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LUTON WAR MEMORIAL
WORLD WAR 2 - SURNAMES A

World War 2
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2019

ABBOTT Leslie C
Private 5780157, 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 8 February 1942 during the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore. Aged 26. Born 20 April 1915 and resident Bedfordshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Abbott, of Luton, Bedfordshire. IN the 1939 census he was unmarried, a Felt Hood Coner (Dye Works), resident "Radnor," Turners Road, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Karanji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 49.
ABBOTT Robert
Sapper 2009957, Royal Engineers. Died 25 March 1942. Aged 25. Born 24 December 1916 in Hertfordshire, resident Bedfordshire. Son of Ernest and Flora Abbott; husband of Olga Abbott, of Luton. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Central Lathe Turner Motor Works, resident 17 Corncastle Road, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Section 6. Row I. Grave 11. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial
ABEL S
No further information currently available
ABRAHAMS Robert Charles
Rifleman 5950559, 11th (1st Battalion, The Queen's Westminsters) Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Wounded in Italy 10 May 1944 and died of wounds 13 May 1944. Born 23 October 1917 and resident Bedfordshire. Son of Frederick William and Elizabeth Abrahams, of Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, resident 8 Cumberland Street, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire; his father had died before 1939 thus his mother was a widow. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XIV. Row E. Grave 18.
ADAMS Neville
Addenda Panel - Gunner 915467, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died of colitis and malnutrition in Thailand as a Japanese Prisoner of War 8 September 1943. Aged 24. Born and resident Luton. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1919 in the Luton Registration District, Bedfordshire, mother's maiden name 'Fitmuss'. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 34.
ADAMS Robert Bertram Thomas
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 185793, 174 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24 February 1945. Aged 21. Son of Thomas J. and Helen E. Garner, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 24. Row G. Grave 2.
ADDISON Ernest
Chief Cook, M.V. San Victorio (London), Merchant Navy. Supposed drowned at sea 16 May 1942. Aged 31. Born Sunderland. Resident 1, Dunstable Close, Buck Hill, Luton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Addison; husband of Evelyn M. Addison, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 92. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial
AINSWORTH Stanley
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1338524, 51 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4 December 1943. Aged 21. Born 19 June 1922. Son of Bertha Ainsworth, of Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a French Polisher, resident 15 Villa Road, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire; his mother, Bertha, was a widow at the time. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 17. Row D. Grave 20.
AITCHISON John Frederick
Cabin Boy, S.S. Kirkpool (West Hartlepool), Merchant Navy. Died at sea 10 April 1942. Aged 17. Born 4 September 1924. Son of Frederick Aitchinson. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, an Apprentice Carpentry & Joinery, resident 4 Ferndale Road, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 62.
AITKEN James McLaughlan
Sapper 2074446, 249 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died as a reult of an accident 15 June 1940. Aged 28. Born Renfrewshire, resident Bedfordshire. Son of William and Susan Aitken, husband of Emily Aitken, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE (ST. NICHOLAS) CEMETERY, Northumberland. Section N. Grave 131.
ALDRED William
Addenda Panel - Able Seaman D/J 110754, H.M.S. Tynedale, Royal Navy. Died 11 March 1942. Aged 33. Son of Walter and Charlotte Aldred; husband of Doris Evelyn Aldred, of Luton. Inscription in Holy Trinty Churchyard. Buried in BISCOT (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire. Section F. Row 2. Grave 7.
ALLEN Cyril
Corporal 5952022, 8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 27 October 1942. Aged 24. Born and resident Bedfordshire. Son of Harry and Annie Maria Allen, of Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 787.
ALLEN Clifford Charles
Gunner 1808630, 133 Battery, 41 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Presumed killed in action 17 October 1943. Aged 22. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1921 in the Luton Registration District, Bedfordshire; mother's maiden name 'Burgess'. Son of Charles Arthur Edgar and Amy Gertrude Allen, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ATHENS MEMORIAL, Greece. Face 2.
ALLEN Donald Bertie
Ordinary Seaman C/JX 163536, H.M.S. Gloucester, Royal Navy. Died at crete 22 May 1941. Aged 18. Born 25 February 1923 in Luton, Bedfordshire. Son of Albert Bertie and Mabel Allen, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 44, Column 1.
ALLEN Oliver James
Private 5833749, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Italy 21 November 1944. Aged 25. Born and resident Bedfordshire. Son of Harry and Alice Maud Allen, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in CESENA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 1.
ALLEN Ronald William
Trooper 5947619, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps attached 162nd Officer Cadets Training Unit (O.C.T.U.). Died as a result of an accident 13 November 1942. Aged 31. Born and resident Bedfordshire. Son of Ernest and Kate Allen; husband of Violet Allen, of Slip End. In the 1911 census he was new born, born Luton, son of Ernest and kate Allen, resident 96 Baker Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in North-East corner of WOODSIDE (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire.
ANSELL Gladys
Civilian. Miss. Born 6 November 1912. Aged 27, of 58 Old Bedford Road. Daughter of Sdney W. and Ruth Ansell, of 45 Havelock Road. Died at 58, Old Bedford Road, 14 October 1940. In the 1939 census she was unmarried, performing unpaid domestic duties, resident 58 Old Bedford Road, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire.
ANSELL H G
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ANSTEE Jack
Flying Officer (Pilot) 124803, 97 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6 January 1944. Aged 22. Born 6 October 1921. Son of John and Olive Rose Anstee, of Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1939 Regiter he was unmarried, a Clerical Officer In Civil Service (Air Ministry Head Quarters), resident 111 Ashburnham Road, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire. Buried at BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Plot 7. Row Z. Grave 1.
APPLEBY Frederick William
Sapper 2002923, 245 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in Italy 1 April 1944. Aged 25. Born 18 April 1918 and resident Bedfordshire. Son of Richard T and Liliam M. Appleby, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of F. W. Appleby, of Luton. IN the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Botly Trimmer & Fitter Motor Car, resident 162 Baker Street, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire. Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Plot XV. Row C. Grave 5. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial
ARCHER Harry
Civilian. Aged 54. Husband of Ethel Archer, of 16 Leicester Road. Died at Vauxhall Motor Works 30 August 1940. Married Ethel Lilian Hawkes in the July to September Quarter 1908 in the Luton Registration District. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial
ARLIDGE Frank [Joseph]
Civilian. Born 22 March 1890. Aged 50. Husband of Gertrude Grace Arlidge, of 25 Rondini Avenue, Luton, Bedfordshire. Died at De Havilland's Aerodrome, Hatfield, 3 October 1940. In the 1939 Register he was married to Gertrude, resident 25 Rondini Avenue, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire. Married Gertrude G Burton in the April to June Quarter 1925 in the Luton Registration District, Bedfordshire.
ARMITAGE Harold William
Able Seaman C/JX 164242, H.M.S. Cornwall, Royal Navy. Died at sea 5 April 1942. Aged 19. Born 29 May 1923 in Luton, Bedfordshire. Son of Victor and Elsie Armitage, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 52, Column 3. See also Stopsley memorial
ARMITAGE Isabel Blanche Mary
Civilian. Mrs. Died 20 November 1944. Aged 58. Wife of George Thomas Armitage, of 2 Curzon Road. Died at Luton and Dunstable Hospital.
ARMSTRONG Percy

