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July 1917

Bedfordshire Regiment Roll of Honour

1st July 1917 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: in reserve at English Wood near Dickebusch 

  • 29296 Private Richard HIBBERT, born and resided Wells [Norfolk] (Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)) 

6th Battalion: at Bailleul but finding front line working parties 

  • 204009 Private Charles SPRINGTHORPE ex-330183 Cambridgeshire Regiment, born Leamington Spa [Warwickshire], resided Southend-on-Sea [Essex] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 9367 Lance Corporal Edward Pelham BROWN, 27, born Lambeth [London], resided Saint Albans [Hertfordshire]; son of John Pelham and Phoebe Harriet Brown; husband of Margaret of 7 Broughton Road, Fulham [London] (Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)) 

2nd July 1917  

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: in camp near Roclincourt 

  • 3/6448 Corporal Sidney Charles WILSON MM, 26, attached Trench Mortar Battery, born Bourn [Cambridgeshire], son of Sidney James and Elizabeth Wilson of Saint Neots Road, Dry Drayton [Cambridgeshire] (Roclincourt Military Cemetery) 

3rd July 1917  

Died of Wounds  

1st Battalion 

  • 32993 Private William Henry FORDER, 31, ex-8976 Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), born Stepney [London], resided Walthamstow [Essex], son of George and Charlotte Forder of 9 Dudley Terrace, Mile End [London] (Duisans British Cemetery, Étrun) 

7th Battalion 

  • 27500 Private Albert HAWKES, 27, born Cheshunt [Hertfordshire], son of Sarah of 68 Eleanor Road, Waltham Cross [Hertfordshire] (Saint-Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen) 

5th July 1917 

Killed in Action  

4th Battalion: front line south of Oppy Wood 

  • 25380 Private Edward ABBOTT, born and resided Watford [Hertfordshire] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 23490 Private Percy Alfred REEVE, 21, A Company, son of Mrs Reeve of 13 Lower Derby Road, Watford [Hertfordshire] (Arras Memorial)  


6th Battalion 

  • 18321 Private Herbert William CHEDGEY, 21, born Highgate [London], son of George and Kate Maria Chedgey of 54 Park Road, Bushey [Hertfordshire] (Bushey (Saint James) churchyard) 

6th July 1917  

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: reserve line east of Willerval 

  • 31007 Private John CATLYN, born and resided Old Buckenham [Norfolk] (Roclincourt Military Cemetery) 

4th Battalion: front line south of Oppy Wood 

  • 39468 Private Charles RAYNER, 18, son of Thomas Rayner of 86 Union Street, Stowmarket [Suffolk] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 28358 Private George STONE, 23, born Saint Pancras [London], resided Dalston [London] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 10237 Private Robert TAYLOR, 21, son of Robert and Ellen Taylor of 9 Gilling’s Yard, Norwich [Norfolk] (Arras Memorial)  

Died of Wounds  

4th Battalion 

  • 20674 Private Arthur BUTCHER, 24, born Sherington [Buckinghamshire], son of Lizzie Savage (ex-Butcher) of Milton Keynes [Buckinghamshire] and late Thomas Butcher (Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension) 

7th July 1917  

Killed in Action  

4th Battalion: front line south of Oppy Wood 

  • 40655 Private Albert RUGGLES, 20, ex-45225 Suffolk Regiment, born Billericay [Essex], son of Walter and Mary Elizabeth Ruggles of Watts Farm, Nevendon [Essex] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 204391 Private George Henry WILKINSON, born Huddersfield [Yorkshire], resided Peterborough (Albuera Cemetery, Bailleul-sire-Bertholt) 

Died of Wounds  

4th Battalion 

  • 19569 Private Sidney READ, 22, born Barham [Huntingdonshire], resided Orton Waterville [Huntingdonshire], son of Joseph and Mary Read of Buckworth [Huntingdonshire] (Duisans British Cemetery, Étrun) 

8th July 1917 

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 22530 Private Joseph BRANSOME, 33, born Newton Blossomville [Buckinghamshire], resided Luton, son of G Bransome, husband of D M Jefferson (ex-Bransome) of 23 Langley Place, Luton (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery)  

