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April 1918

Bedfordshire Regiment Roll of Honour

1st April 1918  

Died of Wounds  

7th Battalion 

  • 22386 Private Percy BAYES, born and resided Harrold (Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen) 

  • 41360 Private Frank HURLSTONE, 19, born Hallow [Worcestershire], resided Tewin Water [Hertfordshire], son of William Saxty Hurlstone and Catherine Hurlstone of Sinton, Grimley [Worcestershire] (Namps-au-Val British Cemetery)  

Bedfordshire Yeomanry 

  • 11846 Private Joseph Octavius CARTER, 19, son of Henry and Lydia Carter of Leicester, resided Horwich [Lancashire] (Saint-Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen) 

  • Lieutenant Lewis DOVE, 45, attached Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars, son of George T Dove of East Ham [Essex], husband of Annie B of Clarence House, New Road, Hillingdon Heath [Middlesex], former Squadron Sergeant Major of 14th Hussars (Namps-au-Val British Cemetery) 

2nd April 1918   

Killed in Action  

6th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918: front line at Rossignol Wood 

  • 41851 Private Laurence Victor BUNTING Debden [Essex] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 290270 Private Amos ELMORE, born Ramsey [Huntingdonshire], resided Wistow [Huntingdonshire] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 31853 Lance Corporal Herbert HARDING, 21, son of Herbert and Marie Harding of 3 Hill View, Saint Andrew’s Street, Hitchin [Hertfordshire] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 41476 Private William George WALKER, 19, son of John and Sarah Walker of 8 High Street Place, Wellingborough [Northamptonshire] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

7th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918: unsuccessful attack at Hangard 

  • 40221 Private Harry BUMFREY, 30, ex-5299 Norfolk Regiment, born and resided West Beckham [Norfolk], son of Mary Ann Bumfrey of Church Farm, Upper Sheringham [Norfolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 31335 Private Harold COPAS, born Southport [Lancashire], resided Watford [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • Temporary Lieutenant Marten Cave DUPLOCK (Pozières Memorial) 

  • 41536 Private William Robert GLASS, 19, born Harrow Weald [Middlesex], son of William and Jane Glass of 50 Herga Road Wealdstone [Middlesex] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 31063 Private James Auberon HODGSON, 41, born King’s Lynn [Norfolk], resided New Barnet [Hertfordshire], son of Thomas Hodgson of The Sevastopol Inn. Middle Drove, Wisbech [Cambridgeshire], husband of Maud Gertrude of 2 Kingston Road, New Barnet [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 40731 Private George HUMPHRIES, ex-36850 South Staffordshire Regiment, born and resided Madeley [Staffordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 15598 Private Alfred William MYNOTT, 22, born Kimpton [Hertfordshire], resided Shingay [Cambridgeshire], son of Walter and Annie Mynott of The Heath, Thriplow [Hertfordshire] (Bouchoir New British Cemetery) 


2nd Battalion 

  • 19139 Corporal A WARD, 33, husband of Elizabeth of 61 Hart Lane, Luton (Stopsley (Saint Thomas) Churchyard) 

3rd April 1918  

Killed in Action  

6th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918: front line at Rossignol Wood 

  • 41861 Private George Frederick HAMMOND, 19, born White Notley [Essex], son of George F and Emma Hammond of Black Notley [Essex] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 23459 Private William James HINDS, 26, born Chalton, son of E S Hinds of Rose View, Cumberland Road, Leagrave (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 19127 Private Arthur LEWIN, born and resided Harpenden [Hertfordshire] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 39588 Private Alfred Ernest PIMM, ex-M2/267028 Army Service Corps, born Stamford Hill [London], resided Stratford [Essex] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 40483 Private John SAMUELS, ex-21111 Essex Regiment, born and resided Aldgate [London] (Arras Memorial)   

  • 30124 Private William Walter TOOKE, born and resided Peterborough (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

Died of Wounds  

6th Battalion 

  • 20024 Private Herbert SMITH, born and resided Anstey [Hertfordshire] (Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1) 

7th Battalion 

  • Second Lieutenant Gordon Robert CRAIG (Namps-au-Val British Cemetery) 

4th April 1918 

Killed in Action  

7th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918: front line near Gentelles 

  • 12741 Acting Sergeant Joseph DRING, born and resided Bedford (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 33496 Private Albert Edward HARRISON, ex-18388 Northamptonshire Regiment, born and resided Stanwick [Northamptonshire] (Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 33760 Private Arthur William JAIKENS, born and resided Abbotsley [Huntingdonshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 40735 Private Allan JOHNSON, ex-36180 South Staffordshire Regiment, born and resided Wolverhampton [Staffordshire] (Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 20908 Private Walter SHORTLAND, 32, son of John Shortland of Yelden (Bouchoir New British Cemetery) 

  • 33298 Private John SKINNER, 27, ex-21184 Suffolk Regiment, born Paddington [London], resided Marylebone [London], son of Mrs Skinner of 42 Beethoven Street, Kilbirn Lane, North Kensington [London] (Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 33767 Private William STALLIN or STALLAN, born Hatfield [Hertfordshire], resided Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

