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March 1918

Bedfordshire Regiment Roll of Honour

1st March 1918 

Killed in Action  

4th Battalion: front line near Ribecourt-la-Tour 

  • 12527 Private William DILKS, 27, born Bushey [Hertfordshire], son of William Dilks of 103 Liverpool Road, Watford [Hertfordshire] (memorial in Ribecourt British Cemetery) 

  • 31441 Private Charles John LINE, 19, born Ridgmont, resided Bedford, son of Ernest and Nelly Line of 1 Dunstable Street, Ampthill special memorial in Ribecourt British Cemetery) 

  • 41611 Private Cuthbert Benito SEDGWICK, born Croydon [Surrey], resided Purley [Surrey] (special memorial in Ribecourt British Cemetery) 

  • 41292 Private Frederick John STANDEN, ex-39582 Northamptonshire Regiment, born Willesden [Middlesex], resided Cricklewood [Middlesex] (special memorial in Ribecourt British Cemetery) 

6th Battalion: Menin Road trenches 

  • 32055 Private James KEENE or KEENS, born and resided Haynes (Hooge Crater Cemetery) 

Died of Wounds  

6th Battalion 

  • 17787 Private Harry Clifford HOOK, 24, born Sevenoaks [Kent], husband of M Hook of 4 Lorwain Way, Watford [Hertfordshire] (Bedford House Cemetery) 

6th March 1918 


5th Battalion 

  • 47355 Private Albert Bowen Marsh JENKINS, 21, ex-23777 Royal Army Medical Corps, born Saint David’s [Pembrokeshire], son of David Bowen Jenkins and Delilah Jenkins of 2 Copper Street, Roath [Glamorgan] (Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery) 

7th March 1918  

Died of Wounds 

6th Battalion 

  • 15052 Corporal Frank Arthur DEWEY, 27, born Hertford, son of H W and C L Dewey of  Much Hadham [Hertfordshire] (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery) 


3rd Garrison Battalion 

  • 205200 Private Albert GULLY ex-241866 Somerset Light Infantry, born and resided Bridgewater [Somerset] no Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry 

9th March 1918  


53rd (Young Soldier) Battalion 

  • TR/9/44988 Private Reginald Bree (or Brie) PETERS, 18, born and resided Redhill [Surrey], son of Robert and Kate Elizabeth Peters of 87 Earlswood Road, Redhill (Reigate Cemetery) 

10th March 1918 

Died of Wounds  

3rd Battalion 

  • Lieutenant William Francis George PERHAM, 29, attached 1st Battalion, son of William and Emily Martha of 110 Mantle Street, Wellington [Somerset] (Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade) 

12th March 1918  


3rd Battalion 

  • 50212 Private William George SMITH, born Didling [Sussex], resided South Hayling [Hampshire] (Felixstowe New Cemetery) 

13th (Transport Worker) Battalion 

  • 34372 Private John HOLLAND, 29, ex-3863 London Regiment, son of Daniel and Margaret Holland of 69 Gedling Street, Dockhead, Bermondsey [London] (special memorial in Leytonstone (Saint Patrick’s) Roman Catholic Cemetery) 

13th March 1918 

Killed in Action  

4th Battalion: front line near Ribecourt-la-Tour 

  • 25700 Private William James JEFFS, 23, of 36 East Street, Northampton (Arras Memorial)  

  • 13171 Private Harry KING, 30, of 8 Bell Terrace, Redbourn [Hertfordshire] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 25556 Private Walter Frank STACEY, 24, son of Frederick John and Mary Stacey of The Cross, Bassingbourn [Cambridgeshire] (Arras Memorial)   


1st Battalion 

  • 43047 Private Harold Victor COLLINS, 20, ex-1065 Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion born Offord D’Arcy [Huntingdonshire], son of Christopher and Louisa Collins of Offord Cluny [Huntingdonshire] (Offord D’Arcy (Saint Peter) Churchyard) 

14th March 1918  

Died of Wounds  

4th Battalion 

  • 23254 Lance Corporal Percy Albert KEY, born Edmonton [Middlesex], resided Huntingdon (Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt) 

16th March 1918 

Killed in Action  

4th Battalion 

  • 39619 Private Albert TURNER, 27, ex-13839 Suffolk Regiment, son of Charlotte Coe of Ferry Corner, West Row, Mildenhall [Suffolk] (Arras Memorial)  

Died of Wounds  

6th Battalion 

  • 27399 Private William Henry WALKER, 35, son of T Walker of Clifton, resided Clifton; husband of Jean of Rowanburn, Canonbie [Dumfriess-shire] (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery) 

18th March 1918  

Died of Wounds  

6th Battalion 

  • 28171 Lance Corporal Alfred William DIGBY, born Aylsham [Norfolk], resided Blickling [Norfolk] (Bedford House Cemetery) 

19th March 1918 

Died of Wounds  

6th Battalion 

  • 28095 Lance Corporal Frederick William GERMANY, 21, born Stow Bardolph [Norfolk], resided Stow Bridge [Norfolk], son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Germany (Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery) 

20th March 1918  

Killed in Action  

6th Battalion: Menin Road trenches 

  • 204242 Private Albert BEESLEY, 23, son of Thomas and Mary Ann Beesley of 103 Saint Andrew’s Road, Semilong,  Northampton (Hooge Crater Cemetery) 

  • 31977 Private Herbert HANCOCK, born Easthampstead [Berkshire], resided Ware [Hertfordshire] (Hooge Crater Cemetery) 

Died of Wounds  

7th Battalion 

  • 30005 Lance Corporal Horace REED, 33, son of William and E Reed of  Ashwicken [Norfolk], husband of Annie of Parker’s Cottages, Dersingham [Norfolk] (Noyon New British Cemetery) 

  • 201921 Lance Corporal Ernest TURVEY, 30, husband of A Turvey of  101 Princes Street, Dunstable (Noyon New British Cemetery) 


1st Battalion 

  • 36516 Private James PAYNE, 28, ex 8161 Cambridgeshire Regiment, born and resided Yetminster [Dorset], husband of Kate Bessie of Helfield, Evershot [Dorset] (Yetminster (Saint Andrew) Churchyard)  

7th Battalion 

  • 290288 Private George Frederick DEWBERRY, born and resided Wood Walton [Huntingdonshire] Chauny Communal Cemetery Extension) 

