. Son of Albert and Annie Godfrey [this is from the CWGC all census give her as Ellen]; husband of Maud Godfrey, of Prospect House, Newmarket. In the 1891 census he was aged 13, born Islington, Middlesex, a scholar, son of Albet and Ellen M Godfrey, resident Lea Road, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 23, born Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex, a Tool Maker Engineer, son of Albert and Ellen Godfrey, resident 112, Lea Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 33, born London, Middlesex, an Engineer Machinist, son of Albert and Ellen Maria Godfrey, resident 110, Lea Road, Luton. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area Y. Grave 45.
GODFREY Archer

Private 3/6526, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9 November 1914. Aged 22. Born Caddington, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Godfrey, of 32, St. Saviour's Crescent, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Caddington, son of Alfred and Elizabeth Godfrey, resident The Green, Caddington, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Caddington, a Bricklayer, son of Alfred and Elizabeth Godfrey, resident Caddington, Luton. He was a member of the Operative Bricklayers' Society, Luton branch. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11. See also Caddington

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton - note different battalion:

GODFREY, A. Private, 3rd Bedfordshire Regt.
He was mobilised at the commencement of hostilities and was soon seat to Prance. During Lis short service on the Western Front he fought in the first Battle of Ypres, and was reported missing after the engagement on November 9th, 1914. Re was later presumed to have been killed on that date, and was entitled to the 1914 Star, awl the General Service and Victory Medals.
32, St. Saviour's Crescent, Luton
3224/A.
GODFREY Ernest [Arthur]
Private G/60808, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) formerly 149940, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 29 April 1917. Born and enlisted Luton. Married Daisy Emily Going in the March to Juen Quarter 1906 in Luton. Resident 10, Granville Road. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, born Luton, a scholar, son of Arthur F and Kitty Godfrey, resident Chobham Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Luton, a House Painter, married to Daisy, with one son and one daughter, resident 10, Granville Road, Luton. In the 1914 Electoral Register he was resident at 10, Granville Road. Buried at POINT-DU-JOUR MILITARY CEMETERY, ATHIES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 24.

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton - note different battalion:

GODFREY, E. A., Private, Royal Fusiliers.
Joining in June 1916, he proceeded to France in October of the same year, after the completion of his training. After taking part In several engagements and being wounded, he was killed in action near Beaumont-Hamel on April 29th. 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
10, Granville Road, Luton.
3177.
GODFREY Horace Charles
Sapper 78464, O.O. Cable Section, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 1 August 1918. Aged 22. Born Luton, Beds, enlisted Liverpool. Unmarried. Resident 13, Baker Street. Son of Edward and Annie Godfrey, of Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Luton, son of Edwin (sic) and Annie Godfrey, resident 13, Hibbert Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Luton, an Engineers Apprentice, son of Edward and Annie Godfrey, resident 13, Baker Street, Luton. Buried in TOUTENCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 6.
GODFREY John Edward
Sapper 1611, 2nd East Anglian Divisional Company, Royal Engineers. Died from the lonmg term effects of influenza 24 July 1916. Aged 32. Married. Son of Alfred Godfrey; husband of Clara Godfrey, of 5, Dane Road, Luton. Enlisted 9 December 1914 in Luton. Discharged from service being no longer fit for Military Service 19 February 1915 at Peterborough, aged 28 years 1 month, height 5 feet 6 inches. chest 34-36 inches, Bricklayer by trade, intended place of residence 5, Dane Road, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born caddington, a bricklayer, son of Alfred and Elizabeth Godfrey, resident The Green, Caddington, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Caddington, a Bricklayer, married to Calara Godfrey with one son and one daughter, son-in-law to George and Maryan Carter, resident 27, Crawley Green, Luton. Buried in CADDINGTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire. See also Caddington
GOOCH Edward Thomas
Private 36023, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 6 September 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 5, New Street. Son of Richmond Charles and Annie Gooch, of 22, St. Ann's Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Luton, at school, son of Richmond Charles and Annie Gooch, resident 2, New Street, Luton. Buried at CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 14.