Died of Wounds  

4th Battalion 

  • Lieutenant James Bowen PRIMROSE-WELLS, 30, as prisoner-of-war, son of Dr and Mrs Primrose Wells of Pinner Wood, Duncan, Vancouver Island [British Columbia] (Bécourt German Cemetery memorial in Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood) 

6th Battalion 

  • 20322 Private Sidney RAWLINGS, 24, son of John Rawlings of Lower Dean (Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1) 

7th Battalion 

  • 43275 Private Harold James BRUNT MM, 24, ex-21329 Northamptonshire Regiment, born and resided Thorncote Green, son of Joseph and Susan Brunt of Northill Road, Ickwell (Namps-au-Val British Cemetery) 

  • 15007 Corporal Percy Charles BURT, 21, attached 34th Trench Mortar Battery, son of Frederick Lewin Burt and Emma Jane Burt of Clapham [London] born and resided Battersea [London] (Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen) 

  • 15226 Private Harry WALTON, 24, born Littlestone [Kent], son of Samuel Henry and Florence Mary Walton of 28 Northampton Park, Canonbury [London] (Namps-au-Val British Cemetery) 

5th April 1918 

Killed in Action  

6th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918: moved from front line to support near Rossignol Wood 

  • 43138 Private James Henry ALDGATE, 33, ex-1069 Essex Regiment, son of John H and Emily Ann Aldgate of Black Cottage, Wakes Colne [Essex] (Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps) 

7th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918: in support near Gentelles 

  • 20882 Private William Thomas CLARK, 38, C Company, husband of B Munn (ex-Clark) of 204 High Town Road, Luton (Cayeux Military Cemetery) 

  • 25485 Private Herbert James TIL(L)BROOK, born Helions Bumpstead [Essex], son of F G and E Til(l)brook of 49 New England Street, Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Cayeux Military Cemetery)  

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 3/7480 Private Reginald WESTON, 20, born Holborn [London], son of Emily Jane Weston of 5 Tavistock Place, Bedford and late James Navin Weston (Etretat Churchyard Extension) 

7th Battalion 

  • 17171 Private Charles William Shallis LOCK, 24, born Bishop’s Lydeard [Somerset], resided Camberwell [London], son of Harriet Lock (Bishop’s Lydeard (Saint Mary) Churchyard) 

6th April 1918  

Killed in Action  

4th Battalion: German attack on Mesnil Martinsart halted with a counter-attack 

  • 41839 Private Samuel Stanley BARKER, 19, born Littlebury [Essex], son of Alfred and Sarah Barker of Chestnut Avenue, Audley End [Essex] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41838 Private Sidney LAKE, 19, born Newton [Cambridgeshire], son of James and Emma Lake of Hickman’s Farm, Leverington [Cambridgeshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 204280 Private Leonard Harry MAJOR, born and resided Northampton (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • Second Lieutenant R B RUDDOCK, ex-5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 49094 Private Frank WEST, 19, C Company, born Biscot, son of George and Annie West of 11 Guildford Street, Luton (Ville-sur-Ancre Communal Cemetery Extension) 

6th Battalion: front line trenches near Rossignol Wood 

  • 30775 Private Herbert BUXTON, born Stowmarket [Suffolk], resided Onehouse [Suffolk] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 28091 Private Joseph Charles DABBS, born and resided King’s Lynn [Norfolk] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 15706 Private William ELLIS, born Welwyn [Hertfordshire], resided Burnham Green [Hertfordshire] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 10575 Sergeant Walter FOSTER, born and resided Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 13629 Private Albert FRENCH, 21, son of Maria French of 4 Biggin Lane, Hitchin [Hertfordshire] and late Arthur George French (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 32122 Private Frederick Arthur GRAY, 26, born Broom, resided Upper Caldecote (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 20583 Lance Corporal Frederick HOWARD, born and resided Little Wymondley [Hertfordshire] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 41864 Private Joseph Percy HUNWICK, born and resided Colchester [Essex] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 15095 Private John KIRBY, 22, born Marylebone [London], resided Paddington [London], son of James Edward and Alice Caroline Kirby of 65 Church Road, Hendon [Middlesex] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 17591 Private Joseph LANCASTER, born Saint George’s-in-the-East [London], resided Wapping [London] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 39575 Private Walter LIPSCOMBE, ex-DM/231680 Army Service Corps, born and resided Paddock Wood [Kent] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 40610 Private Fred MELLER, 19, son of Tom and Grace Meller of Sheffield [Yorkshire] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne)  

Died of Wounds  

4th Battalion 

  • 41848 Private Albert Edmund BACON, 18, son of Daniel and Emma Bacon of 3 Middle Square, Saffron Walden [Essex] (Saint Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent) 

6th Battalion 

  • 43231 Lance Corporal Thomas BREEZE, 29, ex-2039 Essex Regiment, resided Hoxton [London], husband of F Breeze of 2 Wenlock Street, Shepherdess Walk [City of London] (Saint Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent) 

