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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

PACKWOOD Stanley, 45, Dudley St., [5 years in Bucks Yeomanry]; 1915, Jan., Sergt., Bucks Yeomanry; Transferred to Machine Gun Corps.

PACKWOOD Leslie, 45 Dudley Street; 1917, May, Private, West Yorkshire Regiment; Prisoner.

PAGE William, Newport Pagnell, grandson of Mr. Thos. Page, 17, Stanbridge Road; 1917, May, Died of Wounds.

PAGE Charles, Stanbridge Road.

PAIN F.G.; Army Service Corps.

PALMER Archibald Charles, Stanbridge Rd.

PANTER William G. Water Lane; Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery.

PANTLING, sons of Mr. and Mrs. A. Pantling, 48, Plantation Road :-
      Arthur ; 1916, March, Private, 1/5th Batt. Sherwood Foresters, To France; 1917, July, Wounded [lost left leg].
      William George ; 1917, Feb., Private, Army Service Corps, Motor Transport, Army of Occupation.
      Horace James ; 1916, May, Private, Royal Fusiliers; Transferred to Royal North Lancs. Machine Gun Corps; To France; 1917, April, Killed in Action.
      Bertram ; 1917, March, Trooper, Herts Yeomanry; Transferred to Royal Scots Guards, To Archangel.

PANTLING, sons of Mrs. Pantling, 24, Mill Road :-
      George, 54 New Road, Linslade, platelayer; 1915, May, Sapper, Royal Engineers; 1915, September, To France; Dec., To Egypt.
      Sydney John, labourer; 1915, June, Pte., 3/5th Batt. Beds Regiment; 1916, April, invalided out of Army, June died.
      Albert Edward, labourer; 1914, September, Private, 7th Batt. Beds Regt.; 1915, July, To France.
      Arthur C.

PANTLING Frederick, 39, Mill Road; 1914, August, Private, 2/5th Batt. Beds Regt.

PANTLING William Charles, 39, Mill Road; Pte., Norfolk Regt.

PANTLING Henry, 73, Lake Street; 1914, November, Private 2/5th Batt. Beds Regt.; 1916, August, To France.

PANTLING Albert Philip, 14, Union St.; Pte., 7th Batt. Beds Regt.; 1916, July, Wounded.

PANTLING William Fred, 9 Summer Street; 1915, August, Pte., Royal Army Medical Corps; 1916, June, To France.

PANTLING Leonard, Willesden, son of Mr. Pantling, 41, Hockliffe Road, bricklayer; 1915, Feb., Sapper, Royal Engineers; To France; 1916, July, Killed in Action.

PANTLING Albert, 21 Queen Street, labourer; Private, Beds Regt.; 1918, February, Invalided out of Army.

PANTLING Walter John, 7, Church Street.

PARKER, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Parker, 105, Heath Road :-
      James Henry, Sergt., baker; 1914, Sept., Private. 7th Batt. Beds Regt., Transferrred to 7th Batt. Leinster Regt., Corporal, Sergt; 1915, July, To France; 1917, February, Killed in Action.
      Arthur Edward ; Private, 5th Batt. Beds Regt.; To Gallipoli; To Egypt.

PARR William, 35, Market Square.

PARROTT Joseph Alfred, 32, Bassett Road; 1917, Feb., Private, Tank Corps; 1918, August, To France; 1919, Feb., Demobilized.

PARSONS Frederick William, 60 Plantation Road; 1916, January, Private, 3rd Batt. Beds Regt.; Transferred to Sherwood Foresters.

PARSONS Frederick, 5, Summer Street; 1916, October, Pte., 2/5th Batt. Essex Regt.

PARSONS William, 14, Chapel Path, grocer's assistant; 1916, March, Pte., Northants. Regiment; 1916, July, To France; 1918, April , 5th, Killed in Action.

PARSONS Frederick George, 40, Baker St.

PATTINSON Harrison, Birchwood, Albany Road; Corporal, Royal Engineers.

PATTISON A. ; Private, Beds Regt.

PANSON A. ; Royal Garrison Artillery.

PAUSEY Thomas Ellis, 5, Grove Road.

PAYNE, sons of Mr. Geo. Payne, North St. :-
      Archibald Jas., 36, Lake Street, grocer; 1916, December; 1917, February, died at Naval Hospital, Gillingham.
      Leslie ; Private, New Zealand Army Service Corps; To Samoa Garrison; 1918, November, 17th, died after attack of fever on voyage from Samoa to New Zealand, buried at sea.

PEARSON, sons of Mrs. Pearson, 12, Dudley Street :-
      Arthur Albert ; trooper, 10th Australian Light Horse, To Gallipoli; 1915, Aug., 7th Killed at Walker's Ridge.
      Walter William, Private, Royal Fusiliers, Sportsmans' Battalion.

PEARSE William George T. 7, Ashwell St.; Private, 2nd Batt. Beds Regt.

PEASLAND J.W.; Private, Royal Army Service Corps.

PEASLAND E.; Private, Beds Regiment.

