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LUTON WAR MEMORIAL
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Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2019

RADDON Edward Charles
Third Officer, S.S. Empire Light (Glasgow), Merchant Navy. Died 8 May 1941. Aged 23. Son of Edward Richard and Nance Victoria Raddon, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, United Kingdom. Panel 43.
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RAISBECK Kenneth
Aircraftman 2nd Class 1807868, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26 June 1944. Aged 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Raisbeck, of Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, England; husband of Joyce Marjorie Raisbeck, of Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Buried in/Commemorated on MIAMI (GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC) CEMETERY, United States of America. Block 14. Row 1. Grave 10.
RANCE Derrick Percy
Sergeant 1319904, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28 January 1944. Aged 20. Son of Percy William and Grace Rance, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 236.
RANDALL Frederick James
Major 63895, 18th (5th Battalion The Loyal Regiment) Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps. Died 10 February 1942. Aged 26. Son of Joseph and Rose Hannah Randall; husband of Irene Bell Randall, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on SINGAPORE CIVIL HOSPITAL GRAVE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 5.
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RANDALL S
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RAYMENT Clifford George
Private 14509926, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 12 August 1944. Aged 21. Son of Sidney George and Lily Maud Rayment, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY, France. VII. E. 2.
RAYMENT Harold Edward
Private 5952550. 5th Battalion Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. Died as prisoner of the Japanese, Siam, 30 June 1943. Aged 24. Son of Bertram Edward and Eva Rayment of Luton. Lived at 103 St. Margaretís Avenue, Luton. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Plot 6. Row A. Grave 75. See also Luton Co-Op
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REYNOLDS Frederick Horace
Private 5953426, 6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 27 July 1942. Aged 26. Son of Alfred Ernest and Agnes Reynolds, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Mary Reynolds, of Luton. Buried in/Commemorated on EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. XXIV. D. 1.
RHODES Thomas Geoffrey
Killed as a result of enemy action at Vauxhall Motors Ltd on Friday 30 August 1940. Age 18. Lived at 20 Claremont Road, Luton. Son of Thomas Edwin and Mary Rhodes, of 46 Heath Drive, Potters Bar, Middlesex. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial
RICHARDS D S J
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RICHARDS John Thomas
Flight Sergeant 1271196, 619 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27 November 1943. Aged 23. Son of William Albert and Bertha Richards, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 138.
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RICHARDSON Joseph George
Sergeant 1254013, 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19 August 1941. Aged 20. Son of Percy and Henrietta Richardson, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 51.
RICKARD Sarah
Civilian. Mrs. Aged 65, of 70 Biscot Road. Wife of Arthur Ernest Rickard. Injured 6 November 1944, at 70 Biscot Road; died at Luton and Dunstable Hospital 18 November 1944.
RIGGS George Edward
Leading Aircraftman 743719, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30 August 1940. Husband of Lilian M. Riggs, of Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 1897B.
RING John James
Private 14659873, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 12 July 1944. Aged 34. Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Ring; husband of Winifred Ring, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on BOLSENA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. I, B, 3.
RIX George William
Addenda Panel - Private 5947345, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died between 28 May and 8 June 1940. Aged 32. Son of John and Mary Ann Rix, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row M. Grave 12.
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ROBERTS Alec Frederick
Driver T/138819, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 11 June 1943. Aged 23. Son of Harry and May Roberts, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on DELHI WAR CEMETERY, India. 6. H. 15.
ROBINSON John
Fusilier 6466944, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Died 23 October 1943. Aged 26. Son of John Robinson, and stepson of Mary Robinson; husband of Clementina Florence Robinson, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. VIII. D. 4.
ROE Dennis Edward
Driver T/13095766, 63 (Airborne) Division Comp. Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 7 June 1944. Aged 23. Son of Hilda May Roe, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, France. Panel 18, Column 3.
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ROOKWOOD John William
Telegraphist D/JX 236003, H.M.M.T.B. 316, Royal Navy. Died 17 July 1943. Aged 22. Son of George James Rookwood and Lilian Alice Rookwood, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, United Kingdom. Panel 81, Column 1.
ROSE Carl

Private 5832781. 2nd Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died Tuesday 15 June 1943. Age 31. Lived at 19 Cardigan Street, Luton. Son of William and Harriott Maria Rose, of Swinton, Manchester. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row M. Grave 42. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial

ROSS J
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ROWE Horace
Stoker 1st Class. P/K 67144 H.M.S. Acheron, Royal Navy. Died Tuesday 17 December 1940. Age 36. Lived at 82 Argyll Avenue, Luton. Son of William Thomas Rowe and Sarah J. Rowe, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Jessie M. Rowe, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Panel 42, Column 2. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial

Special note: HMS Acheron was a destroyer. During trials after repairs due to bomb damage in an air raid on Portsmouth, she struck a mine about 8 miles from The Needles, Isle of Wight, and sunk within 4 minutes. There were very few survivors.

ROWLAND Albert Henry
Private 5957623, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 15 July 1944. Aged 28. Son of John and Elsie Rowland, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in/Commemorated on DIGBOI WAR CEMETERY, India. 4.J.6.
RUDD Colin James
Captain 308413, Northamptonshire Regiment - Wiltshire Regiment. Died 10 February 1945. Aged 22. Son of Bert James Rudd and Esther Ethel Avis Rudd, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Military Cross (M.C.) and Bar. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany. 56. C. 8.
RUDD Frank
Civilian. Aged 71. Freeman of the Borough of Luton. Husband of E. M. Rudd, of 31 Biscot Road. Injured at Biscot Road; died same day at Luton and Dunstable Hospital 6 November 1944.
RYDER George William
Addenda Panel - Trooper 7882895, 5th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Died 6 July 1942. Aged 34. Husband of Ethel L. Ryder, of Luton, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 24. See also Vauxhall Motors Memorial

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