  • 41852 Private Ernest George Edward BUTCHER, 19, born Little Easton [Essex], resided Great Easton [Essex], son of F Butcher of Duton Hill, Dunmow [Essex] (Saint Amand British Cemetery)  

7th Battalion 

  • 19796 Corporal Bertie PARLES MSM, 24, son of Harry and Emily Parles of Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension) 

7th April 1918  

Killed in Action  

4th Battalion: relieved from the front line near Mesnil-Martinsart 

  • 32217 Lance Corporal John Robert EAMES, resided Limbury (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 22969 Private David SHARP, 23, born Hatfield [Hertfordshire], son of George and Eliza Sharp of Hatfield Hyde [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41312 Lance Corporal Ernest WAGSTAFF, ex-2334 Bedfordshire Yeomanry, born and resided Sandy (Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 49127 Private Reginald John WALLER, born and resided Biggleswade (Pozieres Memorial)  

8th Battalion: 67th Battalion front line near Rossignol Wood 

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant William AMBRIDGE, attached 6th Battalion (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne)  

Died of Wounds 

7th Battalion 

  • 43301 Lance Corporal Edward HURLOCK, ex-13677 Middlesex Regiment, born and resided Hackney [London] (Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen) 

  • 15540 Sergeant Thomas Victor PIERCY MM, born Stockwell [London] (Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen) 

8th April 1918 

Killed in Action 

1st/5th Battalion: shelled at Mejdel Yaba 

  • 203455 Private Sidney Charles CLEAVER, 23, ex-522420 Royal Engineers, Son of John and Emma Cleaver of the Rising Sun, Harlington (Ramleh War Cemetery) 

  • 21902 Private John WALKER or WAKER, 20, son of Elizabeth Wa(l)ker of 2 Culham Buildings, Calvert Avenue, Shoreditch [London], resided Bethnal Green [London] (Ramleh War Cemetery) 

6th Battalion: front line near Rossignol Wood 

  • 41067 Private Herbert Alfred ARMES, 19, born Hemingford Grey [Huntingdonshire], son of Herbert and Rosetta Armes of 2 Oxford Road, Saint Ives [Huntingdonshire] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant George Alfred BINNS, 22, son of Nugent and Alice Binns of 2 Park Villas, Park Road, Radlett [Hertfordshire] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 270830 Private Ernest COOPER, ex-11815 Royal Berkshire Regiment, born Sevenoaks [Kent], resided Sandhurst [Berkshire] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 39559 Private George FORWARD, ex-M/206368 Army Service Corps, born Stoke Newington [London], resided Tottenham [Middlesex] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 41513 Private Herbert Charles FULLER, 19, born Flamstead [Hertfordshire], son of Albert and Emma Fuller of Cheshunt [Hertfordshire] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 12120 Corporal Frederick HIGGS, born and resided Hockliffe (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 41029 Private John LOMAX, 32, ex-55181 Royal Engineers, son of Wright Lomax of 4 Saint Andrew’s Street, Radcliffe [Lancashire] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 39576 Private Sam Dulson LORD, 35,  ex-M/2/266550 Army Service Corps, husband of Ethel M of 109 Greenbank Road, Rochdale [Lancashire] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 41895 Private Thomas Charles Tointon TURNER, 19, son of Charles and Ann Turner of 15 Sewardstone Street, Waltham Abbey [Essex] (Pozieres Memorial)   

Died of Wounds  

4th Battalion 

  • 269632 Private Richard LANE, resided Oldham [Lancashire] (Saint Pol British Cemetery, Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise) 

  • 9716 Acting Regimental Sergeant Major Albert Claude WOOTTEN, 26, born and resided Great Barford (Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension)  

6th Battalion 

  • 22447 Corporal Frederick CHANCE, husband of A E Chance of 36 New Street, Luton (Bienvillers Military Cemetery) 


2nd Garrison Battalion  

  • 205743 Private John EDMISTON, 38, ex-280659 Hampshire Regiment, born Alvestoke [Hampshire], son of William and Eliza Mary Edmiston of Gosport [Hampshire] (Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial, buried Hyderabad Cemetery, Sind) 

9th April 1918  


8th Battalion 

  • 18906 Private Walter WHITBREAD, 39, son of Charles Whitbread, husband of Martha Ann of Marston Moretaine (Marston Moretaine (Saint Mary) Churchyard 

10th April 1918  

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 41661 Private Roy KEMP, born and resided Leigh-on-Sea [Essex] (Premont British Cemetery) 


3rd Garrison Battalion 

  • 35793 Private Arthur RADLEY, ex-35120 Royal Fusiliers, Bermondsey [London] Southwark [London] (Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar) 

11th April 1918 


1st/5th Battalion 

  • 49598 Private Charles Edward SOUTHERN, 19, born Margate [Kent], son of Charles Stephen and Ellen Southern of The Fostall, Preston-next- Wingham [Kent] (Brighton City (Bear Road) Cemetery) 