PEERLESS A.J.; Royal Engineers, Quarter-Master-Sergt.

PEPPER G.G. 84, Bassett Road; Royal Army Service Corps.

PEPPIATT D. 8, Lammas Close, carman; Pte., 3/5th Batt. Beds Regt.; Transferred to Leicester Regt.; 1917, June, To France; Prisoner.

PHELAN George, son of late Mr. Phelan, water engineer; Electrician, H.M.S. Canada.

PERRY Frederick, 11, Queen Street; Private, 1/5th Batt. Beds Regiment; 1915, August, Wounded.

PHILLIPS R.E., nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Phillips; Pte., Queen's Westminster Rifles; 1916, September, Killed in Action.

PHILLIPS James, 18, South Street; To Salonica.

PHILLIPS Thomas, 18, South Street.

PHILLIPS Frank, Farsley, Yorkshire, late East Street; Private 2nd Batt. Scots Guards; 1914, To France; October, Killed in Action.

PHILLIPS A. ; Rifleman, Oxon. and Bucks. Light Infantry; 1916, August, Wounded.

PITKIN Richard James, 2, Water Lane ; Private, 4th Batt. Buffs.

PITKIN George John, 2, Water Lane.

PLATT Robert, 31, Plantation Road; Private, 3rd Batt. Beds Regiment.

PLATT P. ; Royal Sussex Regt., Wounded.

POLLARD W. ; Rifleman, Oxon. and Bucks. Light Infantry; 1916, Aug., Wounded.

PLUMMER E.F. High Street; 1918, Sep., Wounded.



PLUMMER Arthur Anthony, Mill Road, grocer's assistant; Beds Regt., Machine Gun Section; Invalided out of Army.

POLLEXFEN John, "Hazlewood", Vandyke Road; Royal Navy.

POOL Horace J. 20, Friday St., grocer; 1915, January, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery; Bombardier, To France; To Salonica.

POOL Val., Vandyke Road; 1917, June, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery; 1919, Demobilized.

POTTER H.V. Albany Road; Royal Flying Corps

POTTER Albert, Billington Road.

POUCHOT John A., D.C.M., late Market Square; rifleman, Queen's Westmionster Rifles, later Lieut.; Royal Air Force; Killed in Action.

POWELL George Herbert, 17, Church St., hairdresser; 1915, July, Private, 2nd Australian Brigade; 1915, Sept., To Egypt; 1916, March, To France.

POWELL Samuel Francis, 52, Regent Street, cinema operator; Private, 10th Batt. Essex Regiment; 1918, Dec., Demobilized.

PRATT, sons of Mrs. Pratt, 18 Essex St. :-
      George [2 years in Beds Regt.]; 1914, August, Pte., 2nd Batt. Beds Regt.; 1915, November, To France, Dec., 19th Killed in Action at Mons.
      William [5 years in Army]; 1915, Feb., Private, 3rd Batt. Beds Regt.; To France, Wounded.
      Frederick [5 years in Army]; 1915, March, Private, 26th Canadian Batt., Dec., To France.
      Charles ; 1916, October, Pte., 3rd Batt. Beds Regiment.

PRATT Francis, 32, St. Andrew's Street, platelayer L. and N.W. Rly.; 1915, May, Sapper, Royal Engineers, Sept., To France, Dec., To Egypt.

PRATT R. 60, St. Andrew's Street [four years in Grenadier Guards]; 1915, Aug., Sapper, East Anglian Royal Engineers.

PRATT Vernon Walter, 61, Plantation Rd., postman; Private, 3rd Batt. Beds Regt.; 1919, Demobilized.

PRATT Sydney Horace, 61, Plantation Rd., market gardener [seven years in Beds Yeomanry]; 1914, August, Corpl., Beds Yeomanry; 1916, Feb., Discharged, time expired.

PRATT Charles, 40, Plantation Road; Pte., 4th Batt. Seaforth Highlanders.

PRATT David, 43, Vandyke Road; Pte., Suffolk Regiment; To France: Twice Wounded.

PRATT J. 43, Vandyke Road; Lance-Cpl., Royal Sussex Regiment.

PRATT Robert, 31, Plantation Road; Private, 3rd Batt. Beds Regiment.

PRATT Fred, 42, Mill Road.

PRICE Hugh Bunker, 22, Lake Street.

PRIDMORE Alfred Percy, South View, Hartwell Crescent.

PRIKE L.; rifleman, 5th Batt. City of London Rifle Brigade.

PROCTOR Thomas G. 24, Lake Street; 1914, August, Lieut.; West Indian Regiment; To Jamaica.

PROCTOR John Albert, 27, Mill Road; Pte., Suffolk Regiment; 1917, July, Invalided out of Army.

PULLEN Charles, 15, George Street.

PURYER Ernest George, 1, South Street, ironmonger's assistant; 1916, Jan., Pte., 18th Batt. Middlesex Regt.; 1916, April, To France; 1917, October, killed by a shell.

PURRETT John Cotchin, 3, Albany Road.

PYE Samuel, 56, Hockliffe Road.