21st March 1918  

Killed in Action 

2nd Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918: between Savy and Étreiller 

  • 41318 Private John William ANDERSON, 19, son of Thomas and Ada E Anderson of Holt’s Lane, Hilgay [Norfolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 27711 Private George BAXTER, born and resided Abbotts Ripton [Huntingdonshire] (Savy British Cemetery) 

  • 15663 Private Herbert Charles BROWN, 31, son of Arthur Vindem and Emily Brown of Vicarage Road,  Stanstead Abbots [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 23107 Private Charles CLARKE, 30, A Company, born and resided Woburn, son of Henry and Ann Clarke, husband of Mabel Nellie (née Crute) of Duke Street, Aspley Guise (Pozieres Memorial)   

  • 26412 Private Ernest CLAYDON, born Steeple Bumpstead [Essex], son of Harry and Maria Claydon of Chippenham [Cambridgeshire], husband of Florence Mary of Chippenham Park (Roupy Road German Cemetery Memorial, Savy British Cemetery) 

  • 266209 Private Charles DAY, 21, ex-Hertfordshire Regiment, son of Amos George and Annie Day of Ridge Hill, Barnet [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41099 Private Sydney Arthur HAYES, 36, ex-265568 Suffolk Regiment, born Ipswich [Suffolk], resided Lowestoft [Suffolk]; son of William Gunstone and Ellen Heather Hayes, husband of Lea Eugenie of High View, Thorpe Saint Andrew’s [Norfolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 21352 Private Albert George KELLER or KELTER, 20,  ex-2834 Royal Field Artillery, born Catton [Norfolk], son of Arthur and Sarah E Keller or Kelter of 4 Swallow Terrace, East Dereham [Norfolk] Savy British Cemetery) 

  • 47828 Private Alfred Joseph LAST, 19, ex-48467 Suffolk Regiment, of 49 Cox Lane, Ipswich [Suffolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 21880 Private Augustus Frederick MITCHELL, born Ratcliff [London], resided Limehouse [London] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41601 Private Henry James Edward NEWBURY, born Hampstead [London], son of J Newbury of 51 Railway Road, Teddington [Middlesex] (Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon) 

  • 41317 Lance Corporal Walter George PAYN, 19, son of Walter and Ellen Payn of 48 Godstone Road, Whyteleaf [Surrey] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 29254 Private William PAYNE, born Tilney All Saints [Norfolk], resided Tilney Saint Lawrence [Norfolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 8344 Private Harold PHILLIPS, born Luton, resided Leighton Buzzard (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 19016 Acting Sergeant Albert PORTER, 24, son of William and Elizabeth of 38 Yew Tree Terrace, Ewerby [Lincolnshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 33209 Private Bertie Alfred PULFER, born Stanton [Suffolk], resided Walsham-le-Willows [Suffolk], husband of M A Pulfer of Highfield, Fulbourn [Cambridgeshire] (Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon) 

  • 16579 Sergeant Frederick SANSUM, born and resided Wistow [Huntingdonshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 4/6477 Acting Sergeant Herbert SMITH, 26, son of George and Lilla Smith of Silver Street, Ashwell [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41652 Private William George SWAIN, born Acton [Middlesex], son of R E Swain of 15 Newells Cottages, Hayes Bridge, Southall [Middlesex] (Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon) 

  • 29631 Private Francis Albert THOMAS, 32, born Dartford [Kent], husband of Frances Elizabeth of Coboro, Dickinson Avenue, Croxley Green [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)   

4th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918: second line defences near Ribecourt-la-Tour 

  • 41842 Private Alfred Walter POLLARD, 19, born Leavenheath [Suffolk], son of M A Pollard of The White Horse, Stoke-by-Nayland [Suffolk] (Arras Memorial)   

6th Battalion: Menin Road trenches 

  • 23133 Private James HAMMENT, 31, son of Mary Ann Hamment of  40 Feet Bridge, Ramsey [Huntingdonshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial) 

  • 32184 Private Walter John WILSON, 21, son of Sarah Wilson of Church End, Edlesborough [Buckinghamshire] (Hooge Crater Cemetery)  

7th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918: retreat from Rouez Camp to Crozat Canal 

  • 43584 Private Allen William PIKE, ex-5641 Middlesex Regiment, born Cowes [Isle of Wight], resided Chelsea [London] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41663 Private Frederick TAYLOR, born and resided Ickwell (Pozieres Memorial)  

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 33398 Corporal Charles George BARTHOLOMEW, 22, ex-24398 Northamptonshire Regiment, born Hackney [London], resided Wood Green [Middlesex], son of William Alfred and Ada Bartholomew (Ham British Cemetery, Muille-Villette) 

  • 30612 Private Joseph KING, born and resided Leighton Buzzard (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 33671 Private Frederick William WESTON, 20, ex-2399 Bedfordshire Yeomanry, son of Joseph William and Florence Weston of 98 Mill Road, Kettering [Northamptonshire] (Ham British Cemetery, Muille-Villette) 

6th Battalion 

  • 29818 Private Walter Herbert BERRY, 35, son of W Berry of New Town, Hatfield [Hertfordshire], husband of B Berry of New Town, Hatfield (Nine Elms British Cemetery) 

22nd March 1918  

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: billets at Castagnola 

  • Lieutenant Westropp Orbell Peyton WINMILL, 23, son of George Winmill and Frances Ada McNab (ex-Winmill), husband of Myfanewy, educated at Bedford School and Sandhurst, also served as a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps (Pozières Memorial)  

2nd Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918: fighting retreat to Verlaines, many captured 

  • 41322 Private Frederick George BASSETT, 19, son of Thomas Henry and Emily Bassett of 18 Garlands Road, Redhill [Surrey] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 12280 Private Benjamin BLACKMAN born Hampstead [London], son of J Blackman of 37 Northwood Street, Kilburn [London] (Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon) 

  • 16499 Lance Corporal Arthur Henry BREWSTER, born and resided Hoddesdon [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 39695 Private Wilfred Stubbs CAMM, ex-M2/266672 Army Service Corps, born Quorn [Leicestershire], resided Syston [Leicestershire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 16529 Private Cyril CARLEY, born Ringmer [Sussex], resided Swanborough [Buckinghamshire] (Savy British Cemetery) 

