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LUTON WAR MEMORIAL
WORLD WAR 2 - SURNAMES C

World War 2
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2019

CAFFELL Gordon Walter Joseph
Lance Bombardier 924778, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 31 January 1944. Aged 21. Son of Walter Ventmore Caffell, and of Victoria Caffell, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. 3. E. 12.
CAIN Leslie
Trooper 5834054, 142nd (7th Battalion The Suffolk Regt.) Regimen, Royal Armoured Corps. Died of wounds Friday 2 July 1943. Aged 29. Son of Arthur Thomas Cain and Minnie Winefred Cain, of Stopsley, Bedfordshire. Lived at 81 Ashcroft Road, Luton. Buried in BONE WAR CEMETERY, ANNABA, Algeria. Plot III. Row C. Grave 5. See also Stopsley memorial
CAIN Robert William
Craftsman 14655859, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died 15 August 1944. Aged 19. Son of Frederick and Alice Cain, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. 7. C. 2.
CALEY-KEECH William Frederick
Civilian. Aged 36. A.R.P. Decontamination Service. Son of Mrs. K. Hall, of 42 Hartington Street, Bedford; husband of Gladys M. Caley-Keech, of 37 Durham Road. Injured at Vauxhall Motor Works; died same day at Luton and Dunstable Hospital 30 August 1940.
CANHAM R
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CARD Francis Austin William
Sick Berth Attendant C/MX 69650, H.M.S. Curacoa., Royal Navy. Died 2 October 1942. Aged 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Card, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, United Kingdom. 64, 1.
CARR R
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CARTER B
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CARTER Clifford Jack
Able Seaman, S.S. Norman Queen (London), Merchant Navy. Died 8 March 1941. Aged 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Carter, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, United Kingdom. Panel 73.
CARTER Edward George
Corporal 14310550, Royal Corps of Signals. Died in action in Jugoslavia, Tuesday 15 August 1944. Age 20. Son of George and Nellie Sarah Carter, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Lived at 16 Kingsway, Luton. Police Cadet. Inscription in Holy Trinty Churchyard. Buried in BELGRADE WAR CEMETERY, Yugoslavia. Plot 3. Row C. Grave 10. See also Luton Police WW2
CARTER G
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CARTER George Henry
[Listed as CARTER H G on memorial] Gunner 948846, 512 Battery, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 12 September 1944. Aged 25. Son of William Carter, and of Maud Mary Carter, of Luton, Bedfordshire. His brother Reginald Arthur also died on service. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 37.
CARTER Reginald Arthur
Gunner 1094047, 13 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 19 August 1941. Aged 30. Son of William and Maud Mary Carter, of Luton; husband of Sarah Emily Louise Carter, of Luton. His brother, George Henry, also died on service. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Sec. 5. Row M. Grave 20.
CASE Norman [Henry]
Able Seaman P/JX 323903, H.M.S. Howe, Royal Navy. Died 28 August 1943. Aged 18. Son of Charles Henry and Edith Case, of Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 2123B.
CASTLETON

Alexander (Alec) Gordon T

Serjeant 5956796. Royal Corps of Signals. Died Tuesday 14 May 1946. Age 26. Lived 28 Lyndhurst Road, Luton. Son of Thomas Alexander and Myrtle May Castleton, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in LOWESTOFT (BECCLES ROAD) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Section 12. Grave 550. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial
CATLIN H E E
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CATO Cyril George
Serjeant 2036842, Royal Engineers. Died 15 July 1946. Aged 28. Son of Eli and Elizabeth Cato, of Luton; husband of Peggie Primrose Cato, of Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 855B.
CATO Frederick George Bert
Private 5952182, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 21 September 1944. Aged 26. Son of Bert Cato, M.M. and Edith May Cato, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 62.
CHALKLEY

Horace Frederick

Serjeant 921540. 420 Battery, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Lost at sea in The Pacific as prisoner of the Japanese on Tuesday 12 September 1944. Age 23. Lived at 49 Lyndhurst Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 35. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial

CHALKLEY John
Sergeant 1330438, 102 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24 August 1943. Aged 22. Son of John and Elizabeth Chalkley, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 145.
CHAMBERLAIN Ernest John
Private 5955761, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Lost at sea as a prisoner of the Japanese Thursday 21 September 1944. Aged 24. Son of Oliver T. and Edith Chamberlain, of Stopsley, Luton, Bedfordshire. Lived at 31 Cannon Lane, Stopsley. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 62. See also Stopsley memorial
CHAMBERLAIN Gladys Winifred
Civilian. Miss. Daughter of Edgar and Edith Chamberlain, of 3 Hitchin Road. Injured at Old Bedford Road; died same day on way to Luton and Dunstable Hospital 14 October 1940. Aged 22.
CHAMBERLAIN M A
Mrs
CHAMBERS Alfred George
Corporal 5833541, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 9 June 1944. Aged 31. Son of Herbert and Maggie Chambers, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Mary Agnes Chambers, of Luton. Buried in KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY, India. 2. B. 18.
CHAMBERS Frank Henry
Civilian, of 48 Avondale Road, Luton. near Glebe Farm, Offley. Died 8 January 1940. Aged 44.
CHAMPKIN Douglas George
Sergeant 1874746, 460 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28 April 1944. Aged 20. Son of Edgar George and Mabel Amy Champkin, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Germany. 8. H. 6.
CHANCE Philip James [Jethro]
Gunner 1831435, 89 Battery, 35 Lt. A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 13 November 1942. Aged 37. Son of Alfred John and Emma Chance; husband of Catherine Chance, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YOKOHAMA CREMATION MEMORIAL, Japan. Panel 2.
CHAPPELL Peter Clarence
Pilot Officer 67611, Royal Air Force. Died 28 July 1941. Aged 26. Son of Arthur Sidney and Amy Martha Chappell, of Luton. Buried in DUNSTABLE CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Sec. K. Grave 495.
CHERRY H A
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CHESHAM Amelia
Civlian. Miss, of 4 Mountfield Road. Injured at Old Bedford Road; died same day at Luton and Dunstable Hospital 14 October 1940. Aged 63.
CHESHIRE Sidney James
Trooper 5955765, 4th Battalion, Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.. Died 24 April 1942. Aged 27. Son of Horace and Nellie Cheshire, of Luton; husband of Irene Grace Cheshire, of Luton. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Sec. 5. Row D. Grave 12.
CHOTE Arthur Haydn Frederick
Flight Sergeant 1280524, 114 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3 August 1942. Aged 26. Son of Arthur John and Evangeline Chote, of Luton; husband of Amelia May Chote, of Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 1633B.
CHURCH Frederick J
Able Seaman P/JX 324365, H.M.S. Isis, Royal Navy. Died Thursday 20 July 1944. Aged 23. Son of Frederick and Florence Mary Church, of Stopsley, Bedfordshire. Lived at 89 Putteridge Road, Stopsley. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Panel 82, Column 1. See also Stopsley memorial
CLARIDGE Albert Edward
Flying Officer 130753, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 31 May 1944. Aged 37. Son of Albert Edward and Lily May Claridge, of Luton; husband of Grace Claridge, of Luton.. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 2448B.
CLARIDGE Cyril Charles
Private 5829885, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12 February 1942. Aged 24. Son of James and Florence Claridge; husband of Edith Claridge, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 54.
CLARIDGE S G J
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CLARINGBOLD Leon Jack
Able Seaman P/JX 160603, H.M.S. Hood., Royal Navy. Died 24 May 1941. Aged 19. Son of Harry and Ida Claringbold, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, United Kingdom. Panel 47, Column 2.
CLARK David
Sergeant 964456, 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10 December 1941. Aged 21. Son of James and Mary Clark, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on CARLISLE (DALSTON ROAD) CEMETERY, United Kingdom. Ward 15. Sec. T. Grave 57.
CLARK J F S
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CLARK Ronald Ernest
Private 5954856, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots. Died 9 May 1945. Aged 29. Son of Ernest and Amelia Clark, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Edith May Clark, of Luton. Buried in/Commemorated on CLICHY NORTHERN CEMETERY, France. Plot 16. Row 11. Grave 14.
CLARK William Henry
Flight Sergeant 903894, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18 February 1945. Aged 33. Son of William Henry Clark and of Rose Ann Clark (nee Munroe), of Luton; husband of Doris Clark (nee Jones), of Selly Oak, Birmingham. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in STOPSLEY (ST. THOMAS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire. South of Church.
CLARKE Brian Edward
Sergeant 1867619, 576 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14 January 1944. Aged 19. Son of Arthur Edward and Edith Emily Clarke, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Germany. 3. E. 2.
CLEARY Albert Edward
Sergeant 639543, 221 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 17 August 1941. Son of Elizabeth Ann Cleary, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 41.
CLINTON Basil
Pilot Officer 198796, 548 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 31 July 1945. Aged 22. Son of Clarence Edward Hooks Clinton and Emily Dora Clinton, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 448.
COEN Joseph Leo
Leading Aircraftman (U/T Pilot) 1272455, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15 October 1941. Aged 29. Inscription in Holy Trinty Churchyard. Buried in BISCOT (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire. Section E. Row 2. Grave 21.
COKER

Jack William

Sapper 2093204, 251 Field Park Company, Royal Engineers. Died Monday 18 October 1943. Age 22. Lived at 28 Curzon Road, Luton. Son of William and Annie Isobel Coker, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4. Row B. Grave 64. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial

COLE Henry William
Gunner 900108, 112 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 30 April 1945. Aged 25. Son of Walter Hubert and Lilian Cole; husband of Edith Margaret Cole, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Germany. 15. A. 12.
COLE R A
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COLEMAN E R
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COLEMAN H
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COLEMAN John [William]
Private 5954524, 4th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 24 July 1944. Aged 28. Son of Lewis William and Emily Alberta Coleman, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Germany. 11. A. 17.
COLEY J W
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COLLINGS Donald Herbert
Sergeant 1470931, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18 September 1943. Aged 21. Son of William and Marion M. Collings, of Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 1572.
CONISBEE Gordon Hubert Charles
Sergeant 1601080, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 30 September 1944. Aged 20. Son of Sidney Albert Conisbee and Margaret E. L. Conisbee, of Luton. Buried South of Church in STOPSLEY (ST. THOMAS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. See also Stopsley memorial
CONLEY Cecil Vernon
Sapper 179954, 7 Boring Sec., Royal Engineers. Died 19 July 1942. Aged 28. Son of Alick Theodore and Olive Minnie Conley; husband of Evelyn Annie Cooley, of Luton Bedfordshire. Buried in MOSUL WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. 1. A. 5.
COOK

Alexander [Albert]

Trooper 7901431. 10th Royal Hussars, R.A.C. Died Sunday 9 June 1940. Age 21. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Cook; husband of Marjorie Cook, of Kensworth, Bedfordshire. Buried in ST. PIERRE-DU-VAUVRAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Eure, France. Grave 7. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial
COOMBES

Harry

Private 14558274. 10th Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 14 February 1944. Age 32. Lived at 73 Latimer Road, Luton. Son of Willy Frank and Edith Blanche Coombes; husband of Gwendoline Delia Coombes, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in CASERTA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 8. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial
COOPER C S
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COOPER F W
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COOPER James Enerton
Sergeant 745777, 91 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9 September 1941. Son of Mrs. A. Cooper, of Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 1807B.
COOPER

Leslie William

Gunner 867238. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died as a prisoner of the Japanese in Malaya Tuesday 26 October 1943. Age 25. Lived at 122 Beechwood Road, Luton. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4. Row C. Grave 65. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial


COOPER Norman Frederick
Sergeant 745487, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27 July 1940. Aged 20. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Ellen Cooper, of Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 340.
COOPER R C
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COOTE Bertie George
Trooper 7953948, North Irish Horse., Royal Armoured Corps. Died 5 August 1944. Aged 22. Son of Frederick and Margaret May Coote, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in AREZZO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. I. D. 11.
CORKE J F S
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CORNISH Alfred John
Lance Bombardier 1598836, 304 Battery, 27 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 27 May 1941. Aged 26. Son of John Henry and Emily Martha Cornish, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in SUDA BAY WAR CEMETERY, Greece. 7. D. 4.
COULTISH George William J
Private 14757570, 1/5th Battalion, Welch Regiment. Died 3 March 1945. Aged 19. Son of Walter and Eva Maria Coultish, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany. 51. E. 5.
COWEY George
Driver T/10690207, 50 Division Troops Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 24 April 1943. Aged 38. Husband of Agnes Cowey, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in OUED ZARGA WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. 1. A. 3.
COWLEY Ronald
Trooper 2046139, A Sqn. 40th (7th Bn The Kings Regt [Liverpool]), Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.. Died 25 April 1943. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Cowley, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. I. A. 23.
COX H
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CRABTREE Jack Colin
Lieutenant 304632, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 21 April 1945. Aged 20. Son of Herbert Beaumont Crabtree and Dorothy Crabtree, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Netherlands. 8. A. 21.
CRAWLEY Edward Albert
[Listed as A E CRAWLEY on memorial] Civilian. Aged 38. Husband of Annie Elizabeth Crawley, of 98 Westfield Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Injured 30 August 1940, at Vauxhall Motor Works; died at Luton and Dunstable Hospital 31 August 1940. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial
CREW Charles Abbott
Civilian, aged 38, of 155 Park Street. Son of Louisa Emily, and of the late Harry Crew; husband of Gladys Edna Crew. Died at 155 Park Street 22 September 1940.
CREW Gladys Edna
Civilian, Mrs., aged 38, of 155 Park Street. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Seath, of 99 Park Street; wife of Charles Albert Crew. Died at 155 Park Street 22 September 1940.
CREW Louisa Emily
Civilian, Mrs., aged 69, of 155 Park Street. Daughter of the late George Shaw; widow of Harry Crew. Died at 155 Park Street 22 September 1940.
CREW Mabel A
Civilian, Miss, aged 58, of 149 Park Street. Daughter of the late Charles Crew. Died at 149 Park Street 22 September 1940.
CREW Reuben
Civilian, aged 48, of 149 Park Street. Son of the late Charles Crew. Died at 149 Park Street 22 September 1940.
CRUISE Arthur
Sergeant 746758, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22 December 1940. Aged 20. Son of James Michel and Charlot Cruise, of Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 6912.
CULBERTSON George Andrew Y
Trooper 7910726, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 31 August 1940. Aged 24. Son of Thomson and Elizabeth Culbertson; husband of Elizabeth Culbertson, of Luton. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Old Part. Row Z.Z. Grave 57.
CUNNINGHAM R F
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CURTIS Albert Edward
Gunner 5947145, 420 Battery, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 2 November 1943. Aged 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Curtis, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Dora M. G. Curtis, of Luton. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. 4. C. 57.
CURTIS

Clifford Sidney

Home Guard. Died as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 40. Lived at 42 Stanford Road. Husband of G. L. Curtis. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial

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