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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

SAMBROOK Arthur, Rosebery Avenue, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard Post Office Staff, postman [Bucks Yeomanry]; 1914, Aug., Sergeant, Bucks Yeomanry.

SAMUEL, sons of Mr. Samuel, 19, Regent Street :-
      Horace, platelayer on L. and N.W.R.; 1916, Dec., Sapper, Royal Engineers; 1917, Jan., To France; 1918, April, invalided out of Army.
      Henry Charles, carpenter; 1917, Jan., Sapper, Royal Engineers; 1917, Sept, To Italy; 1919, March, Invalided out of Army.

SAMUEL Arthur, 48, Plantation Road, carter; Pte., Notts. And Derby Regt., Wounded [lost left leg]; 1918, June, Discharged because of wounds.

SANDERS George, 41, Mill Road, gardener [4.5 years in Territorials]; 1914, August, Sergt., 1st Batt, Beds Regt.; 1914, August, To France, Nov., Wounded; 1916, March, Discharged because of wounds.

SANDERS William John, 17, Vandyke Road, butcher; 1914, October, Sergt., 2/5th Bn. Beds Regiment; Sergt.-Instructor; To France, Prisoner.

SANDERS Thomas H. 64, Bassett Road; 1915, June, Gunlayer, Royal Naval Air Service.

SANDERS Bert, Upper Tooting, formerly of Leighton Buzzard; 1916, Mar., Pte., 1/20th Batt. County of London Regt; 1916, June, To France, Sept., Wounded at High Wood.

SANDERS John, groom, The Cedars; 1914, Sept., Trooper, Beds Yeomanry, To France; 1918, August, Wounded, Demobilized.

SANDERS Charles, 52, Dudley Street ; Buffs.

SANFORD Ralph, 19, Dudley Street, ironmonger's assistant; 1914, Sep., Sapper, Royal Engineers; 1918, Died of Wounds.

SAUNDERS Ernest James, Urban District Council Offices, Surveyor to Urban District Council; 1917, June, Private, Honorable Artillery Company; 1918, March, 2nd Lieut., 309th Road Construction Coy., Royal Engineers; 1918, July, to France; December, to Army of the Rhine; 1919 February, Demobilized.

SAUNT T.E. ; Royal Army Medical Corps.

SAYELL A.W. ; Rifleman, Rifle Brigade; 1916, To France; 1918, April, Prisoner.

SAYELL Walter, Canada, late Beaudesert; Private, Canadian Machine Gun Section.

SCHOOLING J. ; Q.M.S., Somerset Light Infantry.

SCOTT C.J. ; Beds Regt., Wounded.

SCOTT William Henry, 20 Bedford Street, carter.

SCOTT J. ; Army Service Corps.

SEABROOK Harold Alfred, 1, Grove Road, chemist's assistant; 1915, October, Pte., Royal Army Medical Corps.; 1916, Jan., To France; 1918, To Officers' Training Corps; 1919, Demobilized.

SEAR, sons of Mrs. Sear, Forest Gate, and the late Mr. Edmund Sear, 15, Vandyke Road :-
      Thomas, Calgary, Canada, stonemason; 1915, May, Pte., 56th Bat. Canadian Contingent; Transferred to 15th Batt. Canadians [48th Highlanders]; 1916, April, To England; May, To France; Wounded; 1919, Demobilized.
      Fred, Forest Gate, clerk; 1916, March, Pte., 3/7th Bn. Middlesex Regt.; Sept., Transferred to 1/13 Batt. London Regt.; 1918, January, Transferred to Labour Corps; 1916, Sept., To France; Oct., Wounded at battle of the Somme. 1919, Demobilized.
      James, Battersea [in Territorials]; 1918, Discharged, time expired.

SEAR Frank, 77, Lake Street; Pte., Royal Field Artillery.

SEDDON R.S. ; Sussex Regt., 1916, Killed in action.