  • 28863 Private Sidney David CHELLIS, 31, born and resided Great Yarmouth [Norfolk], brother of E C G Chellis of Great Yarmouth (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 21907 Private William CHRISTIANSEN, 19, born and resided Marylebone [London], son of Anton and Mary Christiansen of 107 Lady Margaret Road, Tufnell Park [London] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 37507 Private Albert CODLING, 35, C Company, son of William and Jane Codling of Stibbard [Norfolk], born and resided Stibbard; husband of Louisa Ellen Codling of Great Ryburgh [Norfolk] (Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon) 

  • 40234 Private Ernest Edward COOPER, 34, ex-5334 Norfolk Regiment, born and resided Norwich [Norfolk], son of Charles and Hannah Cooper of 173 Rupert Street, South Heigham [Norfolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41425 Private Thomas Henry COUCH, 19, son of J and A Couch of 44 Westwood Street, Peterborough (Bouchoir New British Cemetery) 

  • 290482 Private Edward Potter COVENEY, 22, son of Emily Manser Coveney of 2 Arthur’s Place, Dover [Kent] (Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon) 

  • 29011 Private Arthur CRISP, born Watlington [Norfolk], resided Gaywood [Norfolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41335 Private Lenard CRITTENDEN, born Wouldham [Kent], resided Cobham [Kent] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 3/7337 Private Frank Edward CUTTS, 22, son of James Cutts of 27 King’s Road,  Wood Green [Middlesex] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 9827 Acting Corporal Arthur DEAN, 25, son of Ellen E Gowlett of Wantz Cottage, Romford Road, Dagenham [Essex], resided Romford [Essex] (Savy British Cemetery) 

  • 16881 Private Richard Cade ELLIOTT, 27, son of Albert and Maria Jane Elliott of Alconbury [Huntingdonshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 33600 Private Sidney FELKS, born and resided Luton (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 19789 Sergeant Sidney FENSOME, 28, son of Samuel and Ellen Fensome of Ramridge End Lane, Stopsley (Savy British Cemetery) 

  • 28871 Private Walter FLATT, 36, born Methwold [Norfolk], son of William and Frances Ellen Flatt of Gooderstone [Norfolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 9973 Private Robert Albert FRANKLIN, born and resided Greenwich [London] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 9297 Acting Sergeant George GURNEY MM, born and resided Biggleswade (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41352 Private Harry HALL, 19, born Hornsey [Middlesex], resided Feltham [Middlesex], son of Frederick and Mary Ann Hall of 428 Campbell Avenue, East Burnaby [British Columbia] (Roupy Road German Cemetery Memorial, Savy British Cemetery) 

  • 26875 Acting Corporal Stanley Charles HILLEN, born Snape [Suffolk], resided Ipswich [Suffolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 267785 Private Albert HUME, ex-10634 Royal Sussex Regiment, ex-Hertfordshire Regiment, born Fulham [London], son of Mary Hume of 16 Althorp Road, Battersea [London] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 31802 Private John James JOHNSON, 34, ex-22524 Suffolk Regiment, born Lambeth [London], husband of Catherine Maud of 11 Hethpool Street, Paddington [London] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 23245 Private Arthur Ernest KENNELL, 24, born Dean, son of Thomas and Annie Kennell of Yelden (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 27587 Private John LAVENDER, born and resided Houghton [Huntingdonshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 7995 Sergeant William Albert LEACH, 30, born Aldershot [Hampshire], son of George and Annie Leach of the Clifton Arms, Dunstable (Savy British Cemetery) 

  • 10436 Private Alfred Ernest LEELAND, born Poplar [London], resided Mill Hill [Middlesex] (Savy British Cemetery, Holnon) 

  • 13384 Private William Richard LOFTY, 25, son of W Lofty of 1 King’s Cottages, Moorhall, Harefield [Middlesex] (Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon)  

  • 26426 Private Victor Albert LOUGO, born Walpole [Suffolk], resided Blyford [Suffolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 40549 Private Ernest LOVELL, born and resided Thurleigh (Savy British Cemetery) 

  • 240863 Private Alfred MAT(T)HEWS, ex-38098 King’s (Liverpool) Regiment,  husband of A L Mat(t)hews of 46 Clyde Street, Lower Broughton Road, Salford [Lancashire] Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon) 

  • 28441 Private Frederick William MEEKS, 28, son of William Henry and Minnie Meeks of Clifton, husband of Edith Hannah of New Road, Clifton (Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon) 

  • 14524 Lance Corporal Alfred MERRY, born and resided Stoke Bardolph [Nottinghamshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 43176 Private George Frederick NUNN, 20, ex-1952 Essex Regiment, son of Charles William and Rosa Adelaide Nunn of 20 Huntsworth Terrace, Lisson Grove, Marylebone [London] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 33189 Private William Charles PARKER, 28, born Wold Newton [Lincolnshire], son of John Houghton Parker and Elizabeth Ann Parker of Wilby [Northamptonshire], husband of Edith of Glebe Cottage, Wilby (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 25820 Private Charles PHILLIPS, 23, born Cambridge, resided Colchester [Essex], son of George and Amelia Phillips (Savy British Cemetery) 

  • 240980 Private Reginald Geoffrey POLE, ex-24123 Manchester Regiment, born Dorking [Surrey], resided Manchester [Lancashire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 31813 Private Charles RAYNER, 21, ex-23235 Suffolk Regiment, son of W Plummer of and late Mrs W Plummer of Fressingfield [Suffolk] (Savy British Cemetery) 

  • 202057 Private William Gerrish RUGG, born and resided Bristol (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 12958 Private Harry Edward SHEPHERD, 22, son of Ada Shepherd of Stapleford [Hertfordshire] and late William Shepherd (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 9435 Private Charles STANTON, born Hinxworth [Hertfordshire], resided Hornsey [Middlesex] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 21391 Private Robert Edward STEWARD, 33, B Company, ex-2896 Royal Field Artillery, born Thorpe [Norfolk] husband of Elizabeth Emma of 6 Inkerman Terrace, Bishopgate, Norwich [Norfolk]., son of Robert Samuel Steward of 4 Lollard’s Pit, Rodary Road, Norwich (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 48703 Private Charles STEWART, born Harlesden [Middlesex], resided Hammersmith [London] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 17583 Private Ernest TAYLOR, born Failsworth [Lancashire], husband of A Taylor of 11 Scott Street, Ashton Road, Oldham [Lancashire] (Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon) 