4th Battalion 

  • 7970 Corporal Edward Lee BEANS, 28, born Gillingham [Kent], resided New Brompton [Kent], husband of Ellen Mary of 1 Riverside, Folly, Hertford (Duisans British Cemetery, Étrun)  


2nd/5th Battalion 

  • 47206 Private John Daniel GIFFORD, 45, B Company, ex-4071 Royal Fusiliers, ex-Buffs (East Kent Regiment), son of Robert and Annie Gifford of Llangollen [Denbighshire] (Brompton Cemetery)  

9th July 1916 

Killed in Action 

7th Battalion: camp near Ouderdom, shelled during the day 

  • 40719 Private John Richard GUY, 32, ex-37441 North Staffordshire Regiment, born Bucknall [Staffordshire], resided Hanley [Staffordshire], husband of Mary Williams (ex-Guy) of 78 Lanthwaite Road, Moorthorpe [Yorkshire] (Reninghelst New Military Cemetery) 

10th July 1917  

Killed in Action  

4th Battalion: relieved from the front line south of Oppy Wood 

  • 40649 Private Henry Edmund MOODY, 19, ex-45211 Suffolk Regiment, born Walthamstow [Essex], only son of Henry Charles and Isabella Caroline Moody of Silverdale, Whalebone Lane, Chadwell Heath [Essex] (Arras Memorial)  

Died of Wounds   

8th Battalion 

  • 10505 Lance Corporal Adolphus HOLTON, born Chicheley [Buckinghamshire], resided Sydendam [London] (Béthune Town Cemetery) 

11th July 1917 

Killed in Action  

8th Battalion: front line near Hulluch, shelled 

  • 39508 Private Harold WALGATE, 29, ex-DM2/231465 Army Service Corps, born Hull [Yorkshire], son of William Walgate of 16 Lockwood Street, Driffield [Yorkshire] (Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe)  

12th July 1917 

Killed in Action  

8th Battalion: front line near Hulluch 

  • 18971 Private Ernest ELSDON, 20, brother of Miss Elsdon of 40 Collingdon Street, Luton (Loos Memorial)  

  • 33180 Sergeant Benjamin PEARCE, 21, born Warminster [Wiltshire], son of H and C Pearce of 90 Coventry Road, Dunchurch [Warwickshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 13800 Corporal Ernest TAYLOR, 36, A Company, born Chelsea [London], resided Streatham [London], son of late Aaron and Lydia Taylor, husband of Sophia of 12 Factory Square, Streatham Common [London] (Loos Memorial)   

Died of Wounds 

7th Battalion 

  • 31345 Private Sidney Edward COOPER, 29, born Luton, resided Hadley Wood [Hertfordshire], son of Edward and Harriet Cooper, husband of Edith of Corner Farm, Gaddesden Row [Hertfordshire] (Perth Cemetery (China Wall)) 

  • 40526 Private Arthur John SNELL MM, 39, ex-29099 Essex Regiment, born Hereford, resided Harpley [Norfolk], son of Joseph and Mary Jane Snell of Berrynarbor [Devon] (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery) 

  • 20152 Private Thomas Arthur WAKE, ex-52533 Royal Garrison Artillery, born New Whittington [Derbyshire], resided Ilkeston [Derbyshire] (Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm))  

8th Battalion 

  • 33872 Private Archibald SMITH, 26, born and resided Luton, husband of E M Elms (ex-Smith) of 1 Italian Villas, Sydney Road, Haywards Heath [Sussex] (Béthune Town Cemetery) 


5th Battalion: 

  • 4176 Private G BAKER (Luton General Cemetery) 

14th July 1917 

Killed in Action  

7th Battalion: burying cable south of Zillebeke Lake 

  • Temporary Captain Douglas Scrivener Howard KEEP MC, 24, son of John Howard Keep of Abbots Langley [Hertfordshire], BA (Oxon) Royal Humane Society Medal for life-saving (Reninghelst New Military Cemetery) 

16th July 1917  

Killed in Action 

4th Battalion: relieved from Railway Cutting near Arras 

  • 33711 Lance Corporal Walter Henry Reginald COOK, 20, ex-23140 Suffolk Regiment, born and resided Acton [London], only son of Walter Joseph and Emma Louise Cook of Belmont, Watering Hill, Saint Austell [Cornwall] (Albuera Cemetery, Bailleul-sire-Bertholt) 

