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August 1918

Bedfordshire Regiment Roll of Honour

3rd August 1918  

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: front line from Bray-Corbie Road to the River Somme 

  • 18800 Acting Corporal Walter James HOWARD, born and resided Baldock [Hertfordshire] (Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery) 

  • 12153 Private Thomas Arthur MEMMOTT, born and resided Walton-on-Thames [Surrey] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 19989 Private Richard Henry PARSONS, 22, B Company, son of F A Parsons of 14 Attneave Street, Clerkenwell [London] (Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery) 



  • 60958 Private Guy Deane THORLEY, born Fernham [Berkshire], resided Shenley [Hertfordshire] (Shenley (Saint Botolph) Churchyard) 

5th August 1918  


12th (Transport Worker) Battalion 

  • 33962 Private William HASSETT, 40, ex-4044 Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), born Bristol, resided Bermondsey [London], son of Thomas and Catherine Hassett, husband of Ellen of 59 Cherry Garden Street, Bermondsey (Leytonstone (special memorial in Saint Patrick’s) Roman Catholic Cemetery)  

6th August 1918  

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: partially successful German attack on positions between the Bray-Corbie Road and the River Somme 

  • 40692 Private Daniel ARROWSMITH, ex-37442 South Staffordshire Regiment, born Longton [Staffordshire], resided Stoke-on-Trent [Staffordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 21532 Private George Thomas BENNETT, 31, attached 54th Trench Mortar Battery, son of Walter Bennett of 57 Portland Street, Northampton, resided Tottenham [Middlesex] (Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-le-Sec) 

  • 42050 Private Herbert BESWICK, 35,  ex-100636 Leicestershire Regiment,  son of William and Millicent Beswick of Burbage [Derbyshire], resided Whaley Bridge [Cheshire], husband of late Rosalind (Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres) 

  • 39430 Private Charles Henry FOREMAN, ex-1509 Army Pay Corps, born Camberwell [London], resided Crofton Park [London] (Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette) 

  • 40740 Private John KIRKLAND, 20, ex-36854 South Staffordshire Regiment, son of John and Sarah Kirkland of Cheadle Road, Tean [Staffordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41373 Private Jack Maurice Hounson OSBORNE, born and resided Wescliff-on-Sea [Essex] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 19530 Private Thomas Rupert PAYNE, born and resided Hitchin [Hertfordshire] (Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres) 

  • 6825 Company Sergeant Major William REYNOLDS, born and resided Tyttenhanger Green [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 33517 Acting Corporal Robert James ROBERTS, 26, born Gedney Dyke [Lincolnshire], resided Outwell [Norfolk], husband of F E Roberts of 13 Milton Road, Little Irchester [Northamptonshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 17280 Private Albert ROOM, 32, son of Charles and Elizabeth Room of Edlesborough [Buckinghamshire] (Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-le-Sec) 

  • 49505 Private Walter Daniel SHAW, 19, ex-M/305064 Army Service Corps, born Hockley [Warwickshire] resided Birmingham [Warwickshire], son of Mrs William Brown (ex-Shaw) of Adderbury West [Oxfordshire] and late Walter Daniel Shaw (Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres) 

  • 21089 Private Robert SINCLAIR, 28, ex-55271 Royal Garrison Artillery, born Monkwearmouth [Durham], son of James ad Sarah Sinclair of 14 Back North John Street, Seaham Harbour [Durham], husband of Sarah McGlennon (ex-Sinclair) of 13 Back North Railway Street, Seaham Harbour (Pozieres Memorial)   


3rd Garrison Battalion 

  • 37939 Private Herbert STURGEON, ex-82391 Royal Army Medical Corps, born Darlington [Durham], resided Cockerton [Durham] (Taukkyan War Cemetery) 

7th August 1918 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: withdrawn from the front line between Bray-Corbie Road and River Somme 

  • 37561 Private Joseph BUCK, 20, born Boxmoor [Hertfordshire], son of William and Sarah Annie Buck of North Grove Lock, Hunton Bridge, King’s Langley [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 13053 Private Harvey JONES, born and resided Codicote [Hertfordshire] (Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette) 

  • 30598 Lance Corporal Edward Cyril SINFIELD, born and resided Tilsworth (Pozieres Memorial)  

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 23070 Lance Sergeant Reginald Charles WEEKS, 21, born Salisbury [Shropshire], son of Charles and Rose Weeks of Sundon (Vignacourt British Cemetery) 

8th August 1918 

Killed in Action  

Bedfordshire Yeomanry 

  • 10661 Private George Henry HAMMOND, resided Claydon [Suffolk] (Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 20497 Lance Corporal James Arthur MARSHALL, 27, son of John and Isabella Marshall of Offord D’Arcy [Huntingdonshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial)   

Died of Wounds 

Bedfordshire Yeomanry  

  • 30379 Private George Victor ALLEN, 24, son of George and Mary Ann Allen of 75 Roseberry Road, Auburn [Australia]; husband of Amy Priscilla of Primrose Cottage, Upper West Street, Dunstable (Longueau British Cemetery) 

9th August 1918  

Died of Wounds  

4th Battalion 

  • 41731 Private Arthur James Nourse JOHNSON, 21, ex-39859 South Staffordshire Regiment, son of Sarah Ann Johnson of 11 Market Street, Hednesford [Staffordshire] and late James Nourse Johnson (Hednesford (Saint Peter) Churchyard Extensions) 

