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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

HACK, sons of Mr. J. Hack, Ivy Cottage, Vandyke Road :-
      Arthur ? bricklayer; 1915, Jan., Sapper, East Anglian Royal Engineers Land Corps.
      Wheeler? John, bricklayer      ?; 1915, May, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery; 1915, Dec., To France; 1918, April, 27th, Killed in action, Buried at Poperieghe.

HACK, George, 46, Plantation Road, gardener; Pte., Beds Regt.; 1918, May, Invalided out of Army.

HACK, sons of Mr. Hack, 86, St. Andrew's Street ;-
      Ernest, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery.                                          Leonard ; Pte., 5th Batt. Beds Regt.; 1916 Aug., Wounded; 1917, May, Discharged because of Wounds.

HACKERMAN George, Regent St., gardener; 1916, Pte., 3/5th Batt Beds Regiment; Invalided out of Army.

HALES William, 40, Union Street; Pte. Army Veterinary Corps.

HALFORD, sons of Mr. Halford, Market Square :-
      Thomas Frederick, "Risca", George St., Clerk in Post Office; 1915, April, Sapper, East Anglian Signal Company, Royal Engineers.
      Henry Philip, Swingfield, North Devon; 1916, August, Pte., 2nd Batt. Buffs., Lance Corpl.

HALL, sons of Mr. J.M. Hall, 31, North Street :-
      Henry George ; 1916, May , Pte. Army Cyclists Corps.
      Ernest William, Birmingham, Newsagent; 1916, May, Pte., 4th Batt. Warwickshire, Regiment;
Corpl., Sergt.

HALL William, Goldtoro, Canada, [late Summer Street]; 1915, November, Pte., Canadian Regt., Lance-Corpl., To France; 1916, Killed in action.

HALL Alfred, Heath, formerly of Leighton Buzzard, greengrocer; [3 years in 5th Bn. Beds Regiment]; 1914?, Sept., Corpl. 2/5th Beds Regiment.

HALL Thomas, 7, Windmill Path

HALL Albert George, 7, Ellesmere Terrace.

HALSEY Harry, 51, North Street; 1916, June, Pte., Beds Regiment; To Machine Gun Corps; 1916, To France; Jan., Wounded; 1918, April, Prisoner; 1919, Repatriated.

HALSEY G.C.; Lance-Corpl., Beds Regt.; 1916, Killed in action.

HAMMERTON J.T. ; Private, Oxon. and Bucks. Light Infantry; 1916, August, Wounded.

HAMPTON Robert Cecil, 31, Billington Rd., farrier; Pte. Army Veterinary Corps.

HARDING Frederick T. 7, Bridge Street, tailor; Sapper, 4/1st Field Company, East Anglian Royal Engineers; 1916, Oct., Invalided out of Army.

HARMON Harold L. 45, Hockliffe Street, clothier; 1914, Aug., Pte., 2nd Batt., Royal Sussex Regiment; To France.

HARMON L. 13, Beaudesert; Beds Regt.

HARRIS Oliver, Plas?---- , Brookton, W, Australia, son of Mr. Gregory Harris, 18, North Street; 1915, May, Pte., Australian Contingent, To France; 1917, October, Wounded.

HARRIS Edward James, 40 Stanbridge Rd., [17 years in Beds Volunteers and Territorials]; 1914, Aug., Sergt., 5th Batt. Beds Regiment; 1918, Oct., Killed in action.

HARRIS Charles, 8, Water Lane ; Pte., Oxon. and Bucks. Light Infantry; Transferred to Berks Regt.; Sergt.;1917, Reported missing.

HARRIS Walter, 7, Chapel Path ; Pte., Labour Batt.; 1918, April, Invalided out of Army.

HARRIS Richard Charles, 74, North Street.

HART, sons of Mr. F.W. Hart, 112, St. Andrew's St. :-
      William, gardener; 1914, Sept., Pte., 2nd Batt. Beds Regt.; 1915, May, To France; June, Wounded; 1916, October, Died of Wounds.
      Fred., gardener; 1914, October, Pte., 2nd Batt. Beds Regtiment; Corpl.; 1915, July, To France;, Wounded; 1918, Nov., Discharged because of Wounds.