  • 22801 Lance Corporal Walter GOODMAN, 32, son of William and Martha Goodman of Wootton Pillinge, resided Wootton Pillinge, husband of Janet of 29 Gladstone Street, Beeston [Nottinghamshire] (Albuera Cemetery. Bailleul-sire-Bertholt)  

  • 23136 Private George Alfred KILBY, 23, born Ramsey [Huntingdonshire], resided Ramsey Hollow [Huntingdonshire] (Albuera Cemetery, Bailleul-sire-Bertholt)  

Died of Wounds 

1st Battalion 

  • 9490 Lance Corporal Charles George CROSS, 23, born Bermondsey [London] resided Clerkenwell [London]; son of Jane Elizabeth Barnett (ex-Cross) of 23 Ironmonger Lane, Saint Luke’s [London] and late George Cross (Duisans British Cemetery, Étrun) 

4th Battalion 

  • 25353 Sergeant Frederick Charles REED, 22, born and resided Hoddesdon [Hertfordshire], brother of H T Reed of 49 Old Highway, Rye Park, Hoddesdon (Sainte-Catherine British Cemetery) 

17th July 1917 

Killed in Action  

6th Battalion: working parties near Kemmel 

  • Acting Captain Geoffrey PEEL, 22, son of Edward Lennox and Amy Peel of 15 Mount Avenue, Ealing [Middlesex], native of Bedford, educated at Bedford School and Trinity College, Oxford (Pond Farm Cemetery, Wulvergem) 


1st Garrison Battalion 

  • 24833 Private Fred JOBSON, 31, ex-16492 Suffolk Regiment, resided Haverhill [Suffolk]; son of Frederick and Harriet Jobson; husband of Rose of 84 Burton End, Haverhill (Basra War Cemetery) 

18th July 1917 

Killed in Action  

7th Battalion: camp at Ouderdom 

  • 12124 Private Stephen Godfrey DAVEY, born Stamford Hill [London], resided Bishop's Stortford [Hertfordshire] (Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)) 

  • 203246 Private Frederick Charles GRUMMITT, born and resided Biggleswade (Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) 

  • 16180 Private George Eric STANDING, 20, born Paddington [London], son of William Standing of 12 Western Road, Ealing [Middlesex] (Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)) 

  • 200564 Private Samuel WHITTINGTON, 34, resided Luton; son of John and Emily Whittington, husband of Nellie of 79 Hastings Street, Luton (Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)) 

Died of Wounds  

4th Battalion 

  • 203098 Private Frederick Smith HILSON, 32, son of Samuel Hilson of Picts Hill Farm, Turvey (Étaples Military Cemetery) 

6th Battalion 

  • 31872 Private Percy Sidney BATTLE, 20, son of Frederick and Ellen Elizabeth Battle of High Street, Blunham (Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery) 

7th Battalion 

  • 40798 Private Henry CUTTELL, 39, ex-37373 Leicestershire Regiment, born and resided Nethertong [Yorkshire], husband of Ellen of Beaumont Street, Nethertong (Mendighem Military Cemetery) 

  • 31340 Private Frank TOPHAM, born Langford, resided Hitchin [Hertfordshire] (Mendinghem Military Cemetery) 

19th July 1917  

Died of Wounds  

1st/5th Battalion 

  • Second Lieutenant Hugh Cecil MOXON, 20, son of Rev E A Moxon, Vicar of All Saints, Newmarket [Suffolk] and Maud M Moxon of Oak Cottage, Great Shelford [Cambridgeshire] (Béthune Town Cemetery)  

8th Battalion 

  • Temporary Lieutenant Brian Hugh Bridgeman LETHBRIDGE, 24, son of Rev B H S and Ella Lethbridge of Saint Luke's Vicarage, Enfield [Middlesex], born Saint Leonards' [Sussex] (Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe) 

20th July 1917 

Killed in Action  

1st/5th Battalion: successful raid on Umbrella Hill near Gaza but heavy casualties because the assembly point was shelled 

  • 201103 Private Edward ARNOLD, born and resided Bristol (Gaza War Cemetery) 

  • 200959 Private Percy BALL, 18, son of F Ball of 9 Trafford Road, Rushden [Northamptonshire] (Gaza War Cemetery) 