  • 21843 Private Jack TAYLOR, 18, ex-M/301789 Army Service Corps, son of Charles William and Alice Taylor of 3 Marsh Lane, Cheltenham [Gloucestershire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 9406 Sergeant Harry TOMLIN, 29, B Company, born Bovingdon [Hertfordshire], son of William Tomlin of 49a Ellesmere Road, Great Berkhampsted [Hertfordshire], husband of Elizabeth of 51 Castle Street, Berkhamstead (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 29740 Private William Henry TURNER, born and resided Fordham [Cambridgeshire] (Savy British Cemetery) 

  • 2518 Private William VALLANCE, born Marylebone [London], resided Canvey Island [Essex] (Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon) 

  • 17692 Lance Corporal Arthur Joseph WORRALL, born and resided Cople (Savy British Cemetery) 

5th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918, attached 4th Battalion  

  • Lieutenant William Stanley DAVIS, 22, attached 4th Battalion, son of Dr William and Mary Rosina Davis of 7 The Embankment, Bedford (Arras Memorial) 

4th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918: second line defence at Havrincourt Wood 

  • 10977 Private Daniel GRAVES, born and resided Liverpool [Lancashire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

7th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918: fighting at la Montagne Bridge and Rouez Camp 

  • 19437 Private William BASS, born Ramsey [Huntingdonshire], resided Bury [Huntingdonshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 15840 Private Herbert BRACE, born and resided Croxton [Cambridgeshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 33750 Private Martin Henry BUTTERWORTH, 22, born New Fletton [Peterborough], son of E Butterworth of 11 Princes Road, Old Fletton [Huntingdonshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 40227 Private John Sydney BUTTLE, ex-5113 Norfolk Regiment, born Bawdswell [Norfolk], resided Rockland Saint Peter [Norfolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 15041 Private George Henry CHRISTMAS, 29, C Company, born Finsbury Park [Middlesex], son of George and Elizabeth Christmas of 6 Litchfield Terrace, Saint Margaret’s, Ware [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 27517 Private George Lancaster CUTTS Stanstead Abbotts [Hertfordshire] Hoddesdon [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 19705 Private Edward George DENTON, 25, ex-7959 Lancers, son of T G Denton of 43 Priory Street, Bedford  (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 30925 Private Harold William GEORGE, born Enfield [Middlesex], resided Southend-on-Sea [Essex] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 19173 Corporal William Charles GOBBY, born Harlington, resided Chalton (Toddington) (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 29989 Private Charles HARPER, 30, son of George and Emma Harper of Wellingham [Norfolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41588 Private Alfred Arthur HENRY, 19, born Bermondsey [London], son of George and Emily Henry of Stokesby [Norfolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 204480 Private William Edward HIMPETT, 31, born Sittingbourne [Kent], resided Thundersley [Essex], son of A Himpett of 7 Poole’s Lane, Hull Bridge, Hockley [Essex], husband of L Westhorp (ex-Himpett), 8 Albert Square, Southend-on-Sea [Essex] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 40754 Private Robert MAGGS, ex-36314 South Staffordshire Regiment, born and resided Wolverhampton [Staffordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 21602 Private Sidney Charlesworth MITCHELL, 19, C Company, ex-3193 Northern Cyclist Battalion, son of Jonathan and Ellen Ann Mitchell of Shotley Bridge [Durham] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 19754 Private James MORTIMER, 34, born Blackfriars [London], resided Camden Town [London], son of William Thomas and Emily Mortimer, husband of Jane Matilda of 3 Prebend Place, Great College Street, Camden Town [London] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 23762 Private Victor George Thomas PERKINS, 20, born Richmond [Surrey], son of Tom and Mary Elizabeth Perkins of Three Horse Shoes, Leverstock Green [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41377 Private Frank Ernest PIDGEON, born Edmonton [Middlesex], resided Stotfold (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 15196 Acting Lance Sergeant William Edward George POOLE, 22, born Bermondsey [London] resided Southwark [London], son of William and Esther Ruth Poole of 7 Three Oak Lane, Tooley Street, London (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 16616 Private Ernest Daniel POULTER, born Baldock [Hertfordshire], resided Welwyn [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41380 Private George Henry PRATT, 19, ex-202437 Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment ) son of John Bradford Pratt and Georgina Pratt of 7 Carmen Street, Poplar [London] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41382 Private Sydney Oscar RAWSON born Brixton [London], resided Norbury [Surrey] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 203733 Private Frederick Henry REYNOLDS, born and resided  Royston [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 14827 Sergeant Charles George RUGMAN Medaille Militaire (Belgium), 24, born Bristol, son of C W Rugman of 1 Donington Villas, Eastfield Road, Westbury-on-Trym [Bristol] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 21612 Private Fred SAXTON, ex-M/321280 Army Service Corps, born and resided Nottingham (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41298 Private William Henry VAUGHAN, ex-39583 Northamptonshire Regiment, born Paddington [London], resided Willesden [Middlesex] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 290441 Private Sidney WHITEHEAD, 19, son of James Claudius and Elizabeth Whitehead of 4 John Street, Gravesend [Kent] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41541 Private Albert CLAUDE WOODWARD, born and resided Luton (Pozieres Memorial)  

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 18713 Private John THOMPSON resided Houghton Regis (Ham British Cemetery, Muille-Villette) 

23rd March 1918 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: First Battle of the Somme 1918: some details became casualties in the defence of Ham 

  • 43578 Private Frank Percy GEORGE, born and resided Northampton (Savy British Cemetery) 

  • 19064 Acting Sergeant John GOODSON, born Gorleston-on-Sea [Norfolk], husband of Mabel of 20 Reginald Street, Luton (Pozieres Memorial) 

  • 13437 Acting Lance Corporal Victor HOWES, 25, son of John Robert and Annie Marie Howes of 28 Temple Close, Orchard Lane, Huntingdon (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 20476 Private Leonard James SAWFORD, born Riseley, resided Sharnbrook (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 32179 Private John William WARD, born Nassington [Northamptonshire], resided Harefield [Middlesex] (Pozieres Memorial)  

4th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918: second line defence at Havrincourt Wood 

  • 31242 Private John DESBOROUGH, born Tyttenhanger Green [Hertfordshire], resided London Colney [Hertfordshire] (Arras Memorial) 

  • 40548 Private Percy Charles HUCKLE, born and resided Wrestlingworth, husband of Gertrude Annie of Sparrick Lane, Westbury Leigh [Wiltshire] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 19334 Private Robert ROGERS, born Furneaux Pelham [Hertfordshire], resided Braughing [Hertfordshire] (Arras Memorial)   

  • 41643 Private Thomas SEARL, 19, son of Thomas James and Emily Searl of 17 Cemetery Road, Hemel Hempstead [Hertfordshire] (Arras Memorial)  

6th Battalion: in support near Ypres 

  • 41516 Private Edward Jesse BATES, 19, son of Jesse and Louisa of Queen Victoria, Wrestlingworth (Tyne Cot Memorial) 

  • 46974 Sergeant Albert Bertie FLOREY, born South Lopham [Norfolk], resided Stansted [Essex] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 28459 Private Bertie Augustus SECKER, born and resided Reepham [Norfolk] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

7th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918– Germans take Faillouël, heavy fighting at Rouez Camp 

  • 33776 Sergeant William BUCKINGHAM, 28, son of Charles and Annie Buckingham of 29 Buxton Road, Luton (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 14852 Lance Corporal John William BULL, born and resided Camberwell [Surrey] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 30911 Private Tom CHARLISH, 26, son of Joseph and Clara Elizabeth Charlish of Saint Quinton Cottages, Saxlingham [Norfolk], resided Bishop’s Stortford [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 29985 Private John ETHERIDGE, 32, born Strumpshaw [Norfolk], husband of Margaret of 55 Lingwood [Norfolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 29215 Private Edward FUTTER, born and resided Burnham Thorpe [Norfolk] (Pozieres Memorial) 

  • 40736 Private Frederick JACKSON born and resided Boston [Lincolnshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41555 Private Clarence Allen KENDALL, 19, born Daventry [Northamptonshire], son of Daniel and Elizabeth Kendall of 5 Burford Road, Brentford [Middlesex] (Pozieres Memorial) 

  • 200570 Private Herbert Charles KENDALL, 34, son of George Thomas Clarke Kendall and Martha Annie Kendall of Kettering [Northamptonshire], husband of Ellen Elizabeth of Leighton Buzzard (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 41363 Private Sidney KING, born and resided Ruislip [Middlesex] (Pozieres Memorial) 

  • 41366 Private George MANNING, born Vauxhall [London], resided Twickenham [Middlesex] (Pozieres Memorial) 

  • 13722 Sergeant John Henry MORRIS, born Paddington [London], resided Fulham [London] (Pozieres Memorial) 

  • 43321 Corporal William MORTIMER, 33, son of William and Clara Mortimer of Bury [Lancashire], husband of Mary of 20 Palace Street, Bury (Chauny Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 43330 Private Joseph PETHERS, ex-18586 Royal Fusiliers, born and resided Acton [London] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 20360 Private Thomas RICHARDS, 23, son of W Richards of 5 Tower Court, Bedford (Pozieres Memorial) 

  • 15138 Corporal Arthur SEABROOK, 21, B Company, son of Charles and Clara Seabrook of 128 Cravells Road, Harpenden [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 40775 Private Cecil SMITH, 20, son of W Smith of Auburn Road, Blaby [Leicestershire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 33842 Corporal Oscar George WALE, 23, son of Alma and Eliza Wale of The Avenue, Sandy, (Pozieres Memorial)  

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 7819 Lance Sergeant John Mason McKilloy STEWART, 27, born Glasgow, son of Robert Russell Stewart and Annie Baxter (ex-Stewart) of 36 Dents Road, Bedford (Roye New British Cemetery) 

7th Battalion 

  • 25366 Lance Corporal Leonard HANDSCOMB, 23, born Kempston, son of George and Ellen Handscomb of 11 Prebend Street, Bedford (Noyon New British Cemetery) 

24th March 1918  

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918– withdrawal through Esmery-Hallon to Buverchy Bridge 

  • 29668 Private William James BASS, born Biscot, resided Luton (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 21754 Private Ernest CAVALLO, 19, born Marylebone [London], son of Paul and Mary Cavallo of 23 Churchill Road, Willesden Green [Middlesex] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 9278 Private John ECCLES, 32, born Clawthorpe [Westmoreland], resided Steeple Morden [Cambridgeshire], son of late John and Elizabeth Eccles (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 18625 Private Herbert Sidney HUMPHRIES, born Papworth Everard [Cambridgeshire], resided Tempsford (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 43382 Private Charles ROGERS, 24, ex-16289 Northamptonshire Regiment, born  Holmer [Herefordshire], resided Hereford, son of Charles and Sarah Rose Rogers of School House, Gentleshaw [Staffordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 201515 Private Frederick RUFFETT, born Northall [Buckinghamshire], resided Eaton Bray (Pozieres Memorial)  

4th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918– rearguard falling back through Barastre, Beaulencourt and Bazentin-le-Petit to Courcelette 

  • 41669 Private Henry AVERY, 18, son of Henry and Emily Avery of 10 Garden Place, High Street, Wandsworth [London] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 33240 Private Roy Reginald GOMER, 21, son of R and J E Gomer of 24 Albert Road, Colchester [Essex] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 19272 Acting Sergeant Harry GURNEY, 37, son of Elizabeth Gurney of Tingrith (Arras Memorial)  

  • 26538 Private George Joseph HARRISON, born Belgrave [Leicestershire], resided Rushden [Northamptonshire] (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont) 

  • 30484 Private Albert Townshend HART, 38, son of late George and Mary Hart, resided 46 Tonning Street, Lowestoft [Suffolk] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 41248 Private Charles MADGWICK, 25, ex-37879 Suffolk Regiment, son of C Madgwick of 10 Crescent Road, Worthing [Sussex] (Arras Memorial)  

  • Captain Noel Charles Frederick NIXON, attached 4th Battalion (Arras Memorial)  

