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LUTON WAR MEMORIAL
WORLD WAR 2 - SURNAMES B

World War 2
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2019

BACON L
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BACON Leslie Bernard
Private 5833215, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 1 November 1943. Aged 31. Son of Arthur and Margaret Bacon, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. 6. L. 13.
BADRICK Cyril Ezra
Stoker 1st Class D/KX 103385, H.M.S. Dulverton, Royal Navy. Died 17 November 1941. Aged 22. Son of William and Minnie Badrick, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Lily Doris Badrick, of Luton. Buried in/Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, United Kingdom. Panel 52, Column 2.
BADRICK Robert Edward
Able Seaman P/SSX 30127, H.M.L.C.T. 875, Royal Navy. Died 8 June 1944. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edward Badrick; husband of Elsie Badrick, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, United Kingdom. Panel 81, Column 3.
BAILEY George Alfred
Private 5835444, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 7 August 1943. Aged 34. Son of Thomas Alfred and Frances Bailey; husband of Ruby Evelyn Bailey, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. C2. B. 6.
BAKER [Arthur] Frederick William
Signalman 14580907, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 26 May 1946. Aged 21. Son of Frederick Edward and Margaret Baker, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). 7. G. 16.
BAKER Norman John
Sapper 2090518, Royal Engineers. Died 22 September 1940. Aged 19. Son of William John and Hilda Rose Baker, of Luton. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Sec. A.A. Grave 58.
BALL

Sidney Alonso

Gunner 917356. Royal Artillery. Died Sunday 6 December 1942. Age 32. Lived 126 Hartley Road, Luton. Son of Ernest and Alice Ball; husband of Freda Evelyn Ball, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 6. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial

BARFORD Sidney William
Private 5833765, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 15 August 1943. Aged 29. Son of Joseph Arthur and Rose Barford, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. 5. O. 4.
BARFORD W
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BARKER L
Private 14631805, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. Died 28 June 1944. Aged 20. Inscription in Holy Trinty Churchyard.
BARKER M E
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BARNES A C H?
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BARNES H C
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BARNES W H
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BARTON Norman Richard
Gunner 922095, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 9 April 1945. Aged 27. Son of Richard G. Barton and Florence E. M. Barton, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. 33. B. 12.
BATCHELOR William
Private 5960348, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 25 April 1942. Aged 21. Son of Edgar and Amy Batchelor. of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on RANCHI WAR CEMETERY, India. 3. J. 8.
BATES

Francis Robert

Serjeant T/80394. Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds Wednesday 18 February 1942. Aged 24. Lived at 18 Strathmore Avenue, Luton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bates, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Agnes Bates, of Bradford, Yorkshire. Buried in HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 29. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial

BAVISTER J
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BAXTER

George

Private 5833770. 2nd Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died as a prisoner of the Japanese on Friday 18 June 1943. Age 28. Lived at 14 Portland Road, Luton. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row M. Grave 48. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial

BAYNHAM R A
Mrs
BEALES

Rex

Sergeant (Pilot) 742726, 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 2 August 1940. Aged 24. Lived at 7 Abingdon Road, Luton. Son of Percy Albert and Rhoda Beales, of Luton; husband of Evelyn Mary Beales, of Luton. Inscription in Holy Trinty Churchyard. Buried in BISCOT (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial

BERRESFORD B
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BETTS A V
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BILEY Jack
Private 5831140, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 4 June 1943. Aged 27. Husband of Avis Biley, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. 2. M. 1.
BIRD Alfred Henry
Private 5773502, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 19 May 1940. Aged 25. Son of Sidney and Lizzie Bird, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, France. Column 43.
BIRD

Kenneth Sidney

Flying Officer (Navigator) 125987, 218 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 17 April 1943. Lived 94 St Peterís Road, Luton. Buried in CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. Plot 1A. Row A. Collective grave 18-20. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial

BIRD

Sidney Frederick

Corporal 5773552. 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Saturday 8 July 1944. Age 30. Lived at 124 Langley Street, Luton. Son of Leonard and Maria Bird, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Plot X. Row D. Grave 1. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial

BLACK

Archibald William

Pilot Officer 102081, 91 (Spitfire) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Missing in operations south-west of Boulogne, Monday 17 November 1941. Age 25. Lived 93 Russell Rise, Luton. Son of Archibald and Edith Wren Black; husband of Eunice Marion Black, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 31. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial

BLACKWELL William Alfred
Sergeant 1272014, 460 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28 May 1943. Aged 21. Son of George Thomas Blackwell and Augusta Blackwell, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on UDEN WAR CEMETERY, Netherlands. 5. H. 4.
BLATCHFORD J
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BLIGH Rex William
Flight Sergeant 1453884, 240 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13 February 1944. Aged 22. Son of William and Beatrice Mary Bligh, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on MADRAS (ST. MARY'S) CEMETERY, CHENNAI, India. Plot 19. Grave 67.
BLINDELL David Victor Francis
[Transcribed as D B BLINDELL] Leading Aircraftman 1607365, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11 August 1943. Aged 19. Son of Victor and Emma Blindell, of Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Buried in/Commemorated on MOOSE JAW (ROSEDALE) CEMETERY, Canada. Lot 8. Block 10. Grave 193.
BLOW Kenneth Leslie Owen
Warrant Officer 751684, 487 (R.N.Z.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10 December 1943. Aged 22. Son of Edward and Annie Elizabeth Blow, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in/Commemorated on DEN HAM GENERAL CEMETERY, Netherlands. Grave 763.
BLOWER Douglas William
[Transcribed as D P BLOWER] Private 5957270, 1/7th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 24 October 1942. Aged 22. Son of John George and Wilbertha Ellen Blower, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. XXVII. G. 2.
BLOY Charles Robert
Addenda Panel - Civlian. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Bloy, of 50 Allen Road, Peterborough; husband of J. Bloy, of 15 Rosslyn Crescent, Luton, Bedfordshire. Injured 30 August 1940, at Vauxhall Motor Works, Luton; died at Hill End Hospital 11 September 1940. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial
BLYTHE T F
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BOND Victor Cyril
Sergeant 628257, 203 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 9 October 1942. Aged 27. Son of Harold Thomas Bond and Alice Elizabeth Bond, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. 3. L. 17.
BONE J R
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BONNER

Maurice Norman

L/Cpl.5779370. 4th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died of beri-beri on the Burma Railway as a prisoner of the Japanese at Thanbyuzayat, Burma on 17 September 1943. Age 31. Son of William and Alice Maud Bonner; husband of Ellen Grace Bonner of Luton. Lived at 61 Bury Park Road, Luton. He was one of 9 children, 5 of whom were on active service in WW2. Two of the five brothrs were killed, Maurice here and Reginald William below. Maurice was employed as a butcher at the Co-op and died from Beri-beri and malaria when working on the Burma railway. Buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. PlotB1. Row E. Grave17. See also Luton Co-Op

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BONNER

Reginald William

Gunner 1747015. 214 Battery, 57 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action in Italy, 21 January 1944. Age 36. Son of William and Maud Bonner; husband of Alice Jane Bonner of Luton. Lived at 7 Willow Way, Luton. He was one of 9 children, 5 of whom were on active service in WW2. Two of the five brothrs were killed, Maurice above and Reginald William here. Brother of Maurice above. Buried at Minturno War Cemetery, Italy. Plot II. Row H. Grave 16. See also Luton Co-Op
BONNICK Reginald George
Civlian. Aged 29. Son of Bert and Kate Bonnick, of 102 Cambridge Street. Injured 30 August 1940, at Luton; died at St. Mary's Hospital 2 September 1940.
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Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.)
BOSTON Brian James
Flying Officer 151905, 635 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26 August 1944. Aged 23. Son of Percy and Margaret Alice Irene Boston, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on KIEL WAR CEMETERY, Germany. 4. G. 11.
BOURNES Arthur
Civilian. Aged 58. Fire Watcher. Husband of Clara Bournes, of 44 Brunswick Street. Injured at 10 Chapel Street; died same day at Luton and Dunstable Hospital 2 November 1941.
BOWERS D
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BRACEWELL J E
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BRANSON L E
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BRAZIER George Norman
Private 5954507, 4th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 23 October 1943 and 24 October 1943. Aged 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Brazier, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on ATHENS MEMORIAL, Greece. Face 5.
BREEZE Evan John
Civilian. Aged 47. Husband of Mary Ida Breeze, of 88 Chester Avenue. Injured at Vauxhall Motor Works; died same day at Luton and Dunstable Hospital 30 August 1940. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial
BRIARS Ronald Albert
Private 5833520, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 29 June 1943. Aged 30. Son of Albert Edwin and Eva Mary Briars, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Molly Briars, of Luton. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. 2. M. 72.
BRIGHT Sidney Joseph
Lance Corporal 14288234, Corps of Military Police. Died 17 December 1944. Aged 28. Son of Arthur William and Mary Eller. Bright, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Vera Joan Bright, of Luton. Buried in/Commemorated on FORLI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. II, C, 2.
BROWN Douglas [Brodie]
Lieutenant 281795, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 13 October 1944. Aged 25. Son of Rupert Kirby Brown and Norah Phylis Brown, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on OVERLOON WAR CEMETERY, Netherlands. III. D. 3.
BROWN Donald Horace
Sergeant 745217, 60 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9 September 1942. Aged 22. Son of Horace L. and Ada M. Brown, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 414.
BROWN Ernest
Gunner 921534, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 3 August 1943. Aged 23. Son of William John and Elizabeth Emily Brown, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. 2. J. 14.
BROWN H
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BROWN Peter Charles
Sergeant 1713691, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7 March 1944. Aged 20. Son of Stanley J. A. and Daisy Brown, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 226.
BRUTON A J S
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BRYANT F D W
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BUGG E J
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BURCHMORE W R
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BURNS Kenneth James
Sergeant 526244, Royal Air Force. Died 1 November 1944. Aged 29. Son of Kate Burns, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on AMBON WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia. 33. E. 9.
BURR W H
Volunteer, 4th Bedfordshire Battalion, Home Guard. Died 15 June 1941. Aged 37. Son of Harry and Harriet Ellen Burr; husband of Ada Burr, of Luton. Buried in/Commemorated on BISCOT (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, United Kingdom. Sec. E. Row 1. Grave 17.
BURROWS George
Civilian of 16 Midland Road. Son of William and Susan Burrows, of Church Street; husband of Charlotte Ann Burrows. Injured at 16 Midland Road; died same day at Luton and Dunstable Hospital 5 September 1942. Aged 74.
BUSHBY S G
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BUSSEREAU Victor Roque
Lieutenant (E), H.M.S. Rajputana., Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 13 April 1941. Aged 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Bussereau, of Luton, Bedfordshire, England; husband of Patricia Bussereau, of Hamilton, Ontario. Buried in/Commemorated on HALIFAX MEMORIAL, Canada. Panel 8.
BUTCHER Thomas Derrick
Warrant Officer 751687, 24 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17 July 1942. Aged 23. Son of Tom and Constance Evelyn Butcher, of Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 1568.
BUTLER

Thomas Walter

Corporal 805257. 2nd Bn., King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster). Died Friday 11 July 1941. Age 29. Lived at 11 Applecroft Road, Luton. Son of Thomas and Annie Butler; husband of Harriet Georgina Butler, of Stopsley, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Section K. Grave 26. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial

BUTTERFIELD Ronald Alfred
Private 5959797, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 28 June 1944. Aged 19. Son of Alfred George and Jane Elizabeth Butterfield, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on ASSISI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. I, E, 1.
BUXTON

Cyril Charles William

Private 14737274. 2nd (Airborne) Bn., Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry. Died of wounds in Hamilkein, Germany on Saturday 24 March 1945. Age 26. Lived at 8 North Street, Luton. Son of Charles William and Louisa Clara Buxton, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Rita Margaret Buxton, of Luton. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 35. Row F. Grave 11. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial

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