10th August 1918  

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 49186 Private William James OAKLEY, 19, born Bridgham [Norfolk], son of Frederick James and Elizabeth Oakley of The Lodge, West Harling [Norfolk] (Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille) 


53rd (Young Soldier) Battalion 

  • TR/9/10425 Lance Corporal Wilbye GARDNER, 20, ex-4/4533 Manchester Regiment, son of Charles and Sarah Gardner of 28 Dean Street, Failsworth [Lancashire] (Failsworth Cemetery) 

11th August 1918 


1st Garrison Battalion 

  • 32367 Private Reginald Richard SNELL, ex-S/4/039792 Army Service Corps, born and resided Torpoint [Cornwall] (Agra Cantonment Cemetery) 

12th August 1918  

Died of Wounds  

Bedfordshire Yeomanry 

  • 30451 Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas MILLARD, 25, attached 15th (King’s) Hussars,  son of late William W and Elizabeth Millard of Leys Farm, Milton Bryan; enlisted 14th September 1914 and served in France from 7th June 1915 (Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme)   

17th August 1918 


7th Battalion 

  • 10699 Corporal Henry Victor FARDELL, born and resided Therfield [Hertfordshire] (Sarralbe British Cemetery) 

18th August 1918 


5th Battalion 

  • 265330 Private W J SELL (Hitchin Cemetery) 

19th August 1918 


4th Battalion 

  • 28489 Private Mark SILVERSTONE, 28, born Mile End [London], resided Leytonstone [Essex], son of William Silverstone of 56 Tudor Road, Hackney [London] (Condé-sur-Escaut Communal Cemetery) 

21st August 1918  

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: Second Battle of the Somme - successful attack near Bucquoy 

  • 21656 Private Frederick BARKER, 32, born and resided Stebbing [Essex], son of Alfred Barker of Chelmsford [Essex], husband of Florence Chapman (ex-Barker) of Church End, Stebbing (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 10137 Corporal Harry BELBEN, 23, born Ringwood [Hampshire], resided Harlow [Essex], son of William Henry and Lucy Elizabeth Belben of 15 Market Street, Poole [Dorset] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 25940 Lance Sergeant George Stanley DOLTON, born and resided New Barnet [Hertfordshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 204278 Private Frank George HEWES, born Northampton, resided Hardingstone [Northamptonshire] (Sailly-au-Bois Military Cemetery) 

  • 41274 Private John Samuel MALLION, 30, ex-39754 Northamptonshire Regiment,  born and resided Fen Ditton [Cambridgeshire], son of William and Hannah Mallion, husband of Rosa of Fen Ditton (Queen’s Cemetery, Bucquoy) 

  • 48010 Private Ernest PEARCE, ex-149948 Royal Field Artillery, born Harpenden [Hertfordshire], resided Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 205880 Private Frank PUNCHARD, ex-265369 Suffolk Regiment, resided Ipswich [Suffolk] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 43097 Private James Eric Spencer RISELEY, 26, ex-1390 Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion, born Market Harborough [Leicestershire], son of F G Riseley of Alberm, the Avenue, Saint Neots [Huntingdonshire] (Sailly-au-Bois Military Cemetery) 

  • 6535 Sergeant Frederick William ROWLEY MM, born Luton, resided Edgeware [Middlesex] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

2nd Battalion: Second Battle of the Somme - brigade reserve east of Dernancourt 

  • 19078 Corporal Thomas John HEDGE MM, 28, son of Stephen Hedge of Yelling [Huntingdonshire] (Mont Noir Military Cemetery, Sint-Jans-Cappel) 

4th Battalion: Second Battle of the Somme - partially successful attack near Achiet-le-Grand 

  • 41520 Private Frank Bernard BROWN, 19, son of Charles and Esther Brown of Berkley Street, Eynesbury [Huntingdonshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 19231 Private William RIPSHER, 37, born Saint Pancras [London], resided Chalk Farm [London], son of Charles John and Martha Ripsher, husband of Elizabeth Clara of 49 Hartland Road, Chalk Farm (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 41310 Private Leonard ROWNEY, 21, ex-2537 Bedfordshire Yeomanry, son of William and Susan Ann Rowney of Broughton [Northamptonshire] (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 29802 Private William Thomas SMITH, born Broadway [Worcestershire], resided Cheshunt [Hertfordshire] (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension)  

Died of Wounds  

1st Battalion 

  • 43040 Sergeant Harris William FURNELL, 27, B Company, ex-953 Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion,  son of William and Ada Furnell of Bridge Street, Wistow [Huntingdonshire] resided King’s Ripton [Huntingdonshire] (Bienvillers Military Cemetery) 

  • Acting Captain Geoffroy de Carteret MILLAIS, 21, son of John Guille and Fanny Margaret Millais of Compton’s Brow, Horsham [Sussex] (Sailly-au-Bois Military Cemetery) 

  • 268197 Private Frederick James WATSON, ex-S/29618 Rifle Brigade, born Finsbury [London], resided Islington [London] (Bagneux british Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

22nd August 1918  

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: Second Battle of the Somme - in support near Achiet-le-Petit, heavy gas shelling 

