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March 1915

Bedfordshire Regiment Roll of Honour

Friday 5th March 1915 

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: in support near Ouderdom 

  • 3/7039 Private John HUTCHINS, born Lidlington, resided Kempston (memorial in Bedford House cemetery, Ypres) 

  • 7453 Private William Henry SENNITT, 30, son of Harry and Susan Sennitt, husband of Dora Alice of Upware [Cambridgeshire], born Stretham [Cambridgeshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

Sunday 7th March 1915 

Killed in Action 

1st Battalion: front line trenches on the canal bank south of Ypres 

  • 3/7499 Private Alfred CHERRY, son of Mrs M Hull of 53 George Street, Bedford, born in Brisbane [Australia] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 7777 Private Edward JAKA or JACKA, born Deptford [London], resided Charlton [London] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres) 

  • 8565 Private Philip MARSHALL, born and resided Royston [Hertfordshire] (la Chapelle Farm Memorial at Hooge Crater Cemetery) 

Monday 8th March 1915 

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: trenches on the banks of the canal south of Ypres 

  • 13818  Private George LAMB, 38, husband of Sarah Elizabeth of 7 Frogmore Crescent, Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead [Hertfordshire], born Wendover [Buckinghamshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres) 

  • 7243 Acting Lance Corporal William Charles TODD, born Watford [Hertfordshire], resided Elstree [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres) 

Tuesday 9th March 1915 

Died of Wounds 

1st Battalion 

  • Private Francis John BRIMICOMBE, born Newton Abbott [Devon], resided Letchworth [Hertfordshire] (Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate, Ypres) 

Wednesday 10th March 1915 

Killed in Action 

2nd Battalion: Battle of Neuve Chapelle - attack against German positions just south of Mauquissart 

  • 4/6862 Lance Corporal Albert Edward BANDY, 18, son of Albert Edward and Lizzie Maria Bandy of Cold Harbour, Harpenden [Hertfordshire] (le Touret Memorial)  

  • 3/7828 Private Frank Miller CRANE, 28, son of Robert Crane of 13 Trinity Place, Cambridge, husband of Sarah of 23 Adam and Eve Row, Cambridge (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 10110 Acting Lance Corporal Alfred James FORD, born and resided Cambridge (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 9196 Private Charles ROGERS, 28, son of Priscilla Rogers of Green Hill, Hatfield Broad Oak [Essex], born Hallingbury [Essex], resided Takeley [Essex]; served eight years in India (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 3/7293 Private Albert STEELE, 20, son of William and Emma Steele of Potter's Cross, Wootton (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 3/7542 Private Walter STORTON, born and resided Biggleswade (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 3/7779 Private William WELDON, born Farcet [Huntingdonshire], resided New Fletton [Huntingdonshire] (le Touret Memorial)  

  • 4/5737 Private Arthur WORSLEY, born and resided Hitchin [Hertfordshire] (le Touret Memorial)  

4th Battalion 

  • Lieutenant Hon. Howard Carew STONOR, attached 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, son of the late Francis Robert, 4th Baron Camoys of 25 Gilbert Street, Grosvenor Square [London] (le Touret Memorial)  

Thursday 11th March 1915 

Killed in Action 

1st Battalion: front line trenches on the canal bank south of Ypres 

  • 7920 Private Henry BRACE, son of Philip Brace of Allen's Green, Sawbridgeworth [Hertfordshire], husband of the late Emily (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

2nd Battalion: Battle of Neuve Chapelle - in captured positions just south of Mauquissart 

  • 9957 Private Bert or Bertie Charles DAY, 24, A Company, son of J Day of 9 Alexandra Terrace, Colchester [Essex] (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 3/7346 Private Albert Sidney KIRBY, born and resided Luton (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 8484 Acting Sergeant William MARTIN, born Flitwick, resided Ampthill (le Touret Memorial)  

  • 3/6936 Private Charles Frederick Augustus QUAIFE, 19, son of Charles and Francis Quaife, born Holloway [London], resided Hornsey Rise [Middlesex] (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 4/7095 Private Frank WAYLETT, 21, son of George and Clara Elizabeth Waylett, born and resided Baldock [Hertfordshire] (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 7079 Private Frederick Arthur WELLS, born Bloomsbury [London], resided Hertford [Hertfordshire] (le Touret Memorial)  

Friday 12th March 1915 

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: front line trenches on the canal bank south of Ypres 

  • 9967 Corporal Fred Reuben DAY, 20, son of William and Hannah Day of 4 New Street, Watford [Hertfordshire], husband of Florence Maud of 24 Valley Road Meersbrook [Yorkshire], born and resided Watford [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 5316 Company Sergeant Major Ernest WATSON, 39, son of John and Mary Ann Watson, husband of Mary Ann Watson of The Moor, Carlton, born Ware [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

2nd Battalion: Battle of Neuve Chapelle – counter-attacks on a trench attacked and recaptured by the Germans – Captain Charles Calverley Foss wins the Victoria Cross 

  • 4/3857 Private Ernest ALLEN, born Tyttenhanger [Hertfordshire], resided Tyttenhanger Green [Hertfordshire] (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 9650 Private Percy John BONESS, 21, son of Charles and Ellen Boness of 21 Raphael Avenue, Tilbury [Essex], born Girtford, resided Sandy (le Touret Memorial)  

  • 3/7814 Private Bertram BREACHER, son of Charles Green of 13 Cedars Road, Edmonton [Middlesex], born Arlesey (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 6615 Private James BROWN, born and resided Arlesey (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 10138 Private Joseph CLARK, born Acton [Middlesex], resided Sacombe [Hertfordshire] (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 9174 Private William CURTIS, 28, son of Henry and Emma Curtis of 48 Collins Cross, Bishop's Stortford [Hertfordshire], born Tottenham [Middlesex] (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 4/5163 Private Walter DENNIS, born Friern Barnet [Middlesex], resided New Southgate [Middlesex] (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 4/5701 Corporal Henry GREEN, born Inverness [Invernessshire], resided Enfield [Middlesex] (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 6006 Acting Company Sergeant Major Joseph HORNE, son-in-law of Anna M Gray of 55 Ivy Road, Luton, born Sundon, resided South Tottenham [Middlesex] (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 5359 Sergeant Thomas HUTCHINS or HUTCHIN, son of George of Haymeads, Bishop's Stortford [Hertfordshire], born and resided Albury [Hertfordshire] (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 4/6181 Private George NOTTAGE, born Barkway [Hertfordshire], resided Royston [Hertfordshire] (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 4/6473 Private Albert PRESLAND, 23, son of John Presland of Hickman's Hill, Clothall [Hertfordshire] (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 6684 Private Thomas RICHARDS, 33, son of the late Charles and Sarah Elizabeth Richards of 147 Hitchin Road, Luton, husband of Emma of 178 Park Street, Luton, served in the 2nd Boer War (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 3/8615 Private James Henry ROACH, 37, brother of John F P Roach of Bel Royal, Jersey, born and resided Saint Helier [Jersey] (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 3/8659 Private William SIMMONS, born and resided Bedford (le Touret Memorial) 

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 4/5676 Private George MUTIMER, born Windsor [Berkshire], resided Upton Park [Essex] (Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension) 

Saturday 13th March 1915  

Killed in action 

1st Battalion: in support near Ouderdom 

  • Second Lieutenant John Hewitt Sutton MOXLY, 23, formerly 4th Battalion, son of the Rev J H Sutton Moxly, Principal Chaplain to H M Forces of 31 Cheyne Court, Chelsea [London] (Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate, Ypres) 

  • 10250 Private Frederick NICHOLS,  son of Mr and Mrs Nicholls of 182 Simpson Road, Bletchley [Buckinghamshire] , born Bow Brickhill [Buckinghamshire] (Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate, Ypres)  

2nd Battalion: Battle of Neuve Chapelle – in captured positions just south of Mauquissart 

  • 4/7270 Private Phillip George COGAN, born Collingbourne Ducis [Wiltshire], resided Furneaux Pelham [Hertfordshire] (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 9414 Private William Gladstone GURNHAM, 25, son of Laura Gurnham of 88 Shelley Street, Northampton, born Battersea [London] (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 10111 Acting Lance Corporal John Lane Guy KEMP, born and resided Kingston-on-Thames [Surrey] (le Touret Memorial) 

