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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

RADFORD Herbert George, 16, Dudley St., clerk; 1917, April, 15th Batt. Royal Field Artillery; 1918, Wounded.

RADFORD William R. Stoke-on-Trent, late South St.; Private, Royal Air Force.

RAY William Richard, 15, Mill Road [ -- years in Beds Territorials, South Africa etc.]; 1914, August, Private, 2nd Batt. Beds Regiment, To France, October Wounded at Loos.

RAY George Thomas, 15, Mill Road; 1915, August, Private, 3/5th Batt. Beds Regt, To Egypt.

RAY Alfred William, 54, Stanbridge Road; Gunner.

RAYNER John, 8 East Street [joined June 1914]; 1914, August, Pte., Beds Regt., To France; 1917, April, Wounded; Oct., To France; 1918, Killed in Action.

RAYNES J. ; Corporal, Beds Regiment.

REDDING Thomas, 42, Union Street, milkman; 1916, May, Pte., 8th Batt. Beds Regt., Lance Corporal; 1917, To France; 1917, April, Killed in action at Loos.

REEVE Charles William, Kentish Town, late 8, Plantation Road, platelayer, L. and N.W. Rly. [4 years in Territorials]; 1914, Corporal, 3/5th Batt. Beds Regt.; 1915, July to Gallipoli, August Wounded at Chocolate Hill; 1916, April, Discharged because of Wounds.

REEVE Albert John, Luton, late Vandyke Road, stonemason; 1915, May, Sapper, East Anglian Royal Engineers.

REEVE Arthur Thomas, Ceylon, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Reeve, King Street, botanist; 1915, Pte., Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps.

REEVE Charles, Jersey Cottage, St. Andrew's Street, carpenter; 1916, Oct., Sapper, Royal Engineers; 1918, Wounded and Prisoner.

REEVE Thomas, Vandyke Road, platelayer, L. and N.W. Rly.; 1917, January, Sapper, Royal Engineers; 1917, January, To France; 1919, Demobilized.

REEVE William, 84, Church Street, Sapper, Royal Engineers; Killed in Action.

REEVE George, Church Street; 1916, Oct., Bandsman, Beds Regiment.

REID Algernon Frederick, 19, High St., art dealer; 1916, December, Pte., Artists Rifles [O.T.C.], Transferred to Royal Air Force; 1917, April, 2nd Lieut., Artists Rifles; 1918, Oct., Lieut.; 1918, Apr., To France; May, Wounded.

RHODES R. 97, North Street, Prisoner.

RICHARDSON J.B. "Wayside", Heath Park Road [2nd Lieut. Leicestershire Yeomanry, 1904-1908]; 1914, August, Sergt., 16th Batt. Middlesex Regt.; 1914, Dec., 2nd Lieut.; 1915, June, Invalided out of Army.

RICHARDSON Cyril A.H. 9 Dudley Street, chauffeur; 1915, March, Pte., Beds Regt., Transferred to Suffolk Yeomanry; 1915,November, To France; 1916, Aug., Wounded; 1918, September, gassed; 1919, March, Demobilized.

RICHARDSON George Ernest, 29a, Plantation Road, compositor; Pte., Army Ordnance Corps; 1918, November, Invalided out of Army.

R. 20, Grove Road, organist at All Saints' Church; 1914, Sergt., Beds Yeomanry, transferred to 8th Hussars, To France; 1919, To Army of Occupation, conductor, 1st Cavalry Div., Band; 1919, Mar., Demobilized.

