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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

TALL Sidney Arthur, Billington Road.

TANSLEY Harry, 10, South Street, postman, [time expired soldier]; 1915, Sept., Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

TATTAM Alan Claude, Australia, son of Mr. Edw. Tattam, "Ravenstone", farmer, [Bucks Yeomanry]; 1914, Private, 1st Australian Contingent Army Service Corps; Staff Sergeant; 1915, To Gallipoli; To Egypt; To France.

TAYLOR James William, 2, St. Andrew's St.

TAYLOR Alan Cox, 52, Stanbridge Road.

TAYLOR George, 40, St. Andrew's Street; Private, 4th Bn. Beds Regiment.

TAYLOR William, 38, Plantation Road; Private, 4th Bn. Beds Regiment.

TAYLOR W. Plantation Road; Sapper, Royal Engineers.

TAYLOR George ; Private, 10th Bn. Beds Regiment.

TAYLOR Charles William Brooks, 31, Beaudesert; 1916, Nov., Cadet, Artists' Rifles, O.T.C.; 1917, July, 2nd Lieut., 5th Bn. Manchester Regiment.

TEARLE John, 4, Chapel Path.

TEARLE Joseph, 22, Chapel Path.

TEW Edward John, 45, Vandyke Road; Private, 1st Bn. Beds. Regiment; 1914, Killed in Action.

THEOBALDS H.H. bank clerk; 2nd Lieut., Beds Regiment; Lieut.; 1917, June, Wounded; 1919, Demobilised

THOMAS Maddison Leonard, 8, Church St.; 1918, Private, Beds Regiment; Aug., Invalided out of Army.

THOMPSON Amos, late 24, Hockliffe Road; 1916, April, Sapper, Royal Engineers; 1916, May, Died of Pneumonia.

THOMS Ernest Cecil, 26, Bassett Road, police constable at Leighton Buzzard [7 years in Royal Garrison Artillery]; 1914, Aug., Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery; Corporal; 1916, Sergeant; To France; 1919, March, Demobilised.

THORNE Joseph Edward, 50, Hockliffe St.

TIBBETTS Thomas Gibbs, Hartwell Crescent, draper; 1916, Oct., Private, East Surrey Regiment; 1919, Demobilised.

TILL Harold, Vancouver, British Columbia, son of Mr. Till, Relieving Officer; 1916, Sept., Gunner, 51st Bn. Canadian Field Artillery; To France; Gassed; 1919, Feb., Returned to Vancouver.

TILLBROOK Archibald James, 25, Dudley St., Printing Machine Minder; Rifleman, 4th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps; To Salonica; Invalided home with Malaria; To France; 1918, Nov., 5th Died of Wounds.

TOE, sons of the late Sergt. Toe, formerly postman at Leighton Buzzard, and 22 years in King's Royal Rifles, 16, Regent Street :-
      Francis John, Chingford, Essex, hairdresser; 1916, July, Royal Naval Air Service; Transferred to Labour Bn.; 1917, To France.
      George Frederick, 16, Regent Street, provision manager; 1916, Jan., Rifleman, London Irish Rifles; Transferred to Royal Army Service Corps.
      William Charles, compositor; 1914, Sept., Private, Bucks Territorials; Transferred to Tank Corps; 1919, Jan., Demobilised.
      Albert Edward, postman; 1915, April, Rifleman, 2/8th Bn. P.O. Rifles; Corporal; 1917, To France; 1918, Gassed; 1919, Feb., Demobilised.
      Ernest, painter; 1914, Private, Beds Regiment; Transferred to 1/4th Bn. Essex Regiment; 1915, March, To France; Oct., Frostbitten; 1916, Jan., To Egypt; To Salonica.
      Walter Dennis, M.M., [6 months in Beds Reserve]; 1914, Aug., Private, 3rd Bn. Beds Regiment; 1916, Transferred to Northants. Regiment; Corporal; Sergeant; 1916, May, To France; 1917, Feb., Military Medal and Mentioned in Despatches; Aug., Wounded; Nov. 10, Died of Wounds.

TOMPKINS Edward, P.O. 1st Class, 14, Billington Road [22 years in Navy, 1878-1900]], Bombardment of Alexandria, etc., Gunnery Instructor on H.M.S. Mclampus when King George V was captain; Egyptian Medal, Alexandria Clasp and Khedive Star, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal; 1914, Aug., Staff Instructor on H.M.S. Hermione and H.M.S. Excellent; 1917, May , Invalided out of Navy.
      Edward G.B. son of the above; 1917, Aug., Pte., Cambridge Regt.; Transferred to Norfolk Regiment and Sherwood Foresters; 1918, To France, Somme, etc.; Wounded in Belgium; 1919 February Demobilized.

TOMKINS Edward, Plantation Road.

TOMKINS Edward, Vandyke Road.

TOMS John, 5, Heath Road, gardener; 1914, Sept., Pte., 3rd Batt. Beds Regt.; Transferred to 9th Batt. Middlesex Regt., Corporal.

TOMS William, 88, North Street, labourer, [seven years in Special Reserve]; 1914, October, Pte., 1/5th Batt. Beds Regt.; Transferred to 3rd Bat. Beds Regiment; 1915, July, To Gallipoli; 1916, Feb., Invalided home, October, To France; 1917, August, Died of Wounds.

TOOKE Frederick H. ; Sapper, 3/2nd Batt. East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers.