  • 200712 Private Cecil BLAYDON resided Leagrave (Gaza War Cemetery) 

  • 200662 Corporal Bertie BREED, 36, husband of Lilian of 111 Talbot Road, Luton (Gaza War Cemetery) 

  • 15883 Acting Corporal Frederick Ernest BUTCHER, 30, son of F E Butcher of 43 Upper Culvert Road, Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Gaza War Cemetery) 

  • 200992 Private Frederick James BYSOUTH resided Luton (Gaza War Cemetery) 

  • 200938 Lance Corporal Arthur Samuel CAVES, 21, son of Joseph and Jane Caves of Marston Shelton (Gaza War Cemetery) 

  • 200343 Private Horace Thomas COOK, 22, son of Sarah of 51 Queen Street, Bedford (Gaza War Cemetery) 

  • 201203 Private Stanley FARR, 23, born Shoreditch [London], resided Hoxton [London] (Gaza War Cemetery) 

  • 203179 Private Thomas FELKES or FELKS, son of John and M Felks or Felkes of 23 John Street, Luton (Jerusalem Memorial) 

  • 201290 Acting Lance Corporal Isaac Frederick GILLETT, 22, born Stretham [Cambridgeshire] son of Isaac and Elizabeth Gillett of Holmwood Crescent, Somersham [Huntingdonshire] (Jerusalem Memorial) 

  • 201220 Private Bertie GIRDLESTONE, born and resided Dovercourt [Essex] (Gaza War Cemetery) 

  • 201216 Private William James GRANGER, born and resided Brighton [Sussex] (Gaza War Cemetery) 

  • 200294 Lance Sergeant Charles HULL, born Luton, resided Bury Saint Edmunds [Suffolk] (Jerusalem Memorial) 

  • 200592 Private Frederick HULL resided Luton (Jerusalem Memorial) 

  • 200634 Acting Lance Corporal R J Cecil MOATE resided Luton (Jerusalem Memorial) 

  • 201321 Private William NEWMAN, born and resided Cheshunt [Hertfordshire] (Jerusalem Memorial) 

  • 200802 Private William Frederick PERRY, 19, son of John and Sarah Ann Perry of Westoning Road, Harlington; enlisted May 1915 (Jerusalem Memorial) 

  • 201335 Private Walter James PRATT, born Hemel Hempstead [Hertfordshire], resided Hackney Wick [London] (Gaza War Cemetery) 

  • 201369  Private Walter John STEVENS resided Harpenden [Hertfordshire] (Gaza War Cemetery) 

  • 201399 Private Frederick SWAIN resided Sandridge [Hertfordshire], husband of Emily Collins (ex-Swain) of Sandridge (Gaza War Cemetery) 

  • 200236 Private Percy THURLOW, born and resided Luton (Gaza War Cemetery) 

  • 200985 Lance Corporal Philip Herbert WATKINS, 27, resided Luton, son of John and Milly Watkins of Saint John’s Wood [London], husband of Maud of 14 Highbury Road, Luton (Gaza War Cemetery) 

7th Battalion: working parties near Zillebeke 

  • 40804 Private Joseph Frederick HEINRICK ex-55099 Leicestershire Regiment, born Kennington [London], resided Battersea [London] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 30779 Private Gerald Edward HILLS, 31, born King's Walden [Hertfordshire], resided Breachwood Green; son of Albert and Elizabeth of Breachwood Green [Hertfordshire], husband of Edith of 7 Garden Road, Dunstable (Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)) 

Died of Wounds  

7th Battalion 

  • 31268 Private William Frank CRESSWELL, 22, born Bildeston [Suffolk], resided Wisbech [Cambridgeshire], son of Marinda Jackson of Glebe House, Doddington [Cambridgeshire] (Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)) 

  • 13857 Private Arthur William PURSER, 32, son of late George and Jane Purser of Toddington; husband of late Elizabeth (Toddington Cemetery) 

21st July 1917  

Killed in Action 

8th Battalion: front line near Hulluch 

  • 33188 Lance Corporal Herbert HISKETT, 20, youngest son of William Henry and Emma Hiskett of 149 Hatfield Road, Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe)  

Died of Wounds  

1st/5th Battalion 

  • 200760 Private William FLITTON resided Limbury (Gaza War Cemetery)  

6th Battalion 

  • 203267 Private James Thomas WITHAM resided Cheshunt [Hertfordshire] (Dozinghem Military Cemetery) 

7th Battalion 

  • 15316 Lance Corporal Charles Edward DENT, born Islington [London], resided Clerkenwell [London] (Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) 

22nd July 1917  

Killed in Action  

6th Battalion: front line near Kemmel, German gas attack 

  • 204024 Private Percy Alfred NORTON, 19, ex-330854 Cambridgeshire Regiment, son of Robert and Harriet Norton of Blackwater, Reymerston [Norfolk] (Messines Ridge British Cemetery) 

  • 203994 Private Charles ROSE ex-331075 Cambridgeshire Regiment, born and resided Felsham [Suffolk] (Messines Ridge British Cemetery) 

8th Battalion: relieved from the front line near Hulluch 

  • 16801 Lance Corporal Sidney Arthur CAMFIELD, 23, born Codicote [Hertfordshire], son of William John and Mary Camfield of New Wood Cottages, Rabley Heath [Hertfordshire] (Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe)  

  • 15792 Private George SMITH, born Eaton Socon, resided Eynesbury [Huntingdonshire], husband of F G Smith of Cambridge Street, Saint Neots [(Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe)  

Died of Wounds 

6th Battalion 

  • Lance Corporal Francis Joseph MURRAY, 21, A Company, born Hertford, son of Michael and Ellen Murray of 102 Saint George’s Road,  Aldershot [Hampshire] (Locre Hospice Cemetery) 


3rd Battalion: killed by a bombing raid on Landguard Camp 

  • 33781 Private Alfred John ALDER, 40 (Bedford Cemetery) 

  • Second Lieutenant Frederick Thomas AMESS, 29, son of James and Esther Amess of 60 Carlyle Road, Greenbank, Easton [Somerset] (Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery)  

  • 40588 Private George GARROD, 23, ex-24318 Northamptonshire Regiment, born Lakenham [Norfolk], resided Norwich [Norfolk], husband of Lily Agnes of 62 Trafalgar Street, New Lakenham (Norwich (The Rosary) Cemetery) 

  • 20947 Private Charles MASSAM, 21, son of William and Sarah Ann Massam of Birchwood Cottage, Hatfield [Hertfordshire] (Bishop’s Hatfield (Saint Luke) churchyard) 

  • 30029 Private Herbert John Taylor PHIPPS, born Bow [London], resided Tooting [London] (Streatham Cemetery) 

  • 14715 Private James Henry PRATT, 24, born Brixton [London], resided Clapham [London], son of Abraham and Eleanor Pratt of 31 Portslade Road, Wandsworth [London] (Streatham Park Cemetery) 

  • 31553 Private George SMITH born and resided Upper Gravenhurst (Lower Gravenhurst (Saint Mary) cemetery) 

  • 27806 Private Albert WILTON, 30, son of William and Martha of High Street, Henlow (Henlow (Saint Mary) churchyard) 

23rd July 1917 

Killed in Action  

6th Battalion: front line near Kemmel, thirty men affected by gas 

  • 10496 Corporal William FREEMAN, 25, son of Edward and Anna Maria Freeman of The Council Houses, the Baulk, Beeston (Pond Farm Cemetery) 

  • 12906 Private Charles William HARRIS, son of H Harris of 39 Wallon Street, Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Pond Farm Cemetery) 

Died of Wounds  

7th Battalion 

  • 13077 Private William Henry TURNER, 27, born Saint Pancras [London], resided Kentish Town [London], son of Edward and Ellen Turner of Malden Road, Hampstead [London], husband of Ellen Elizabeth of 2 College Lane, Kentish Town  (Boulogne Eastern Cemetery) 

  • 13016 Private George WOODWARD, 23, son of Thomas George and Sarah Woodward of Mill Lane, Stoke Bruern [Northamptonshire] (Boulogne Eastern Cemetery) 

24th July 1917 

Killed in Action  

6th Battalion: front line near Kemmel, heavy shelling 

  • 32230 Private Albert HART, born and resided Studham (Cabin Hill Cemetery) 

Died of Wounds  

6th Battalion 

  • 28167 Private Robert BENDELL, born and resided Wereham [Norfolk] (Cabin Hill Cemetery) 