HART Frederick John, 6, Stanbridge Road; 1917, June, Pte., 2/5th Batt. Beds. Regt.

HART R. Army baker.

HEADY Richard Newman, 83, South St., carter; 1916, Pte. Beds. Regt.

HEALING Kenneth, 2nd Lieut., Dunstable, late Clerk at London, County and Westminster Bank; 1914, October, 2nd Lieut., 2/6th Batt. Sherwood Foresters; 1917, April, Killed in action.

HEDGES, sons of late Dr. and Mrs. Hedges, 16 Lake St. :-
      Charles William, ?--tor; 1915, June, Pte., 67th Batt. Canadian Expeditionary Force; 1915, August, To France.
      Alwyne Alexander, Divinity Student; 1914, Sep., Trooper, Beds Yeomanry, Transferred to Royal Garrison Artillery; 1915, Jan., to Malta; 1916, May, To Egypt; 1918, Jan., to Salonika; 1919, Feb., Returned to England.
      Oscar John, Lieut., Surveyor; 1915, May, Royal Flying Corps; 1917, March, 2nd Lieut. Royal Field Artillery; 1918, Sep., Lieut.; 1915, May, To France; 1917, May, Wounded. Dec., Invalided home; 1919, March, Demobilized.

HELEY, Luton [late Vandyke Road]                                                Harry, butcher; Northumberland Fusiliers; 1914, August, Corpl., 2nd Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers; To France; To Salonica.
      George, Joined Royal Navy in 1913.
      Thomas John, carpenter; 1917, Sept., Pte., 7th Batt., Beds Regt., Lance-Corporal; 1915, July, To France; 1916., Killed in action,
      Thomas, butcher; 1914, Bandsman, 1/5th Batt. Beds. Regiment.

HELEY Fred, Luton, 6 years with Mr. H.J. King, Market Square; Beds Regt.; 1916., Sep. Killed in action.

HELEY James Walker, 32, Baker Street ; Pte., West Yorks. Regt.; 1917, Nov., Invalided out of Army.

HICKS John, 45, Lake Street ; Pte., Oxon. and Bucks. Light Infantry.

HIGGINS W., 6, Church Street, Grocer's assistant; Jan., 1915, Royal Field Artillery, driver; 1915, Sept., France; Dec., Salonica; 1918, Bulgaria.

HIGGS Walter Samuel, 23, Bridge Street, wine and spirit merchant; 1916, January, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Chief Petty Officer [mechanic]; 1916, Mediterranean Anti-submarine Patrol; 1918 Irish West Coast, Anti-sub. Patrol; 1919, Mar., Demobilized.

HILL William Thomson, Capt., Herne Hill [late of Staff "L.B.O."]; 1915, June, The Buffs; 1917, Dec., to Royal Naval Air Force; Lieut., Captain; 1918, March, Member of R.A.F. Examination Board.

HILLS Edward Algernon, The Vicarage, Engineer, [3.5 years in Berkhamstead O.T.C.]; 1915, October, Private, Artists Rifles; 1916, March, Cadet; April 2nd. Lieut. 1918, April Lieut.; 1917, Transferred to Royal Air Force, October, To France, Wounded.

HILLS C.H. 42, Lake Street, Australian Contingent; Wounded.

HILLS H. Private, Warwick Regiment; 1916, August, Wounded.

HINES William, 17a, Bridge Street.

HING Stanley, 81, South Street; 1915, Mar., Driver, Army Service Corps; 1916, June, To France.

HING E.J., Billington Road; 1917, June, Private, Reserve Battalion.

HOAR F. ; Private, Beds Regiment.

HOARE Arthur, Hockliffe, Late L. and C. Bank, farmer; 1916, April, Pte., Special Brigade, Royal Engineers; 1917, 2nd Lieut.; 1916, May, To France; 1917, Aug., Returned for Commission; 1918, May, To Egypt; D. Compy., Camels; 1919 March, Demobilized.