SEEDHOUSE Cyril Norman, son of Mr. Wm. Seedhouse, late High Street, Despatch Rider, Royal Flying Corps; 1916, March, Wounded.

SEEMS, sons of Mr. R.G. Seems, 5, Beaudesert :-
      Benjamin Salmon, Burton-on-Trent, butcher; 1914, Sept., Private, Army Service Corps; Transferred to Machine Gun Corps; Corporal; 1915, May, To France; 1919, Demobilized.
      William Salmon, Bedford, ironmonger; 1916, November, Private, Army Service Corps; Mechanic and Transport Sergt.

SEWELL, sons of Mr. Sewell, 54, Regent St. :-
      William George ; 1914, August, Private, 3rd Batt. Beds Regiment; 1915, April, To France; 1916, Wounded twice.
      Charles Thomas ; 1914, August, Private, 2/5th Batt. Beds Regiment; Transferred to 1/2nd Batt. London Regiment, Corporal, Sergt.; To France; 1917, December, Wounded; 1918, October Prisoner.

SEWELL John Henry, 17, Water Lane.

SHACKLETON, sons of Mr. Shackleton, 16, Friday Street :-
      John William ; Stoker, Royal Navy.
      Harry ; Private, 3/5th Beds Regt.
      Joseph ; Private, Beds Regiment.
      Charles ; Royal Garrison Artillery.

SHARP Harry, 2nd Lieut., [Military Medal], son of late Mr. and Mrs. H. Sharp, 10 North Street, outfitter; 1914, Sept., Pte., 10th Batt., Lincoln Regt.; Private, Sergt., Transferred to Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 2nd Lieut.; 1915, January, To France; 1917, August, Military Medal.

SHARP, sons of Mr. Sharp, Luton, late Vandyke Road :-
      Frederick A., gas stove fitter; 1915, May, Sapper, East Anglian Royal Engineers.
      Joseph Henry, chauffeur; 1915, April, Private, Army Service Corps, Motor Transport.
      Ernest George, motor trimmer; 1916, Sept., Air mechanic, Royal Navy Air Service

SHARRATT Frederick Arthur, 54, Clarence Road, sorting clerk and telegraphist, G.P.O.; 1916, December, Royal Flying Corps, Corpl., Royal Air Force [wireless instructor], Blenheim Wireless School; 1917, April, To Canada; Nov., To Texas, U.S.A. as Instructor; 1919, February, Returned to England, Demobilized.

SHAW George Lewis, 72, Vandyke Road; Royal Army Medical Corps; 1918, Sept., Invalided out of Army.

SHAW J.R. ; Lance-Corpl., Northumberland Fusiliers.

SHEPHERD Sidney, Regent Street ; Private Beds Regiment; 1915, July, Private 8th Batt. Beds Regiment., To France; 1916, August, Killed in action.

SHORT George William, 112, Vandyke Rd.

SHORT Joseph Arthur, 112, Vandyke Road; Gunner, H.M.S. Excellent.

SHORT Frederick, 36, Bedford Street; 1918, June, Pte., Royal West Surrey Regt.

SHURY Harry, Teddington, late Hockliffe Street; Private 3/5th Batt. Beds Regt.

SILVESTER H. ; Sapper, Royal Engineers.

SIMPSON Sydney D., 48, Baker Street; Pte., 3rd Batt. Beds Regiment; Invalided out of Army.

SINFIELD Gordon, Stanbridge Road; Private, Beds Regt.; Transferred to Navy, H.M.S. "Pembroke".

SINFIELD Thomas, 41, North Street [19 years in Army]; 1914, August, Sapper, Royal Engineers.

SINFIELD William, South View, Hartwell Crescent; 1915, November, Sapper, 521st London Field Company, Royal Engineers; 1916, To France; To Salonica; 1917, Transferred to Yeomanry Division in Egypt; 1918, Corpl.; 1919, Sergt.

SKEGGS Edward, 126, Heath Road.

SKEGGS George, 126, Heath Road.

SMALLBONES, sons of Mr. Fred Smallbones, 12, Hockliffe Road :-
      James, [12 years in Beds Regt., India, Chitral Expedition, 1895, Boer War, etc.]; 1914, August, Drill Instructor to 7th Batt. Beds Regiment; 1915, Invalided out of Army.
      Edward ; 1916, October, Pte., Inniskilling Fusiliers; 1917, January, To France; April, Wounded at Mouch-? Sept., To France; 1919, Jan., Demobilized.
      Albert ; 1915, March, Sapper, Royal Engineers; 1915, May, To France; 1919, April, Demobilized.

SMALLWOOD Wm. Kenyon, P.O. Clerk; 1915, September, Sapper, Royal Engineers, 32nd Div. Signal Company.

SMITH, sons of Mr. Smith, late 5, South Street :-
      Henry, printer, local Scout Leader; 1915, Sept., Pte., Beds Regiment; Machine Gun Corps; 1917, April, Killed in action.
      John, printer; 1915, November; 1916, November, Wounded.

SMITH, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, 70, St. Andrew's St. :-
      Robert, painter; 1916, March, Private, Royal Fusiliers; 1916, July, To France; 1918, Dec., 3rd, Died of pneumonia.
      James, labourer; 1914, Sep., Pte., Beds Regt.; 1915, April, To France; Sept. 5th Wounded; Sept., 8th died of Wounds.

SMITH William A., Luton, late Vandyke Rd., butcher's assistant; 1916, May, Pte., East Kent Regt. [the Buffs]; Transferred to 12th Machine Gun Corps; 1917, March, Seriously Wounded; 1918, March, Missing and presumed Killed.

SMITH Joseph, 11, Regent Street, carpenter; 1914, September, Private, 1st Batt. Beds Regt.; 1915, April, To France; July, 20th Died of Wounds.

SMITH Herbert ; 1918, August, Rifleman, King's Royal Rifle Corps; 1919, Army of Occupation.

SMITH James, 18, Plantation Road; 1916, May, Private, Army Service Corps, Motor Transport; 1916, To Salonica.

SMITH Lawrence Bertram Arthur, 40, Hockliffe Street; 1915, Nov., Royal Engineers, Pioneer; 1916, May To France.

SMITH Cyril, 40 Hockliffe Street.

SMITH Henry, 35, Lake Street; 1915, Sep., Private, 3rd Batt. Beds Regt.

SMITH Thomas, 64, Plantation Road.

SMITH James, 37 Plantation Road.

SMITH Frederick John, 93, South Street.

SMITH Bert, 85, South Street.

SMITH William, 74, Bassett Road.

SMITH Henry, 37, Vandyke Road, gardener.

SMITH E. ; Sapper, Royal Engineers.

SMITH R. ; Pte., 8th Batt. Northants. Regt.

SMITH T. ; Private, Beds Regiment.

SMITH Major Charles, Luton, late Leighton Buzzard.

SMITH F. ; Corpl., Army Veterinary Corps.

SNOWDEN C.H.; Private, 12th Batt. West Yorks. Regt.

SOUTHALL Gerald, Belfort, Vandyke Road, engineer; Private, 23rd Batt. London Regt.; 1917, Sept., Invalided out of Army.

SQUARE, sons of Dr. W.H. Square, Bridge House :-
      Alwyn Holberton ; Major, M.C.; 1914, Hon. Artillery Company; 1914, Dec., Lieut., Royal Field Artillery; 1916, Captain; 1917, Major; 1915, To France; Mentioned in Despatches; 1918, Military Cross.
      Harris Holberton, Captain; 1914, Flight Sub. Lieut., Royal Naval Air Service; 1914,Seaplane Patrol in North Sea; 1915, Injured in defence of London; 1917, Invalided out of Service on account of injuries; Nov., Re-joined, To France; 1918, May, Invalided home; Aug., Attached to Experimental Station; 1919, Flight to Madrid and back.

STACEY George, 18, Baker Street; Private, 7th Bn. Essex Regiment.

STAIRS, sons of John Stairs, 14, North St. :-
      Frederick Thomas, butcher; 1916, Oct., Private, Royal Army Service Corps; Nov. To France; 1919, Feb., Demobilised.
      Charles, butcher; 1917, Aug., Private, Royal Army Service Corps; Nov., To Portuguese and German East Africa; 1919, July, Demobilised.
      William, Wood Green, butcher; 1917, April, Driver, Royal Field Artillery; 1917, Sept., To France; 1919, March, Demobilised.

STANIFORD E.R. Bletchley, late Albany Road; Lce.-Corporal; Army Service Corps, Motor Transport

STANIFORD Sydney, Bletchley; Private, Army Service Corps, Motor Transport.

STANSFIELD W. ; Beds Regiment.

STEADMAN, sons of Rev. W. and Mrs. Steadman, 53, Dudley Street :-
      William Nixon, Alta.? Canada, farmer; 1916, March, Private, 194th Edmonton Highlanders; 1916, Dec., To France; 1917, June, Wounded; Oct., 30th, Killed at Passcherdale.
      John Noel, Alta.? Canada, farmer; 1915, Dec., Private, Manitoba Infantry; Transferred to 108th Canadians; 1916, Dec. To France; 1917, April, 9th Killed in Action on Vimy Ridge.
      Cyril Walter, 53, Dudley Street, Student; 1914, Sept., Trooper, Beds Yeomanry; 1915, To France; 1917, Nov., Wounded; 1918, Nov., To Army of Occupation; 1919, April, Demobilised.

STEBBINS Charles Goff, "Burgate", Linslade, bank accountant; 1916, June, Inns of Court O.T.C.; Dec. 2nd Lieut., Royal Army Service Corps; 1918, June, Lieut; 1918, To Palestine and Syria; 1919, Jan., Invalided home.

STEBBINS? 21, Friday Street :-

STEDMAN Dr. T.B. late North Street; 1916, Nov., Royal Army Medical Corps.

STEVENS, sons of Mrs. Stevens, The Unicorn Hotel :-
      Francis ; 1916, Dec., Private, 3rd Bn. Essex Regt.; Corporal; To Egypt.
      Thomas, Montana, U.S.A.; 1914, Nov., Trooper, 20th Hussars; Transferred to Gloucester Regt.; Corporal; 1915,April, To France; Wounded: To Egypt;1919 Invalided home; June, Died after Malaria.
      John, Canada; 1914, Nov., Beds Yeomanry; 1915, To France; 1917, April, Wounded; Dec., To Egypt; 1918, May, Transferred to Infantry; To France; 1919, Demobilised.
      Robert ; 1917, June, Private, Essex Regt.

STEVENS, sons of Mrs. Stevens, 66, Church Street :-
      John [3 months in Beds Territorials]; 1914, Aug., Private, 1/5th Bn. Beds Regiment; 1915, July, To Gallipoli; Sept., Wounded; Nov., Re-joined; To Egypt; 1917, July Wounded.
      William [4 months in Beds Territorials]; 1914, Aug., Private., Beds Regiment; Transferred to South Lancs. Fusiliers; June, To France; 1917, Sept., Missing Believed Killed.

STEVENS Stanley, son of Mr. T.W, Stevens, late 15, Grove Road; 1917, March, Private, Royal West Surrey Regt.; 1918, March, Transferred to 1/19th Bn. London Regiment; 1918, March, To France; 1919, Demobilised.

STEVENS Walter Samuel, 12, Plantation Rd., bricklayer; 1915, Aug., Sapper, 4/1st Bn. East Anglian Field Co., Royal Engineers; 1916, May, To France; 1918, Nov. 13, Died of Pneumonia.

STEVENS, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stevens, 20, Plantation Road :-
      Henry George, butcher; 1917, Feb. Pte. 6th Bn. Somerset Light Infantry; 1918, March, 21, Reported Missing; Believed Killed.
      Frederick William; 1916, Aug., Private, 29th Bn. Middlesex Regiment; Home Service only; Medically unfit for overseas; 1916, Invalided out of Army.

STEVENS Edwin John, "Wolstow", Vandyke Road, grocer's assistant; 1916, Oct., Gunner, Royal Field Artillery; 1917, Apr., To Palestine; 1918, May, To France; 1919, March, To the Army of the Rhine.

STEVENS Joseph George, 26, Hockliffe Road, grocer's assistant; 1914, Sept., Private, 1/5th Bn. Beds Regt.; Transferred to 13th Bn. Royal Sussex Regt.; Aug, To France, 1917, Twice Wounded; 1918, May, Prisoner; Nov., To England; 1919, March, Demobilised.

STEVENS, sons of Mrs. Stevens, 77, St. Andrew's Street :-
      George ; Private, 19th Bn. Welsh Fusiliers.
      William ; 1914, Sept., Private, Beds Regt.; To Italy; To France; 1918, Aug., 23rd, Killed in Action.

STEVENS John, 42, Plantation Road.

STEVENS Edwin Charles, 52 Clarence Road.

STEVENS William, 15, Ashwell Street; 1916, Aug., Private, 29th Bn. Middlesex Regt.

STEVENS Thomas, 50, Church Street; Private, 4th Bn. Beds Regiment.

STEVENS Albert John, 19, Heath Road.; Rifleman, Oxon. and Bucks. Light Infantry.

STEVENS Thomas J. ; 20th Hussars.

STOCKWELL George, Bassett Road; 1916, Nov., Private, Royal Army Service Corps; Corporal; 1918, Jan., To Mesopotamia.

STONE Thomas, 44, Plantation Road.

STONE Edward, Plantation Road; Lance-Corporal; 1917, 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment; 1917, July, To France.

STRATFORD Arthur, 3, Bassett Road.

STRATFULL T.W. ; Private, Durham Light Infantry; To France; Wounded.

STRATTON Robert John, 37, High Street, Chemist's Assistant; 1914, Sept., Private, Royal Army Medical Corps [1st City of London]; 1917, A/Sergeant, Home Service; 1915, Jan., To France; Oct., To Egypt; Nov., To Salonica; 1916, Dec., Invalided Home; 1919, Demobilised.

STRONG Herbert Bennett, 5 Bridge Street.

SUMMERFIELD, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Summerfield, 7, Summer Street :-       
      Arthur, 30, Vandyke Road; 1916, July, Private, 28th Bn. Royal Fusiliers; 1917, Jan., To India; To Egypt; 1919 Demobilised.
      William ; 1916, Private King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry; Lance-Corporal; 1917, To France; 1918, Wounded and Prisoner; Dec., Returned to England; 1919, To Ireland.
      Harry ; 1916, Sapper, Royal Engineers, Railway Construction Corps; 1917, To France; 1918, March, Wounded; 1918, To Salonica; 1919, April, To Russia.
      Fred ; 1916, Oct., Private, 3/5th Bn. Beds Regiment; Grade 3 - Home Service only.
      Frank ; 1914, Sept., Driver Royal Field Artillery; 1916, May, To France; 1917, Wounded; 1919, Demobilised.
      Albert James ; 1916, Jan., Private, 1st Bn. Beds Regiment; June, Corporal; 1916, To France; 1917, Gassed; 1918, To France; Oct., Wounded; 1919, Demobilised.

SURREY R.W. "Silverdale", Hockliffe St.; Private, Royal West Surrey Regiment; 1917, March, Invalided out of Army.

SWIRE G.W. late Leighton House; Major, Bucks Yeomanry.

SYRATT T. 85, North Street, butcher; Private, Royal Army Service Corps; 1918, March, Invalided out of Army.

SYRATT William, 85, North Street; Private, Essex Regiment.