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton:

GOOCH, E. T., Private, Gloucestershire Regt.
He joined in May 1916 and until March 1918, when he was drafted to the Western Front, was retained on special duties at his depot. He took part in the Battles of the Somme and in the second Battle of the Marne, and was subsequently killed in action on the Scarpe on September 6th, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
5, New Street, Luton.
3203/B.
GOOD Bert Frederick aka Bertie
Private 43098, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment formerly 26730, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 July 1917. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Resident 3, Dumfries Street. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Luton, a Shop Assistant, boarding with his mother, Mary Good (a widow), at 57, Hastings Street, Luton. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Special memorial Row F. Grave 27.
GOODMAN Arthur Robert
Private 23081, "A" Company, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 February 1917. Aged 20. Born Leagrave, Beds, resident Luton, enlisted Ampthill. Unmarried. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgin, of 27, Lea Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
GOODMAN Frederick
Private 14840, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 20 June 1917. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Resident 9, Sidney Street. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 61.
GOODMAN Robert Stanley

Lance Corporal 33865, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment formerly 30717, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in Bralo Military Hospital, Salonika, of Malignant Malaria and Blackwater Fever 25 February 1918. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Resident 32, Elizabeth Street. Son of James Goodman, of 32, Elizabeth Street, Luton. Husband of Gertrude Annie (nee Ward) Goodman, of "The Spinney," Gustard Wood, Wheathampstead, Herts, married 15 April 1916 at St. Stephen [cannot decipher next part]. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Luton, a Straw Hat Warehouseman, son of James and Jane Goodman, resident 37, Elizabeth Street, Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born Luton, a scholar, son of James T and Jane Goodman, resident Elizabeth Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Luton, a Straw Hat Warehouse Clerk, son of James and Jane Goodman, resident 32, Elizabeth Street, Luton. Attested 12 December 1915 at Luton, approved 4 July 1916 at Bedford, aged 30 years 6 months, married, a Warehouseman, resident 45, Chatsworth Road, Luton, height 5 feet 7 inches, weight 148 lbs, chest 35 inches. Posted to 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, transferred to Cheshire Regiment 19 October 1916. Buried at BRALO BRITISH CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 3.

GOODMAN - William James
Private 78161, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers formerly TR/LON/136139, 53rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 21 September 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Goodman, of 58, Frederic Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Luton, son of Arthur and Kate E goodman, resident 35, North Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Luton, at school, son of Arthur and Kate Elizabeth Goodman, resident 58, Frederic Street, Luton. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 15.
GOODSHIP Frederick Harold
Rifleman 41478, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, formerly 3824, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 15 April 1918. Aged 30. Enlisted Luton 1914. Husband of Dorothy (nee King) Goodship, 169 High Town Road, Luton, Beds, married 8 May 1915 in Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Stopsley, brother-in-law to George Webb, resident Stopsley, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 138-140 & 162 - 162A & 163A. See also Stopsley memorial

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton - note he is listed in his former regiment the Bedfordshire Regiment:

