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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

FACER, sons of Mr. Facer, Ashwell Street :-
      Alan John, Outfitter's Assistant; 1915, April, Trooper, 2/1st Batt. Oxford Yeomanry.
      Archibald, commercial traveller; 1915, March, Private 2/1st Batt. Oxford Yeomanry, Lce.-Corpl.
      Hedley Humphrey, school teacher; 1914, September, Private, 2/2nd Batt. City of London Fusiliers, [Queen's Westminsters]; 1914, December, To Gallipoli; April, To France; 1916, July, Wounded; 1917, Discharged because of wounds.
      Haldane Thomas, Surveyor's Assistant; 1915, Jan., Pte., 2/1st Oxford Yeomanry, Sergeant.

FAIRLY John, 21, Friday Street, gardener; Private, 3/5th Batt. Beds Regt.; 1917, March, Invalided out of Army.

FARMER, sons of Mrs. Farmer, 12 North Street :-
      Richard J., Despatch Rider, Royal Engineers, Corporal.
      John Lewis, Solicitor's Clerk; 1916, June, Private, Buffs.

FAULKNER, sons of Mrs. Faulkner, late Heath Road :-
      Frank Thomas, 21, George Street ; Private, Army Services Corps., Motor Transport.
      Alec Joseph, Solicitor's Clerk; 1914, Sept., Private, 1/5th Bn. Beds Regt.; 1915, July, to Gallipoli; Aug., Wounded; Aug. 31st, Died of Wounds.

FAVELL, sons of Mr. Favell, 6 Barrow Path :-
      George, labourer, [9 years in Beds Regt.]; 1914, August, Sergt. In Beds Regt.; 1916, Transferred to 2nd Bn. Essex Regt.; 1914, To France; 1915 to India.
      Elijah, brickmaker, [joined Beds Territorials, June 1914]; 1914, Aug., Private 1/5th Beds Regt.; 1915, To Gallipoli; Wounded.

FAVELL James, Chapel Path; Drummer in Beds Regiment.

FAY Albert, 59, Hockliffe Road; Leading Seaman, H.M.S. Edon.

FENSOME William, Plantation Road, Motor Driver; Private Army Service Corps.

FENSOME A.; Private, Army Service Corps.

FERR Allen, 12, Regent Street.

FIELD Amos, 17, Stanbridge Rd., labourer; Private, Beds Regiment; 1917, wounded, June, Discharged because of wounds.

FIELD L.; Private, Beds Regiment.

FLEMMING George, 58, Plantation Road; 1918, Jan., Rifle Brigade.

FOLKS William Carpenter Oliver, 9, Beaudesert; 1917, July, Pte. Royal West Surrey Regt.; Sept., Transferred to Machine Gun Corps; 1918, May, To France; November, Signaller in 47th Division; 1919, February, Demobilised.

FOLMER Hallet John, son of Mr. J.H. Folmer, 16, Albany Road, Ironmonger's Assistant; 1915, December, Enlisted under "Derby" Scheme; 1917, September, Private, 3rd Batt. Beds Regt., December Transferred to 4th Batt. Machine Gun Corps; 1918, February, To France to 46th Division, Machine Gun Corps; September, Wounded, at St. Quentin; November, Rejoined; 1919, February, Demobilized.

FORTH Arth William, 163, Vandyke Rd., labourer; Pioneer, Royal Engineers; 1918, September, Invalided out of Army.

FOSSEY Albert George, ; Private, Essex Regt.; Invalided out of Army.

FOSTER George Edward, 82 North Street, butcher's assistant [7 years in Beds Regt.]; 1914, Private, 2nd Bn. Beds Regt.; To France; 1919, Demobilised.

FOSTER, sons of the above :-
      John Henry ; 1915, Feb., Private, 2/5th Bn. Beds Regt.; Transferred to Sussex Regt.
      Albert Edward : 1915, June, Private, 1/5th Bn. Beds Regt.; 1916, To Egypt.

FOSTER Arthur, 31 Vandyke Road, carter; Royal Naval Lines; Demobilised.

FOSTER, sons of late Mr. Alfred Foster :-
      Frederick George, Dudley Street, butcher; 1918, Feb., Air Mechanic, Royal Air Force.
      Sidney, South Street.

FOSTER Arthur, 31, South Street; 1914, Private 1st Bn. Northants Regt.

FOWLER Charles Frederick, Heath Park Road, Student (Electrical Engineer]; 1917, Sept., King's Royal Rifle Corps; Lance Corporal.

FOXON, sons of Mr. G.T. Foxon, 35, Beaudesert :-
      Thomas George, City of Hamilton, Canada, fitter; 1916, March, Private 120th City of Hamilton Regt.
      Leonard Frank, blacksmith; 1916, March, Private, 120th City of Hamilton Regt.
      Ralph Kenneth, 35, Beaudesert, gardener; 1914, Sept., Private, 7th Bn. Wiltshire Regt.; 1915, Sept., To France as Machine Gunner; 1916, Feb., To Salonica; 1918, To France; Nov., Died.

FOXON James William, 49, George Street, tent maker; 1916, Aug., Private, 3/1st Bn. Herts. Regt.; To France; Invalided out of Army.

FOXON F., 49, George Street.

FOXON H. ; Grenadier Guards; 1916, Aug., Wounded.

FRANCIS Frederick, 24, Mill Road; Beds Regt.; Invalided out of Army.

FRAZER, sons of Mr. Frazer, 30, Mill Road :-
      Henry, basket maker [ -- years in Army, South African War]; 1914, Aug., Trooper, 19th Hussars; 1916, May, To Ireland.
      Albert, fitter [joined Territorials July, 1914]; 1914, Aug., Private 2/5th Beds Regt.; To Egypt.
      Frederick, traction engine driver; 1915, Nov., Private, Beds Regt.

FREEMAN William, 165, Vandyke Road, Curator at Cemetery; 1918, June, Private, Royal Air Force.

FRENCH William, 4, High Street, postman [ years in Army]; 1916, Jan., Private, Beds Regt.

FRENCH W., 8, Hockliffe Road; Private, Lincoln Regt.

FRENCH Henry Thomas, Rushmere.

FRIPP J.T., late Church Square; 2nd Lieutenant, Lincoln Regt.; Killed in Action.

FROST, sons of Mr. Frost, 56, Stanbridge Road :-
      William ; Queen's Own Rifles.
      Alfred ; 1st Royal Montreals
      Gordon ; Private, 5th Beds Regt.

FROST, sons of Mr. J. Frost, 2, Hockliffe Road :-
      William Thomas, boot maker; 1915, June, Machine Gunner, 5th Bn. Beds Regt.; 1916, Transferred to Machine Gun Corps; 1916 To Egypt; 1917, Nov., Wounded; 1918, Wounded; 1919, Demobilised.
      Arthur Stephen; Private, 1st Bn. Durham County Light Infantry.

FROST S.J., Flying Instructor, Hendon.

FROST H.S., R.A.F. Electrical Section.

FROST A.W., R.A.F. Aeroplane Tester.

FROST E.G., 1st Lieut., R.A.F. Airships.

FROST C.F.T., 2nd Lieut., R.A.F. Seaplanes.