Gunner 1831416, 89 Battery, 35 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died at sea east of Ma-Kung Port aboard Singapore Maru of diarrhea and exhaustion as a Japanese Prisoner of War 18 November 1942. Born 4 April 1905 in Shillington and resident Stopsley, Luton. Aged 37. Son of George and Maud Armstrong; husband of Helen Armstrong, of Stopsley, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 6, born Shillington, Bedfordshire, son of George and Maud Armstrong, resident Chaul End Luton, Caddington, Bedfordshire. Married Helen D Wilsher in the October to December Quarter 1930 in the Luton Registration District, Bedfordshire. In the 1939 Register he was married, a Road Sweeper (Heavy Work), resident 1 Hayes Close, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 12. See also Stopsley memorial

Note: Singapore Maru Singapore left Singapore for Takao/Moji, Japan 30 October 1942 with 1100 prisoners, arrived 25 November 1942, many died on the journey from, or as a direct result of, the deplorable conditions the prisoners endured

ARNOLD Everard
Civilian. Aged 39. Born 17 October 1900. Husband of Amy B. Arnold, of 9 Overstone Road. Injured at Vauxhall Motor Works; died same day at Luton and Dunstable Hospital 30 August 1940. In the 1901 census he was new born, born Bedfordshire, son of Joseph and Eliza Arnold, resident Woburn Road, Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Married Amy B Weeks in the July to September Quarter 1923 in the Luton Registration District, Bedfordshire. In the 1939 Register he was a Universal Grinder (Machinist), married to Amy, resident 9 Overstone Road, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial
ARNOLD Sidney Allan
Private 5833755, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 16 July 1943. Aged 28. Born 7 November 1914 and resident Bedfordshire. Son of William and Minnie Arnold, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Violet May Arnold, of 99 Ash Road, Luton. Bricklayer by trade. In the 1939 Register he was a General Labourer Heavy Worker, married May Violet, resident 99 Ash Road, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, THailand. Plot 8. Row D. Grave 31.
ATKIN Aubrey Cyril William
Driver 2005896, 560 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Missing presumed killed during the Japanese invasion of Singapore 13 February 1942. Aged 24. Born 17 February 1917 and resident Bedfordshire. Son of Mrs. V. Elford; husband of G. E. Atkin, of Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Shop Keeper-Corn Trader, resident 2 St Pauls Road, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire. No known grave.Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 42.
ATTFIELD Alfred James
Civilian. Aged 31, of 94 Crawley Green Road. Son of Alfred and Jenny Attfield, of 49 Clanricarde Gardens, Bayswater, London. Died at Vauxhall Motor Works 30 August 1940. In the 1939 Register he was an Engineering Draughtsman, resident 94 Crawley Green Road, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial
ATTWOOD Harold Edward Ernest
Flight Sergeant 1254927, 423 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13 November 1943. Aged 31. Baptised 2 June 1912 in Hollingbourne, All Saints, Kent, son of Ernest and Sarah Attwood, resident Hollingbourne, Kent. Son of Ernest and Sarah Attwood; husband of Edna M. Attwood, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Married Edna M Hobbs in the July to September Quarter 1933 in the Luton Registration District, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 135.
AUSTIN John Prescott
Flying Officer (Pilot) 176233, 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18 August 1944. Aged 21. Birth registered in the October to December Quarter 1922 in the Luton Registration District, Bedfordshire; mother's maiden name 'Folds'. Son of Sydney Thomas Austin, and Hilda Kate Austin, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 6. Row C. Grave 8 (Joint).
AXBY Leslie Frederick
Sergeant 1335145, 466 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30 January 1943. Aged 27. Born 6 October 1915. Son of Joseph Richard and Ada Louise Axby; husband of Queenie Sylvia Axby, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Married Queenie S Riddy in the April to June Quarter 1939 in the North Buckinghamshire Registration District. In the 1939 Register he was a Coach Maker (Railway Works), married to Queenie (nee Riddy), resident 77 Milton Road, Luton M.B., Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 141. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial

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