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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


CANNINGS George R. ostler, Ewe and Lamb.

CAPP Thomas, 15, Plantation Road, market gardener; 1917, June, discharged.

CAPP Bert.

CAREY Edward Joseph, 23, Hockliffe Road; 1918, Nov., Bugler, Royal Marine Light Infantry.

CAREY J. Mill Road [The White House]; Private, 1st Beds Regt.; Corporal

CARLESS Benjamin B. 19, Ashwell Street, Leighton Buzzard Gas Company [4 years in 5th Beds Territorials]; 1914, Aug., Sergeant, 5th Bn. Beds Regt.; invalided out of Army.

CARLESS Fred S. 19, Ashwell Street [5 years in 5th Bn. Beds Regt]; 1914, Aug., Colour-Sergeant, 5th Bn. Beds Regiment; 1915, Feb., invalided out of Army.

CARLEY, Cyril C.

CARPENTER A.E. 45, Church Street; Bombadier, Royal Field Artillery.

CARPENTER E.; Sergeant, R.F.A.

CARTER A.S. Hartwell Grove.

CATWOOD Albert, 76 St. Andrew's Street.

CHAMBERLAIN James, 37, Mill Road, grocer's assistant [6 months in 1/5th Bn. Beds Regt.]; Driver, East Anglian Royal Engineers.

Thomas, Mill Road; Beds Regt.; Corporal; sergeant.

CHAMBERLAIN Frank, "Wisteria", Grove Road, tailor's assistant; 1914, Nov., Private, Royal Army Medical Corps; 1916, June to France; to Salonica.

CHAMBERLAIN Frederick, 5, Mill Road [ -- years in Beds Regt. South Africa]; Beds Regt. To France.

CHANDLER T.W. 90, Bassett Road, Crane Driver at Sandpits; 1916, March, Private 3/5th Bn. Beds Regt.

CHANDLER Sidney Harold, moulder; 1916, Oct., Sapper, Royal Engineers.

CHANDLER William, Bassett Road; Private, 2/5th Bn. Beds Regt.

CHANDLER C.H.; Bucks Yeomanry.

CHANDLER Thomas, 37, Mill Road; Private, 5th Bn. Beds Regt.

CHANDLER Linney, 37, Mill Road; Private, 5th Bn. Beds Regt

CHANDLER William Thomas, 74, Bassett Road, Crane Driver at Sandpits; Private, Beds Regt.; transferred to Leicester Regt.; 1916, to France; 1917, wounded; prisoner.

CHANDLER Percy Harold, 82, Bassett Road, postman; 1915, Feb., Private, Royal Army Medical Corps; 1915, June, to France.

CHANDLER B., 10, Beaudesert; Gunner, Royal Horse Artillery. .

CHANDLER Ernest, 10, Beaudesert, fishmonger; Driver, Royal Engineers; 1917, Oct., invalided out of Service.

CHANDLER Benjamin, Heath Road; demobilised.

CHAPPIN Thomas, 59 Vandyke Road, grocer's assistant; 1915, April, Trooper, 1st Herts Yeomanry; 1915, Nov., to Egypt.

CHAPMAN John, Lieutenant, 12, Hockliffe Street; Post Office clerk [ -- years in Territorials]; 1914, Aug., Signal Company East Anglian Royal Engineers; 1914, Sept., Sergeant; 1915, July, Sergeant-Major; 1915, to Egypt, Gallipoli; 1917, to France, 1917, Sept., 2nd Lieutenant; Lieutenant.

CHESHIRE F.; Sapper, Royal Engineers; Lance Corporal; wounded.