  • 14523 Corporal Joe JACKSON, 24, born Codnor Park [Derbyshire], son of T Jackson of 2 Ouse Bridge, Burton Road, Carlton [Nottinghamshire] (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 29033 Private George LAWS, 26, born Upwell [Norfolk], son of Robert and Fanny Laws of Sunny House, Outwell Basin [Norfolk] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant Harry MAW (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • 18605 Lance Corporal Rupert Arthur MOBBS, 24, B Company, son of Frederick G Mobbs of Bedford (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 16393 Lance Sergeant Alfred RODIE, born Standon [Hertfordshire], resided Little Munden [Hertfordshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

2nd Battalion: Second Battle of the Somme - in brigade reserve during an attack on Tara Hill 

  • 33784 Private Frederick BASS, ex-3101 Royal Field Artillery, born and resided Wandsworth [London] (Albert Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 271057 Private Harold BASTICK, 19, A Company, ex-1722 London Regiment,  born Battersea [London], son of Elizabeth Bastick of  121 Strathleven Road, Brixton [London] (Albert Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 42097 Private William George BOWLES, 18, son of George and Minnie Jane Bowles of 54 Buxton Road, Luton (Albert Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 20766 Lance Corporal Marenza BRISTOW, 24, born Holme [Huntingdonshire], resided Ramsey [Huntingdonshire], son of Agnes Annie of Pond’s Bridge, Ramsey (Albert Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 42130 Private Redvers FRANKLIN, born Edmonton [Middlesex], resided Lower Edmonton [Middlesex] (Albert Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 10557 Private Thomas HORNE, 25, son of M Horne of Milton Ernest (Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 48877 Private Joseph KEENE, born and resided Coventry [Warwickshire] (Albert Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 41316 Lance Corporal Lewis KEMPSTER, 19, A Company, son of Sarah Kempster of 38 Shrublands Avenue, Berkhamstead [Hertfordshire] (Albert Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 26539 Lance Corporal George PEACOCK DCM, Croix de Guerre, 29, born Holme [Huntingdonshire], son of Jane E Peacock of Hall Lane, Werrington [Peterborough] (Albert Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 42085 Private Horace Lionel PEARSON, 18, son of F J and C E Pearson of 9 Lawrence Street, Bedford (Albert Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 40772 Private Frederick Osborn Whale RUDGE, 22, ex-36303 South Staffordshire Regiment, born and resided Tipton [Staffordshire], son of Harriett Kate Rudge of 111 Kent Street, Upper Gornal [Staffordshire] (Albert Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 49251 Private Percy James TILLBROOK, born and resided Chiswick [Middlesex] (Albert Communal Cemetery Extension) 

4th Battalion: repulsing German counter-attacks near Achiet-le-Grand 

  • 240827 Private Robert COOPER, ex-35503 King’s (Liverpool) Regiment, born Salford [Lancashire], resided Manchester [Lancashire] (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant Percival James FLORY (Bienvillers Military Cemetery) 

  • 33858 Private Thomas Harold WARNER, 20, son of William and Ellen Warner of 48 Chandos Street, Bedford (Bienvillers Military Cemetery) 

6th Battalion: 2nd Battalion in brigade reserve during an attack on Tara Hill 

  • Second Lieutenant Walter WHITBOURN MC, attached 2nd Battalion (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

Died of Wounds  

1st Battalion 

  • 271064 Private George Henry BOWERS, 20, ex-3774 London Regiment, born Battersea [London], son of E and S Bowers of Wimbotsham [Norfolk] (Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

  • 41432 Private Charles Henry FOUNTAIN, 20, A Company, born Eaton Bray, son of Henry and Mary of 83 Waterlow Road, Dunstable (Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

  • 33368 Private Frank NICHOLLS, 20, son of G and A Nicholls of Wallcrouch, Wadhurst [Sussex] (Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

2nd Battalion 

  • 19163 Private George TURNEY, 28, son of William and Hannah Maria Turney of Clay Hill, Wigginton [Hertfordshire] (Daours Communal Cemetery Extension)  

4th Battalion 

  • 3/6568 Lance Corporal Frederick Leonard COLE, born Chelsea [London], resided Kensington [London] (Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers) 

  • 51255 Private Harry SAUNDERS, 19, born Brighton [Sussex], resided Stanmer [Sussex], son of Frayton and Eliza Saunders 7 Home Farm, Stanmer Park [Sussex] (Bucquoy Communal Cemetery) 

  • Captain Herbert John WEST MC, 29, attached 1st Battalion, son of William F and Emma West of 15 Ellesmere Road, Chiswick [Middlesex] (Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

23rd August 1918 

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: Second battle of the Somme - successful attack on Achiet-le-Petit 