HOBBS F. 28, Stanbridge Road; Sapper, East Anglian Royal Engineers.
HODSON - Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.

HOLBROW Henry, Major, 32, Hockliffe Rd., Surveyor [five years in Beds Yeomanry]; 1914, Aug., Sergt., Beds Yeomanry; 1915 May, 2nd Lieut.; 155th Field Company, Royal Engineers; 1916, June, Lieut.; 1918, Nov., Major; 1916, May, To France.

HOLBROW W.J.; Sapper, Royal Engineers.

HOLLAND A. 69, South Street, Guardsman, Grenadier Guards.

HOLLAND F.G. 62, Vandyke Road, Private, Middlesex Regiment.

HOLLAND Sidney, 12, Vandyke Road; 1914, Gunner, Canadian Contingent; 1917, Sep., Killed in action.

HOLLAND Anthony Cornelius, 51 Vandyke Road.

HOLLAND Percy, 51, Vandyke Road.

HOLLIMAN Geo. Henry Ernest, Church Street, police constable at Leighton Buzzard; 1916, Feb., Trooper, 2/5th Batt. Herts Yeomanry; Transferred to 1/8th Batt. Sherwood Foresters; To France.

HOLLOWAY J.H.; Private, Army Vetenary Corps.

HOLMES, sons of Has. Holmes, 98, Bassett Road :-
      Percy George, 100, Bassett Road, carter; 1916, June, Pte., 2nd Batt. Beds Regt.; 1916, October, To France; 1918, Mar., Prisoner; December, Repatriated.
      Joseph, [7 years in Navy); 1914, August, Stoker, H.M.S. "Amphitrite", Leading Stoker.
      William, [8 years in 2nd Batt. Beds Regt.]; 1914, August, Pte. 2nd Batt. Beds Regt.; October, To France; 1916, July, 11th, Killed in action.
      Frank, grocer; 1914, Sep., Driver, Royal Field Artillery; 1915, Invalided out of Army; 1916, June, Rejoined 5th Batt. King's Royal Rifle Corps; 1918, Prisoner at St.Quentin; 1919, January, Repatriated.

HOLMES Edward, M.M., 58, Hockliffe St., labourer; 1915, July, Private 1/5th Batt. Beds Regiment; 1916, June, To Egypt; July To Palestine, Military Medal; 1917, Nov., Killed in action.

HOLMES Arthur Levi, 58, Hockliffe Street, bleacher and dyer; 1918, April, Royal Naval Engineers.

HOLMES William George, 58, Church St., groom; Private, 1st Batt. Suffolk Regt.

HOLMES Charles John Marleigh, South Street, gardener; Private, Yorks. and Lancs. Regt.; Wounded; 1918, March, Discharged because of Wounds.

HOLMES A., 6 Bedford Street, Beds Regt.

HOOPER Frederick.

HOPKINS Frederick, 45, South Street, bricklayer [ - years in 17th Lancers]; 1914, Sergt. Gordon Highlanders; 1915, June, To France; Sept., Wounded; December, Rejoined; 1916, June, Discharged because of Wounds.

HOPKINS Clark, Niagara, Ontarion, mason; Driver, Canadian Field Artillery.

HOPKINS James Joseph, 37, South Street, ironmonger; Royal Army Medical Corps.

HOPKINS H., 87, South Street.

HOPKINS Harold, 45, Plantation Road; Prisoner, Repatriated.

HOPKINS Alfred John, 28, Church Street, bricklayer; 1916, October, Sapper, Royal Engineers; 1918, January, Discharged.

HORN, sons of Mr. W. Horn, Mill Road :-
      Percy John, grocer; 1915, October, Pte., Royal West Kent Regiment; 1916, To France.
      Walter James, house decorator, Private, Army Service Corps; 1916, To France.
      A. ; 1914, Pte., Canadian Contingent; 1917, Died of Wounds.