  • 45890 Private James SHARMAN, 19, ex-13243 Dorset Regiment, born Ilford [Essex], son of I W and A Sharman of 35 Bridge Street, Barking [Essex] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 204052 Lance Corporal William WICKENS, 27, ex-240927 East Surrey Regiment, son of A S Wickens, husband of Eleanor Louise of The Cottage, Stonehurst, Five Ashes [Sussex], resided Kingston-on-Thames [Surrey] (Arras Memorial)   

7th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918– at Caillouël 

  • 10660 Private Frederick James COLES, 32, son of Harriet Coles of 20 London Road, Hertford Heath and late F J Coles (Pozieres Memorial)  

Died of Wounds   

2nd Battalion 

  • 41426 Private Charles Edward HOWARD, 19, son of G Howard of 54 Bull Close Road, Norwich [Norfolk] (Roye New British Cemetery) 

25th March 1918  

Killed in Action  

3rd Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918– 4th Battalion advance to High Wood, fighting until ammunition expended then falling back to Thiepval 

  • Second Lieutenant Arthur HAYES, 21, attached B Company, 4th Battalion, son of W F and Anne Hayes of 115 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town (London) (Arras Memorial) 

4th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918– advance to High Wood, fighting until ammunition expended then falling back to Thiepval 

  • 40567 Private William Henry BOWTLE, ex-26282 Norfolk Regiment, born and resided Wethersfield [Essex] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 40626 Private Albert CARTER, ex-45190 Suffolk Regiment, born and resided Radwell [Hertfordshire] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 40108 Private Albert DEXTER, ex-3804 Essex Regiment, born Rugby [Warwickshire], resided Daventry [Northamptonshire], son of Joseph and Harriet Dexter (Arras Memorial)  

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant Robert Charles FYNN, son of W W Fynn (London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval) 

  • 41733 Private Harry KITSON, ex-48123, South Staffordshire Regiment, born and resided Brighouse [Yorkshire] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 23677 Private Albert LEES, 26, born Edmonton [Middlesex], resided Enfield Highway [Middlesex], son of G Lees of 28 Elmhurst Road, Enfield Wash [Middlesex] (Arras Memorial) 

  • 41713 Private Lewis Bodfish MERRILL, born Harrington [Northamptonshire], resided Rothwell [Northamptonshire] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 41171 Private Albert Edward SMITH, ex-202949 Northamptonshire Regiment, born Upton [Northamptonshire], resided Northampton (Arras Memorial)  

  • 3/7524 Private Alfred SURMAN, 21, born London, resided Walton [Buckinghamshire], son of Henry Surman of 76 Richmond Road, Wimbledon [Surrey] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 4/5914 Regimental Sergeant Major William Thomas THEOBALD MC, 39, born Somersham [Huntingdonshire], husband of Louisa of 12 Sayer Street, Huntingdon (Arras Memorial)  

  • 204164 Private Cyril Humphrey THOMPSON, 21, ex-996 Bedfordshire Yeomanry, son of Alfred and Mary Thompson of 76 Knox Road, Wellingborough [Northamptonshire] (Delville Road Cemetery, Longueval) 

7th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918– retirement through Crepigny, and Grandû followed by successful counter-attack at Baboeuf. 

  • 17561 Private Frank BENTLEY, born Henham [Essex], resided Broxted [Essex] (Pozieres Memorial)  

Died of Wounds  

4th Battalion 

  • 23603 Private Edward George LAWRENCE, 20, son of Harry and Eliza Lawrence of 63 Eversholt Road, Ridgmont (Saint Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent) 

26th March 1918 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918– move forward from Arvillers 

  • 23116 Private Frederick BIRD, born and resided Walthamstow [Essex] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 15181 Private James Ernest SPENCER, 27, son of James Henry and Annie Spencer of 11 Musley Lane, Ware [Hertfordshire], resided Ware, husband of Constance Louisa Afford (ex-Spencer) of The Cottage, Westlea [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

4th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918– relieved then sent as advance guard to Bouzincourt 

  • Acting Captain Arthur Charles INGRAM, 23, attached 4th East Lancashire Regiment, 23, son of Charles and Elizabeth Ingram of The Lodge, Latchmere Road, Kingston-on-Thames [Surrey] (Arras Memorial) 

  • 29714 Lance Corporal Harry KIDMAN, born Leytonstone [Essex], resided Chesterton [Cambridgeshire] (Arras Memorial)   

Died of Wounds 

7th Battalion 

  • 290208 Sergeant William COLBERT, born Offord Cluny [Huntingdonshire] resided Saint Neots [Huntingdonshire] (Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen) 

27th March 1918 

Killed in Action  

4th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918– attacked a railway west of Albert  

  • 203999 Private Aubrey Harry AUSTIN, 23, ex-328776 Cambridgeshire Regiment, son of Harry and Martha Ann Austin of 3 Fox Street, Rothwell [Northamptonshire] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 10566 Private Alfred Henry BATES, born and resided Chipperfield Common [Hertfordshire] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 41833 Private Thomas Daniel Richard CARTER, 19, born Great Shelford [Cambridgeshire], son of William and Maria Carter of 91 York Street, Cambridge (Arras Memorial)  

  • Acting Lieutenant-Colonel John Stanhope COLLINGS-WELLS VC, DSO, 38, son of Arthur and Caroline Mary Collings-Wells of Brand’s House, Hughenden [Buckinghamshire], born Chorlton [Lancashire], lived Caddington Hall, Markyate [Hertfordshire] (Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert) 

  • 269563 Private Walter Edward CORNELL, 37, ex-4344 Essex Regiment, previously Hertfordshire Regiment, son of William Cornell of Old Hill, Radwinter [Essex] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 204462 Private Frederick COSTER, 19, ex-534289 London Regiment, son of Daniel and Jane Mary Coster of 16 Dorset Street, Stepney [London] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 17688 Private Edwin COX, 27, ex-339138 Labour Corps, son of late Joseph and Susan Cox of Stevington, husband of Rose Seamarks (ex-Cox, née Pallant) of Court Lane, Stevington (Arras Memorial)  

  • 12584 Private Ernest William CROWN, ex-74962 Middlesex Regiment, born and resided Hunstanton [Norfolk] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 41606 Private Arthur Charles EDWARDS, born and resided Ipswich [Suffolk] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 266301 Private George GINGER, 23, ex-Hertfordshire Regiment, son of Frederick and Martha Ginger of Barracks Cottages, Codicote [Hertfordshire] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 41914 Private George HOBSON, ex-256355 Leicestershire Yeomanry, born and resided Newcastle-under-Lyme [Staffordshire] (Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert) 

  • 43525 Private Charles HOOPER, 34, ex-23436 Somerset Light Infantry, son of Eliza Hooper of 37 London Street, Kingswood [Somerset] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 29711 Private Ernest James JOHNSON, 31, son of Joseph and Hannah Johnson of Sproughton [Suffolk] resided Belstead [Suffolk], husband of Florence Ada of Reading Room Cottage, Sproughton (Arras Memorial)  

  • 40280 Private Frederick KIRK, ex-5332 Norfolk Regiment, born Norwich [Norfolk], son of J Kirk of Halfway House, Mendham Road, Harleston Norfolk] (Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 13693 Private John KITSON, 27, born Wellington [New Zealand], son of A Kitson of Wanganui [New Zealand] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 266753 Private Charles LOVELOCK, born and resided Watford [Hertfordshire] (Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • Second Lieutenant David Harold MACKLIN, 20, son of Rev Herbert and Marian M Macklin of White Wood Corner, Sandy (Ovillers Military Cemetery) 

  • 17301 Private Ernest MORLEY, 21, born and resided Merstham [Surrey], son of Henry Morley of 10 Dukes Road, Tunbridge Wells [Kent] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 41610 Private Herbert John MUNT, 20, son of David and Ruth R Munt of 9 Vicarage Road, Ware [Hertfordshire] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 23538 Private Harry NORRIS, 31, born Berkhamsted [Hertfordshire], resided Hatfield [Hertfordshire], son of M J Norris of 1 Lowestoft Road, Watford [Hertfordshire] (Arras Memorial)  

  • Acting Major George Paterson NUNNELEY MC, 36, son of Rev F B Nunneley (Ovillers Military Cemetery) 

  • 40011 Private George Victor PEARCE, 21, ex-20060 Suffolk Regiment, son of George Pearce of Redgrave [Suffolk] and late Ellen Pearce (Arras Memorial)  

  • 25855 Private Cyril John SALWAY, 23,  born Clapham [London], resided New Barnet [Hertfordshire], son of John and Emma Salway of Chandos, Ballards Lane, Finchley [Middlesex] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 41830 Private Harold Percy SHORT, 19, son of Samuel and Mary Ann Short of 69 Southfield Road, Broadwater [Sussex] (Arras Memorial)  

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant Oliver Jack SOAMES, 24, son of H Soames, husband of H K Olive Soames of 71 Norwich Road, Ipswich [Suffolk], born Earl Stonham [Suffolk]  (Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert) 

  • 27770 Lance Corporal Ernest John STURGES, 38, son of John and Sarah Ann Sturges of 4 Birch Street, Swindon [Wiltshire], resided New Barnet [Hertfordshire] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 26544 Private John Edward WADHAMS, 27, born Kingsthorpe [Northamptonshire], son of Harry and Mary Elizabeth Wadhams of  Spratton [Northamptonshire] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 23187 Private Bertram W WILSON, born and resided Pirton [Hertfordshire] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 36395 Private Abraham WOLSTENCROFT, born Manchester [Lancashire], resided Catford [London] (Bouchoir New British Cemetery) 

  • 30700 Private John WOOD, born and resided Luton (Arras Memorial)  

  • 22933 Private Arthur Henry WORBEY, 35,  son of James and Elizabeth Worbey, husband of Maud Keturah of 7 Council Cottages, Willian [Hertfordshire] (Arras Memorial)  

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 8479 Private Robert BLIGH, born and resided Hatfield [Hertfordshire], son of Harriet Bligh of 39 Old London Road, Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Mont Huon Military Cemetery, le Treport) 

  • 33556 Private Arthur Henry ELLIOTT, ex-18708 Northamptonshire Regiment, born and resided Daventry [Northamptonshire] (Saint Souplet British Cemetery) 

  • 25528 Private Frederick William HOAR, born and resided Luton (Premont British Cemetery) 


1st Battalion 

  • 37574 Private George William WESTON, born and resided Cley-next-Sea [Norfolk] (special memorial in Creola Cemetery) 

13th (Transport Worker) Battalion 

  • 34597 Private William MACKIE, 44, ex-8498 East Kent Regiment, born Leith [Edinburghshire], resided Whitstable [Kent], son of William and Agatha Mackie, husband of Beatrice of 88 Southwold Road, Upper Clapton [London] (Croydon (Queen’s Road) Cemetery) 

53rd (Young Soldier) Battalion 

  • TR/9/45460 Private Arthur NORMAN, 18, son of William and Louie Norman of Townwell Lane, Irchester [Northamptonshire] (Irchester (Saint Katherine) Churchyard) 

28th March 1918  

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918– withdrawal to Rouvel following successful German attack 

  • 41424 Private Frederick BARNES, born and resided Wymondham [Norfolk] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 40229 Private Edward George CRAFT, 31, ex-5235 Norfolk Regiment, born Aldershot [Hampshire], resided Walsoken [Norfolk], son of Edward Craft of Bedford, husband of Elizabeth of Upton [Huntingdonshire] (Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon) 

  • 26572 Private Walter George DILLINGHAM, born Luton, resided Bedford (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 200159 Corporal Frank GARDINER, 22, born Harleston [Norfolk], resided Middleton Saint George [Durham], son of James and Laura Gardiner of Wickham Hall, Bishop’s Stortford [Hertfordshire], husband of Mabel of 20 Holmwood Grove, Harrowgate Hill, Darlington [Durham] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 33412 Corporal Frank GOLDSMITH, 22, ex-41316 Northamptonshire Regiment, born Paddington [London], son of James and Elizabeth Goldsmith of 33 Kember Road, Kensal Green [London] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 18199 Private William John GREEN, born  Bow Brickhill [Buckinghamshire], resided Cranfield (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 9268 Private William GURDLER, born and resided Rickmansworth [Hertfordshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 20310 Private Frank Haddow PALMER, born Hatfield [Hertfordshire], resided Flitwick (Bouchoir New British Cemetery) 

  • 20077 Private Aubrey Lemuel WEBB, born Great Gransden [Huntingdonshire], resided Bedford (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 4/6865 Private William Joseph WING, B Company, born Melbourn [Cambridgeshire] resided Kneesworth [Cambridgeshire] (Bouchoir New British Cemetery) 

  • 7020 Private Frank WOODING, 34, born Bedford, husband of Kate of 34 Gladstone Street, Peterborough (Pozieres Memorial)   

4th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918– relieved from railway line west of Albert  

  • 204533 Lance Corporal Charles WOOD, 23, ex-269735 Essex Regiment, born and resided Panfield [Essex], son of Richard and Eliza Wood, husband of late Maud Lydia (Arras Memorial)  

1st/5th Battalion: enemy snipers active at Kurnet el Haramiyeh 

  • 200402 Lance Corporal Stanley BOON, 22, son of Samuel Boon of 192 Bedford Road, Kempston (Jerusalem Memorial) 

7th Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918– at Saint-Aubin 

  • 240193 Private John Alfred RANDALL, 19, ex-5103 Middlesex Regiment, son of J H and E Randall of 2 Castle Terrace, Colney Hatch Lane, Muswell Hill [Middlesex] (Pozieres Memorial)   

Died of Wounds  

7th Battalion  

  • 29272 Private Thomas MITCHELL, 38, born King’s Lynn [Norfolk] resided Snettisham [Norfolk], brother of Ellen M Pooley of 1 Kingsley Cottage, Snettisham (Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen) 

29th March 1918 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: First Battles of the Somme 1918– in billets at Rouvel 

  • 48178 Private Arthur ATHERTON, 31, ex-6931 Army Pay Corps, son of Thomas Henry and Ellen Atherton of 2 Woodlands Avenue, Ribbleton[Lancashire], husband of Gladys Maud Whiteside (ex-Atherton) (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 268269 Private Edward George GOVER, 19, A Company, ex-1895 Essex Regiment, son of Arthur George and Katherine Gover of 100 Chesterford Road, Manor Park [Essex] (Roupy Road German Cemetery Memorial in Savy British Cemetery) 

  • 17854 Private Charles MITCHELL, 40, born Diddington [Huntingdonshire], resided Kilburn [London], son of Mary Ann Mitchell of Broughton [Huntingdonshire] and late George Mitchell (Pozieres Memorial)  

1st/5th Battalion: at Kurnet el Haramiyeh, sniping and shelling 

  • 36864 Private Ernest Lawrence MILES, 20, ex-3/31276 East Surrey Regiment, born Corby [Northamptonshire], son of Ernest Edward and Ada Kate  Miles of 17 Kingsley Avenue, Kettering [Northamptonshire] (Ramleh War Cemetery) 

  • 21502 Private Charles John SIMPSON, born and resided Offton [Suffolk] (Jerusalem Memorial) 

  • 48787 Private Albert Edward SMITH, 19, born Custom House [Essex], son of Albert E and Ada A Smith of 96 First Avenue, Plaistow [Essex] (Ramleh War Cemetery) 

Bedfordshire Yeomanry 

  • 30128 Corporal Albert Charles CROWSLEY born and resided Kempston (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • Lieutenant Walter Owen EDIS, 25, son of Harry and Laura Edis of 42 Connaught Road, Margate [Kent] (Pozieres Memorial) 

  • 30250 Private Harry Elliott MEADOWS, 32, son of late Harvey and Sarah Meadows of Rushden [Northamptonshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

Died of Wounds 

2nd Battalion 

  • 30365 Private Thomas CARRUTHERS, born Luton, resided Streatley (Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille) 

4th Battalion 

  • 41817 Private John Alfred DEAR, born Bermondsey [London], resided Croydon [Surrey] (Arras Memorial)  

  • 29445 Private Leonard Frederick KEMPSTER, 20, born Berkhamsted [Hertfordshire], resided Hemel Hempstead [Hertfordshire], son of William T and Elizabeth Kempster of 55 Craven Park Road, Harlesden [Middlesex] (Étaples Military Cemetery) 

  • 41923 Private Richard SINKER, 20, ex-256360 Leicestershire Regiment, born Goldenhill [Staffordshire], resided Tunstall [Staffordshire] (Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension) 

1st/5th Battalion 

  • 14997 Private Frank CAMP, 24, son of Benjamin Camp of Hunsdon [Hertfordshire] (Ramleh War Cemetery) 

30th March 1918  

Killed in Action  

Bedfordshire Yeomanry 

  • 30841 Private Ernest JANEWAY, born and resided Barton-le-Clay (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 31136 Private Cyril Thomas MANN, 21, son of Lizzie Mann of Wardhedges, Flitton (Pozieres Memorial)  

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 30145 Private Cyril Stephen CLARK, 31, son of Stephen William and Alice Edith Clark of Brockley [London], husband of Edith Clara of Mill Lane, Ewell [Surrey] (Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1) 

1st/5th Battalion 

  • 26726 Private William Charles BRACE, 28, born Walworth [London], resided Hatfield [Hertfordshire], son of William Henry and Priscilla Sarah Brace of 39 Hatfield Road, Watford [Hertfordshire] (Ramleh War Cemetery) 

  • 21966 Private William Francis FRY, 19, born Peckham [London], son of William C and Elizabeth Fry of 6 Goldsmith Road, Higham Hill, Walthamstow [Essex] (Ramleh War Cemetery) 

  • 47427 Private John RUSSELL, 19, B Company, ex-T4/241357 Amy Service Corps, son of William and Jessie Baxter Russell of 56 Commerce Street, Aberdeen (Ramleh War Cemetery) 

31st March 1918 

Killed in Action  

Bedfordshire Yeomanry 

  • 30609 Private Herbert COOPER, born and resided Henlow (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 30942 Private Sidney James HATCHER, born and resided Warboys [Huntingdonshire] (Pozieres Memorial)  

  • 30255 Private Ernest Edgar SAWYER, born Johannesburg [South Africa], resided Kensington [London] (Pozieres Memorial)   

Died of Wounds  

4th Battalion 

  • Second Lieutenant Leslie Arthur Walter VINCENT, 22, son of A R Vincent of 21 Cowick Road, Exeter [Devon], died as a prisoner-of-war (Cambrai East Military Cemetery)