12th April 1918  

Killed in Action  

4th Battalion: front line south of Mesnil-Martinsart 

  • 27715 Private George Henry COLBERT, born Sawtry [Huntingdonshire], resided Conington [Cambridgeshire] (Aveluy Wood Cemetery (Lancashire Dump) Mesnil-Martinsart) 

  • 3/7915 Acting Company Sergeant Major Alfred William DRAPER, born and resided Stevenage [Hertfordshire] (Aveluy Wood Cemetery (Lancashire Dump) Mesnil-Martinsart) 

  • 25577 Private Jesse HART, born Abbotts Langley [Hertfordshire], resided King’s Langley [Hertfordshire] (Aveluy Wood Cemetery (Lancashire Dump) Mesnil-Martinsart) 

  • Second Lieutenant Charles LOVATT MC, 21, ex-26th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, only son of J Lovatt of 28 Egerton Road, South Shields [Durham] (Aveluy Wood Cemetery (Lancashire Dump) Mesnil-Martinsart) 

  • 41820 Lance Corporal Alfred Thomas TAYLOR, 19, born Tilbury [Essex], son of William and Emma Taylor of 40 South Street, Epsom [Surrey] (Aveluy Wood Cemetery (Lancashire Dump) Mesnil-Martinsart) 

  • 33721 Private Herbert WHYMAN, ex-23625 Suffolk Regiment, born and resided Clavering [Essex] (Aveluy Wood Cemetery (Lancashire Dump) Mesnil-Martinsart) 

6th Battalion: gassed in the front line near Rossignol Wood 

  • 203977 Private Frederick Arthur FINBOW, 20, ex-331051 Cambridgeshire Regiment, son of F Finbow of Mill Terrace, Mendlesham Green [Suffolk] (Couin New British Cemetery) 

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 33023 Private George John HARVIE, born Mile End [London], resided Bow [London] (Etretat Churchyard Extension)  


Bedfordshire Yeomanry 

  • GS/18330 Lance Corporal Philip Arnold KNIGHTS SMITH, 21, son of Rev Leslie and Florence Margaret Knights Smith of Brewood Vicarage, Stafford, born Brightstone, Isle of Wight (Utoxeter Cemetery) 

13th April 1918 

Died of Wounds  

4th Battalion 

  • 21594 Private Alfred JONES, 19, ex-M/286398 Army Service Corps, son of Edward and M Alice Jones of 10 Church Road, Connah’s Quay [Flintshire] (Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 25705 Private Arthur Henry PHIPPS, 24, son of George and Emily M Phipps of 64 Saint Leonard’s Road,  Northampton (Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension) as a prisoner-of-war 


2nd Battalion 

  • 41314 Private Arthur James GREENWAY, 19, born Godalming [Surrey], son of Alfred E and Alice M Greenway of 2 Midleton Villas, Midleton Road, Guildford [Surrey] (Guildford (Stoke) Old Cemetery) 

4th Battalion 

  • 13525 Private Henry George HILL, 28, born Plymouth [Devon], son of late George and Mary Hill of  Chew Stoke [Somerset] (Saint Albans (Hatfield Road) Cemetery) 

14th April 1918  

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: battles of the Lys 1918: divisional line near Lambres 

  • 15567 Private William SPICER, 22, step-son of George Scripps of  Great Hormead [Hertfordshire] (Haverskerque British Cemetery) 

4th Battalion: front line south of Mesnil Martinsart 

  • 49133 Private William Augustus FELIX, 19, born Ilford [Essex], resided Twickenham [Middlesex], son of William A and Edith Felix of 68 Hunbolt Road, Fulham Cross [London] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 49183 Private George MARTIN, 19, son of Alfred and Annie Martin of 107 Upper Lewes Road, Brighton [Sussex] (Aveluy Wood Cemetery (Lancashire Dump) Mesnil-Martinsart) 

  • 205884 Private William MARTIN, 17, ex-201032 Essex Regiment, son of Samuel and Annie Martin of  2 Grove, Barking [Essex] (Martinsart British Cemetery) 

  • 49196 Lance Corporal Edward RICHARDSON, 19, son of Annie Richardson of 8 West Mount Terrace, Priory Hill, Dover [Kent] and late Francis Fox Richardson (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 39605 Private Herbert WILKINSON, 35, ex-M/2/232033 Army Service Corps, born and resided Shaw [Lancashire], husband of Clara of 4 Church View, Norden [Lancashire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41936 Private James John WILLIS, ex-47728 Royal Garrison Artillery, son of Thomas John and Elizabeth Willis of Clyst-Saint-Mary [Devon], husband of Martha M of 9 Boston Avenue, Toronto [British Columbia], born and resided Exeter [Devon] (Aveluy Wood Cemetery (Lancashire Dump) Mesnil-Martinsart)  

1st/5th Battalion: killed by shellfire near Mejdel Yaba 

  • 21475 Private Charles Valentine COWLER, 28, born Collier’s Row [Essex], resided Buckhurst Hill [Essex], son of Lewis Cowler of High Cross [Hertfordshire], husband of Jessie of Trust Houses, Chipping Ongar [Essex] (Ramleh War Cemetery)  