CHICK, sons of Mr. J.H. Talbott Chick, the Bank House :-
      Lionel Talbott, 61 Argyle Road, West Ealing, bank clerk; 1915, May, Private, Inns of Court Officers' Training Corps.; 1916, March, transferred to 2/5th Bn. The Buffs [Bankers' Bn.]; 1917, Sept., transferred to 11th Bn. Royal Fusiliers; 1917, Sept., to France; Oct., wounded; 1918, Feb., re-joined;
March, reported missing; taken prisoner at St. Quentin; Dec., repatriated.
      Stanley Talbott, Lieut., R.N.V.R., 61, Argyles Road, West Ealing, bank clerk; 1915, Nov., Sub-Lieut., Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve; 1915 Patrol duty, North Sea; 1916, Lieutenant; 1916, Patrol duty Mediterranean.
      Bernard Talbott, Lieut., R.N.V.R., D.S.O., 35, King Edward Road, South Hackney, bank clerk; 1916, June, Sub.-Lieut., Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve; 1917, June, Lieutenant; Patrol and Convoy duty, English Channel and North Sea; 1919, Jan., Distinguished Service Cross " For action whilst in command of H.M. Armed Motor Launch 263, against an enemy Submarine, which resulted in the sinking of the U boat in North Sea, July 1918."

CHURCH William T. 46, Stanbridge Road; Private, 5th Bn. Beds Regt.

CHURCH G. 20, Bedford Street; 1914, Aug., Private, Beds Regt.; 1914, to France; 1917, Oct., Killed in Action.

CLARE, sons of Mrs. Clare, May Cottage, Regent Street :-
      Joseph Theodore, smith at Ironworks; 1916, May, Private, Royal Fusiliers; Transferred to Queen's Royal West Surrey Regt.; 1916, Aug., To France; 1917, July, Wounded; Sept., Reported Missing; Presumed killed.
      William Thomas, chaffeur; 1917, Jan, Private, Army Service Corps; April, Transferred to Yorks Regt.; 1917, June, To France; Sept., Died of Wounds.

CLARK Robert Oswald, Capt., 23, Grove Road [Commissioned May 1914]; 1914, Aug., 2nd Lieutenant, 5th Bn. Beds Regt.; 1915, March, Lieutenant; 1916, June, Captain; 1915, July to Gallipoli; 1917, June, To France with 7th Bn. Beds Regt.; 1918, May, to United States of America British Military Mission.

CLARKE William J. 91, South Street, son of P.c. Clarke; Private, 3/1st Bn. Herts Regt.; 1915, To France; 1916, Wounded; Rejoined; 1917, Oct., Gassed.

CLARKE Baron, 34, East Street; Private, Oxford and Bucks. Light Infantry; 1915, Sept., to France; Seriously Wounded.

CLARKE Harry, "Wardown", Stanbridge Road, carpenter.

CLEAVER, sons of Mrs. Cleaver, 53, Lake Street :-
      William; Warwickshire Regt.; To France; 1917 Wounded.
      Fred; Canada; 1917, to France; May, Killed in Action.

CLEAVER Harry, 90, St. Andrew's Street, painter [ -- years in Beds Territorials]; 1914, Aug., Lance Corporal, 1/5th Bn. Beds Regt.; 1915, Aug., To Egypt.

CLEAVER William, 37, Lake Street, smiths striker.

CLEAVER H.J. 56, Stanbridge Road.

CLEMENTS, sons of Mrs. Clements, 8, Baker Street ;-
      Henry; Private, Beds Regt.
      William Arthur, Private, 5th Bn. Beds Regt.

CLEMENTS, sons of Mr. Clements, 35, Mill Road :-
      James Robert, blacksmith's striker [ -- years in Beds Regt.]; 1/5th Bn. Beds Regt; Sergeant; 1915, Aug., to Gallipoli; To Egypt.
      William Thomas, farm labourer; Private 1/5th Bn. Beds Regt.; 1915, Aug., To Gallipoli; To Egypt.

CLEMENTS Frederick John, 4, Friday Street; 1915, Jan., Private, 3/5 Beds Regt.; 1916, Corporal.

CLEMENTS Philip, Park View, Stanbridge Road, [13 years in Suffolk Volunteers and Territorials], foreman fitter, Leighton Buzzard Gas Company; 1915, Dec., 1st Air Mechanic, Royal Flying Corps; 1915, Dec., to France.

CLEMENTS W.; Private, 1/5th Bn. Beds Regt.

CLEMENTS H. 90, St. Andrew's Street; Private, 5th Bn. Beds Regt.

CLIFFORD Maurice C. 46, Hockliffe Road, clerk; 1915, Nov., Army Service Corps; To France.

COBB, sons of Mr. Cobb, 15, Queen Street :-
      George Victor, [6 years in Beds Regt., South Africa, West Indies, etc.]; 1914, Aug., Private, 1st Bn. Beds Regt.; Transferred to Border Regt.; 1914, Oct., To France; Nov., Wounded;1915, May, Rejoined; June, Wounded; June Rejoined; July, Wounded; Dec., Rejoined;1916, Oct., Wounded; 1917, Rejoined; To Italy; 1919, Jan.,demobilised.
      Fred [4 years in Beds Regt., South Africa etc.]; 1914, Aug, Private 2nd Bn. Beds Regt.; 1914, Oct., To France; 1916, July, Wounded; 1917, March, Rejoined; 1917, May, To Labour Battalion; 1918, Jan., To Royal Air Force; 1919, Feb., Invalided out of Army.



COLES George William, 41 George Street, railway platelayer [7 years in 3rd and 5th Bns. Beds Regt.]; 1915, Nov., Sapper, Royal Engineers [Railway Construction]; 1917, March, To France; 1918, Dec. Invalided home; 1919 Feb., demobilised.

COLLETT, sons of Mr. W.E. Collett, 47, Hockliffe Street :-
      Albert George, plumber; 1914, Nov., Private, Royal Army Medical Corps, March, To France.
      Walter James ; 2nd Lieut., motor engineer; 1915, Feb., Royal Flying Corps; to France; 1916, July, 1st Air Mech.; 1917, May, Observer; Oct., Corporal; 1918, Aug., Instructor to 15th T.D.S.; Sept., 2nd Lieutenant; 1918, May, Belgian Croix de Guerre.

COOK Albert John, 42, Ashwell Street, picture frame maker; 1914, Aug., Signaller, 7th Suffolk Regt.; 1915, May, to France; 1916, July, 3rd, Killed in Action at Coilliers.

COOK D., 50, Church Street.

COOK William, 50, Church Street.

COOK, sons of Mr. John Cook, 13, Hartwell Grove :-
      Cyril, 13, Hartwell Grove, motor driver; 1914, Sept., Private, Oxon and Bucks. Light Infantry; Lance-Corporal; 1915, June, to France; 1916, June, Wounded; To France; 1917, May, Wounded; Aug., Discharged because of wounds.
      Laurence Percy, porter, L. and N.W. Railway; 1916, Private 5th Beds Regt.; 1917., Aug., Wounded at St. Quentin; 1918, April, Wounded.

COOKE Cyril, 43 South Street, turner; 1915, June, Sapper, East Anglian Royal Engineers.

COPINDALE H., groom; Private, Lincoln Regt.; 1918, Aug., Invalided out of Army.

CORBEY Alfred William, 1 Market Square.

CORNISH, sons of Mr. H.S. Cornish, Linslade, late George Street ;-
      Frederick, Fremantle, West Australia; 1915, March, Driver, 16th Australian Army Service Corps; To Egypt; Wounded; To France.
      Bert, Australia, grocer's assistant; 1916, Oct., Private 16th Australian Contingent.
      Reginald Alfred, London draper's assistant; 1914, Aug., Rifleman Queen's Westminsters; 1914, Nov., To France; 1915, In Hospital; Nov., Rejoined; 1916, July, Missing; Reported killed.

CORNISH, sons of Mr. Cornish, 1 Albany Road :-
      William H.; July, Private Royal Fusiliers.
      Wilfred; 1916, June Private, 3rd Bn. Beds Regt.
      Ernest, sand carter; 1915, May, Private 4th Essex Regt.; 1916, Jan., To Egypt.

CORNISH Reginald H., 2, Union Street.

COSBY, 20 Baker Street ;-
      Arthur T. house painter; 1915, Oct., Private, 3/5th Bn. Beds Regt.; 1916, July, To Egypt.
      Alfred ; Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.
      George; Private, Royal Sussex Regt.

COSBY George, 51 Plantation Road, grocer; 1915, Sept., Private, Beds Regt.; To France; Wounded; 1917, Oct., Discharged because of Wounds.

COSBY Charles, 34, St. Andrew's Street, Fruiterer [6 years in Royal Engineer Reserves]; 1914, Aug., Sapper, Royal Engineers.

COSBY James, East Street; Beds Regt.

COSBY H., 53, South Street.

COSTIFF Leslie, Linslade, late Hockliffe St., chemist's apprentice; Royal Air Force.

COTCHIN F.T., 86, Vandyke Road.

COWPER Claude Marriott, 14, Lake Street, physician and surgeon [Haileybury College, O.T.C.] 3 years 2nd Bn. North Midland Field Ambulance [T]; 1914, Aug.,at Annual Training; Lieut,; Royal Army Medical Corps; Dec., Temp. Captain; 1915, April, Captain; 1915, Feb., To France; June, Invalided home; Aug., Rejoined in England; 1916, March, Invalided out of Service.

COX James, 14, Mill Road; 1915, July, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery; Invalided out of Army.

COX, [sons of above] :-
      Charles, 14 Mill Road 95 years in Beds Regt.]; Private 1/5th Bn. Beds Regt..; 1915, To Gallipoli; Wounded; Rejoined; 1916, To Egypt.
      John James, [5 years in Beds Territorials]; Sergeant, 1/5th Bn. Beds Regt.; To Gallipoli; Wounded.
      Harry ; 1915, Sept., Private, 3/5th Bn. Beds Regt.; Transferred to Royal Engineers; Transferred to Army Service Corps.

COX Joseph Morris, 52, Church Street.

COX J.J. ; Rifleman, Rifle Brigade.

COX W.H.; Private, Grenadier Guards;1916, Aug., Wounded.



CREAMER Wm., Heath Road.

CRESSWELL A.R. ; 4th Irish Guards.

CROUCH, -- ; Army Service Corps.

CROXFORD, son of Mr. W. Croxford, Daisy Cottage, Vandyke Road :-
Cyril, Willesden, grocer's assistant; 1915, April, Private, Army Ordnance Corps; Corporal; 1915, June, To France.

CROXFORD Frank, 2nd Lieut., M.M., Rosemary Glen, Heath-and-Reach, outfitter, North Street; 1914, Sept., Private 8th Bn. Beds Regt.; 1915, Nov., Company Q.M. Sergeant; 1915, Aug.; To France, Loos, Ypres, etc.; 1916, April, Military Medal for action east of Ypres, where the 8th Middlesex suffered heavy losses; 1917, Sept., Officers Training Corps; Dec., 2nd Lieut., 9th Bn. Warwick Regt., [attached to 60th French Infantry Regt., as liaison officer]; 1918, April, returned to France; Ypres, Hill 60, etc.; May, Wounded near Scottish Wood; July, Assistant Adjutant; July, Re-joined; 1919, to Germany with Army of Occupation; Feb., Demobilised.

CROXFORD William Thomas, Wesleyan Minister, previously in business as outfitter; 1914, Jan., Private, Royal Army Medical Corps; 1915, July, Overseas with 54th Field Ambulance; 1918, Jan., Commission as Chaplain, 4th Class.

CULVERHOUSE S., 3, Stanbridge Road.

CURTIS T.H., 56 Clarence Road, grocer's assistant; Trooper, Bucks Yeomanry.