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Leighton Buzzard Roll of Honour

Shortly after the end of World War One, the Leighton Buzzard Observer published a list of men from Leighton Buzzard who had served during the conflict in either the army or the navy. The lists were published in consecutive editions of the paper from 18th March 1919 to 5th August 1919. The details have been transcribed below (question marks indicate details which were unclear).

Click on the letters in the 'A' to 'Y' index below, to navigate to the section for surnames starting with that letter.


A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y

ABEL, Henry, 41 Vandyke Road; joined 1917, Jan.; Private, 3rd Bn. Northants Regt.; transferred to 1/6th Bn. Warwick Regt.; 1917, June, to France. Oct. 4, killed in action.

ABRAHAM, Henry, 15 East Street, groom; 1915 Aug., Trooper, Beds. Yeomanry; 1918 to France. Wounded.

ABRAHAM, William, 12, Windmill Path, labourer; 1916, March, Private, 5th Bn. Beds. Regt.

ADAMS, Fred, 31, Mill Road, ostler at Swan Hotel, [12 years in East Surrey Regt. 1885, Egyptian Campaign, etc.]; 1915, March, Private Beds. Regt.; transferred to Royal Defence Corps.; 1917, invalided out of service; 1918 died.

ADAMS, sons of above.
      Edward George, Acton Lane, Harlesden, platelayer on L. and N.W. Railway; 1915 Private, 15th Middlesex Regt; to France; 1918, Oct. 25, died of wounds.
      John, 31, Mill Road, labourer [3 years in 2nd Beds., Egypt, etc.]; to France; 1917, wounded; Discharged because of wounds.
      Fred, 31, Mill Road, sandpit worker [ - years in Territorials]; 1914, Aug., Private, 1/5th Bn. Beds. Regt.; to Gallipoli; to Egypt.
      Ernest, 76, Plantation Road, at Wire Works; 1916, Jan., Private, 3/5th. Bn. Beds Regt.; transferred to Essex Regt.; 1916, July, to Egypt.
      John, years in Beds Territorials; 1914, Aug., Private, 1/5th Bn. Beds Regt.; 1915, Aug. to Gallipoli; wounded; discharged because of wounds.

ADAMS, Frederick William, son of late Mrs. Adams, chemist's apprentice; Navy, wireless operator.

ADAMS, Frank, Beds. Regt., Brigade; Signaller.

ADAMS, sons of Mr. James Adams, 76, Plantation Road :-
      James, 72 , Plantation Road, sandpit worker; [- years in Beds Territorials]; 1915, Feb, Private, Beds Regt.; Nov. to France; 1916, Feb., killed in action.
      Fred, 76, Plantation Road; Private 5th Bn. Beds Regt.

ADCOCK, Alfred, "Royal Oak", Friday Street; 1917, June, Private, East Surrey Regt.; 1917, Aug., to France; Sept. wounded.

AITKIN, H., Army Veterinary Corps

ALDRIDGE, Herbert, late Billington Road; Oxon. and Bucks Light Infantry; wounded; discharged because of wounds.

ALLCROFT, Henry Robert Edwin, Toronto, Ontario, late Friday Street; 1916, Jan., Private, 1st Canadian Labour Bn.; 1917, April to France; Oct. Wounded; 1919 demobilised.

AMES, Frederick, Bedford, late George Street, clerk; 1915, Sept., Sapper, East Anglian Royal Engineers; to Egypt; demobilised.

ANBRIDGE, Albert, Ashwell Street; Private, 5th Bn. Beds Regt.

ANDERSON G. 55, South Street, motor driver; 1915, Jan., Private, Army Service Corps. Motor Transport; Feb. to France.

ANDREWS, sons of Mr. Andrews. 40, Regent Street :-
      Frederick, 40, Regent Street, carman; 1916, March, Private, 9th Bn. Beds Regt.; wounded.
      Joseph, 40, Regent Street, navvy; 1915, Jan., Private, Army Service Corps.
      Horace Charles, 40, Regent Street, fitter's apprentice; 1917, May, Private, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regt.; transferred to 3rd Bn. Oxon. and Bucks. Light Infantry; killed in action.

ANDREWS, William George, Weyburn, Sask., late 57, South Street, teamster; 1916, Feb., Bandsman, 152nd Canadian Bn.

ARIS, son of Mr. George Aris, 77, South Street:
      Walter George, assistant at Co-operative Society; to France; 1918, died of wounds.

ARNOLD, Joseph, 5, Billington Road, sand washer, [8 years in Beds Regt.]; 1915 Oct., Private 9th Bn. Middlesex Regt.

ATKINS, sons of Mr. Atkins, Clarence Road :-
      Alfred George; 1916 Nov., Private, 5th Bn. Beds Regt.; transferred to Machine Gun Corps, wounded.
      Cyril, baker at Co-operative Society; 1917, July, Private, Royal Fusiliers; 1919, to Army of Occupation.

ATKINS, Ralph, Aldershot [late 11, Hartwell Grove], grocer; 1916, April, Private Somerset Light Infantry; transferred to West Surrey Regt. Labour Bn.; 1917, July, transferred to Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regt; 1917 Jan., to France.

ATKINS, Charles, 84 St. Andrew's Street


AUGER, John William, Ivy Cottage, Regent Street; basket maker; to France; 1917 wounded; to France; 1918 killed in action.

AUSTIN, F., Driver, Royal Field Artillery.

AVERY, Percy William, Ashwell Street, baker; 1918 Jan., Royal Air Force; Nov., died of pneumonia.

AYLOTT, Arthur, 8, Lammas Close