HORN Charles Ernest, 6, Summer Street, groom; 1916, April, Pte., 10th Batt. Suffolk Regiment.

HORN John, 11, Hockliffe Road, sand carter [6 years in Special Reserve]; 1914, Sept., Private, 1st Batt. Beds Regiment; 1915, To France; 1916, June,Wounded, Rejoined; Sept., Killed in Action.

HORNE Daniel, 90 Vandyke Road, labourer [5 years in Militia]; 1916, June, Pte., 20th Batt. Royal Fusiliers.

HORNER George Frederick.

HORWELL John Henry, 40, Dudley Street; 1917, May, Teritorial Reserves.

HOSKINS William Frederick, 4, Heath Road; 1916, Jan., Pte. 117th Batt. Canadian Infantry,; 1917, May, To France; 1919, April, Demobilized.

HOSKINS Arthur Robert, Church Street; 1918, May, Private, Norfolk Regiment; 1919, February, Demobilized.

HORSFALL Albert, 12 Church Street, labourer.

HOUNSLOW A. ; Sapper, Royal Engineers.

HOWARD Fred., Vandyke Road, police constable [3 years in Beds Regiment and Grenadier Guards]; 1914, August, Guardsman, Grenadier Guards; 1914, August, To France; 1915, October, Wounded at Hobenzellery Redoubt; 1916, October, Discharged because of wounds.

HOWES F. Driver, Royal Engineers.

HOWARD Percy, late 27, Market Square; Private, 8th Batt. Somerset Regiment; To France, Gassed.

HUDD C. ; Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery.

HULL Arthur Charles, Greytown, Natal, late 35, Dudley Street, clerk, [2 years in Mounted Rifles, Natal]; 1915, May, shoeing smith 1st King Edward's Horse; 1917, To France, To Italy; 1918, April, Wounded; 1918, Aug., Discharged because of wounds.

HUMBLES William, 7, Barrow Path; Pte., Beds Regiment.

HUMBLES, sons of above :-
      G. 18, Chapel Path ; 1915, July, Driver East Anglian Royal Engineers; 1916, June, To France; 1918, March, Killed in Action.
      Charles Francis; 1915, May, Pte., 1st Batt. Beds Regiment, To France; 1916, May, Wounded; 1917, October, Discharged after being wounded three times.

HUMBLES William, 30, Plantation Road, porter; 1916, March, Pte., 10th Batt. Suffolk Regiment; Transferred to King's Royal Rifle Corps.

HYDE, sons of Mr. B. Hyde, Vandyke Road :-
      William, Thistletown, Ontario, farm labourer; 1915, July, Pte., Canadian Horse; Transferred to Machine Gun Batt.; 1918, Sept., Wounded.
      Richard James, 28, Vandyke Road, grocer's assistant; 1914, November, Pte., 5th Batt. Beds Regiment; 1915, January, Died.

HYDE, sons of Mr. John Hyde, Vandyke Road :-
      Alfred, 14, Church Street, plasterer, [5 years in Beds Regtiment]; 1915, Nov., Gunner, Anti-Aircraft Service.
      John William, 22, Church Street, plasterer; Sapper, Royal Engineers; Invalided out of Service.

HYDE, son of above :-
      John William, 22, Church Street; 1916, May, Trooper, 3/1st Beds Yeomanry.

HYDE, sons of Mr. Wm. Hyde, 28, East Street :-
      Thomas ; 1916, July, Pte., 25th Middlesex Regiment; Transferred to 1/8th Batt. Machine Gun Corps; 1917, Jan., To France, August, Wounded; 1918, Aug., To France; 1918, November, 7th, Killed in Action.
      William James ; 1915, Nov., Driver, East Anglian Royal Engineers, Cable Section; 1916, April, To India and Mesopotamia.

HYDE, son of James Hyde, 29, Vandyke Road :-
      George, Luton [four years in Dragoon Guards]; 1915, Oct., To France.

HYDE R. Regent St.; Beds Regiment.      

HYDE Alfred, 65, Hockliffe Road; Beds Regiment.