  • 4/6215 Private Stanley Walter SCRIVENER, 24, son of Sarah Scrivener of 35 Lower Dagnall Street, Saint Albans [Hertfordshire], born Luton, mentioned in despatches (le Touret Memorial) 

Died of Wounds  

1st Battalion 

  • 9001 Corporal Frank BRACE, C Company, 27, son of Frank and Ethel Brace of Croxton Kennels [Cambridgeshire] (Boulogne Eastern Cemetery) 

2nd Battalion  

  • 9371 Private James BROWN, 22, son of James and Alice Brown of May Cottages, Church Path, Sandy, born and resided Girtford (Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension) 

  • 4/7267 Private Horace Benjamin LANGDON, 28, son of Edwin James and Charlotte Langdon of New River Well, Broxbourne [Hertfordshire], born Ware [Hertfordshire] (Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension) 

Sunday 14th March 1915  

Killed in Action 

2nd Battalion: in original positions just south of Mauquissart 

  • 12976 Private Alfred EATON, born Plumstead [London], resided Hatfield Heath [Essex] (le Touret Memorial)  

Died of Wounds 

2nd Battalion 

  • 6013 Lance Corporal Alfred BROWN, son of Sarah Brown of Saint Albans [Hertfordshire], husband of Eva Jane of 14 Oster Street, Saint Albans, born Wheathampstead [Hertfordshire] (Merville Communal Cemetery) 

Monday 15th March 1915 

Killed in Action 

1st Battalion: front line trenches on the canal bank south of Ypres 

  • 8216 Private James LUKE, 40, son of William Luke of 16 Catharine Street, Aberdeen, husband of the late Marion Luke (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres) 

Tuesday 16th March 1915 

Killed in Action 

1st Battalion: front line trenches on the canal bank south of Ypres 

  • 19155 Private Frank BARNES, 20, son of Thomas Barnes of High Street, Olney [Buckinghamshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)  

  • 9213 Corporal Arthur Robert CHANDLER, 25, C Company, son of William and Jane Chandler, husband of Ida Florence of 62 Ingate Road, Beccles [Suffolk], born and resided Spaldwick [Huntingdonshire] (Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ypres) 

  • 8854 Private Frank William WATTS, born Sherington [Buckinghamshire], resided Nazeing [Essex] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres) 

Died of Wounds 

2nd Battalion 

  • 9961 Private Charles NIGHTINGALE, born and resided Bassingbourn [Cambridgeshire] (Merville Communal Cemetery) 

  • 10357 Private Francis Joseph TYSOE, born Oakley, resided Bedford (Boulogne Eastern Cemetery) 

Wednesday 17th March 1915 

Died of Wounds  

1st Battalion 

  • 3/7625 Private Arthur Edward John MARTIN, 31, son of Eliza Bethell of 6 Raveley Street, Kentish Town [London], born Saint Pancras [London], resided Tufnell Park [London] (Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery) 

  • 3/6983 Private Charles OAKLEY, 20, son of Alfred and Alice Mary Oakley of 41 Canning Street, Bedford, born Woburn Sands [Buckinghamshire] (Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate, Ypres) 

2nd Battalion 

  • 4/6873 Private Henry BRACE, 20, son of Henry and Mary Brace of Nether Street, Widford [Hertfordshire], born Hunsden [Hertfordshire] (Boulogne Eastern Cemetery) 

  • 3/7557 Private Henry George DAVIS, 39, husband of Mrs Bennett (ex Davis) of 25 Edenham Street, Westbourne Park [London], born West Haddon [Northamptonshire], resided Northampton (Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery) 

  • Second Lieutenant Alexander Dalzell SPRUNT BA, 24, formerly 4th Battalion, son of John Dalzell and Jane Naismith Sprunt of Montgomerie, Berkhamsted [Hertfordshire], born Hampstead [London] (Lillers Communal Cemetery), his brothers also died: Lieutenant Gerald Harper Sprunt (died 15th October 1919, commemorated on the Hollybrook memorial, Southampton) and Private Edward Lawrence Sprunt (1st Battalion Honourable Artillery Company, died 16th June 1915 commemorated on the Menin gate Memorial, Ypres) 

Thursday 18th March 1915 

Died of Wounds 

1st Battalion 

  • 19217 Private Ernest PIKE, born and resided Arlesey (Boulogne Eastern Cemetery) 

  • 4/6266 Private Bert SHELDRICK, 26, son of John and Martha Sheldrick of West End, Ashwell [Hertfordshire], born Thriplow [Cambridgeshire] (Sainte-Marie Cemetery, le Havre) 

2nd Battalion 

  • 9202 Private Edward BUDGE, 26, A Company, son of A Budge of 24 Bradfield Street, Liverpool [Lancashire], born and resided  Launceston [Cornwall] (le Touquet-Paris Plage Communal Cemetery) 

  • 9904 Private Charles Daniel WEAVERS, born Copthall Green [Hertfordshire], resided Waltham Cross [Hertfordshire] (Waltham Holy Cross Old Cemetery) 


1st Battalion 

  • 4/7019 Private Henry Nelson FARDELL, 40, son of Rose Alma Lagden of Sheering [Essex] (Saint-Sever Cemetery, Rouen)  

6th Battalion 

  • 12379 Private Alan James HOPKINS, 22, C Company, son of Arthur James and Rosa Hopkins of 46 Cromwell Avenue, Highgate [London] (Aldershot Military Cemetery) 

Sunday 21st March 1915 


3rd Battalion 

  • 3/8795 Private Arthur BRICE, 45, husband of Maggie of 48 Milton Road, Southampton (Felixstowe (Walton) Cemetery) 

  • 18247 Private George Matthew HIBBIT, born Peckham [London], resided Clapham Park [London] (Streatham Cemetery)  

Thursday 25th March 1915 

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: relieved from front line trenches on the canal bank south of Ypres 

  • 7609 Corporal John MAXFIELD, born and resided Walthamstow [Essex] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres) 

Friday 26th March 1915 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: front line trenches south of Fauqissart 

  • 6555 Private Walter SPICER, born and resided Great Hormead [Hertfordshire] (le Touret Memorial) 

Sunday 28th March 1915  

Died of Wounds  

1st Battalion 

  • 3/6916 Private Abel CLARK, 19, son of Abel and Mary Ann Clark of Wilburton Road, Stretham [Cambridgeshire] (Boulogne Eastern Cemetery) 

Monday 29th March 1915  

Killed in Action 

1st Battalion: front line trenches on canal bank south of Ypres 

  • 3/6115 Private Frederick LAWRENCE, husband of Nellie Eliza Odell (ex Lawrence) of 32 Duke Street, Luton (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres) 

Tuesday 30th March 1915 

Killed in Action 

1st Battalion: front line trenches on canal bank south of Ypres 

  • 8571 Private William Ellis REED, 25, son of William and Alice Reed, born Whaddon [Cambridgeshire], resided Royston [Hertfordshire] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres) 

2nd Battalion: front line trenches near Fauquissart 

  • 9232 Acting Sergeant Joseph John SMITH, 29, son of Thomas Smith of Melbourn Heath Cottages, Royston [Hertfordshire], born Whaddon [Cambridgeshire] (le Touret Memorial)  

Wednesday 31st March 1915 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: relieved from front line trenches near Fauquissart 

  • 8840 Private William Charles HORNE, 27, son of Frederick George and Fanny Jane Horne, born Battersea [London], resided Pimlico [London] (le Touret Memorial)  

Died of Wounds  

1st Battalion 

  • 7733 Private William George RAINBOW, born Berkhamsted [Hertfordshire], resided Watford [Hertfordshire] (Bedford House Cemetery, Ypres) 

2nd Battalion 

  • 13298 Private John EAST, 36, son of William and Ann East of Rickmansworth [Hertfordshire], born Watford [Hertfordshire], resided Gunnersbury [Middlesex] (Rue-du-Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard, Laventie)