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September 1915

Bedfordshire Regiment Roll of Honour

Friday 3rd September 1915  

Killed in Action  

1st/5th Battalion: Gallipoli  

  • 4401 Private Albert Edward MITCHELL, resided Luton (Helles Memorial)   

Died of Wounds  

1st/5th Battalion 

  • 4165 Private Percy John HUTCHINGS, 25, son of Mrs M E Hutchings of 30 Jubilee Street, Taunton [Somerset], resided Bedford (memorial in 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Suvla) 

Saturday 4th September 1915 

Killed in Action  

1st/5th Battalion: Gallipoli 

  • 3956 Private William DIX, born and resided Flitwick (memorial at 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Suvla) 


10th Battalion 

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant James Albert RAE, 19, son of James Rae of 58 Mildred Avenue, Watford [Hertfordshire] (Watford Cemetery) 

Sunday 5th September 1915 

Died of Wounds 

1st/5th Battalion 

  • 5089 Private Arthur LAWSON, resided Eversholt (memorial at Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Suvla) 

Monday 6th September 1915 

Died of Wounds  

1st/5th Battalion 

  • 4735 Private Harold Arthur QUICK, 19, A Company, son of Alfred James and Clara Quick of 70 Hockliffe Road, Leighton Buzzard (Helles Memorial)  

Tuesday 7th September 1915 

Killed in Action 

1st Battalion: front line trenches near Suzanne 

  • 4/4966 Private Herbert CROSS, son of A Crawley of 28 King Street, Tring [Hertfordshire] (Albert Communal Cemetery Extension) 

  • 10030 Private Arthur WOODCOCK, 22, son of George and Matilda Woodcock of 44 Russell Street, Bedford (Albert Communal Cemetery Extension) 

7th Battalion: front line trenches at Bécordel 

  • 14358 Private Thomas BLATCH, 23, son of Isabella Pavitt of School House, Satton Street, Harlow [Essex], born Netteswell [Essex] (Dartmoor Cemetery, Bécordel-Bécourt) 

Wednesday 8th September 1915 

Died of Wounds 

1st Battalion: 

  • 13550 Private James SMITH, 19, son of William and Agnes Smith of Saint Andrew's Street, Leighton Buzzard (Corbie Communal Cemetery) 

Thursday 9th September 1915 

Died of Wounds  

1st/5th Battalion 

  • 4350 Private George Henry BROWN, 26, son of Louisa Willis of 16 Saint Ann's Road, Luton (Cairo War Memorial Cemetery) 

Friday 10th September 1915 

Killed in Action 

7th Battalion: front line trenches at Bécordel - killed by a trench mortar 

  • 14679 Private Albert Ernest JAMES, 26, son of Annie James of 121 Clarence Road, New Cut [Bristol], born and resided Bedminster [Bristol] (Dartmoor Cemetery, Bécordel-Bécourt) 

  • 15039 Private William MERRITT, 21, son of Mary Merritt of 55 Essex Road, Bognor [Sussex], born Feltham [Middlesex] (Dartmoor Cemetery, Bécordel-Bécourt) 

Monday 13th September 1915  

Died of Wounds 

1st/5th Battalion 

  • 4164 Private William Jesse MAYNARD, 20, son of George and Sarah Maynard of West Hill, Aspley Guise (Helles Memorial)  

  • Captain Rudolph Meade SMYTHE (Helles Memorial) 

Wednesday 15th September 1915 

Killed in Action 

1st/5th Battalion: Gallipoli 

  • 3875 Private Ralph LEWIN, resided Luton (Memorial at 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Suvla) 

Thursday 16th September 1915  

Died of Wounds  

1st/5th Battalion 

  • 4933 Private Frederick William BYGRAVE, resided Bedford (memorial at Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Suvla) 


4th Battalion 

  • 4/6321 Drummer George Albert BIGSBY, 34, husband of Alice Mary of 3 Warrior Road, Camberwell [London], born Saint-George's Fields [London] (Kingston-upon-Thames Cemetery) 

Friday 17th September 1915 

Killed in Action  

7th Battalion: front line trenches at Bécordel 

  • 14094 Private James Albert BULL, born and resided Little Staughton (Dartmoor Cemetery, Bécordel-Bécourt) 

