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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

LACEY Joseph John, 31, Friday Street; Driver, Royal Field Artillery; 1918, Nov., Invalided out of Army.

LAKE Charles, Stanbridge Road; 1st Suffolk Regiment; To France; Wounded.

LAKE Robert, Stanbridge Road; Private, 2nd Batt. Essex Regiment; To France; "Gassed".

LAKE William George, 33, Stanbridge Road.

LAKE Frederick, 43, Mill Road

LAMB John William, The Knolls.

LAMBERT Frank E. William, "Novado", Regent Street, ticket collector L. and N.W.R.; 1915, Feb., Sapper, Royal Engineers; 1916, March, To Gallipoli; July, To France.

LAMBERT Thomas, "Novado", Regent St., porter, L. and N.W.R.;1915, Jan., Driver, Royal Field Artillery; Sept., To France; 1917, May, Wounded.

LAMBOURNE Henry William, 22 Union St.; Private, 2/5th Batt. Beds Regiment.

LANCASTER Edward, Notting Hill late Vandyke Road; Private, Army Transport.

LANCASTER John, 6, Baker Street [2 years in Beds Reserve]; 1914, Sept., Private, 2nd Batt. Beds Regiment; To France.

LANCASTER Henry ; Private, Gordon Highlanders; To France.

LANCASTER, sons of the above :-
      Arthur Henry, Watford, late Baker St.; Private, Beds Regiment; To Palestine; 1917, Nov., 29, Killed in Action.
      Harry, Watford.

LANE Percy, 9, Vandyke Road.

LANE Jesse, 9, Vandyke Road.

LANE William, 9, Vandyke Road.

LATHWELL Thomas Arthur, 7, East Street, drover; 1915, Dec., Private, 1/6th Batt. Essex Regiment; Transferred to 12th Bn. Middlesex Regiment; 1916, August, To Egypt.

LATHWELL Jesse, 21, Queen Street; Private, 7th Batt. Beds Regiment.

LATHWELL William, 97, Heath Road; Private, 2/5th Batt. Beds Regiment.

LATHWELL Frederick, 7, East Street.

LATHWELL A.T.; Gunner.

LAWRENCE Richmond, Vandyke Road; 1916, March, Private, 195th Canadian Batt.; Nov., To France; 1917, May 14 Killed at Vimy Ridge.

LAWRENCE Frank; 1914, Aug., Sapper, Royal Engineers; 1915, To Gallipoli; 1916, To Egypt; 1916, To France; 1917, Wounded at Messines; 1918, July, Invalided out of Army.

LAWSON John, 55, Church Street [9 years in Beds Reserve]; 1914, Aug., Private, 3rd Batt. Beds Regiment; Sept., To France; 1915, May, Killed in Action.

LAWSON W.H. 22, Back Lane.

LEACH F.; Private, 2nd Batt. Suffolk Regiment; Sergeant.

LEACH John, 48, Stanbridge Road; Sergeant; 1918, June, Prisoner.

LEADER William, 18, Lammas Walk.

LEARY George A. 2, Heath Road; 1915, Feb., 1st Air Mechanic, Royal Flying Corps; Sergeant; 1919, Demobilised.

LEE John Alfred, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee, Grove Road; 2nd Lieut., Royal Air Force; 1918, Sept., Killed in Action.

LEE A.S. 61, South Street ; Prisoner.

LEEDS, sons of Mr. and Mrs. G. Leeds, 28, Dudley Street :-
      George William, grocer's assistant; 1915, Private, Beds Regt.; 1916, April, Transferred to Machine Gun Corps; Sept., To France; 1917, Sept., Wounded; 1918, Sept., Wounded; 1919, March, Demobilised.
      Frederick James, grocer's assistant; 1916, June, Private, Beds Regt.; 1917, May To France; Oct., Wounded; Dec., To Italy; 1918, April, To France; Aug., Gassed; Oct., Wounded; 1915, April, Demobilised.

LEVY F. ; Private, Somerset Regt.

LEWIN Percy ; 1918, April, Gassed.

LEWIS J.W. 60, Billington Road; Private, Lincoln Regt.; Wounded.

LIGHTFOOT F. ; Private, Northants Regt.

LINNEY, sons of Mr. Linney, 28, Bedford St. :-
      William, Vandyke Road, platelayer L. and N.W.Rly.; 1916, Feb., Sapper, Royal Engineers; 1917, To France; 1919, Demobilised.
      Frederick, 28, Bedford Street, shunter L. and N.W.Rly.; 1914, October, Sapper, Royal Engineers; 1915, March, To France; Gassed and Wounded; 1919, Demobilized.
      George William, baker; 1915, December, Private, Royal Sussex Regiment, Lance-Corporal; 1916, June, To France, twice Wounded; 1919, Demobilized
      Alfred, labourer [ -- years in Beds Territorials]; 1914, Aug., Private, Beds Regt., Transferred to Gloucester Regt., and Royal Defence Corps; 1916, July, To France,, Wounded; 1918, June, Discharged because of Wounds.
      Samuel, blacksmith's striker; 1916, Feb., Private, 3rd Batt. Beds Regiment, Transferred to Machine Gun Corps; 1916, Wounded, Gassed; 1919, To Army of Occupation.
      Henry ; 1918 May, Private, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment; 1919, To France, Army of Occupation.

LINNEY, sons of Mrs. Linney, 49 Lake St. :-
      Eric Fred, sadler; 1917, August, Trooper, King's Household Batt.; 1918, June, Transferred to Coldstream Guards.
      James John; 1917, January, Rifleman, Civil Service Rifles; 1919, To Queen's Westminster Rifles; 1917, To France; 1918, June, Wounded; 1919, To Army of Occupation

LINNEY James, 37, Mill Road, grocer; 1915, July, Driver, West Lancs., Royal Engineers; 1917, September, To France.

LINNEY Samuel, 38, Bedford Street, [ -- years in Beds Regiment]; 1914, August, Private 7th Batt. Beds Regt.; 1915, June, To France.

LINNEY Albert E. 28, St. Andrew's Street, labourer, L. and N.W. Rly.; 1914, Sept., Private, 8th Batt, Beds Regiment; Lance-Corporal; 1915, August, To France; 1916, May, Wounded.

LINNEY Frank, Pulford Road.

LLOYD A. 8, Regent Street.

LONDON E.G. Wimbledon, late Leighton Buzzard, driver; Royal Field Artillery.

LOUGHTON U.F. 27, Hockliffe Rd., bricklayer; Private, Lincoln Regt.; 1917, Jan., Invalided out of Army.

LOVELY H.C. ; 1916, August, Reported Wounded.

LUCK, sons of Mr. J. Luck, late of Leighton Buzzard :-
      Edward Lewis, Toronto; Canadian Contingent; To France; 1916, September, Killed in Action.
      Sydney James, Toronto, student for Methodist Ministry; To France; 1917, April, Killed in Action.

LUCK Hayward, Canada, son of Mr. T.J. Luck, late of High Street; Canadian Contingent; 1916, Killed in Action.

LUCOCK Sidney Hubert, 4, South Street, overseer in Post Office [Beds Regt., Boer War]; 1914, September, Coy. Quarter-Master-Sergt., 6th Batt. Beds Regiment.

LYON John W. Briggington, Hockliffe Rd.; 1914, Sergt., Seaforth Highlanders; 1917, Nov., 2nd Lieut.; 1914, November, To France; 1915, May, Wounded, July, Rejoined; 1917, Nov., To France; 1918, April, Wounded.

LYONS H.G. ; Pte. City of London Regt.