  • 33418 Lance Sergeant Victor Thomas ADAMS, ex-22854 Northamptonshire Regiment, born Wootton [Northamptonshire], resided Hackleton [Northamptonshire] (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 21557 Private Albert Edward ALLEN, 38, born Haggerston [London], resided  Tottenham [Middlesex], son of late Edward Allen, husband of Eliza Ann Friend (ex-Allen) of 8 Lawrence Avenue, Palmer’s Green [London] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 39520 Private James Allan Wallace ANDERSON, 40, ex-M/2/266227 Army Service Corps, born Carnock [Fife], resided Edinburgh [Lothian], son of late Gilbert Robert and Alice Annie Anderson (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 18608 Private Frederick George ANDREWS, born and resided Dunstable (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 204562 Private Herbert AUSTIN resided Palmers Green [Middlesex] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 39959 Corporal Richard Lawson BEDFORD, 29, ex-12092 Sherwood Foresters, born Beeston [Nottinghamshire], resided Sunderland [Durham], son of J Bedford of 121 Marlborough Road, Bedford, husband of B M Bedford of 2 Priestly Crescent, Deptford, Sunderland (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 27923 Private Walter BEDFORD, born Lavendon [Buckinghamshire], resided Turvey (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 48707 Private Albert Oscar BRANDT, 19, born Westminster [London], resided Marylebone [London], son of Bertha M Brandt of 28 Little Edward Street, Regent’s Park [London] (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 32951 Corporal Harry BRICE, resided Shefford (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 39948 Private Ernest Percival BRYANT, ex-M2/266404 Army Service Corps, born Wolverhampton [Staffordshire], resided Blackheath [Staffordshire] (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • 14971 Lance Corporal James George CADE, 23, born Diddington [Huntingdonshire], son of Mary Cade of Broughton [Huntingdonshire] (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 203510 Private Frederick William COX, 36, born and resided Saint Albans [Hertfordshire], son of Mrs Palin of 1 Butler Avenue, Harrow [Middlesex], husband of Agnes Kate of 49 London Road, Saint Albans (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 265746 Corporal Stanley James DARBY, 21, born and resided Hertford, son of M A Darby of 3 Eleanor Road, Bengeo [Hertfordshire] (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 49257 Private Samuel DEEBLE, ex-34831 East Surrey Regiment, born and resided Potton (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 23332 Private Ernest George DIGGINS, 27, born Clophill. Son of C Diggins of Hall End,  Maulden (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • Temporary Lieutenant Alexander Robert Charles EATON, 29, son of Charles E and Emma Margaret Eaton of 203 Neville Road, Forest Gate [Essex] (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • 42059 Private Wilfred Harold ELVIN, born Besthorpe [Norfolk], resided Attleborough [Norfolk] (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • 12208 Private Thomas William EVERETT, 28, born Bushey [Hertfordshire], resided Watford [Hertfordshire], son of William Everett of 7 New Cottages, Aldenham [Hertfordshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 7944 Sergeant William FELSTEAD, born Epping [Essex], resided Sheering [Essex] (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • 205876 Private Frank William FLATMAN, ex-265397 Suffolk Regiment, resided Saxmundham [Suffolk] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant Frank Herbert FOX, 20, son of Frederick Isaac and Kate Fox of 21 Park Valley, Nottingham; from Beeston [Nottinghamshire] (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 204405 Private Frederick GILSON, born South Ockendon [Essex], husband of F Gilson of 102 William Street, Grays [Essex] (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 266273 Corporal Alexander GRANT resided Dunstable (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • 15082 Private Arthur HACKETT, born and resided Great Staughton [Huntingdonshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 8701 Lance Corporal Lionel William HARRIS, born Luton, resided Bedford (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 14306 Private William HILL, born Whittlesey [Cambridgeshire], resided Ampthill (Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne) 

  • 21666 Private George Melrose HOLLOWAY, 34, born Swansea [Glamorgan], resided Walthamstow [Essex], son of late George and Mary Holloway, husband of Beatrice Emma of 1 Haroldstone Road, Walthamstow (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 41145 Private Charles JONES, 23, ex-36948 Suffolk Regiment, son of Thomas and Sarah Ellen Jones of 26 Factory Street, Tyldesley [Lancashire] (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • 291390 Private Henry Herbert JONES, born Saint Pancras [London], resided Merton [Surrey] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 291452 Private Hector William KINGSTON, 30, born Tottenham [Middlesex], resided Harringay [Middlesex], son of William and Eleanor Kingston, husband of Winifred H G Kingston of 4 Venetia Road, Harringay (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 48016 Private John LANCASTER, 30, born Buckingham, resided Ampthill, son of Charles and Elizabeth Lancaster of 25 Cannon Street, Bedford, husband of Annie of Elsden Road, Wellingborough [Northamptonshire] (Vis-en-Artis Memorial) 