  • 14816 Private Edward Nelson CARTER, son of C Carter of 86 Albert Road, Romford [Essex] (Dartmoor Cemetery, Bécordel-Bécourt) 

Died of Wounds  

1st/5th Battalion 

  • 4177 Private William John BAKER, resided Harlington (memorial at Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Suvla) 

  • 4081 Private William Joseph FLORIN, resided Luton (memorial at Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Suvla) 

7th Battalion 

  • 18345 Private Sidney HAWKINS, 28, son of A Hawkins of Waters Cottage, East Common, Harpenden [Hertfordshire], resided Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille) 

Saturday 18th September 1915 

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: fatigue work around Fricourt 

  • 14548 Private Henry James MONK, born and resided Hatfield [Hertfordshire] (Carnoy Communal Cemetery) 

Monday 20th September 1915 

Killed in Action 

2nd Battalion: trenches at Vermelles 

  • 10069 Corporal Alfred WEBB, son of Joseph and Susan Harriet Webb of Wicken Road, Newport [Essex], born Clavering [Essex] (Vermelles British Cemetery) 

7th Battalion: front line trenches at Bécordel 

  • 14773 Lance Corporal William CAMP, 26, son of W Camp of Hertford Heath, husband of A E Camp of 3 London Road, Hertford Heath, born Little Amwell [Hertfordshire] (Dartmoor Cemetery, Bécordel-Bécourt) 

  • 19791 Private Arthur E STRANGE, 21, son of James and Kate Strange of Calne [Wiltshire] (Dartmoor Cemetery, Bécordel-Bécourt) 

Wednesday 22nd September 1915  

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: trenches at Vermelles 

  • 9148 Acting Lance Corporal Bertie FOWLER, born and resided Toddington (memorial at Vermelles British Cemetery) 

  • 13359 Private Herbert or Hubert John PEACOCK, 23, son of William and Agnes Amelia Peacock of 37 High Street, Huntingdon (Vermelles British Cemetery) 


1st/5th Battalion 

  • 4536 Private Walter SKERMAN, 21, son of Mrs C Warren of 15 Grafton Road, Bedford (Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery) 

Thursday 23rd September 1915 

Died of Wounds 

2nd Battalion 

  • 13034 Private Archie William KING, 28, son of S A King of Tilsworth (Chocques Military Cemetery) 


1st/5th Battalion 

  • 3073 Private William George IBBETT, 18, son of J T Ibbett of 6 Warwick Road, Luton, born Northampton (Helles Memorial)  

Friday 24th September 1915 

Killed in Action 

2nd Battalion: relieved and en route to Fauquereuil 

  • 4/5319 Private Henry Josiah JAMES, husband of Sarah of 219 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, born Ware [Hertfordshire] (le Touret Memorial) 

Died of Wounds 

1st/5th Battalion 

  • 2726 Private Hedley ROBINSON, born and resided Houghton Regis (memorial at 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Suvla) 


1st/5th Battalion 

  • 3974 Private Herbert MOORE, resided Wootton (Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta) 

Saturday 25th September 1915 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: Battle of Loos – unsuccessful attack at Hulluch 

  • 4/6755 Private Ernest George ALDRIDGE, 28, son of William and Eliza Aldridge, born Layston [Hertfordshire], resided Sandon [Hertfordshire](Loos Memorial) 

  • 14702 Private Frank AYLOTT, 18, son of Henry and Argentine Aylott, of High Street, Buntingford [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 17659 Private Arthur Winfield BATES, 21, C Company, son of R W Bates of 45 Leavesden Road, Watford [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 17710 Private John BATTAMS, 23, son of Charles and Elizabeth Battams of 36 Dukes Cottages, Streatley (Loos Memorial) 

  • 18718 Private Harry BIGGERSTAFF, 20, son of Fred and Fanny Biggerstaff of Green End, Sarratt [Hertfordshire], born Hemel Hempstead [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  •  9441 Sergeant George BLAKE or BLAKES, 22, son of Arthur of 131 London Road Bishop’s Stortford [Hertfordshire], born and resided Great Hallingbury [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 4/6946 Private James BRAMMER, born and resided Baldock [Hertfordshire (Loos Memorial) 

  • 9434 Lance Sergeant William BRANDOM, born and resided Leighton Buzzard (Loos Memorial) 

  • 19068 Private John BREED, born and resided Shefford (Loos Memorial) 

  • 19211 Private Hubert Edward BRIM, 19, son of Walter and Emma J Brim of Hatley Road, Wrestlingworth (Loos Memorial)  

  • 19227 Private James CHERRY, born Arncott [Oxfordshire], resided West Hyde (Loos Memorial) 

  • 17776 Lance Corporal Richard Frank CHILLERY 20, son of T S and Hilda Chillery of 200 Elstow, born Bedford (Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez) 

  • 4/6893 Private Henry Frederick George CLARK, 21, son of Ellen Clark of Woodgates End, Broxted [Essex] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 4/7370 Private Frederick COLE, born and resided Hemel Hempstead [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial)  

  • 13491 Private Edward George COMERFORD, 27, son of John Comerford of Saint George’s Hill, Bristol, husband of Laura Annie of 273 Hotwell Road, Bristol, born Pill [Somerset] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 14460 Private Henry COPE, 25, son of George Henry and Ann Cope of New Road Balderton [Nottinghamshire], born Sibsey [Lincolnshire] (Vermelles British Cemetery) 

  • 4/7034 Private Arthur William DAY, 19, son of Reuben and Susan Ann Day of Brockinghall Cottages, Widbury Hill, Ware [Hertfordshire], resided Stevenage [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial)  

  • 17809 Private Arthur DEAR, born  and resided Hartford [Huntingdonshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 4/6253 Lance Corporal John DICKERSON, 25, son of Joseph and Martha Dickerson of Church End, Braughing [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • Second Lieutenant Charles Arthur FORWARD, 19, son of A Forward of Beechcroft, Bickley [London] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 17903 Private Percy William GAMBRIEL, 19, son of Edward and Agnes Gambriel of Wilshamstead (Loos Memorial) 

  • 9511 Lance Corporal William John GAUGE, born and resided Biggleswade (Loos Memorial) 

  • 4/6261 Acting Corporal Albert Isaac HAMMOND, 23, D Company, son of Charles and Jane Hammond, husband of Sarah Alice Butterfield (ex-Hammond) of Lynch Hill Bank, Kensworth; born Farnham [Essex], resided Thorley [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial)  

  • 8786 Sergeant George Joseph HATCH, 25, brother of John George Hatch of 43 Peterborough Road, Fulham [London], born Fulham, resided Putney [London] (Loos Memorial)  

  • 17617 Private Sidney George HILL, born and resided Watford [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 17578 Private Edward HODSON, born and resided Sawtry [Huntingdonshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 19144 Lance Corporal Alfred HOLLAND, 23, son of James Holland of 116 Victoria Street, Dunstable (Loos Memorial) 

  • 13209 Acting Lance Corporal Thomas Frederick HOWLETT, 20, son of J. Norwood of Level Crossing, Park Street, Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 19246 Private Frank HYDE, son of Frederick and Rebecca Hyde of High Street, Arlesey (Loos Memorial) 

  • 8534 Lance Corporal Frederick James KING, 26, D Company, brother of C J King of Mortlock Street, Melbourn [Cambridgeshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 17769 Private Herbert Charles LAWSON, 24, C Company, son of Charles and Emily Louisa Lawson of 17 Hartington Street, Bedford, born Luton (Loos Memorial) 

  • 19387 Private Frederick LINSELL, born Sheering [Essex], resided Harlow [Essex] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 3/6845 Private John MAJOR, 22, A Company, son of George Major of 32 Bedford Street, Leighton Buzzard and Beatrice Florence Major (stepmother) (Loos Memorial) 

  • 9914 Private Henry Francis MEARS, 26, son of William Henry Mears of 7 Foley Street, Marylebone [London] (Loos Memorial)  

  • 18360 Private Albert NEWBURY, born Bedford, resided Luton (Loos Memorial) 

  • 17964 Private James Edward PAPWORTH, 20, son of S Papworth of West End, Brampton [Huntingdonshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 4/7050 Private John PEARMAN, born and resided Hertford (Loos Memorial) 

  • 10428 Private Ernest PENNY, 18, son of George Penny of Shepherd's Row, Redbourn [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 3/8786 Private William PHILLIPS, born Warboys [Huntingdonshire], resided Brampton [Huntingdonshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 6982 Company Sergeant Major Edward PIPE, born and resided Stradbrook [Suffolk] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 13430 Private Thomas David POLLARD, 25, son of Henry and Rose Pollard of Wild Hill, Hatfield [Hertfordshire](Loos Memorial) 

  • 7975 Private Charles PRESTON, brother of G Preston of 26 Cromwell Mews, South Kensington [London], born and resided Colchester [Essex] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 8056 Private William RAW, born and resided Hertford (Loos Memorial) 

  • 4/6883 Private Jack ROBERTS, born and resided Whetstone [Middlesex] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 4/6372 Private Arthur John ROGERS, 21, son of Annie Rogers of 101a High Street, Barnet [Hertfordshire], born Saint Pancras [London] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 3/6442 Private Harry RUMSEY, born and resided Ipswich [Suffolk] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 17938 Private Herbert Victor SMITH, 18, D Company, son of Arthur and Rebecca Smith, born Luton, resided Flitwick (Loos Memorial) 

  • 13472 Private John William STEADMAN, born and resided Clerkenwell [London] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 16765 Lance Corporal William STEVENSON, born Rishton [Lancashire], resided Blackburn [Lancashire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 17616 Private Arthur TAYLOR, 19, son of Samuel and Sophia Taylor of 33 Parker Street, Watford [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 19220 Private Walter THOMAS, 25, son of Philip and Eliza Thomas of The Gas Works, Wellington [Somerset] (Loos Memorial)  

  • 4/6993 Private Arthur WAGSTAFF, born and resided Hertford (Loos Memorial) 

  • 9064 Private Eli WALKER, born Rickmansworth [Hertfordshire], resided Hertford (Loos Memorial) 

  • 4/6553 Private William WELCH, born Colney Heath [Hertfordshire], resided Watford [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 18583 Private Cyril Cecil WELFORD, born Aylesbury [Buckinghamshire], resided Bidwell (Loos Memorial) 

  • 4/6645 Private Cecil George WHEELER, 21, son of William and Ellen Wheeler of 8 Cassio Bridge Terrace, Watford [Hertfordshire], born Wheathampstead [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 19018 Private George WHEELER, 23, Somerset of Samuel Charles Wheeler of Cleat Hill, Ravensden (Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe) 

  • 8352 Acting Corporal Harold WISBEY, 29, son of Joseph and Emily Wisbey of 113 Alma Road, Ponders End [Middlesex], born and resided Barkway [Hertfordshire] 

  • 14214 Private William James WOOD, born and resided Hertford (Loos Memorial) 

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 13186 Acting Lance Corporal George Albert CHANDLER, 29, A Company, son of Joseph and Charlotte Louise Chandler of Hammersmith [London], resided Shepherd's Bush [London] (Gosnay Communal Cemetery) 

  • Temporary Captain James Walter HUTCHINSON (Loos Memorial) 

  • 4/6438 Private Alfred KITCHENER, 23, son of Alfred and Charlotte Kitchener of 36 Middle Row, Bishop's Stortford (Loos Memorial)  

Sunday 26th September 1915 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: Battle of Loos - relief from the old German Front Line at Hulluch 

  • 8480 Private John BLIGH born and resided Hatfield [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 14469 Private Albert Edward COLLINS, 21, son of George and Rosina Collins of The Princess of Wales, Weston [Hertfordshire], born Eastbourne [Sussex] (Loos Memorial) his brothers William and Henry George also fell 

  • Second Lieutenant Terence Charles PEARSON, 22, son of C F and Ellen Mary Pearson of 74 Chaucer Road, Bedford (Loos Memorial) 

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant Kenneth Langton STEPHENSON, 23, son of Henry Langton Stephenson of 5 Copthall Court, Throgmorton Street [London] (Loos Memorial) 

8th Battalion: Battle of Loos - abortive attack on Hulluch 

  • 13670 Private Peter CORNWELL, 18, son of Elizabeth Cornwell of 2 Barracks Square, Little Downham [Cambridgeshire] (Loos Memorial)  

  • 21288 Private Sidney Charles WALLIS, 24, husband of Florence Barbara Baxter (ex-Wallis) of Black Cottages, Redgrave [Suffolk], born South Lopham [Norfolk] (Loos Memorial)  

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 9586 Lance Sergeant Frank HALSEY, born and resided Great Gaddesden [Hertfordshire] (Labourse Communal Cemetery) 

1st/5th Battalion 

  • 3237 Private Percy HOLLIMAN, son of E Holliman of 300 High Street, Dunstable, resided Houghton Regis  (memorial at Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Suvla) 

Monday 27th September 1915 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: Battle of Loos - in support at Hulluch, finding working parties 

  • 3/8644 Private Herbert John CLARKE, born Offley [Hertfordshire], resided Lilley [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 8575 Lance Sergeant Frederick George MOLE, 26, son of Thomas and Mary Ann Mole of 37 North Street, Rushden [Northamptonshire], born Carlton (Loos Memorial) 

  • 18273 Private Albert SEARLE, 32, son of Stephen and Matilda Searle of Little Eversden [Cambridgeshire], husband of Kate Elizabeth of Cambridge Road, Sandy (Loos Memorial)  

6th Battalion: relieved from the front line at Bienvillers 

  • 12688 Private William FENNELL, 23, son of Richard and Catherine Spraggs of 28 Carver Road, Walworth [London], born Southwark [London] (Bienvillers Military Cemetery) 

8th Battalion: relieved from front line trenches near Vermelles 

  • 22021 Private George James WOOLLEY, 41, husband of Harriet Lena of 11 Kew Street, Brighton [Sussex], born Hackney [London] (Loos Memorial)  

Died of Wounds 

2nd Battalion 

  • 17696 Private Ernest William MARTIN, son of J Martin of 70 Water End, Cople (Noueux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery) 

  • 15231 Private Henry Charles WESTON, born and resided Streatham [London] (Labourse Communal Cemetery) 

Tuesday 28th September 1915 

Killed in Action  

1st Battalion: front line trenches near Fricourt, frequent patrolling in no-man’s-land 

  • 4/6948 Private Alfred William SHADBOLT, born Camden Town [London], resided Wood Green [Middlesex] (Carnoy Military Cemetery) 

Died of Wounds  

8th Battalion 

  • 19867 Private Ferdinand Brenyer Reuben DODSON, 19, son of John and Eliza Ann Dodson of Caldecote [Hertfordshire] (Chocques Military Cemetery), his brother 4998 Private A J C Dodson was killed with 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade on 10th August 1918 and is buried at Vielle-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, La Couture) 

Wednesday 29th September 1915  

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 13777 Private Albert HAWKES, born and resided Luton (Chocques Military Cemetery) 


1st/5th Battalion 

  • 4791 Private Ernest Edward BURRIDGE, resided Marston Moretaine (Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery) 

Thursday 30th September 1915 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: Battle of Loos - in the front line at Hulluch, successful German attack 

  • 15134 Private Harry John GIBBS, born and resided Harpenden [Hertfordshire] (Loos Memorial) 

  • 10780 Private Leonard John ROWLEY, 19, A Company, son of Mrs M A Joiner of 34 Alexandra Road, Saint Albans [Hertfordshire], born Redbourn (Loos Memorial) 

7th Battalion: manoeuvres at Morlancourt 

  • 14885 Corporal Ernest George FITT, 24, son of Joseph and Ann Fitt of The Frythe Gardens, Welwyn [Hertfordshire], born Hartingfordbury [Hertfordshire] (Dartmoor Cemetery, Bécordel-Bécourt) 

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 18262 Private George JENKINS born Newbury [Berkshire], resided Stopsley (Étaples Military Cemetery) 

  • 17815 Private Frederick James SALLOWS, 21, son of John Sallows of Great Munden [Hertfordshire] (Étaples Military Cemetery) 

8th Battalion 

  • 17180 Private John Edward LEE, born Brentford [Middlesex], resided Watford [Hertfordshire] (Lillers Communal Cemetery) 

  • 14208 Private Arthur Charles SHAMBROOK, 22, son of John and Elizabeth Shambrook of High Street, Codicote [Hertfordshire] (Lillers Communal Cemetery)