GOODSHIP, F. H., Private, 1/5th Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered at the outbreak of war, and in the following July was drafted to the Dardanelles. Whilst in this theatre of war he took part in the landing at Suvla Bay, and in December 1915 was invalided to England suffering from dysentery, contracted during his service. He was under treatment in hospital for 12 months, and after his recovery proceeded to France in January 1917, and fought in various important engagements. Subsequently he was killed in action at Kemmel on April 15th, 1918, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
Rose Cottage, Ramridge End, Stopsley, Bedfordshire.
3207 /B.
GOODSON John
Sergeant 19064, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Aged 25. Born Gorleston–on-Sea, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Resident Hitchin Road. Husband of Mabel (nee Rhodes) Goodson of 20, Reginald Street, Luton, married October to Deceber Quarter 1916 in Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, a baker, born Goelestion, Suffolk, a Baker, nephew of Ernest and Jane Bloomfield, resident 22, Hitchin Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, France. Panel 28 & 29. See also Luton Co-Op
GORE Walter Ernest
Private 225050, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 April 1916. Aged 27. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Married. Resident 57, Duke Street. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Gore, of 32, St. Ann's Rd., Luton; husband of Florence Dennis (formerly Gore). In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Luton, son of Albert and Elizabeth Gore, resident Park Road West, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Luton, son of Albert and Elizabeth Gore, resident 16, Adelaide Terrace, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
GOULD Henry James
Private 329537, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, formerly 8338, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 November 1917. Born 1884 in Luton, enlisted Sudbury, Suffolk. Baptised 1884 in Luton, son of William and Ann Gould. Resident 27, Stuart Street. Married Lydia Caroline Hammond in the July to September Quarter 1909 in Sudbury, Suffolk. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born Luton, son of William and Anne Gould, resident Chapel Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Luton, a Butcher's Assistant, son of William and Anne Gould, resident 27, Stuart Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Luton, a Manager Branch Shop, married to Lydia Caroline Gould with one daughter, resident Acton Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row B. Grave 14.
GOVIER William Frederick
Gunner 119496, 186th Siege Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born Hendon, Middlesex, enlisted Luton. Married. Resident 19, Albert Road. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Hendon, son of George and Agnes Govier, resident The Farm, Station Lane, Hendon, Middlesex. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Hendon, Middlesex, a Packer and Examiner, son of George Govier (a widower), resident Queens Road, Hendon, Middlesex. In the 1914 Electoral Register he was resident 122, Baker Street, Luton. Buried in TALANA FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row J. Grave 10.
GRACE Eric Arthur
[Luton RoH states Lance Corporal service no. 2534] Private 720657, 24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Died on service 31 January 1917. Aged 22. Born 23 July 1894. Resident Luton, enlisted St. Albans. Unmarried. Son of Arthur and Annie Davis Grace, of Guildford House, Bury Park Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. Enlisted 3rd September, 1914. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Luton, son of Arthur and Annie D Grace, resident 20, Park Street, Luton. Admitted to Ashton Grammar School (boys), Dunstable, September 1906, a Dayboy, son of A Grace of Medina, Westbourn Road, Luton, previously attended Dunstable Road Elementary School, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Luton, an Engineer Apprentice, son of Arthur And Annie Davis, resident 4, Bury Park Road, Luton. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row D. Grave 44A.
GRAHAM Percy William
Corporal 9200, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 10 March 1915. Born Luton, enlisted Bedford. Resident The Harrow (P.H.), Hitchin Road. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Luton, son of James William and Mary jane Graham, resident 85, Hitchin Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Luton, a Private in the West Yorkshire Regiment, based on Circular Road, Colchester, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9 and 10.
GRAVES Alexander
Private 4489, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 16 August 1915. Aged 27. Resident and enlisted Luton. Married. Resident 5, Butlin Road. Son of Henry Graves, of 5, Ferndale Rd., Luton; husband of Maud Agnes Cooper (formerly Graves, nee Davis), of 39, North St., Luton, married January to March Quarter 1915 in Luton. See 1st/5th Bedfordshires in Gallipoli. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 55 and 218.
GRAY Hugh Gardiner
Private G/18149, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) formerly 2561, Suffolk Yeomanry. Killed in action 29 October 1916. Born 1 December 1891 in Saffron Waldon, Essex, resident and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Baptised 27 D3ecember 1891 in Saffron Walden, son of Thomas James and Elizabeth Gardiner Gray, resident Church Street, Saffron Walden. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Saffron Walden, son of Thomas Jamesand Elizabeth Gardiner Gray, resident The Green, Willian, Graveley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Attested 11 December 1915 in Luton, aged 28 years, a Grocer, resident 3, grove Road, Luton, unmarried, height 5 feet 10½ inches, weight 161 lbs, chest 38½ inches. Based at home 23 March 1916 to 26 August 1916, in France from 27 August 1916, embarked Folkestone, disembarked Boulogne 27 August 1916, on 28 August 1916 posted as 2561 to 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, transferred as G/18149 to 4th Reserve Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, posted to 7th Battalion 7 September 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.
GREEN Bertie Emmanuel
Driver 524498, 495th Field Company, Royal Engineers formerly 2863, 3rd/2nd East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of pneumonia in 87th general Hospital, Egypt, 26 November 1918. Born 1893 in Luton. Unmarried. Resident 67, Park Road West. Son of Agnes Green, of 67, Park Road West, Luton and the late George William Green. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Luton, son of Agnes Green (a widow), resident 36, Chase Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Luton, a Fish Porter, son of Agnes Green (a widow), resident 67, Park Road West, Luton. Attested 9 August 1915 in Luton, resident 67, Park Road West, Luton, aged 22 years 7 months, Driver by trade, height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 36 inches. Enroute to E.E.F. Egypt 24 July 1917. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot E. Grave 231.
GREEN Horace aka Jimmy
Sapper 522515, 486th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died from drowning at sea aboard H.T. Aragon Sunday 30 December 1917 when the ship was torpedoed by the German Submarine and minelayer the UC-34. Aged 29. Resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Resident Chalet, Bury Park Road. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Biggleswade, Beds, an Engineer's Clerk, son of Annie Green (a widow), resident 89, Cromwell Road, Luton. Attested 28 October 1915, aged 27 years 7 months, height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 34½ inches. embodied 28 October 1915, posted 29 April 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt. See also George Kent Ltd
GREEN Ralph
Private 34816, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 30 August 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Holborn, London. Unmarried. Son of Charles and Ellen Green, of 73, Hazelbury Crescent, Luton, Bedfordshire. Worked for Board of Trade - Establishments Department. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Luton, son of Charles and Ellen Green, resident 4, Guildford Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Luton, at school, son of Charles and Ellen Green, resident 1, Guildford Street, Luton. Attested 13 November 1915 in Holborn, aged 19 years, a Clerk, unmarried, resident 73, Hazelbury Crescent, Luton, height 5 feet 4¾ inches, weight 110 lbs, chest 33½ inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 56.
GREEN, MC Reginald Cumberland
[Luton RoH states 3rd Battalion, Beds Regt.] Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Admitted to hospital with wounds to right thigh 18 May 1916, died from those wounds Thursday 18 May 1916. Aged 31. Born 10 August 1884. Unmarried. Son of John W. and Mary Ann Green (nee Cumberland), of "The Larches", Luton. His sister was Gertrude Mary who married Sidney Tabor, they lived most of their married life in Harlington Manor. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C. - see London Gazette). Admitted to Bedford Grammar School in September 1898, left December 1903. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born Luton, son of John William and Mary Anne Green, resident The Larches, Bedford Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Luton, a Bar Law Student at 39, Audley House, Margaret Street, Maylebone, London W. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 39. See also J. W. Green Brewery