  • 33348 Private William Henry MASTERS, 20, A Company, son of Ellen Sutton (ex-Masters) of 1355 All Saints Street, Hastings, and late Frederick Masters (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • 18504 Private Benjamin MAYHEW, 21, born Wood Walton [Huntingdonshire], resided Coppingford [Huntingdonshire], son of Georgeanna Mayhew of the Brickyard, Alconbury Weston [Huntingdonshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 291050 Private Robert Arnold MEREDITH, born Clapham [London], resided Norbury [Surrey], son of Philip and Emily Meredith, husband of Grace F of 72 Wimbledon Park Road, Southfields [Surrey] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 270380 Private Ernest MOORE, 21, ex-3586 Northamptonshire Regiment, born Geddington [Northamptonshire], son of Tom and Mary Moore of Kettering [Northamptonshire], husband of E M Moore of 24 Park Place, Darlington [Durham] (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • Lieutenant Edgar Ivan Fitzroy NAILER, 27, son of Lieutenant-Colonel and Laura Nailer of 37 Saint Michael's Road, Bedford (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • 7690 Sergeant William Herbert NEWSOME, 30, ex-35172 Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), born and resided Halifax [Yorkshire], son of James Newsome of The Star Hotel, Rastrick [Yorkshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 33169 Private Percy ORPIN, 24, born Harrold, resided Bedford, son of F Orpin of Snelson, Lavendon [Buckinghamshire], husband of R Orpin 29 Union Street, Bedford (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • Second Lieutenant William Thomas PAINE, 35, son of William and Elizabeth of Manchester [Lancashire], husband of Kate of 30 Osborne Road, Broadstairs [Kent] (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 23065 Private Frank PARKINS, born Houghton Regis, resided Dunstable (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 3/7502 Private Major Wilfred PATEMAN, 23, son of Major and Mary Jane Pateman of Luton Road, Toddington (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 270219 Private Albert John PHAROAH, 37, son of J Pharaoh of Ipswich [Suffolk], husband of Maud of 84 Willow Street, Romford [Essex] (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • 14839 Private Charles Henry RISELEY, born and resided Buckden [Huntingdonshire] (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 15928 Private Bertie ROGERS, born and resided Great Chishall [Essex] (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 203960 Private William SMITH, ex-31582 Suffolk Regiment, resided South Norwood [Surrey] (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • 20014 Private William STEVENS, born Heath and Reach, resided Leighton Buzzard (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • 8758 Sergeant Edward Charles STONE, born Stanstead Abbotts [Hertfordshire], resided Dunmow [Essex] (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • 12987 Private Leonard SWALLOW, 28, born Little Hadham [Hertfordshire], husband of Alice M of 1 Druden Cottages, Foxton [Cambridgeshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 41087 Private Joseph SWIERS, 20, born and resided Galphay [Yorkshire], son of John William and Mary Swiers of Ringbeck, Kirkby Malzeard [Yorkshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 47459 Private John Walton THORPE, ex-T/4/247890 Army Service Corps, resided Leeds [Yorkshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 270707 Private Leslie Arthur TOLCHARD, ex-17692 Somerset Light Infantry, born and resided Hitchin [Hertfordshire] (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 41157 Private Cyril Alfred TOMPKINS, ex-45961 Suffolk Regiment, born Croxley Green [Hertfordshire], resided Watford [Hertfordshire] (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • 29425 Private Ernest Alfred WELTON, born and resided Great Yarmouth [Norfolk] (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 203965 Private William Sivyer WILMSHURST, 26, A Company, ex-31789 Suffolk Regiment, resided Tonbridge [Kent], son of John and Mary Ann Wilmshurst of Horsmonden [Kent], husband of Alice of 90 Lavender Hill, Tonbridge [Kent] (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

2nd Battalion: Second Battle of the Somme - brigade reserve at Tara Hill 

  • 14708 Private Frederick HAWKINS, born and resided Hitchin [Hertfordshire] (Albert Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 23254 Private Horace HULL, 20, born Toddington, son of Edward Hull of Sundon (Combles Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 25344 Private William Charles WHITE, born and resided High Cross [Hertfordshire] (Albert Communal Cemetery Extension) 

4th Battalion: Second Battle of the Somme - front line near Achiet-le-Grand 

  • 40617 Private William CHEETHAM, ex-13/13648 Lancashire Fusiliers, born Manchester [Lancashire], son of William Cheetham of 22 Church Street, Beswick [Lancashire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 33157 Private Isaac FOX, 31, husband of Alice of Green Street, Little Hadham [Hertfordshire] (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 37057 Lance Corporal George WOOTTON, born Syresham [Northamptonshire], resided Wymington (Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension)  

5th Battalion: 1st Battalion Second Battle of the Somme - successful attack on Achiet-le-Petit 

  • Lieutenant Henry James Arthur WATSON, 23, attached 1st Battalion, son of Mary Ellen Watson of 59 Goldington Road, Bedford (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont)  

Died of Wounds  

1st Battalion 

  • 36028 Private Thomas BROOKS, attached Trench Mortar Battery, born Islington [London], resided Holloway [London] (Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

  • 19476 Private Walter George COOK, born Whepstead [Suffolk], resided Buntingford [Hertfordshire] (Foncquevillers Military Cemetery) 

  • Acting Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh COURTENAY DSO, MC, 30, son of Charles C and Constance H Courtenay of Manor Farm House, East Horsley [Surrey] (Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

  • 32995 Lance Corporal Charles Guy FOSTER, 29, born London, resided Blackfriers [London], son of George William and Eliza Dollie Foster, husband of Edie Louise Foster of 35 Hatfield Street, Blackfriars Road (Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

  • 37077 Private Arthur Charles LAMBERT, 29, son of Arthur and Elizabeth Lambert of Kempston, resided Kempston, husband of Edith Mary of Regent Street, Newmarket [Suffolk] (Foncquevillers Military Cemetery) 

  • 31486 Lance Corporal Thomas Harold LEE, 25, born Clapton [London], resided Letchworth [Hertfordshire], son of William and Minnie Lee, husband of A M Lee of Hill House, Baldock Road, Letchworth (Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

2nd Battalion 

  • 9095 Sergeant Samuel LOVELL MM, 32, husband of E M Lovell of 23 Eastville Road, Bedford (Daours Communal Cemetery Extension) 

