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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

MacARTHUR J., Lieut-Col. O.B.E., 1 Market Square; 1914, Essex Yeomanry, To France; 1917, Major in charge of No.14 Veterinary Hospital; 1918 Aug., Lieut.-Col.; 1919, Mentioned in Dispatches; Demobilized.

McCUBBIN, sons of Mrs. McCubbin, 10, Lake Street :-
      Donald, engineer; 1914, August, Private, Army Ordnance Corps., Sept., To France.
      Alec, Broken Hill, Australia, miner; 1914, Aug., Private, 1st Australian Brigade; To Gallipoli; 1915, April, Killed.
      Kenneth ; 1915, May, Royal Field Artillery; Sergeant; To France; 1918, Nov., Distinguished Conduct Medal.

McMORRAN Harold, 13, Billington Road, grocer's assistant.

MACE L.G. ; Royal Flying Corps.

MAHONEY P. 28, St. Andrew's Street; Private, Labour Battalion; 1918, June, Invalided out of Army.

MAJOR Thomas, 8, Chapel Path; 1915, Aug., Sapper, Royal Engineer's Labour Bn.; Sept., To France; 1917, Dec., Discharged on account of shell shock.

MAJOR William, 10, Chapel Path; 1915, June, Private, 3/5th Bn. Beds Regt.

MAJOR William, 32, East Street; 1914, Oct., Private, Northants. Regt.; To Egypt.

MAJOR John, 32, Bedford Street [6 years in Beds Territorials]; 1914, Aug., Private, 2nd Bn. Beds Regt.; Oct, To France; Twice Wounded; 1915, Sept., 25, Killed in Action.

MAJOR Albert, 32, Bedford Street; 1917, Feb., Private. Machine Gun Corps.

MAJOR John, 34, East Street; 1915, May, Private, 3/5th Bn. Beds Regt.; Corporal.

MAJOR Joseph, 34, East Street; 1914, Nov., Private, 1/5th Beds Regt.; 1915, Feb., To Egypt; 1917, Aug., Wounded; 1918, July, Invalided out of Army.

MAJOR Thomas, 11, Friday Street [---years in Beds Regt.]; 1914, Sept., Sergeant 6th Bn. Beds Regt.

MAJOR James, 3, Mill Road.

MAJOR Thomas, 39, Church Street; Sergt., Suffolk Regt.; 1917, Sept., Invalided out of Army.

MAJOR Leonard William, 24, Regent Street, chemist's assistant; 1914, Sept., Private 7th Bn. Beds Regt.; Corporal; 1916, March, To France.

MAKEPEACE, sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. Makepeace, late of the Institute :-
      Charles, butcher, Nuneaton; 1916, Private, R.A.M.C.; 1918, Northern Russia.
      Frank, printer; 1915, Private, 3/10th London Regiment; 1916, To France; 1918 Trench fever; 1919, Demobilised.

MALLETT, sons of Mr. R.T. Mallett, 4, Ashwell Street :-
      Joseph Lawrence, Major; 1915, 2nd Lieut., 9th Bn. Warwick Regt.; 1915, Lieut; 1916, Captain; 1918, Major; 1915, Sept., To Gallipoli; 1916, Feb., To Mesopotamia; 1919, Demobilised.
      Ronald Aubrey ; 1919, Pte., 2nd Bn. Beds Regt.; Corporal; Sergeant; 1915, June, To France; Wounded six times.

MALLETT, sons of Mr. Mallett, late chemist, High Street :-
      Frederick John, Cambridge, tutor; 1915, July, Lieut., Royal Engineers, Signals.
      Howard, Rothwell, assistant, University Library, Cambridge [2 years in Royal Army Medical Corps]; 1914, Aug., Sergeant, Royal Army Medical Corps; Sergt. Major.

MARKS Percy William, 33a, Plantation Road, carpenter's apprentice; 1916, March, Private, 3rd Bn. Beds Regt.; 1917, To France, Sept., Killed in Action.

MASON Arthur Thomas, 13, Market Square, Grocer's Assistant.

MASTERS, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Masters, late North Street :-
      Alfred, East London, Cape Colony; 1915, June, Private, Royal Fusiliers; Wounded.
      Ernest, East London, Cape Colony; 1915, July, Sergt., S.African Contingent.

MATTHEWS Rupert, son of Supt. Matthews, 21 Hockliffe Road, solicitor's clerk; 1914, Oct., Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery; 1915, Corporal ; 1918, Sergeant; 1915, July, To France; 1919, Feb., Demobilised.

MATTHEWS E. Chapel Path, printer; Company Sergt. Major, 3rd Bn. Suffolk Regiment; 1918, Oct., 2nd Died of Wounds.

MATTHEWS F. Church Street; Prisoner.

MATTHEWS George A. 35, Ashwell Street, postman; 1916, June, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery; 1917, April, Wounded.

MEAD - 46, Baker Street [3 years in Reserves]; 1914, Aug., Private 3rd Bn. Beds Regt.; 1915, Feb., To France; Wounded at Mons; Wounded at Ypres; 1917, Invalided out of Army.

MEAD, sons of Mr. Mead, 68, North Street :-
      James Joseph, joiner; 1914, Sept., Private, 4th Bn. East Surrey Regt.; 1915, Oct., To France; 1917, Killed in Action.
      Percy ; 1915, Dec., Private, Army Ordnance Corps; 1916, To France; 1919, Demobilised.

MEAD F.C. Luton, native of Leighton Buzzard; 1915, Oct., Gunner, Essex Royal Garrison Artillery; 1918, Died of Wounds.

MEAD Alfred, Luton, native of Leighton Buzzard.

MEAD Frank, 18, South Street; 1916, July, Private, 9th Bn. Oxon. and Bucks. Light Infantry; 1917, April 28th, Killed in Action.

MEAD Dan., 18 South Street; Private, Herts. Regt.

MEAD John, Toddington, son of the late Mr, John Mead, Veterinary Surgeon, North Street; 1916, Jan., Sergt., Army Veteran Corps; To France.

MEAD Ernest S.R., Staines, late Leighton Buzzard, engineer [1 year in R.A.M.C., 1 year as chauffeur in 19th Hussars]; 1914, Aug., Private, 19th Hussars; 1914, Aug., To France, Sept., Wounded; Oct., Rejoined; 1915, May, Wounded; Sept., To France.

MEALING Charles, 4, Plantation Road; Private, 7th Bn. Beds Regt.

MILES Richard, 46, Ashwell Street, chemist's assistant; 1916, May, Private, 27th Bn. Royal Fusiliers; Transferred to West Kent Regiment; 1916, Oct., To France; Wounded; 1917, May, Discharged because of Wounds.

MILES, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Miles, 24, Plantation Road :-
      Reginald ; Trooper, Beds Yeomanry; Transferred to 8th Bn. Somerset Light Infantry; To France; 1918, Nov., Killed in Action.
      William ; Army Service Corps.

MILLER A. ; Royal Engineers.

MILLS S.H. 30, Chapel Path, blacksmith; Private, Norfolk Regt.; Wounded; 1919, Jan., Discharged because of Wounds.

MILLS Arthur, 30, Chapel Path, tinsmith [3 years in Beds Regt.]; 1914, Sept., Private, 4th Bn. Beds Regt.; 1916, July, To France; Prisoner.

MILLS William E. 22, Plantation Road, butcher; Trooper, Bucks Yeomanry.

MILLS G.E. 22, Plantation Road; Private Beds Regt.

MILLS Edward James, 62, Vandyke Road, carpenter's apprentice; 1917, April, Training Reserve.

MINALL Henry George, 62, South Street, blacksmith; Beds Territorials; Lance-Corporal, Beds Regt.; 1918, Feb., Discharged because of loss of left leg.

MINALL William, 86, Bassett Road; 1914, Aug., Private, 2/5th Bn. Beds Regt.

MISSENDEN R.W. ; 1916, July, Killed in Action.

MITCHELL George, 80, Vandyke Road; 1915, Oct., Private, 5th Bn. Beds Regt.; 1915, May, Invalided out of Army on account of Eyesight.

MOORE, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Moore, 43, Mill Road :-
      Fred ; Private, 3rd Bn. Grenadier Guards; Wounded.
      John Charles ; 1914, Private, Beds Regt.; 1915, July, To France; 1916, July, Wounded; 1917, June, Discharged because of Wounds.                                          Leonard ; Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers; 1918, Prisoner, August 4th, died at War Hospital, Tincourt, France.
      Alfred ; Beds Regt., Invalided out of Army.

MOORE Alfred L. 1, Summer St., [16 years in Beds Regt., Boer War]; 1914, August, Private, 2nd Bn. Beds Regt.; 1914, To France, discharged after rheumatic fever.

MOORE George Edgar, 90, North Street, fish cleaner.

MORGAN George, Leedon; 1915, December, Sergt., Canadian Engineers.

MORGAN Albert, Leedon; 1915, May, Royal Engineers, Lance-Corporal.

MORGAN Ernest, 15 Hockliffe Road, furniture porter; 1916, June, Army Service Corps, Motor Transport.

MORRELL C. 27, Stanbridge Road; Private, Lincoln Regiment.

MORTIMER Edward F. Ontario, Canada, late 60, North Street; 1915, Private, Canadian Infantry; 1916, August, To France.

MOSS Harry, The Cedars, studgroom; 1914, September, Trooper, Beds Yeomanry; To France;

MULLINGAN D.G. ; reported wounded.

MUMMERY Harry Charles, 44 High Street.