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GREENWOOD Harold
Private G/29424, 8th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 1 September 1918. Born Rotherham, Yorkshire, resident Luton, Beds, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Resident 124, Maple Road, Luton. Buried in BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 1.
GREGORY Charles
Private 3/6858, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 July 1916. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 15, Langley Place. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Luton, Foundry Worker, son of Alfred and Florence Gregory, resident 15, Langley Place, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
GREGORY Edward Arker
Private 60143, 101st Company, Labour Corps formerly 31162, 34th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 23 May 1918. Born Redbourne, Hertfordshire, enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married Florence M Keens in the July to September Quarter 1917 in Luton. Resident 40, Baker Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Redbourne, Herts, a Journeyman Baker, boarding at Summer Street, Slip End, Caddington, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, born Redbourne, Herts, a General Labourer, boarding at Slip End, Caddington, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot III. Row N. Grave 16.
GRIFFITHS William Charles
Private 29183, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 30 April 1917. Aged 30. Born Worcester, resident and enlisted Luton. Son of William and Emma Griffiths, of Albany Lodge, Brewery Walk, Worcs. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Worcester, an Operator Miller, resident with his brother-in-law, Arthur James Smith, at 2, Albert Road, Houghton Regis, Dunstable. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. bay 7.
GRIGG George Irving

Second Lieutenant, 234th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 21 July 1917. Resident 5, Biscot Road. Admitted to the Luton Branch of Railway Workers, National Union of Railwaymen, 1913, a Carman, aged 22. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row J. Grave 23. See also Dunstable

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

GRIGG George Irving of 64 Richmond-road Barnsbury Middlesex second-lieutenant His Majesty's army died 21 July 1917 in France Administration (with Will) London 13 September to Gertrude Elizabeth Grigg widow. Effects £286 2s. 5d.

