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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

KAYE William Henry, 40, Mill Road; Lance-Corporal, King's Royal Rifle Corps.

KAYE Fred ; King's Royal Rifle Corps.

KEEN William John, 4, Ashwell Street, painter; [4 years in Navy]; Able Seaman, H.M.S. "Prince of Wales".

KEEN Geo., 4, Ashwell Street, engine driver L. and N.W.R.; 1914, Aug., Private, 5th Batt, Beds Regiment; 1915, To France; 1916, May, Died of Wounds.

KEEN Henry Thomas, 8 Summer Street, labourer.

KEENE William Arthur, Church Street, Police Constable at Leighton Buzzard; 1915, Nov., Military Police; Lance-Corporal; Transferred to Grenadier Guards; 1916, March, To France; 1918, Oct., Wounded; 1919, Feb., Demobilised - rejoined Police.

KEMBER, sons of Mr. and Mrs. W. Kember, "The Croft", Stanbridge Road :-
      Harold Percy, 56, Hockliffe Road.
      "Archie"; To Egypt; 1919, Died from Heart Failure.

KEMP J.W. 30, Stanbridge Road; Signaller, Lincoln Regiment.

KEMPSTER, sons of late Mr. W. Kempster, 28, North Street :-
      T.G. ; Private, Beds Regiment; 1915, To France; 1916, July, Killed.
      John ; Royal Army Service Corps.

KEMPSTER William, 76. St. Andrew's Street, labourer [--- years in Beds Regt.]; 1914, Aug., Private, 2nd Batt. Beds Regiment.

KEMPSTER Ernest ; 1917, Aug., Private, West Surrey Regiment.

KEMPSTER Thomas, Chapel Path; Private, 3rd Batt. Beds Regiment.

KEMPSTER C.C. ; Private, Beds Regiment.

KEMPSTER Charles, 3, Chapel Path; Private, 5th Batt. Beds Regiment.

KEMPSTER J. ; Private, Beds Regiment.

KENT Harry, 3 Bedford Street.

KING Frederick, "Birchwood", Albany Road, butcher; 1914, Sept., Trooper, Beds Yeomanry; Transferred to Machine Gun Corps; Lance-Cpl.; 1915, May, To France; 1917, July, Invalided out of Army.

KING, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. King, 24, St. Andrew's Street :-
      Joseph ; 1918, March, Died of Wounds.
      Francis John ; 1914, Aug., Private, 4th Batt. Beds Regiment; 1915, To France; 1916, July, Killed in Action.

KING Frederick Valentine, Wimbledon late of Leighton Buzzard, [5 years in East Surrey Regiment]; 1915, Dec., Private, East Surrey Regiment; 1916, March, To India; 1917, Dec., To Mesopotamia; 1919, April, Demobilised.

KING George Arthur, 14, Grove Road; 1914, Aug., A.B., H.M.S. Defence; 1915, May 31, Lost in Battle of Jutland.

KING George, 70, Bassett Road; Royal Navy.

KING Charles, 4 Plantation Road; Private, Beds Regiment.

KINMAN T. ; Private, Beds Regiment.

KITELEY Frank Leslie, The Bridge House, Hockliffe Road; 1915, April, Private, Royal Ordnance Corps; 1917, Corporal; 1918, Sergeant; 1915, To Gallipoli; October, Wounded; Dec., To Egypt.

KITELEY John Thomas, 54, Hockliffe Road; 1916, July, Private, Royal Flying Corps; Sergeant.

KITELEY Thomas W. 17, Friday Street; 1916, Dec., Private, Royal Fusiliers; 1917, To France; July, 22, Killed in Action.

KITELEY Edward, 1, Bassett Road.

KNOTT Frank K. 23, South Street; 1918, April, Private, Royal Sussex Regiment.