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April 1916

Bedfordshire Regiment Roll of Honour

5th April 1916  


Bedfordshire Yeomanry  

2011 Private Percy James GRIFFITHS, resided Bedford (Bedford Cemetery)Page Break7th April 1916 

Killed in Action  

7th Battalion: front line near Carnoy 

  • 19162 Private Albert Edward OWEN, born and resided Hemel Hempstead [Hertfordshire] (Carnoy Military Cemetery) 

  • 15058 Lance Corporal Victor PLUMB, 21, son of Alfred Ernest and Mary Plumb of Beeches Garage, Shenley [Hertfordshire], born Hendon [Middlesex] (Carnoy Military Cemetery)  

  • 15700 Private Alfred WEBB, 24, son of George and Ellen Lucy Webb of Little Hormead [Hertfordshire] (Carnoy Military Cemetery)  

10th April 1916 


4th Battalion 

  • 27326 Private Arthur Thomas UTTING, son of Mrs S Beart of Sluice Road, Denver [Norfolk], born Stow Bridge [Norfolk], resided Fincham [Norfolk] (Ladywell Cemetery, London) 

11th April 1916 


5th Battalion 

  • 6502 Private Charles WELLS, 21, son of Mrs L Wells of Whitwell [Hertfordshire] (Saint Paul's Walden (All Saints) Churchyard) 

17th April 1916 

Killed in Action 

8th Battalion: front line trenches around The Willows near Ypres 

  • 16677 Sergeant Thomas GRIFFITH born Fulham [London] resided Westminster [London] (Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres)  

Died of Wounds 

8th Battalion 

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant Douglas William MCMICHAEL, 23, son of W McMichael of Nene Cottage, Oundle [Northamptonshire] (Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres) 

19th April 1916 

Killed in Action  

7th Battalion: front line trenches near Carnoy 

  • 14121 Private George WILLIAMS, born Melbourne [Australia], resided Hitchin [Hertfordshire] (Carnoy Military Cemetery)  

8th Battalion: successful German attack on the canal bank front line trenches near Ypres 

  • 29323 Private Ernest ANNIS, born Shelton, resided Kimbolton [Huntingdonshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 16303 Private Thomas Henry ARCHER, born Saint Pancras [London] resided Camden Town [London] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 22277 Private William Henry ATKIN, born and resided Bedford (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 17886 Private George Edwin BAKER Clerkenwell [London] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 10435 Private Edward Cecil BANKS, 18, B Company, son of Lieutenant H C and Mrs B Banks of 15 Evelyn Terrace, Richmond [Surrey], born Kensington [London] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 16247 Lance Corporal Arthur BARKER, 24, son of J Barker of 58 Munster Road, Fulham [London], born in Clapham [London] (New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ypres) 

  • 17373 Private Arthur BRANDON, born and resided Watford [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 17297 Private Francis Frank BROWN, 30, B Company, born Hitchin [Hertfordshire] resided Charlton [Hertfordshire], son of Frank and Emma Brown, husband of Fanny Frances of 7 Parcel's Place. Bucklersbury [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 20983 Private William BRUNT, 24, son of Arthur and Ellen Blunt of Upper Caldecote (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 20281 Private Arthur BUSBY born Marston Moretaine, resided Marston Shelton (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant Charles CARTWRIGHT (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 20892 Private Samuel CHALKLEY, born and resided Hitchin [Hertfordshire] (memorial at Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres) 

  • 17276 Private William CHAPMAN, born and resided Stotfold (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 17177 Private William John COOPER, 22, son of Arthur and Anne Sarah Cooper of Flint Lodge, Hatfield Hyde [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 20172 Private Albert George COX, born Sundon, resided Lower Sundon (Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres) 

  • 14887 Private Herbert George DRAKE, 22, son of George and Eliza, born and resided Gilston [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 22216 Private Reginald Charles EATON, 19, son of Joseph Charles and Miriam Louisa Eaton of 57 Brown's Wood Cottage, Oakley (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 22462 Private Charles ELLINGHAM, born and resided Luton (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 27077 Corporal Sydney ESSEX, 26, son of James and Charlotte Essex of 30 Oxford Street, Leamington Spa [Warwickshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 19412 Private Robert Francis FARMER, born Bromley [London] resided Bow [London] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 14883 Lance Corporal Thomas Charles FORDHAM born Tewin [Hertfordshire] (memorial at Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres) 