4th Battalion 

  • 204532 Private Herbert Ernest Alfred MINNIS resided Letchworth [Hertfordshire] (Serre Road Cemetery No. 2) 


  • Captain Frederick Johns SMITH (Foncquevillers Military Cemetery) 

8th Battalion 

  • Lieutenant Guy Baron REED, attached 2nd Battalion (Daours Communal Cemetery Extension) 

24th August 1918 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: Second Battle of the Somme - moving to assembly positions for an attack on Thilloy 

  • 13313 Company Sergeant Major Frederick Arthur CLAMP, 23, born Snarestone [Leicestershire], son of Alice Clamp of Westbrook Lodge, Boxmoor [Hertfordshire] (Warlencourt British Cemetery) 

  • Acting Captain Dennis Patrick CROSS MC, 27, son of Thomas George and Evelyn F Cross; born Rio de Janeiro [Brazil], educated Bedford School; returned to England immediately after the sinking of the Lusitania (Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension) 

Died of Wounds  

1st Battalion 

  • 271496 Private Alfred John BAINBRIDGE or BAMBRIDGE, born Wood Green [Middlesex], resided Clacton-on-Sea [Essex] (Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

  • 20731 Private John Vincent BLACKBURN, 20, born Grimsby [Lincolnshire], son of John and Ursula Blackburn of 30 Albert Road, Luton (Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

  • 45988 Private William HOLLINS, 38, ex-9015 Royal Fusiliers, born and resided Lambeth [London], husband of H Hollins of 24 Saint Oswald’s Place, Vauxhall, Birmingham [Warwickshire] (Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

2nd Battalion 

  • Second Lieutenant Walter Guy MCJANNET, 19, son of James and Mary McJannet of 24 Shaftesbury Avenue, Bedford, born East London [South Africa] (Oxford (Botley) Cemetery) 

4th Battalion 

  • 23373 Private Frederick HUCKLESBY, 37, born Woburn, resided Toddington (Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

  • 22123 Lance Corporal Alan Denis ROSE, 20, A Company, son of Owen Edward and Gertrude A Rose of Kilravock, Bengeo [Hertfordshire] (Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

25th August 1918 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: Second Battle of the Somme - capture of Fricourt 

  • 18085 Corporal Ernest Walter HAINES, 28, born and resided Harpenden [Hertfordshire], son of George and late Mary Ann Haines (Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-la-Boisselle) 

  • 42079 Private Edward PEARCE, 18, born Hull [Yorkshire], son of Emily M Pearce of 143 Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth [Norfolk] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 25435 Corporal Frederick Harry SHACKLETON, 23, son of Frederick Reeves Shackleton of Athelstan, 27 Clarendon Road, Luton (Vis-en-Artois Memorial)  

4th Battalion: Second Battle of the Somme - unsuccessful attack at Loupart Wood 

  • 290187 Private Charles THOMPSON, 20,son of Richard Thompson of 10 Reform Street, Peterborough (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

Died of Wounds  

1st Battalion 

  • 15962 Private William Henry Davis COLE, 35, born Nottingham, son of Alice Maud Mary and late John Mark Cole of Lewisham [London] (Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille) 

  • 290413 Private Harry SHEPHERD, born Rickmansworth [Hertfordshire], resided Watford [Hertfordshire] (Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen) 

2nd Battalion 

  • 204191 Private Sidney Frank BUTLIN, 28, ex-200723 Royal Fusiliers, resided Oxhey [Hertfordshire], son of Arthur William and Charlotte Annie Butlin of Bridge Cot, Watford Heath [Hertfordshire] (Valenciennes (Saint Roch) Communal Cemetery) 

  • 51204 Private Richard HEWITT, 19, son of James and Sarah Ann Hewitt of Thorpe Road, Roughton [Norfolk] (Daours Communal Cemetery Extension) 

4th Battalion 

  • 22045 Private Joseph RAY, resided Colney Heath [Hertfordshire] (Bucquoy Communal Cemetery Extension) 


4th Battalion 

  • 12941 Private Charles John (Jack) PENSON, 23, born Stanford Rivers [Essex], son of James William and Mary Ann Penson of 6 Castle Street, Ongar [Essex] (Étaples Military Cemetery)  

7th Battalion 

  • 240293 Private Henry William SPRATT, ex-32844 Worcestershire Regiment, born Bethnal Green [London], resided Stratford [Essex] (Caudry British Cemetery) 

26th August 1918 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: Second Battle of the Somme - front line in front of the Contalmaison-Fricourt Road  

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant William Howell STAPLETON, 20, attached 5th Royal Berkshire Regiment, son of F W Stapleton of Hong Kong (Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt) 

4th Battalion: Second Battle of Arras - unsuccessful attack on Thilloy and Ligny-Thilloy 

  • 266549 Private Frank William CHAPMAN, formerly Hertfordshire Regiment, born Kettering [Northamptonshire], stepson of Clara A Chapman of 5 Station Road, Rickmansworth [Hertfordshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 32189 Sergeant Arthur William MEAD, 30, husband of L E Mead of 50 Edward Street, Dunstable (Warlencourt British Cemetery)  

Died of Wounds  

1st Battalion 

  • 19232 Private Harold BOULD, 33, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bould of 137 Ball Haye Road, Leek [Staffordshire], enlisted January 1915 (Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen) 