25th July 1917 

Killed in Action  

6th Battalion: relieved from the front line near Kemmel  

  • 39782 Private Albert Leonard BUXTON, 20, born Stowmarket [Suffolk], son of John and Alice Buxton of Rectory Road, Combs [Suffolk] (Messines Ridge British Cemetery) 

26th July 1917  

Killed in Action   

2nd Battalion: Retaliation for a raid by other units in the division, Kirby and five others were killed by a shell near Bedford House 

  • 202698 Private Edward BANKS, 38, born Birchanger [Essex], resided Sawbridgeworth [Hertfordshire], son of James and late Harriet Banks, husband of Annie of 90 London Road, Sawbridgeworth (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 25328 Private W CLARK (Bedford House Cemetery) 

  • 31676 Private Harry COLLIN, 19, born Newstead [Nottinghamshire], resided Huntingdon, son of John Henry and Elizabeth Ellen Collin of 72 Hawthorn Bank, Spalding [Lincolnshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 201524 Private Henry CREAMER born Heath and Reach, resided Hockliffe (Bedford House Cemetery) 

  • 29264 Private Sidney John HEWITT, born Gissing [Norfolk], resided Harleston [Norfolk] (Bedford House Cemetery) 

  • 25690 Acting Corporal Vincent William George IVORY, son of Maria Ivory of 23 East Avenue, Park Street, Luton and late William Ivory (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • Company Sergeant Major Robert Gladstone KIRBY MM, born Felixstowe [Suffolk], son of Charles and Elizabeth Kirby of 57 Alan Road, Ipswich [Suffolk] (Bedford House Cemetery) 

  • 18674 Private Ernest Albert MARSHALL, born Saint Neots [Huntingdonshire], resided Bedford (Bedford House Cemetery) 

  • 8785 Lance Corporal Henry Richard PHILBEY, 30, born Bovingdon [Hertfordshire], resided Tring [Hertfordshire]; son of Edward Phibey of Chesham [Buckinghamshire], husband of Lilian of 11 Bunstux Hill, Tring (Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension) 

  • 10916 Private Christopher SMITH, 19, born Middlesborough [Yorkshire], son of John and Sarah Ann Smith of 33 Moses Street, Stockton-on-Tees [Durham] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 29628 Private Ernest Oliver TOMPKINS, born Leighton Buzzard, resided Watford [Hertfordshire] (Bedford House Cemetery) 

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 39816 Private Fred BONE, born Redbourn [Hertfordshire], resided Hemel Hempstead [Hertfordshire] (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery) 

  • 18332 Private Alfred James HAWKES, born Gloucester, resided Bedminster [Bristol] (Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension) 

  • 18731 Private Richard WALLDOCK born Saint Albans [Hertfordshire], resided Watford [Hertfordshire], husband of L E Worrell (ex-Walldock) of 45 Church Road, Watford (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery) 

27th July 1917 

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: training at Ecurie Wood Camp 

  • 3/7032 Private Frank GOING, born and resided Leighton Buzzard (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres) 

  • 20168 Private Tom HIGGINS, 23, D Company, son of Charles John and Alice Higgins of Sandfield Cottages, Woburn Sands [Buckinghamshire] (Arras Memorial) 

4th Battalion: front line south of Oppy Wood 

  • Temporary Lieutenant Roy TIMBERLAKE (Bailleul Road East Cemetery, Saint-Laurent Blangy) 

1st/5th Battalion: partially successful raid 

  • 203114 Private John William CATLING, ex-2461 Cambridgeshire Regiment, born and resided Whittlesey [Cambridgeshire] (Jerusalem Memorial) 

  • 201222 Private Arthur Cyril GARRETT MM, born Takeley [Essex], resided Great Dunmow [Essex] (Jerusalem Memorial) 

  • 201248 Private William HIPGRAVE, son of Elizabeth Hipgrave of Roe Green, Hatfield [Hertfordshire] (Gaza War Cemetery)  

  • 201050 Private Harry JOHNS MM, resided Bedford (Jerusalem Memorial) 

  • 2006026 Private Joseph LOMAS, son of S A Lomas of Clophill (Jerusalem Memorial) 

  • 200868 Private William MILLS, resided Bedford (Jerusalem Memorial) 