  • 15954 Private Sidney Albert FOSTER, 30, son of John Thomas and Hephzibah Foster of 55 Scawen Road, Deptford [London] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 17300 Private Herbert Frank FRANCIS, 21, son of David and Sarah of Merstham [Surrey] (Essex Farm Cemetery) 

  • 22463 Private Walter Reginald GATWARD, 30, son of Thomas Gatward of Therfield [Hertfordshire], husband of Daisy Florence of The Crow, Royston [Hertfordshire], resided Biggleswade (Essex Farm Cemetery) 

  • 17426 Private Arthur GENTLE, born and resided Baldock [Hertfordshire](North Irish Farm Cemetery, Ypres)  

  • 19854 Lance Corporal Frederick Horace GOODWIN, born and resided Ampthill (Essex Farm Cemetery) 

  • 22505 Private Walter Ernest GORE, 27, son of Albert and Elizabeth Gore of 32 Saint Ann's Road, Luton; husband of Florence Dennis (ex-Gore) (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 17416 Private William GROOM, 23, son of G and S Groom of 4 Grosvenor Road, Saint Albans [Hertfordshire], born Dunstable, resided Eaton Bray (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 14349 Private Arthur HAWKINS, born and resided Letchmoor Heath [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 22034 Private Samuel HEDGE, 29,son of Stephen and Matilda Hedge of Toseland  [Huntingdonshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • Private John HOLDING, 41, husband of Hephzibah of Alconbury [Huntingdonshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 20584 Private George James HOWARD, 27, husband of K Howard of Little Wymondley [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 16407 Private Cornelius Charles HOWES, born and resided King's Ripton [Huntingdonshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 17121 Private Bertie Amos HOWLETT, 27, son of J Howlett of Ivy Cottage, Cobden Hill, Radlett [Hertfordshire], born Potter's Crouch [Hertfordshire], resided Boreham Wood [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 16412 Private Herbert HURRY, 25, son of Alice and William Hurry of Chipping [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 16075 Private William Walter JOSSLYN, 20, B Company, born Clapham [London], son of Walter Robert and Fanny Josslyn of Broadway, Glemsford [Suffolk] (memorial at Essex Farm Cemetery) 

  • 20252 Private Edward LAMAN, 39, son of George Edward Laman, born Holborn [London], husband of Elizabeth of High Street, Harston [Cambridgeshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 12800 Lance Corporal George LAMBERT, 26, son of George Lambert of 32 Melboune Street, Bedford (memorial at Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres) 

  • 18830 Private Horace LOVELL, 19, born Emberton [Buckinghamshire] son of Mrs W Lovell of Turvey Lodge Cottage (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 19944 Private John MARLOW born and resided Luton (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 19965 Private Albert Lewis NORTH, 37, born Lambeth [London] resided Walworth [London], husband of Alice of 43 Delarch Buildings, Webber Row, Blackfriars [London], enlisted 1915 (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 19878 Private Ernest Arthur PERRY, 19, born Edmonton [Middlesex] son of Edward Perry of 5 Warley Road, Lower Edmonton [Middlesex] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • Temporary Captain Roy Molyneux QUILTER, 27, son of John S FRIBA and Sarah Amelia Willis Quilter of 2 Ashurst Gardens, Tulse Hill [London] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 12966 Private Frederick RANDALL, born Brighton [Sussex] resided Croxley Green [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 20043 Private Archibald ROBINSON, 20, son of Saunders and Elizabeth Robinson of Green End Road, Great Barford, born Bedford (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 17059 Corporal John SABERTON, 24, son of John and Naomi Saberton of Ely [Cambridgeshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 3/8705 Private Fred Thomas SHARP, born and resided Luton (Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres) 