  • 39509 Private George Henry WALKER, 39, ex-DM/2/231954 Army Service Corps, husband of Mary A Walker of 149 Low Oxford Street, Castleford [Yorkshire] (Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille) 

2nd Battalion 

  • 18393 Private William George SCULL, 27, born Bristol, son of Francis and Hannah Eliza Scull of 21 Fairlop Road, Leytonstone [Essex] (Cologne Southern Cemetery) as a prisoner-of-war  

4th Battalion 

  • 51334 Private Leonard Alfred WOODS, 19, son of William Mitchell Woods and Violet Annie Woods of Woodford [Essex] (Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

27th August 1918 

Killed in Action  

4th Battalion: Second Battle of Arras - unsuccessful attack on Ligny-Thilloy 

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant Stephen Donald ALLEN, 19, attached 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, son of William and Gertrude M Allen of 39 Southbourne Road, Bournemouth [Hampshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 21356 Private William John ALLIS, 33, ex-2842 Royal Field Artillery, born Forest Gate [Essex], husband of Daisy E of 97 Skeffington Road, East Ham [Essex], son of William John and Elizabeth Allis (AIF Burial Ground, Flers) 

  • 37195 Acting Corporal George ANSELL, 30, born Barton-le-Clay, son of Frederick and Julia Ansell of Toddington, husband of Florence George (ex-Ansell) of Princess Street, Toddington (AIF Burial Ground, Flers) 

  • 14124 Sergeant William BATCHELOR MM, born and resided Hemel Hempstead [Hertfordshire] (Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy) 

  • 22972 Private Frederick William CLARK, 32, son of Thomas and Sarah Clark of Flamstead [Hertfordshire], husband of Alice of River Hill, Flamstead (AIF Burial Ground, Flers) 

  • 19815 Private Thomas Frank CLARKE, 22, son of Arthur and Lizzie Clarke of 50 Mabley Street, Homerton [London] (Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 43639 Private William Charles ELLIOTT, ex-45595 South Wales Borderers, born and residedCardiff [Glamorgan] (Warlencourt British Cemetery) 

  • 21899 Private Thomas John FAIR, born Lambeth [London], resided Kennington [London] ((AIF Burial Ground, Flers) 

  • 202663 Private Walter FAULKNER, born Southill, resided Stanford (AIF Burial Ground, Flers) 

  • 40632 Private Ernest andrew FELLOWES, ex 45197 Suffolk Regiment, born Camberwell [London], resided Kettering [Northamptonshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 45026 Private John William FINEDON, born and resided Northampton (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 51195 Private George Edwin William GEACH, born and resided Chatham [Kent] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 48327 Private Oliver GRACE, born Kempston, resided Bedford (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 51197 Private Sidney GREEN, born Roudham [Norfolk], resided Carbrooke [Norfolk] (Warlencourt British Cemetery) 

  • 51200 Private Albert William HARRISON, born and resided Hockwold [Norfolk] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 51203 Private Leslie Vivian HEPTINSTALL, 18, born Fulham [London], son of George and Emily Heptinstall of 72 Crown Street, Saint Margaret’s, Twickenham [Middlesex] (AIF Burial Ground, Flers) 

  • 51205 Private Ernest HICKS, 19, A Company, born Whittlesey [Cambridgeshire], resided South Warboys [Huntingdonshire], son of E Hicks of Gray’s Farm, Chatteris [Cambridgeshire] (Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy) 

  • 39793 Private Walter Charles HOLLINGSWORTH born Navestock [Essex], son of Charles and Rose Hollingsworth of Brentwood [Essex], husband of Faith Zillah Violette of 17 Junction Road, Brentwood (Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval) 

  • 48971 Private Lancelot Way JEWELL, 19, ex-M/296405 Army Service Corps, born and resided Plymouth [Devon], son of late William Henry and Thirzena Jewell (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 39530 Private Robert KILBORN, 35, ex-39530 Northamptonshire Regiment, son of Thomas and Anna Maria Kilborn of Desborough [Northamptonshire], husband of Emma of 38 Station Road, Desborough (AIF Burial Ground, Flers) 

  • 49810 Private Charles Edgar MANN, 19, born Marylebone [London], son of Charles T Mann of 46 Mote Road, Maidstone [Kent] (Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy) 

  • 266608 Private Ernest MARTIN, 30, resided Ware [Hertfordshire], husband of Kate Alice of 14 Lincoln Street, Brighton [Sussex] (AIF Burial Ground, Flers) 

  • 43782 Private Thomas Arthur MYERS, ex-3/20438 West Riding Regiment, born Bradford [Yorkshire], resided Bolton Woods [Yorkshire] (AIF Burial Ground, Flers) 

  • 15978 Private Charles William PENDRED, born Alconbury [Huntingdonshire], resided Southoe [Huntingdonshire] ((Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 40900 Private Cecil Reay PUGHE, 31, ex-39383 Northamptonshire Regiment, born Bangor [Carnarvonshire], son of James William and Louisa Pughe of Silverstone, Capel Road,  Oxhey [Hertfordshire] (AIF Burial Ground, Flers) 

  • 51246 Private George REID, 19, born Wandsworth [London], resided Harlesden [Middlesex], son of David and Janet Reid of 18 Stonebridge Park, Willesden [Middlesex] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 41955 Lance Corporal Frank ROBINSON, 19, son of Harry and Esther Robinson of 13 Papplewick Lane, Hucknell Torkard [Nottinghamshire] (AIF Burial Ground, Flers) 