Died of Wounds  

4th Battalion 

  • 41909 Private Frederick Joseph CLARKE, 19, ex-256460 Leicestershire Yeomanry, son of Frederick Joseph and Elizabeth Clarke of 14 Belle Vue Terrace, Basford [Staffordshire] (Étaples Military Cemetery) 

  • 51167 Private William Ewart COE, born and resided Cambridge (Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1) 

  • 43711 Private Joseph COLLIER, 46, ex-24362 South Wales Borderers, born Newport [Monmothshire], resided Llangibby [Monmouthshire], son of Joseph and Catherine Collier (Étaples Military Cemetery) 

  • 21904 Private Thomas Charles LESTER, 19, born Pimlico [London], resided South Lambeth [London], son of Frederick W and Julia Anne Lester of 29 Cavendish Grove, Wandsworth [London] (Étaples Military Cemetery) 

15th April 1918  

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: battles of the Lys 1918: divisional line near Lambres  

  • 48023 Private Harry LOWE, resided Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Haverskerque British Cemetery) 

2nd Battalion: Battles of the Lys 1918: Battle Zone between Pilckem and Langemarck 

  • 240723 Private Sydney Harrald DUTT, born Frindsbury [Kent], resided Strood [Kent] (Canada Farm Cemetery) 

16th April 1918 

Killed in Action 

2nd Battalion: Battles of the Lys 1918: front line on the Steenbeck 

  • Temporary Lieutenant Cecil SHEKURY MC (Canada Farm Cemetery, Ypres) 

Died of Wounds  

1st Battalion 

  • 21634 Private Charles Thomas STUBBS, 25, born Sandhurst [Berkshire], resided Camberley [Surrey], son of Arthur and Polly Stubbs of 5 Rosemary Lane, Blackwater [Hampshire], husband of Alice Mary of Chinthurst Farm, Bramley [Surrey] (Aire Communal Cemetery) 

17th April 1918  

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: battles of the Lys 1918: front line near Lambres 

  • 27786 Private Harry COTTON, 27, son of Tom and Mary Ann Cotton of Coventry [Warwickshire], resided Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes) 

9th Battalion 

  • Lieutenant Hubert Aubrey COLLYMORE, 27, attached 25th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps, son of F Collymore of Barbados, husband of H R Hill (ex-Collymore) of 19 Mayfield Avenue, Bolton [Lancashire] (Tyne Cot Memorial, Passchendaele) 

18th April 1918  

Died of Wounds  

6th Battalion 

  • 41440 Private Leonard Percy WALLIS, 19, son of W and H Wallis of 52 Tollgate Lane, Bury Saint Edmunds [Suffolk] (Étaples Military Cemetery) 

19th April 1918 

Died of Wounds  

4th Battalion 

  • 29226 Private Charles FOX, 42, born Lakenham [Norfolk], son of late Henry and Hebe Fox of Norwich [Norfolk] (Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen) 

6th Battalion  

  • 269725 Private Stanley Charles WEEDON, ex-2453 Essex Regiment, ex-1st/3rd Hertfordshire Regiment, born Battersea [London], resided Burnham-on-Crouch [Essex], son of Charles and Adele Weedon of 17 Dumblane Road, Eltham [London] (Saint Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent) 

20th April 1918 

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: battles of the Lys 1918: wiring the Brigade Reserve Line near Lambres 

  • 23031 Lance Corporal Augustus FENSOME, born and resided Luton (Ploegsteert Memorial) 


2nd Battalion 

  • 3/6957 Private Sidney George SMITH, born Saint Ives [Huntingdonshire], resided Denaby Main [Yorkshire] (Denaby Main (All Saints) Church Burial Ground) 

13th (Transport Worker) Battalion 

  • 38945 Private George MOORE, 21, son of Percy Edward and Mary Ann Moore of 11 East Street, Portslade-by-Sea [Sussex] (Portslade Cemetery) 

21st April 1918 

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: battles of the Lys 1918: front line near Lambres, killed by British artillery firing short 

  • 31562 Private William Henry HEBINGTON, 38, born and resided Colchester [Essex] (Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes) 

22nd April 1918 

Killed in Action 

1st Battalion: battles of the Lys 1918: front line near Lambres, heavy gas shelling 

  • 17564 Private Louis George CARRINGTON, born Tottenham [Middlesex], resided Edmonton [Middlesex], husband of Eleanor of 25 Sheen Grove, Richmond Road, Barnsbury [London] (Merville Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 10309 Private Harry ROBINSON, born and resided Wootton (Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes) 

Died of Wounds 

1st Battalion 

  • 46990 Private William David GRAY, born and resided Royston [Hertfordshire] (Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes) 

  • 21864 Private John Henry SEYMOUR, 19, born Islington [London], son of William and Laura Seymour of 64 Willingdon Road, Wood Green [Middlesex] (Aire Communal Cemetery) 