GRIMSDALE Stanley
Able Seaman London Z/4365, Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Missing believed killed in action 23 April 1917. Born 26 March 1888. Unmarried. Son of Mrs. S.A. Grimsdale, of 71, Cowper Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Kensworth, an Errand Boy, son of Francis Grimsdale (a widower), resident Workmen's Club, Lower Woodside, Caddington, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Kensworth, Beds, a Straw Hat Blocker, stepson of Sarah Ann Grimsdaloe (a widow), resident 71, Cowper Street, Luton. Enlisted 20 November 1915. Relgious denomination Church of England. Height 5 feet 10 inches, chest 34-35½ inches, medium complexion, light brown hair, green eyes. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.
GROOME Victor Charles
Rifleman 6/1042, 4th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 25 May 1915. Born 1888 Luton, resident Hammersmith, Middlesex, enlisted Woolwich. Resident 27, Princess Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Luton, son of Herman and Martha L Groome, resident 72, Lea Road, Luton, In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Luton, a Roughrider, inmate at H.M. Wormwood Scrubs, Ducane Road, Shepherds Bush W, Hammersmith, London & Middlesex. On 10 January 1911 he pleaded guilty to avrious offences and a former conviction of felony he was sentenced to 12 months hard labour in Wormwood Scrubs for Forgery, released 14 November 1911, intended place of residence 18, Princess Street, Luton. Married Agnes Elizabeth Pool 6 July 1912 in Hammersmithj; one daughter. On 16 January 1913 he was sentenced at Luton to 18 months jail in Bedford Prison for Fraud and Larceny, released 16 April 1914. Attested 1 August 1914 at Woolwich, aged 21 years 309 days, born Luton, a casual Labourer, unmarried, height 5 feet 2¼ inches, weight 112 lbs, chest 36 inches, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Served with B.E.F. 19 January 1915 to 22 February 1915, then 18 May 1915 until his death. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.
GROVES Arthur William
Sergeant 9643, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 August 1917. Born 28 June 1896 in Bareilly, India, resident Luton, enlisted Bermuda. Baptised 22 July 1896 in Bareilly, St Stephen, Bengal, India, son of Walter and Margaret Helen Groves. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Bareilly, India, a Boy Soldier, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. resident Army Barracks, Bermuda. Buried in DERRY HOUSE CEMETERY NO. 2, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 1.
GURNEY Frederick George
Private 32223, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Resident Reginald Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Luton, son of Tom and Emily Gurney, resident 75, Hitchin Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Luton, a Machinist Straw Hats, son of Tom and Emily Gurney, resident 48, Hartley Road, Luton, Bedfordshire; brother of Percy (below). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
GURNEY Percy
Private 40387, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment formerly 35614, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Resident 48, Hartley Road. Son of Tom and Emily Gurney, of 117, Reginald St., Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Luton, boarding at 73, Hitchin Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Luton, a Stiffener Straw Hats, son of Tomm and Em,ily Gurney, resident 48, Hartley Road, Luton; brother of Frederick george (above). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 104 to 105.
GURNEY William
Acting Corporal 97201, 8th Depot Company, Royal Engineers. Died on service in United Kingdom 4 October 1916. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married Minnie Wheeldon in the Juloy to September Quarter 1904 in Luton. Resident 1, Guildford Street. In the 1911 census he was aged 34, born Luton, a carpenter, married to Minnie with three children, resident 37, Hartley Road, Luton. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Plot Y. Row F. Grave 47.
GUTTERIRDGE Harry Dennis
Private 27949, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 5 February 1917. Born Leighton Buzzard, resident and enlisted Luton. Enlisted in Royal Fusiliers in April 1916. Son of the late Dennis Gutteridge and Mary Ann Gutteridge; Dennis (born in Barton) was landlord of the Curriers Arms P.H.; after Dennis's death in 1893 Mary Ann and family moved to Luton. Married Martha A Preece in the January to March Quarter 1915 in Luton. Resident 207, North Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Leighton, son of Mary A I Gutteridge (a widow), resident 94, Lea Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Leighton, a Stiffener On Straw Work, son of Mary Ann Isabella Gutteridge (a widow), resident 8, Holly Walk, Luton. First posted to France in September 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton:

GUTTERIDGE, H. D., Private, Royal Fusiliers.
Joining in April 1916, he was drafted to France in September of the same year. He took part in several engagements and was wounded at Beaumont Hamel. He was reported wounded and missing on February 5th, 1917, and is presumed to have been killed in action on that date. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
8, Holly Walk, Luton.
3360.
GYLEE Walter
Private 184771, 88th Battery, 14th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 11 August 1917. Aged 23. Resident and enlisted Lincoln. Unmarried. Resident 22, Grove Road, Luton. Son of Tom and Sarah Emily Gylee, of 20, Church Drive, Boultham, Lincoln. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Lincoln, a Chemist Apprentice, son of Tom and Sarah Emily Gylee, resident 13, Arboretum View, Lincoln. Buried at NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 11.

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