TOOLEY Herbert Cyril, Lieut., R.A.S.C., Heath Road; 1916, Staff-Sergt., Royal Army Service Corps; June, Staff Sergt. Major; Sept., 2nd Lieut.; 1917, June, Lieut.; 1916, Sep., Inspector of Forage for Home and Overseas, Mid. and West Mid. H.Q. Staff; 1919, Mar., Mentioned in Despatches for valuable services rendered; June, Demobolized.

TOOLEY H.A. Town Mills, Guernsey; 1912, 2nd Lieut., Guernsey Militia; 1914, Oct., 2nd Batt, Leicestershire Regt.; Nov., To France; Dec. 20th Reported Missing presumed killed.

TOOTH, sons of Mr. Tooth, 10, Barrow Path :-
      Bert, carpenter; 1916, May.
      Ernest Charles, cab driver; 1914, Private, 5th Batt. Beds Regt.; Transferred to Irish Fusiliers; To France; 1915, March, Wounded at Neuve Chapelle; Dec., To Salonica; 1916, May, To Ireland.
      S. painter [3 years in Beds Regt]; 1914, August, Pte., 3/5th Batt. Beds Regt.; 1914, To France.
      Frank [in Territorials]; 1914, August, Pte., 3/5th Batt. Beds Regt.; 1915, To France; Wounded: 1916, Jan., Discharged because of wounds.

TOWERS, sons of Mrs. Towers, The Swan Hotel :-
      Grenville ; 1915, Pte., 2/5th Batt. Beds Regt. [home service only]; 1917, Invalided out of Army; 1918, October, 27, died.
      Hubert G. M.M. ; 1915, May, Pte., 16th Batt. Middlesex Regt.; 1917, Feb., Sergt.; 1915, Nov., To France; 1917, July, Wounded; 1918, March, To France, Sept., Military Medal for Gallantry and Devotion to duty; 1919, February, Demobilized.
      John G. Lieut.; 1915, May, Private, 16th Batt. Middlesex Regt.; Nov., To France; 1916, April, To Cadet Batt.; August, 2nd Lieut., 3rd Batt. Beds Regt.; Sep., To France with 6th Batt.; Nov., Wounded; 1917, December, Transferred to Royal Air Force; 1918, Feb., Lieut.; August, Pilot Instructor; 1919, Feb. Demobilized.

TUCKER Walter John, Hockliffe Street, gardener; Private Beds Regiment; 1917, Nov., Invalided out of Army.

TURNER Leslie, Hockliffe, late Lake Street, Clerk; 1918, March, Driver, Honourable Artillery Company.

TURNER -- Hockliffe, late Lake Street ; Sergeant, Royal Air Force.

TURNER George, 13, Church Street.

TURNER Robert John, 243, Vandyke Road.

TURNEY William John, 34, Mill Road [2 years in Beds Regiment]; 1914, August, 1/5th Bn. Beds Regiment; To France; 1915, Wounded twice; Aug., To Salonica.

TURNEY A. 34, Mill Road ; 1915, Sept., Pte., 12th Bn. Suffolk Regt.; 1916, July, To France.

TURNEY Charles, 34, Mill Road; 1915, Sept., Private, 2/5th Bn. Beds Regiment.

TURNEY Herbert, Rushmere, Hockliffe Rd., grocer; 1914, Sept., Signaller, 7th Bn. Beds Regiment; 1916, To France; Demobilized.

TURNEY Henry Bertram, 8, St. Andrew's Street; 1916, June, Trooper, Beds Yeomanry; 1917, Sept., To Salonica; 1918, Sept., 27th, Killed in Action.

TURNEY Thomas John, 3, Heath Road; 1916, Jan., Private, Essex Regiment.

TURNEY William, 3, Heath Road; 1917, May, Training Battalion.

TURNEY W. 14, Dudley Street; 1917, Feb., Private, Royal West Surrey Regiment; March, To France; 1919, Feb., Demobilized.

TURNEY Arthur, 17, Queen Street; 1915, Nov., Private, Royal Army Medical Corps; 1916, To Belgium; Sept., Wounded.

TURNEY F. 17, Queen Street; Rifleman, King's Royal Rifle Corps.

TURNEY Edward, 17, Queen Street; Private, 5th Bn. Beds Regiment.

TURNEY John, 10, St. Andrew's Street, platelayer L. and N.W.R.; 1916, Dec., Sapper, Royal Engineers, Railway Transport Department.

TURNEY E. ; Private, 1/5th Bn. Beds Regt.

TURNEY R. 36, Mill Road.

TURNEY William Augustus, 43, Mill Road.

TURNEY William, 42, Ashwell Street.

TURNEY Bertram, 81, North Street.

TURNEY John, 10, North Street.

TURNEY Albert, 36, Mill Road.

TURNEY Ernest, 36, Mill Road.

TURNEY Arthur Frederick, 14, East Street.

TUTT, sons of Mr. Geo. B. Tutt, late of Hartwell Grove :-
      Bertram G.H., Reading, estate agent; 1915, Aug., Inns of Court O.T.C.; 1916, Aug., 2nd Lieut.; 1917, March, Captain; 1916, Jan., Bridging Instructor Pioneer Depot; 1919, March, Demobilised.
      Wilfred B. Chelsea, London, builder's Clerk; 1914, Oct., Private, Royal Army Medical Corps, 2nd London Sanitary Corps; 1915, Apr., Sergeant; 1918, Apr., Staff-Sergeant; 1918, May, To Egypt; June, To Palestine; 1919, June, Demobilised.