23rd April 1918  

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 19229 Sergeant Alfred John PALMER, born and resided Hitchin [Hertfordshire] (Saint Ippollitts (Saint Ippolyt) Churchyard) 

24th April 1918 

Killed in Action  

1st/5th Battalion 

  • Captain Andrew Best MCBRIDE MC, 22, son of John Best and Mary Constance McBride of Falkland House, Berkhamstead [Hertfordshire] (Longueau British Cemetery)  

7th Battalion: Battle of Cachy, battalion, with 7th Royal West Kents, halts the German attack on Amiens in one of the most important small actions of the war 

  • 40496 Private William Robert ABEL, 24, ex-29098 Essex Regiment, son of William and Alice Abel of 91 Mill Hill Road, Norwich [Norfolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 271172 Private Cyril BALDREY, ex 4120 Cambridgeshire Regiment, son of C W Baldrey of 13 Gwydir Street, Cambridge (Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 49192 Private Harold Kirby BERGERSON, 19, son of Harld and Edith Bergerson of Kent Arms Hotel, Ashford [Kent] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41986 Private Leonard Edward BOSWELL, 19, ex-330445 Cambridgeshire Regiment, born Walworth [London], resided Camberwell [Surrey] (Serre Road Cemetery No. 2) 

  • 20428 Private Frederick Thomas BOWYER, born Cranfield, resided Lavendon [Buckinghamshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 49218 Private William Charles BROOKS, 19, born Bournemouth [Hampshire], resided Wallington [Surrey], son of James Charles and Emma Brooks of Waverley, 32 Stanley Road, Carshalton [Surrey] (Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 265780 Private Phillip Thomas BURGESS, born and resided Harlesden [Middlesex] (Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 41585 Private Sydney Horace CATCHPOLE, 19, born Shimpling [Norfolk], son of Emma Catchpole of The Street, Dickleburgh [Norfolk] (Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 3/6161 Private William CHAMBERLAIN, born and resided Eynesbury [Huntingdonshire] (Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 15198 Corporal Alfred CHANDLER MM, 21, born Wimbledon [Surrey], son of F Chandler of The Grove Lodge, Prince’s Road, Wimbledon Park [Surrey] (Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 15937 Sergeant Frederick Charles CHANDLER, born and resided Godmanchester [Huntingdonshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 42029 Private Albert CHARGE, 18, born Hemel Hempstead [Hertfordshire], son of A E Charge of 91 Horsecroft Road, Boxmoor [Hertfordshire] (Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 30784 Private Ernest George CLAYDON, born Harold’s Wood [Essex], resided Mountnessing [Essex] (Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 51365 Private William John CLAYDON, son of G and Annie Claydon of 14 Bridge Street, Witham [Essex] (Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 49227 Private Ernest Edward CLEMENTS, born and resided Godmanchester [Huntingdonshire] (Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 266649 Private Cecil William COLLINGS, ex-5059 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment,  born Hertford, son of Florence Lilian Collings of Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 202387 Private Albert CROSS, born and resided Eaton Socon (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 51383 Private George Albert EAMES, 18, son of Alice Eames of Palgrave [Suffolk] and late Albert Eames (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41526 Private Arthur Edward ELVIN, born and resided Norwich [Norfolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 200878 Private Ernest EVERNDEN resided Kimbolton [Huntingdonshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 50204 Private Robert Frank FOX, 18, son of Robert W and Margaret A Fox of 31 Granville Road, Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 15185 Lance Sergeant Stanley Robert Marshall GOODWIN MM, 24, son of late Robert and Laura Goodwin, born Fulham [London], resided Hammersmith [London] (Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 49258 Private Samuel HATTERSLEY, 19, ex-M/321600 Army Service Corps, son of Samuel and Florence Hattersley of 91 Lupin Street, Ashted, Birmingham [Warwickshire] (Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 50235 Private Archiebald Joseph HUGHES, 19, born East Brixworth [Northamptonshire], son of Joseph Hughes of 16 Byron Street, Northampton (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 14574 Corporal George Thomas HUNT, 28, born and resided Luton, son of Elizabeth and late Harry Hunt (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 28124 Private Bertram HYDE, born and resided Shillington (Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 49238 Private Horace John JENNER, born and resided Hildenborough [Kent] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41362 Private George Robert KEW, 19, born Horley [Surrey], resided Burstow [Surrey], son of Charles Robert and Annie Kew of Irwell Cottage, School Road, Smallfield [Surrey] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • Temporary Captain Oliver KINGDON MC, 31, son of Oliver and Maud Matilda Kingdon of 84 Brownlow Road, New Southgate [Middlesex], mentioned in despatches (Pozieres Memorial) 

  • Acting Captain Charles Alfred LAWRENCE MC, 24, son of A H Lawrence of Palmhurst, Gundulph Road, Chatham [Kent] former Inns of Court Officer Training Corps (Pozieres Memorial) 