RICHMOND, sons of Mr. Robert Richmond, J.P., "Heathwood" :-
      Frederick Robert, 2nd Lieut., D.L.I., "Heathwood", auctioneer, partner in Messrs. Cumberland and Hopkins[Berkhamsted School Corps. 5 years; Suffolk Garrison Artillery 2 years]; 1914, Sept., Private 19th Royal Fusiliers, [Public School Batt.]; 1915, March, Sergt., September, Coy-Sergt.-Major; 1916, March, Cadet, O.T.C., July 2nd Lieut., 22nd Durham Light Infantry [Pioneers]; 1915, Nov., To France; 1916, Mar., Oxford O.T.C., Sept., To France; 1917, Mar., 13th Killed by a shell near Bouchavesnes, burial in French Officers' Cemetery, Maurepas?.
      George William, Capt., R.E., S.R., D.S.O., gas engineer, Beckton, A.M.I.C.E. [Berkhamsted School Corps, 3 years]; 1914, July, 2nd Lieut., Royal Engineers [Special Reserve]; 1915, June, Lieut.; 1916, Feb., Acting Captain; 1917, March, Companion of the Distinguished Service Order for service at Tigris and Dialah Crossings, Feb., 13 and Mar., 7 and 8; August Mentioned in Despatches, Nov., Capt.; 1914, August, 1st, joined at Chatham; Oct., 1st, 2nd Lieut., 71st Field Coy., R.E.; 1915, June, To Gallipoli; Aug.,6th Wounded in foot; Sept., 11th Rejoined, Dec., 2nd In last lighter from Suvla Bay; 1916, Feb., To Mesopotamia; 1919, June, To Army of the Rhine.
      Harold Stedman, Capt., K.R.R.C., Malay Civil Service, B.A. Oxon. [Berkhamsted School Corps, 5 years; Pte. To 2nd Lieut., Oxford O.T.C., 4 years; ---? To Sergt. Malay States Volunteer Reserve 6 month, Private]; 1914, Dec., Open Commission as Lieut.; 1915, March, Lt., 15th Batt. King's Royal Rifle Corps, May, Transferred to 9th Batt.; 1916, June, Capt.; 1915, May, To France, July, 31st, Wounded in jaw, Dec. 27th Rejoined; 1916, Feb., To France, Aug.,24th, Killed while leading his Company in a successful assault in Delville Wood, buried near Longuerville.

RICKARD Ernest ; Pte., Beds Regt.; 1914, September, To S.Africa; Nov., To France; Invalided out of Army.

RICKARDS John William, 27, Beaudesert.

RICKETT George, 5, Chapel Path [3 years in S.Africa].

RIDGWAY Harry, 33, Vandyke Road, compositor; 1914, Nov., Pte., 15th Batt., Welsh Fusiliers, L.Cpl.; 1915, Nov., To France, Dec., Wounded; 1916, Mar, Rejoined; 1918, To Officers Training Corps.

RIDLINGTON, sons of Mr. E.M. Riclington, late Excise Officer :-
      E. ; 1916, Lieut., Royal Artillery; 1917, July, To France; 1918, July, Wounded.

ROADNIGHT Percy Alfred, 12, Hartwell Crescent, solicitor's clerk; 1915, November, Pte., Royal Army Medical Corps; 1916, To France.

ROBERTS, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, 4, Bedford Street :-
      Edward, [Beds Territorials]; 1914, Aug., Pte., 5th Batt. Beds Regt.; May, Invalided out of Army.
      Sidney ; Pte., Beds Regt., To France; twice wounded, 1917, April, Killed in Action.

ROBERTS, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, 50, Clarence Road :-
      F.C. ; Pte., Beds. Regt.; 1916, To France;
      G. ; Pte., 6th Batt. East Surrey Regt.
      Sidney John.

ROBINSON, sons of Mr. Robinson, 27, Regent Street :-
      Harry, Watford: 1916, May, Pte., Army Service Corps, Motor Transport.
      John ; 1915, Aug.; Corporal, Army Service Corps, To France.

ROBINSON Edward [Jackson and Co.]; 1914, April, Pte., 4th Batt. Beds Regt.; 1916, March, To France; 1917, July, Wounded; 1918, March, To France.

ROBINSON, sons of Mr. Robinson, 44, Hockliffe Street :-
      Robert G. ; 1917, April, Pte., 3rd Batt. Beds Regiment; 1919, Demobilized.
      Arthur, Billington ; 1918, Aug., Rifleman, King's Royal Rifle Corps; 1919, To Army of the Rhine.

ROBINSON Alfred William, 30, Bassett Rd. ; Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.

ROBINSON J. ; Pte., 10th Batt. City of London Regt.

ROBINSON Walter William, 21 Regent St.

RODD, sons of Mrs. Rodd, 98, Vandyke Rd. :-
      Charles Henry, [one year in Territorials]; 1915, Sept., Private, 5th Batt. Beds Regiment, transferred to Anti-Aircraft Section, Gunner.
      A. ; Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.
      John ; Private, Labour Batt.; 1917, Sept., Invalided out of Army.

ROE Reginald, 49, Heath Road, printer; Private, Dorset Regt.; 1917, May, To France; Dec., Wounded [lost one leg]; 1918, Sept., Discharged because of Wounds.

ROE Arthur Mervyn, Hartwell Grove, motor driver; 1917, January, Pte., Army Service Corps.

ROOTER O.D. ; Reported, Wounded.

ROFF W. ; Pte., Beds Regt.

ROGERS S.M.; Pte., 7th Batt. Wilts. Regt.

ROLLINGS Horace Albert, 60, Vandyke Rd., grocer; 1916, Nov., Pte., 3/5th Batt. Beds Regt.; 1917, April, to France, May, Wounded, Prisoner; 1919, Demobilized.

ROLLINGS Clifford, 3 Hartwell Grove; 1917, April, Pte., 8th Batt. Suffolk Regt.

ROLLS, sons of Mr. Rolls, late 12, Regent Street :-
      Reginald ; 1914, August, Lance-Corpl., 8th Batt. Beds Regiment, To France.
      Stanley ; 1915, April, Pte., Army Service Corps, Motor Transport.
      Christopher ; 1915, June, Pte., 1/5th Batt. Beds Regiment.
      Oliver ; 1914, Sept., Drummer, 8th Batt. Beds Regiment.

ROLLS Harold Arthur, 10, Hockliffe Road, clerk; 1914, Dec., Lance-Corpl., Royal Army Medical Corps, transferred to Royal Air Force, Pilot; 1915, To Gallipoli; Nov., To Egypt; 1918, October, To France; 1919, April, Demobilized.

ROLLS W.A., Rushmere, motor mechanic; Private, Army Service Corps, Motor Transport; 1917, Sept., Invalided out of Army.

ROPER -- 12, Regent Street

ROPER Arthur William, 12, Regent Street; Private, 59th North Middlesex Regt.

ROSE G., Australia, son of Mr. A. Rose, 46, Union Street; Private Australian Light Horse; To Gallipoli; Reported Missing.

ROWE George, 10, Back Lane [30 years in Volunteers]; Royal Defence Corps; 1919, March, Demobilized,

ROWE, sons of the above :-
      George Walter, Lower Hartshay, coal miner [2 years in Royal Field Artillery]; 1915, Aug., Private, 3rd Bn. Beds Regt.; Transferred to 1st Battalion; 1916, To France; 1917, Oct., Killed in Action.
      Victor Edward, Bletchley, hotel porter; 1916, March, Private, Royal Fusiliers; 1918, To France.
      John William, Ontario, Canada, farmer; 1915, Private, 15th Bn. 1st Canadian Division; 1915, Nov., To England; 1916, To France; Wounded at Somme; 1919, May, Demobilised.
      Frederick, 10 Back Lane, cycle fitter; Private, Royal Army Medical Corps; 1916, June, To France; Wounded; Nov. To Salonica; 1917, July, To Palestine; 1919, May, Demobilised.

ROWE Thomas John, 42, Bassett Road; Private, 3rd City of London; Royal Fusiliers.

ROWE Richard, 52, Regent Street.

ROWE William Valentine, Leedon, plumber; 1916, June, Pte., Middlesex Regt.

RUFFHEAD, sons of late P.c. Ruffhead :-
      J.W. ; 1917, March, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery; 1917, Aug.,To France; 1918, June, Demobilised.
      Fredk. Charles ; 1914, Sept., Pte., Beds Regt. 1916, Corporal; 1915, July To France; 1916, July 1st Killed in Action at Loos.

RUGGLES Charles George, Victoria, gas works assistant; 1914, Sept., Private, 5th Bn. 2nd Australian Brigade; 1915, To Gallipoli; To France; 1916, July, Report Missing; Presumed Killed.

RULLAND H. 10, Back Lane; Private, Coldstream Guards.

RUMBLE R. ; Private, Beds Regiment.

RUMBLES R. ; Private, Berks Regiment.

RUSH, sons of Mr. and Mrs. D. Rush :-
      Percival Warwick, Bedford; 1914, Aug., Trooper, Beds Yeomanry; 1915, Corporal; Sergeant; 1915, June, To France; 1918, March, Wounded; Oct., Discharged because of Wounds.
      Reginald Henry, Hellerterrin, West Australia, farmer; 1914, Dec., Trooper, 10th Bn. West Australian Light Horse; 1915, Transferred to Veterinary Corps, Mobile Vet. Section; 1918, Sergeant; 1915, March, To Egypt; 1916, June, To France.

RUTHERFORD Rowland C. "Firbank", Hockliffe Road; Private, Royal Army Medical Corps.

RUTLAND Frederick Joseph, 30, East Street; 1919, C Company, Training Reserve.

RUTLAND George, 30, East Street.