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.
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;
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,
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.
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