  • 31786 Private Bertram Albert RULAND or RUTLAND, born Gravenhurst, resided Hitchin [Hertfordshire] (AIF Burial Ground, Flers) 

  • 270264 Private Charles SMITH, 18, ex-Hertfordshire Regiment, born Fordham [Cambridgeshire], resided Soham [Cambridgeshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 18647 Private James Douglas STONE, 24, son of William George and Martha Elizabeth Stone of Sundon Road, Harlington (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 31568 Private Joseph WESLEY, born Slapton [Buckinghamshire], resided Watford [Hertfordshire] (AIF Burial Ground, Flers) 

  • 19833 Private Charles WHITTEMORE, 23, son of Arthur and Annie Whittemore of 21 Rectory Road, Campton (AIF Burial Ground, Flers) 

  • 13527 Corporal Alfred George WILLS, born Bridgewater [Somerset], resided Bristol (Manchester Cemetery, Riencourt-les-Bapaume) 

Died of Wounds  

4th Battalion 

  • 32139 Private Herbert KENT MM, 20, son of Ernest Edward and Emily Annie Kent of Ledburn [Buckinghamshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

28th August 1918 

Died of Wounds  

4th Battalion 

  • 33165 Private William KELLY, 20, born London, son of Alice E Kelly of 3 Glen View Gardens, Hammerfield [Kent] (Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

  • 41195 Private Thomas Matthew LYONS, 30, ex-S/255371 Army Service Corps, son of Thomas and Phoebe Lyons of Hillesley [Gloucestershire] (Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt) 

  • 19723 Private Thomas William John WATSON, 28, born Shadwell [London], husband of Mrs Watson of 50 Harford Street, Mile End [London] (Mont Huon Military Cemetery, le Treport) 

29th August 1918 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: Second Battle of the Somme - capture of Guillemont (attacked by the Battalion on 30th July 1916) 

  • 12713 Private Walter George COLLINS, born and resided Reed [Hertfordshire] (Combles Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 22461 Private Arthur Samuel Victor LONG, born and resided Luton (Combles Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 33761 Private Leonard Walter MAYES, 24, born and resided Buntingford [Hertfordshire], son of Walter and Lizzie Mayes of 6 Nelson Street, Hertford (Combles Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 42179 Private George Reginald SAUNDERS, 19, son of George and Hannah Saunders of Long Street, Great Ellingham [Norfolk], resided Prickwillow [Cambridgeshire] (Combles Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 12011 Corporal Samuel SKINNER, born and resided Ware [Hertfordshire] (Combles Communal Cemetery Extension) 

Died of Wounds  

4th Battalion 

  • 43707 Lance Corporal Frederick BROOKS, 21, ex-24101 South Wales Borderers, born Bream [Gloucestershire], son of Frederick and Lottie Brooks of New Tredegar [Monmouthshire] (Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension) 


2nd Battalion 

  • 26762 Private Stephen GARNER, born Ravensden, resided Beeston Green (Rethel French National Cemetery) as a prisoner-of-war 

30th August 1918 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: Second Battle of the Somme - partially successful attack towards the Sunken Lane outside Combles; very heavy shelling 

  • 49214 Private Henry William BALDWIN, 19, son of Frederick and Esther Baldwin of 69 Liverpool Road, Watford [Hertfordshire] (Combles Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 18025 Private Albert Ernest COLEMAN, ex-202176 Royal Scots, born and resided Bletsoe (Combles Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 9119 Company Sergeant Major Alec COOK DCM, born Totternhoe, resided Dunstable (Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz) 

  • 12309 Lance Corporal Samuel DAVIS, born Grantham [Lincolnshire], resided Leeds [Yorkshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 23380 Lance Sergeant William ELLIOTT, 33, husband of Annie Ruth of Leicester (Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz) 

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant Arthur Donald GREENWOOD, 20, son of Arthur and Agnes Greenwood of 34 Prideaux Road, Eastbourne [Sussex] (Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz) 

  • 204471 Private Charles HARDY, born Glemsford [Suffolk], resided Burwell [Cambridgeshire] (Combles Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 41646 Private Alfred Thomas MILAM, born and resided Hampton [Middlesex] (Combles Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 51421 Private Albert Reginald MYERS, 19, attached 54th Trench Mortar Battery, born West Norwood [London], son of Albert Robert and Jessie Myers of 154 Palewell Park, East Sheen [Surrey] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 23639 Lance Corporal Percy Reginald RICHARDSON, 24, son of Walter and Sarah A Richardson of Willen [Buckinghamshire] (Vis-en-Artois Memorial) 

  • 12045 Lance Corporal Hubert George SMITH, 30, son of George and Hannah Smith of 13 Ebrington [Gloucestershire] (Combles Communal Cemetery Extension) 

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 15288 Private Albert AMBRIDGE, born and resided Wavendon [Buckinghamshire] (Daours Communal Cemetery Extension) 

4th Battalion 

  • 43743 Private James John MATHER, 32, ex-45600 South Wales Borderers, son of W Mather of 182 Clive Street, Grangetown, Cardiff [Glamorgan], husband of Martha Richard (ex-Mather) of 35 Harrowby Street, Cardiff Docks (Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen)