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LUTON POLICE WORLD WAR 1 ROLL OF HONOUR

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 Lynda Smith

Photograph of the original “Illuminated Scroll” (size approx 3 feet x 2 feet) which hung for about 40 years in The Parade Room at Luton Police Station. The Scroll has now vanished.

We acknowledge with thanks Tom Madigan who allowed us to use the photograph of the Memorial taken from his book “The Men Who Wore Straw Helmets”, Policing Luton 1840 – 1974, and who owns the Copyright, and also Ralph Miller who obtained the photograph.

To the best of our knowledge, two Luton Policemen died in World War 1.  Only one, James Chandler, is indicated on the Scroll.  William Byron died in 1920 obviously after the scroll was drawn up. 

The World War 1 memorial can be seen on a separate page

From an old postcard

BYRON

William

Corporal 2171. 2nd Battalion Life Guards.  Died on 15th April 1920.  Aged 40.  Husband of Mildred Byron of 32 Naseby Road, Luton.  Buried:  Luton church Burial Ground.  Ref. Y.N. 23.

CHANDLER

James

Acting Lance Corporal P/10790, Foot Branch, Military Police formerly 2070, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to Second Army. Died on service 26 February 1919. Aged 24. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Chandler, of Northchurch, Berkhampsted; husband of Elizabeth Sarah Chandler, of 140, George St., Berkhampsted, Herts. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 20. See also Luton War Memorial

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