  • 20038 Private Ernest Edward SHAW, born Queenstown [Australia] resided Camberwell [London] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 19877 Private William David SHAW, born Brisbane [Australia] resided Camberwell [London] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 19675 Private Edward George STANDEVEN born Bloomsbury [London], resided Holloway [London] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 16689 Private Arthur STONE, 31, son of George and Harriet Stone of 248 Holly Bush Row, Hemel Hempstead [Hertfordshire], resided Boxmoor [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 16836 Private Edward TAYLOR, 18, son of Charles and Minnie Taylor of Page's Farm, Debden Green [Essex], born Leystonstone, his brother Fred also fell (Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres) 

  • 17443 Private Joseph WEBB, 35, born Codicote [Hertfordshire], resided Cotton End (Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres) 

  • 15868 Private Frank WEEDEN, 28, son of Mary Ewington of Holly Cottage, King's Walden [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 17412 Lance Corporal William Henry WHITE, 19, born Warrington [Cheshire], son of William Henry and Lily White of 27 Northgate Road, Stoneycroft [Lancashire] (Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres) 

  • 16675 Private Benjamin James WOOD born and resided Clerkenwell [London] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 16065 Lance Corporal Archibald Charles WRIGHT, 20, born Brickendon [Hertfordshire], son of C Wright of Red House, Wormley [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

10th Battalion 

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant Harry Anderton SQUIER, attached 8th Battalion (Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres) 


3rd Battalion 

  • 22921 Private Henry WHITBY, 16, born Pidley [Huntingdonshire], son of Charles and Elizabeth Whitby of Ramsey Road, Warboys [Huntingdonshire] (Warboys Church Cemetery) 

20th April 1916 

Killed in Action  

8th Battalion: successful German attack on the canal bank front line trenches near Ypres 

  • 17322 Private Arthur John BIRD born and resided Walthamstow [Essex] (memorial in Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres) 

  • 22017 Private Stanley Thomas BURR born and resided Holwell [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 17217 Private James FULLER, 30,son of Charles and Sophia Brand of Railway Cottages, Shippea Hill Station, Burnt Fen [Cambridgeshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 13863 Private Charles Bertie NUNN, 27, born and resided Hoddesdon [Hertfordshire], husband of Martha Elizabeth Abrahart (ex-Nunn) of 91 Saint Loys Road, Tottenham [London] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 19870 Private George REDMAN born London, resided Croxton [Cambridgeshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 16610 Private Owen Thomas ROBINSON, 21, son of G and Martha Robinson of Thorncote Road, Northill (Essex Farm Cemetery) 

  • 17441 Private Harry SALLABANKS, 21, son of John and Alice Sallabanks of Lug Farm, Ramsey Hollow [Huntingdonshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 18576 Private Horace SARGENT, 18, son of George William Sargent of Sharpenhoe, born Lavendon [Buckinghamshire], resided Turvey (Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres) 

  • 19753 Private George Edward SMEED, 27, born Islington [London], resided Barnsbury [London], son of Charles and Elizabeth Smeed, husband of Florence Ellen Remington (ex-Smeed) of 40 Vittoria Street, Barnsbury Road, Islington (memorial in Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres) 

  • 16449 Sergeant Ernest Leonard STILWELL, 32, husband of Lucy of Lynton Villa, Dean Road, South Merstham [Surrey] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 15622 Private Alfred Ernest TASSELL, 25, born Bassingbourn [Cambridgeshire], son of Fred Tassell of Causeway Road, Kneesworth [Hertfordshire] (Bedford House Cemetery, Ypres) 

  • 16363 Private Frank THRUSSELL born Finsbury [Middlesex] resided Royston [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 3/7789 Private Frank John TUNGATE born and resided Willseden [Middlesex] (memorial at Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres)  

  • 20426 Private Bert WARD, 21, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ward of East Street, Olney [Buckinghamshire] (memorial at Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres) 

Died of Wounds  

8th Battalion 

  • 3/8490 Private Leonard COOTE, born Flamstead [Hertfordshire] resided Markyate [Hertfordshire] (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery) 

  • 16604 Private Frederick James SMART, 32, son of George and Mary Smart of Green End, Kempston Rural (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery) 

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant Sidney James VIPOND, 24, son of James and Jane Ann Vipond of Chemlsford [Essex] (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery) 


3rd Battalion  

  • 10871 Private Henry BOWLES, 18, born Fenstanton [Huntingdonshire], son of Mr and Mrs Bowles of 9 Cottage, Knapwell [Cambridgeshire] (Felixstowe New Cemetery) 

21st April 1916 

Killed in Action 

1st/5th Battalion 

  • Lieutenant-Colonel David YOUNGHUSBAND DSO, 39, mentioned in despatches, commanding 7th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, son of Frederick Barretto and Lilia Younghusband of Weymouth [Dorset]; husband of Ethel of Tuggall, Burkes Road, Beaconsfield [Buckinghamshire] born Nebraska [USA]; formerly adjutant, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment and wounded at Gallipoli (Basra Memorial) 

8th Battalion: dugouts near Yser Canal bank 

  • 16339 Private Frederick John READ, 26, son of George and Emma Rea of Black Horse Lane, Hitchin [Hertfordshire], husband of Agnes of 3 Westland Road, Knebworth [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  


8th Battalion 

  • 17291 Private Stanley JEFFREY born and resided Elmdon [Essex] (Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele) 

22nd April 1916 

Died of Wounds  

8th Battalion 

  • 17269 Private Albert John CLARKE, 20, born Clifton [Warwickshire], resided Harpenden [Hertfordshire], son of Thomas and Mary Jane Clarke of Hanging Houghton [Northamptonshire] (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery)  


10th Battalion: suicide 

  • 28196 Private Bruce Standley MOSELEY, 28,  born Docking [Norfolk] son of Thomas and Emma Moseley of Sutton [Norfolk] (Dovercourt (All Saints) Churchyard) 

24th April 1916 

Died of Wounds  

8th Battalion 

  • 17677 Sergeant Herbert John FREEMAN born and resided Hartford [Huntingdonshire] (Roselaere Communal Cemetery) 

  • 19752 Private Sidney George HIGGINS, 36, born Islington [London], resided Luton, husband of Mabel Walsh (ex-Higgins) of 38 Stanley Street, Luton (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery) 

26th April 1916 


9th Battalion 

  • 29224 Private Robert Lemon LARWOOD, 38, born Gresham [Norfolk], resided East Beckham [Norfolk] (Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, Kent) 

27th April 1916  

Killed in Action  

7th Battalion: front line near Carnoy 

  • 15762 Private Charles Henry EGAN, born Lambeth [London] resided Vauxhall [London] (Carnoy Military Cemetery)  

  • 3/8588 Private John SHEEN, born and resided Bermondsey [London] (Carnoy Military Cemetery)  

  • 16555 Private Frederick WHITE born and resided Shefford (Carnoy Military Cemetery)    

28th April 1916  

Died of Wounds 

7th Battalion 

  • 18417 Private Archibald THORNE, 24, son of William and Fanny Thorne of Studham (Corbie Communal Cemetery) 

29th April 1916 

Died of Wounds 

7th Battalion 

  • 19154 Private Arthur SAMUELS, 21, son of Charles Thomas and Louisa Samuels of 467 Whippendell Road, Watford [Hertfordshire] (la Neuville Communal Cemetery, Corbie) 

  • 20256 Private Alfred James TWO, 41, son of M Two of Church End, Marston Moretaine (Boulogne Eastern Cemetery) 

  • 14911 Private Albert Ernest Victor WESTLAKE born and resided Bristol (Bray Military Cemetery) 

30th April 1916 

Killed in Action  

7th Battalion: front line near Carnoy – shelled – 8 casualties 

  • 14813 Acting Corporal William WATTS born Stoke Newington [London] resided Finsbury Park [London] (Carnoy Military Cemetery) 

10th Battalion 

  • 23410 Private Albert FOSTER born Aylesbury [Buckinghamshire], resided Blunham (Colchester Cemetery)