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
DANCER Albert Hedley, "Ashworth", Hartwell
Crescent, clerk; 1916, Oct., Private, Army Pay Corps.
DAVIS Philip, London, son of Mrs. Davis,
Vandyke Road [7 years in King's Royal Rifles]; 1914, Aug., Private,
2nd Bn. King's Royal
Rifle Corps; 1914, To France.
DAWSON Frederick Sydney, 89, Heath Road,
son of Mr. A.E. Dawson, house decorator; Private, Northants., Regt.;
To France; Frost bite;
pneumonia; 1917, Oct., invalided out of Army.
DAWSON Alfred George, 30, Mill Road, printer
[joined May 11th 1914]; 1914, Aug., Private, 5th Bn. Beds Regt.;
1915, Aug. to Gallipoli;
1916, Jan., Invalided out of Army; Died.
DAWSON William, 4, Chapel Path; Private,
3rd Bn. Beds Regt.; Killed in Action.
DAY Cyril George, 27, Hockliffe Road,
dental mechanic; 1917, March, Trooper, Herts Yeomanry; Dec., transferred
to Stafford Yeomanry;
Lance-Corporal; 1918, Aug., To France; Sept., 5, Killed in Action.
DEACON William Thomas, 22, South Street,
DEAN William Edward, Heath Road, only
son of Mr. W.E. Dean, butcher; 1916, June, Private, 8th Bn. Northants
Regt.; Dec., Transferred to
13th Bn. Essex Regt; 1917, Feb., Corporal; To France; 1917, Feb.,
19, Killed in Action at Miraumont?.
DEDMAN William, 3, Park Crescent, Billington
Road; Trooper, Beds Yeomanry.
DEDMAN E.F.; Trooper, Bucks Yeomanry.
DELAFIELD, Hugh Frank, The White House,
Hockliffe Street, sand business [4 years in Beds Yeomanry]; 1914,
Aug., Trooper, Beds Yeomanry; Dec.,
1916, April, Sergeant; 1918 July, Cavalry Officers' Cadet School, Kildare; 1915
June, To France; 1918, April, Drafted with "C" Squadron Beds Yeomanry to 15th
Bn. The King's Hussars; 1919, Jan. Demobilised.
DENNARD Frederick, 52, Bassett Road.
DENNIS Albert Edward, 24, Albany Road, son of Police-Sergeant
Dennis, iron moulder [joined 1/5th Bn. Beds Regt., May 1914]; 1914, Aug., Private
Beds Regt.; 1916, Transferred to Machine Gun Corps.; 1917, June, Sergeant; Sept.,
Company-Sergt.,-Major; 1915, Jul; To Gallipoli; 1916, Nov.,Invalided to Egypt
with dysentry; Transferred to Imperial School of Instruction Camp.
DESMOND John, 6, Water Lane.
DEW, William, Ashwell Street, labourer; Private Beds
Regt.; 1917, Jan., Invalided
out of Army.
DICKENS Arthur, 21, Church Street.
DICKENS W., M.M.; Private, Oxon and Bucks Light Infantry;
To Italy; Military
DIGBY E.E., Albany Road, butcher's manager.
DIMMOCK, sons of Mrs. Dimmock, 55, North Street :-
Fred, plumber, with Mr. Inns; 1914, Sept.,
Private, 6th Bn. Beds Regt.; 1915 To France; 1916, July, Wounded; 1917, April,
Wounded; 1918, April, Discharged because of wounds.
Harry, bricklayer; 1914, Sept., Private,
10th Bn. Beds Regt.
DIMMOCK, sons of Mr. Dimmock, 66, Bassett Road ;-
Thomas [12 years in 3rd Bn. Middlesex Regt.];
1914, Nov., Trooper, King Edward's Horse; 1915, Feb., To France.
James; 1916, March, Private, Royal Fusiliers;
Transferred to Beds Regt.; 1916, April To France; Wounded.
DIMMOCK, sons of Mr. Dimmock 46, Mill Road :-
Percy Harold, grocer's assistant; 1915,
Nov., Private, Army Veterinary Corps.; Lance-Corporal; 1919, Feb., Died of Pneumonia,
buried in Abbeville Cemetery.
Charles, 2, Plantation Road, bricklayer;
1915, Aug., Sapper, East Anglian Royal Engineers; 1916, April, To Egypt.
Frank, 1917, Feb., Private, Infantry Reserve
Battalion; Transferred to 4th Bn. North Stafford Regt.
DIMMOCK Frederick William, 13, Billington Road, butcher;
1914, Dec., Private,
Royal Army Medical Corps; 1916, Aug., To France.
DIMMOCK Albert, 4, Lammas Walk, carman.
DIMMOCK Joseph William, 11, Vandyke Road, tailor;
1914, Oct., Private, 38th
Canadian Battalion; 1914, Oct., To France, Nov., Wounded.
DIMMOCK S.O.; Private, Beds Regt,; 1916, Wounded.
DIMMOCK -- 23, Ashwell Street.
DINHAM W. 17, Summer Street; Royal Field Artillery;
1918, Killed in Action.
DIXON George W., Hartwell Crescent, seed dresser, with
Mr. J.H. Green; 1918, June, Private, 1st Bn. Buffs; Oct., To France with Army
of Occupation; 1919 Feb.,
DIXON George, 8, Friday Street; Private, 10th Labour
Bn. Royal Engineers.
DIXON Albert, 57, Heath Road.
DOBEY Ernest Edward, 6, South Street,
labourer; 1915, May, Private, 5th Bn. Beds Regt.; 1916, Jan., To
Egypt; 1917, Wounded.
DODD George Albert, 103, Heath Road,
gardener; Private, Beds Regt.; To France.
DORRINGTON Jesse William, Beaudesert,
police constable; 1915, May, Private, 8th Bn. Beds Regt.; May, Lance-Corporal;
Transferred to 7th Bn.
Beds Regt.; July, Corporal; 1916, Feb., To France; Sept., Wounded; 1918, Jan.,
to France; April, Wounded; Sept., Discharged because of Wounds; 1919 Re-joined
DOUGAL G.M.; Royal Engineers; Sergeant.
DOVER James Henry, 2 Bedford Street, bricklayer.
DOYLE John, 1, Bedford Street.
DRAPER Charles Bryan, Lieutenant, Dudley Street,
farmer [ -- years in Beds Yeomanry]; 1915, Aug., 2nd Lieut., 1/5th Bn. Beds
Regt.; 1917, Lieutenant;
1918, Brigade Transport Officer and Acting Captain; 1915 Took Draft to Gallipoli;
Egypt; 1917, To Palestine; 1918, Mentioned in Despatches;1919, Mentioned in
DRAPER, sons of Nelson Draper, 52, Bassett Road
Hezekiah, cutler; 1914, Aug., Private, 5th
Bn. Ox. And Bucks Light Infantry; 1914, Aug., To France; 1915, June, Wounded;
1916 June, Re-joined.
Alec, labourer; 1915, April, Private, 1/5th
Beds Regt.; 1915, July, To Gallipoli; Wounded; To Egypt.
Kisby, knife grinder, etc.; Private, Beds
DRAPER Ernest, 86, Vandyke Road; Private, 3rd Bn.
Beds Regt.; 1916, Wounded.
DUDLEY Alfred Joseph, 56, North Street, undertaker,
etc.; 1915, Nov., Private, Royal Army Medical Corps; 1918 died of Dysentry.
DUDLEY T. ; Private, Beds Regt.
DUNCAN William George, Heath Road, gardener; 1916,
March, Private, 4th Bn. Beds Regt.; 1916, July, To France.
DUNCOMBE Harold, 48, Mill Road, porter; 1918, May,
Private, 4th Norfolk Regt.
DURRANT, sons of Mr. Durrant, 75, Lake Street :-
Arthur, baker; 1915, May, Private, Army
Service Corps; Transferred to Manchester Regt.; 1917, Dec., Invalided out of
William, farmer; 1915, March, Private,
5th Bn. Beds Regt.; To Egypt.
Charles, baker; Feb., Private., Army Service
DYER, sons of Mr. Dyer [late Vandyke Road] :-
Arthur ; 1916, March, Private, 1st Northants
Regt.; To France; 1917, Prisoner.
Lewis ; 1914, Oct., Killed in Action.
Sidney ; 1918, Aug., Wounded; Prisoner; Died
at Prisoners' Camp in Germany.