  • 40756 Private William LEWES or LEWIS, ex-37426 South Staffordshire Regiment, born and resided Burslem [Staffordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 31861 Private Victor Edward MANNION, born Marylebone [London], resided Saint Ives [Huntingdonshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 49240 Private Frank Edward Steadman MURRELL, 19, born Cambridge, son of John and Louisa Murrell of 23 Scotland Road, Chesterton [Cambridgeshire] (Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 10879 Lance Corporal William John NEALE, born Bromley-by-Bow [London], resided Plaistow [Essex] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 50233 Private William John NUTTALL born Southall [Middlesex], son of Stephen and Selena Nuttall of 7 Station Road,  Hanwell [Middlesex] (Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 32944 Lance Corporal John ODELL resided Luton (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 15141 Lance Sergeant John Benjamin James OSMOND, born Peckham [London], resided Hornsey Rise [London] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 50238 Private Sydney Leonard PARKER, born Kensington [London], resided Thornton Heath [Surrey] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 49728 Private Victor PARKER, 18, son of Henry and Rosina Parker of The Hollies, Croutel Road, Felixstowe [Suffolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 240389 Private Ernest PAYNE, born Stotfold, resided Lowestoft [Suffolk] (Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 31338 Lance Corporal Arthur PHILLIPS, born Brixton [London], resided Arlesey (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41581 Private James Henry PULLEN, born Willingdon [Sussex], resided Partridge Green [Sussex] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 19100 Private William George RANCE, born Chelsea [London], resided Southend-on-Sea [Essex] (Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 15150 Private Harry RANN, born Waltham Cross [Hertfordshire], resided Stoke Newington [London] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 49197 Private Frederick John RIVERS, born Forest Gate [Essex], resided Southend-on-Sea [Essex] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 40780 Private Ernest SANDERS, 30, ex-38264 Leicestershire Regiment, son of Samuel Sanders of 3 Saint Mark’s Street, Leicester, husband of Edith (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 23205 Private Ernest Alfred SAWKINS, 32, son of Joseph of 11 Prespect Road, Cheshunt [Hertfordshire] (Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 15850 Private Arthur SMITH MM, born and resided Great Chishill [Cambridgeshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 20076 Corporal Charles SMITH, 22, D Company, born Paddington [London], son of John and Ann Smith of The Green, Edlesborough [Buckinghamshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 43162 Private George Derrick SMITH, ex-1992 Essex Regiment, resided Dorking [Surrey] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41405 Private George Thomas TIDY, 19, born Hoxton [London], son of Alice Tidy of 27 Morley Street, Norwich [Norfolk] and late Edgar Tidy (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 49092 Private Aubrey William Kimpton WALLER, born Queensland [Australia], resided Brighton [Sussex] (Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 49789 Private Albert Edward WARD, 18, born Edmonton [Middlesex], son of William and Catherine Ward of 97 Glenwood Road, Harringay [Middlesex] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41082 Private William WATSON, 19, C Company, ex-T/2SR/01313 Army Service Corps, born Bunkle [Berwickshire], son of Adam W Watson of Paitshull, Cockburnspath [Berwickshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 49254 Private Edward Herbert WHITE, born and resided Northampton (Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

  • 41415 Private William John WOODCRAFT, 19, born Kennington [London], son of William D and Daisy Woodcraft of 29 Birdhurst Road, Merton [Surrey] (Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux) 

25th April 1918 

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: Battles of the Lys: minor operation near Merville 

  • 13082 Private Walter Joy CLEAVER, born Toddington, son of John and Emma of Rising Sun, Harlington  (Merville Communal Cemetery Extension) his brother Sidney Charles was killed with 1st/5th Bedfords on 8th April  

2nd Battalion: Battles of the Lys: the canal bank near Ypres, shelling 

  • 3/7572 Private Joseph Frank PEACOCK-NEWPORT, 22, son of Charles and Ella Newport of Archway House, Gentleman’s Row, Enfield [Middlesex] (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery) 

  • 240785 Private William Horace SUMMERS, ex-20515 Cheshire Regiment, resided Coseley [Staffordshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial)   

Died of Wounds 

7th Battalion 

  • 40696 Private William BROOKS, 21, ex-38150 Leicestershire Regiment, son of Richard Henry and Mary Ann Brooks of Leicester, husband of Mary Ann of 36 Middle Street, Mill Lane, Leicester (Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme) 

  • 30923 Private Frederick Thomas HICKS, 24, foster son of Ann Lungley of Wigborough Road, Peldon [Essex] (Longueau British Cemetery) 

  • 17427 Private George PEACOCK, 27, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Peacock of Husborne Crawley, resided Woburn Sands [Buckinghamshire], enlisted October 1914 at Woburn from the Duke of Bedford’s estate (Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme) 

26th April 1918 

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: Battles of the Lys: front line near Merville 

  • 10677 Private Samuel James BIGG, 30, born Edwardstone [Suffolk], son of Annie Maria Bigg of Eastwick [Hertfordshire] (Merville Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 13622 Private Percy DOGGETT, 24, son of Daniel and Sarah Doggett of Flaunden [Hertfordshire] (Merville Communal Cemetery Extension) 