  • 200327 Lance Corporal William MOSS, son of late Joseph and Emily Moss, born Headley [Hampshire], resided Watford [Hertfordshire] (Jerusalem Memorial) 

  • 200943 Private Sidney ODELL, son of Ellen Miller of 26 Bridge Street, New Bradwell [Buckinghamshire] (Jerusalem Memorial) 

  • 203465 Private Charlie SELLS, resided Hichin [Hertfordshire] (Gaza War Cemetery) 

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 43457 Private Arthur Edgar ABLETT, 36, ex-18752, Northamptonshire Regiment, husband of Mary Lizzie of 33 Spring Terrace, Irthlingborough [Northamptonshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant Gerald LENTON, 33, son of Henry and Lucy Lenton of 8 Victoria Avenue, Hunstanton [Norfolk] (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery) 

  • 31136 Private William PECK, 24, born Barton-le-Clay, husband of Elizabeth Sear (ex-Peck) of 28 Regent Street, Luton (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery) 

28th July 1917 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: front line at Zillebeke, B Company patrol to see if enemy retiring from trenches north of Ypres 

  • 18459 Private Robert William AMBROSE, born and resided Earith [Huntingdonshire], son of Herbert and Annie G Ambrose of Hillrow Causeway [Huntingdonshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 30457 Private Herbert John CROXFORD, born Barroway Drove [Norfolk], resided Downham [Norfolk] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 18434 Private Horace GODFREY resided Flamstead [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 9094 Private Frederick James GOFF, born and resided Bedford (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 21368 Private George James GOULD, born and resided Cambridge (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 33634 Private Joseph William HARE, 26, B Company, born Shillington, resided Luton; son of Henry and Emma Hare, husband of Alice Custance (ex-Hare) of 17 William Street, Luton (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

Died of Wounds 

2nd Battalion 

  • 33007 Private Arthur GRAY, born Shoreditch [London], resided Bow [London] son of Arthur and Mary GRAY of Haggerstown [London] (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery) 

29th July 1917 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: in reserve at Château Segard 

  • 18476 Private Frank JEFFS, born Hemingford Grey [Huntingdonshire], resided Fenstanton [Huntingdonshire] (New Irish Farm Cemetery) 

  • 39615 Private Arthur KIRBY ex-20476 Suffolk Regiment, born and resided Victoria Docks [Essex] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 201576 Private Walter RANDLE, born and resided Hunsdon [Hertfordshire] (New Irish Farm Cemetery) 

  • 20867 Private John WHITE, 27, born Bishop's Stortford [Hertfordshire], resided Hunsdon [Hertfordshire], son of William and Mary White of Birch House Cottages, Stanstead Abbotts [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 200271 Private Francis James HEMMINGS, 22, son of Mary Ann Thornton (ex-Hemmings) of Eaton Socon and late Thomas Hemmings (Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension) 

  • 3/8246 Sergeant Ernest Edward WATTS, 38, son of Joseph and Hannah Watts of Great Waltham [Essex], husband of E F Watts of 10 Nursery Road, Hoddesdon [Hertfordshire] (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery) 

4th Battalion 

  • 22966 Private Alfred BALL, 21, son of H and A Ball of 22 Bailey Street, Luton (Point-du-Jour Military Cemetery, Athies) 

30th July 1917 

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: two companies in the front line north of Oppy and two in camp at Roclincourt 

  • 32911 Private Albert ANDREWS, 19, son of R Andrews of 8 Princes Street, Ware [Hertfordshire] (Roclincourt Military Cemetery) 

Died of Wounds  

6th Battalion 

  • 33579 Private Eustace Leonard LEE, 19, ex-27655 Northamptonshire Regiment, son of Ada Poole of Grange Cottages, Sudborough [Northamptonshire], resided Northampton (Sudborough (All Saints) churchyard) 

31st July 1917  

Killed in Action  

5th Battalion 

  • Second Lieutenant Antonio Marie GALLO MC (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres) the 1st/5th were in the Near East and 2nd and 3rd/5th were home service battalions so he must have been attached to a different unit  


4th Battalion 

  • 240451 Private Bertie BAINES, 27, son of Harry and Alice Baines of Colchester [Essex], husband of Lilian A of Cooling Cottage, Cliffe-at-Hoo [Kent] (Calais Southern Cemetery)