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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

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, painter.

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., Lance-Corporal; 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 1/5th Bn. 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.

DIBDIN Horace.

DICKENS Arthur, 21, Church Street.

DICKENS W., M.M.; Private, Oxon and Bucks Light Infantry; To Italy; Military Medal.

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., Demobilised.

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; 1916, Feb., Transferred to 7th Bn. Beds Regt.; July, Corporal; 1916, Feb., To France; Sept., Wounded; 1918, Jan., Returned to France; April, Wounded; Sept., Discharged because of Wounds; 1919 Re-joined Police.

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; To Egypt; 1917, To Palestine; 1918, Mentioned in Despatches;1919, Mentioned in Despatches.

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 Regt.

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 Army.
      William, farmer; 1915, March, Private, 5th Bn. Beds Regt.; To Egypt.
      Charles, baker; Feb., Private., Army Service Corps.

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.