2nd Battalion: Battles of the Lys: German attack on the canal south of Ypres with capture of The Bluff from the Battalion  

  • 19278 Private Herbert George CLEMENTS, 33, son of late Noah and Sarah Ann Clements of Damask Green, Weston [Hertfordshire], husband of Florence May of Damask Green, Weston (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 28038 Private James Robert HOTSON, 21, born Huntingdon, son of John and Charlotte Hotson of Low Road, Little Stukeley [Huntingdonshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

4th Battalion: march from Talmas to Toutencourt 

  • 41916 Private John LANCASTER, 19, ex-256257 Leicestershire Regiment, son of William and Milly Lancaster of 292 Spon Lane, West Bromwich [Staffordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

Died of Wounds  

7th Battalion 

  • 40170 Private Jack Stanley CLARKE, 28, ex-21244 Essex Regiment, son of Henry and Mary Clarke of Colchester [Essex], husband of E E Clarke of 62 South Street, Colchester (Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme) 

  • 29756 Private George HARRADINE, 34, C Company, son of Eliza Harradine of Ashwell Station [Hertfordshire] and late William Harradine (Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme) 

  • 19104 Private Henry SLADE, 27, son of Samuel and Emily Slade of Hampton [Middlesex] (Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme) 

27th April 1918 

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: Battles of the Lys: German attack near Merville repelled 

  • 20937 Private Harry ANSELL, 21, son of Arthur and Mary A Ansell of Meppershall (Merville Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 290398 Private Benjamin Thomas BRADFORD, born Fulham [London], resided Watford [Hertfordshire] (Merville Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 13878 Private Edward BROOKS, 34, born Gorleston-on-Sea [Norfolk], husband of A R S Brooks of High Street, Somersham [Huntingdonshire] (Merville Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 23127 Private Harry BROWN, born Chelsea [London], resided  Fulham [London] (Merville Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 8837 Private Henry Walter James CLARKE, 27, ex-M/38559 Army Service Corps, born Islington [London], resided Finsbury Park [Middlesex], son of Arthur James and Annie Clarke of 48 Sparsholt Road, Crouch Hill [London] (Merville Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • Second Lieutenant Ambrose Ethelstone PEEL, 20, son of Edward Lennox and Amy Peel of 51 Mount Avenue, Ealing [Middlesex], a native of Bedford (Merville Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 1438a Sergeant Charles Edwin SANGSTER, born Chatham [Kent], resided Knebworth [Hertfordshire], husband of I K Sangster of Shrub Terrace, Alderton [Suffolk] (Merville Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 23409 Private Ephraim SPARKS, born  Marston Moretaine, resided Cranfield (Merville Communal Cemetery Extension)  

Died of Wounds  

1st Battalion 

  • 41155 Private Ralph SOUTHERN, 25, ex-36922 Suffolk Regiment, born Little Hulton [Lancashire], son of Robert and Fanny Southern of Egerton [Lancashire] (Aire Communal Cemetery) 

2nd Battalion 

  • 270350 Private Joseph SULLY, ex 7223 Somerset Light Infantry, born Ballyshannon [Donegal], resided Southampton [Hampshire] (Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery) 

7th Battalion 

  • 31381 Private William Theodore PRATT, 19, son of Charles and Alice E Pratt of Wendy [Cambridgeshire] (Longpré-les-Corps-Saints British Cemetery) 


2nd Battalion 

  • 48279 Private George Albert BANKS, ex-266004 Suffolk Cyclist Battalion, born and resided Seaford [Sussex] (Seaford Cemetery) 

28th April 1918  

Died of Wounds  

1st Battalion 

  • 41129 Private William John TAYLOR, 40, ex-265789 Suffolk Regiment, born Old Chesterton [Cambridgeshire], son of E C Taylor of 160 Heath Road, Twickenham [Middlesex] (Aire Communal Cemetery) 

  • 17284 Private Henry WORRALL, 21, born Whitechapel [London], resided Batford [Hertfordshire], son of Henry and Alice Worrall of Harpenden [Hertfordshire] (Aire Communal Cemetery) 

29th April 1918 

Died of Wounds  

1st Battalion 

  • 18440 Lance Corporal Harry PEDDER, 21, son of Joseph and Lois Pedder, Trowley Bottom [Hertfordshire] (Aire Communal Cemetery) 

2nd Battalion 

  • 41350 Private William GRAHAM, born Pimlico [London], resided Birchanger [Essex] (Guise (la Desolation) French National Cemetery, Flavigny-le-Petit) 

30th April 1918  

Died of Wounds   

2nd Battalion 

  • 17979 Private Thomas GRINT, born Finchley [Middlesex], resided Merthyr Tydfil [Glamorgan] (special memorial in Guise (la Desolation) French National Cemetery, Flavigny-le-Petit) 


4th Battalion 

  • 20084 Corporal Norman James CONQUEST, 19, born Felbridge [Surrey], son of James and Emily Conquest of Keeper Lodge, Renhold (Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen)