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September 1917

Bedfordshire Regiment Roll of Honour

4th September 1917 

Died of Wounds  

7th Battalion 

  • 40711 Private Charles Harold COLEY, 21,  ex-37415 North Staffordshire Regiment, born Stourbridge [Worcestershire], son of Edwin and Florence Coley of 119 Forest Road, Burton-on-Trent [Staffordshire] (Étaples Military Cemetery)  

5th September 1917 

Died of Wounds  

1st Battalion 

  • 33755 Private William John FAIREY or FAIRY, 38, born Chelsea [London], husband of Harriett of 15 Longmire Road, Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Duisans British Cemetery, Étrun) 

6th September 1917 


3rd Battalion 

  • 14855 Private James WEBSTER born Bridlington [Yorkshire] (Felixstowe New Cemetery) 

7th Battalion 

  • 14878 Private Arthur James PALMER MM, 27, son of late William and Elizabeth Palmer of Sandy (Arneke Churchyard) 

7th September 1917 

Died of Wounds  

8th Battalion 

  • 39523 Private Ernest ARMITAGE, 19, ex-M/2/266540 Army Service Corps, son of Charlotte Armitage of 18 North Street, Nelson [Lancashire] (Longuenesse (Saint-Omer) Souvenir Cemetery) 

8th September 1917 

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 31550 Private Joseph YOUNG, 29, son of Harry Young of 94 Exton [Rutland], resided Weston Underwood [Buckinghamshire] (Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul) 

9th September 1917 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: 3rd Battle of Ypres: front line north of Oostaverne, trench raid by the Germans 

  • 19113 Private John BEIRNE, born Ballina [Mayo], resided Cambridge (Oostaverne Wood Cemetery) 

  • 27567 Private George HOW, born and resided Markyate [Hertfordshire] (Oostaverne Wood Cemetery) 

  • 29065 Private Willie WILLIAMSON, 30, born and resided Snettisham [Norfolk], son of Lucy Frasy of East Lane, Ringstead [Norfolk] (Oostaverne Wood Cemetery)  

  • 23739 Private Jess WILSON, born and resided Ramsey [Huntingdonshire] (Oostaverne Wood Cemetery) 

Died of Wounds  

8th Battalion 

  • 32907 Private Harry TRUNDLE, born Hatfield Broad Oak [Essex], resided Ware [Hertfordshire] (Béthune Town Cemetery) 

10th September 1917 

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: 3rd Battle of Ypres: relieved from the front line near Oostaverne 

  • 33210 Private George Alfred TYTE, 38, son of George and Rachell Tyte, husband of  F M Lockwood (ex-Tyte) of Mill Road, Mendlesham [Suffolk] (Oostaverne Wood Cemetery) 

Died of Wounds  

6th Battalion 

  • 12096 Lance Corporal George William BATCHELOR DCM, 19, son of Alfred James and Maria Batchelor of 34 Cannon Road, Watford [Hertfordshire] (Godewaersvelde British Cemetery) 

12th September 1917  

Died of Wounds  

8th Battalion 

  • 40076 Private William James AMOS, 26, ex-3866 Essex Regiment, born Ramsden Crays [Essex], son of John and Elizabeth Amos of Ramsden Heath [Essex], husband of Eliza Eleanor Amos of Hunt’s Farm, Ramsden Heath (Béthune Town Cemetery) 

  • 40088 Private George Alfred BARTLETT, ex-3868 Essex Regiment, born and resided Wivenhoe [Essex] (Béthune Town Cemetery) 

  • 31089 Lance Corporal Gerald DEARDEN, 26, ex-8061 Royal Fusiliers, son of George Thomas and Frances Dearden of 18 Manchester Road, Rochdale [Lancashire] (Béthune Town Cemetery) 

13th September 1917 

Killed in Action  

8th Battalion: failed trench raid at Hill 70 near Mazingarbe 

  • 33835 Lance Corporal Charles William CHILLERY, born and resided Sandy (Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, Loos) 

  • 33860 Private John FARR, ex-6347 Essex Regiment, born Buntingford [Hertfordshire] resided Hitchin [Hertfordshire] (Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, Loos) 

  • 4/7188 Private William JAVELEAU, born and resided Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, Loos) 

14th September 1917 

Killed in Action  

8th Battalion: front line at Hill 70 near Mazingarbe 

  • 19714 Private Walter HUDSON, 30, son of Josiah Hudson of High Street, Earith [Huntingdonshire], husband of Ethel Ginn of 2 New Town, Earith (Loos Memorial)  

  • 3/7466 Private James LOUGHTON, born and resided Luton (Loos Memorial)  

Died of Wounds  

8th Battalion 

  • 23074 Private Richard HARLOCK, born and resided Huntingdon (Béthune Town Cemetery) 

  • 39590 Private William John REA, 35, ex-DM/2/231758 Army Service Corps, son of F and A Rea of Kempsey [Worcestershire], husband of F E rea of 87 Saint Dunstan’s Crescent, Worcester (Béthune Town Cemetery) 

16th September 1917 

Killed in Action  

4th Battalion: front line south of Oppy Wood 

  • 30020 Acting Sergeant William FRANCIS, 26, son of William and Bella Francis of Wimbledon [Surrey] resided Streatham [London], husband of Ethel May taylor (ex-Francis) of 25 Acacia Road, Norbury [London] (Bailleul Road East Cemetery, Saint-Laurent-Blangy)  

Died of Wounds 

8th Battalion 

  • 23445 Private William Harry KILPIN, son of William and Mary Esther Kilpin of 23 The Crescent, Newport Pagnell [Buckinghamshire] (Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, Loos) 


8th Battalion 

  • 40276 Private John William HOWARD, ex-5236 Norfolk Regiment, born and resided Saint Germans [Norfolk] (Chocques Military Cemetery) 

20th September 1917  

Killed in Action  

2nd Battalion: 3rd Battle of Ypres: failed trench raid at Hollebeke 

  • 18932 Private Charles ARNOTT resided Hemel Hempstead [Hertfordshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial) 

  • 9552 Sergeant George Edward BAKER, 26, of 40 Hart Street, Barking [Essex] husband of Clara Barker (ex-Baker) of 99 Essex Road, Islington [London] (Tyne Cot Memorial) 

  • 27510 Private Charles Chapman BULL,33, born Conington [Cambridgeshire], son of Elizabeth of Barwell Road, Fenstanon [Huntingdonshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial) 

  • 29268 Private Charles John BUMFREY, born Alby [Norfolk], resided Cromer [Norfolk] (Tyne Cot Memorial) 

  • 43375 Private Thomas Albert COOK, 30, ex-23196 Northamptonshire Regiment, son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Cook of Spratton [Cambridgeshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial) 

  • 201294 Private William George FITZJOHN, 28, born and resided Cheshunt [Hertfordshire]; son of Mr and Mrs Fitzjohn of 40 Park Lane, Waltham Cross [Hertfordshire], husband of Gertrude of 4 Myrtle Cottages, Cromwell Avenue, Cheshunt (Tyne Cot Memorial) 

  • 29303 Private Alfred GOLDING, 22, son of George and Anna of Oulton [Norfolk] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 18721 Private Alfred GREEN, 21, brother of Thomas Green of Pipers Lane, Godmanchester [Huntingdonshire] resided Huntingdon (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 201991 Private William HALE, born and resided Bishop's Stortford [Hertfordshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 18024 Private Cecil Richard HOLMES, 24, son of David and Clara Holmes of Whitwick Green, Bletsoe (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 3/7430 Private Horace Edgar HUBBOCKS, born Leighton Buzzard, resided Luton (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 39461 Private Joseph PARR, ex-DM/2/231433 Army Service Corps, born and resided Tunstall [Staffordshire](Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 32254 Private Stanley John ROE, 22, born and resided Luton, son of late David and Kate Roe (Tyne Cot Memorial)   

  • Second Lieutenant Thomas George SEARLE MC, MSM, 26, son of W J and E M Searle of 32 Liverpool Road, Watford [Hertfordshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial) 

  • 33768 Private Arthur Edward SMITH, 27, son of Hannah Smith of 37 Watton Road, Ware [Hertfordshire] and late Walter Smith (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 28115 Private Henry SPARROW, 20, born Littleport [Cambridgeshire], resided Downham Market [Norfolk], son of John and Elizabeth Sparrow of Feltwell [Norfolk] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 14319 Private Joseph Henry TASKER MM, 25, born Willian [Hertfordshire], son of Joseph and Elizabeth Tasker of 42 Ridge Avenue, Letchworth [Hertfordshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 10788 Private Frank William WELLS, born Westwell [Kent], resided Saint Leonard's-on-Sea [Sussex] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 18230 Private William WILSHER, 28, born and resided Tewin [Hertfordshire], son of E Wilsher of 88 Hartley Road, Luton (Tyne Cot Memorial)   

21st September 1917 


13th (Transport Worker) Battalion 

  • 34679 Lance Corporal Charles PARR ex-17513 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, born Bury [Lancashire], resided Little Lever [Lancashire] (commemorated Manchester Southern Cemetery buried Bury (Brunswick) United Methodist Cemetery) 

22nd September 1917  

Killed in Action  

6th Battalion: 3rd Battle of Ypres: relieved 39th Division in the front line south of Ypres, very difficult relief 

  • 35909 Private John BANCROFT, 20, son of M Lock of Block Wick,  Saint Osyth [Essex] and late John Bancroft (Perth Cemetery (China Wall)) 

  • 43185 Private Herbert BRIGHT, 24, ex-2206 Essex Regiment, son of Joe Bright of 3 Copous Place, Shenfield [Essex] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 31888 Private George HORNETT, 24, of 3 Newgate Cottages, Sandpit Lane, Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • Second Lieutenant George INCH, 27, son of George Edward and Alice Inch of 2 Charlotte Street, Bolton [Lancashire], husband of Mary (Tyne Cot Memorial, Passchendaele) 

  • 26786 Private Albert LANE, 23, son of John and Minnie Lane of Kirkham Cottages, Dunstable Road, Toddington (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

8th Battalion 

  • Acting Captain John HISLOP MC (Tyne Cot Memorial, Passchendaele) 

Died of Wounds  

2nd Battalion 

  • 27075 Private John Edward SMITH, born and resided Cheshunt [Hertfordshire] (Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul) 

23rd September 1917  

Died of Wounds  

6th Battalion  

  • 11019 Private Percy William MARKS, born and resided Leighton Buzzard (Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery) 

24th September 1917  

Killed in Action 

6th Battalion: 3rd Battle of Ypres: relieved from the front line south of Ypres 

  • 32052 Private John BETTS, 36, D Company, son of Thomas and Ann Betts of Felmersham, husband of Edith A W of Victoria Cottage, Felmersham (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 204039 Private Albert Edward MINTING, ex-328963 Cambridgeshire Regiment, born London, resided Tottenham [Middlesex] [Hooge Crater Cemetery] 


1st Battalion 

  • 32042 Private William George BISHOP, 21, B Company, born Canterbury [Kent], resided Bishopsgate [London], son of Thomas Edwin and Phoebe Bishop of 3 Hope Terrace, Snodland [Kent] (Liencourt Communal Cemetery) 

25th September 1917 

Killed in Action  

6th Battalion: 3rd Battle of Ypres: front line south of Ypres, heavily shelled 

  • 15060 Private Thomas Ernest ADAMS of ADNAMS, born Hillingdon [Middlesex], resided Paddington [London], son of Harry G Adams of Adnams of 21 Sutherland Avenue, Maida Hill [London] and late Susan M (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 32207 Private Frederick George BRITTEN resided Bedford (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 16285 Private Arthur Henry DALE (real name Arthur Henry MAITLAND), 24, born Spitalfields [London], resided Bethnal Green [London], son of Arthur H and Catherine Maitland (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 22679 Private Albert Victor GOLDING, 20, son of William and Mary Jane Golding of Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 27882 Private William HUMPHREY, born and resided Houghton Regis (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 37546 Private William Henry Frederick JOHNSON, born Takeley [Essex], resided Bishop's Stortford [Hertfordshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 12629 Private William Harry LARNER, 21, born Paddington [London], son of Thomas and Elizabeth Larner of 16 Weston Place, Marylebone [London] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 204002 Private Albert George MAYES, 29, ex-331115 Cambridgeshire Regiment, son of J and E Mayes of Wellingborough [Northamptonshire], husband of Ethel Frances of 2 Holly Gardens, Wellingborough (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 40680 Lance Corporal William NEASHAM, ex-1683 Northumberland Fusiliers, born Spennymoor [Durham], resided Gateshead [Durham] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 32007 Sergeant Reginald OSBORNE, 24, son of Frederick George and Caroline Ann Osborne of 19 Gloucester Road, Walthamstow [Essex] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 204008 Private Cecil Charles PHILLIPS, ex-331125 Cambridgeshire Regiment, born and resided Wellingborough [Northamptonshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

  • 25659 Private Wesley Daniel PREW, 21, born Hollesley [Suffolk], son of E M Prew of Laburnum Cottage, Tendring [Essex] (Tyne Cot Memorial) 

  • Temporary Second Lieutenant Nelson Wynne RYCROFT (Tyne Cot Memorial, Passchendaele) 

  • 12259 Lance Corporal Charles SANSON, born Trimulgherry [Hyderabad], resided Colchester [Essex] (Locre Hospice Cemetery)  

Died of Wounds  

6th Battalion 

  • 39414 Private Percy Leonard BOWDLER, 24, ex-3892 Army Pay Corps, born Brentford [Middlesex], resided Goodmayes [Essex], son of Percy Edwin and Rose Charlotte Bowdler of 478 Green Lane, Seven Kings [Essex] (Tyne Cot Memorial)  

28th September 1917 

Died of Wounds 

8th Battalion 

  • 40151 Private Archie BRAZIER, 21, ex-28260 Essex Regiment, son of Harry and A M Brazier of 15 Halifax Road, Cambridge (Longuenesse (Saint-Omer) Souvenir Cemetery)