Thursday 20 July 2017

Roll of Honour - 20th July 1917

Killed in Action

1st/5th Battalion: successful raid on Umbrella Hill near Gaza but heavy casualties because the assembly point was shelled
  • 201103 Private Edward ARNOLD, born and resided Bristol (Gaza War Cemetery)
  • 200959 Private Percy BALL, 18, son of F Ball of 9 Trafford Road, Rushden [Northamptonshire] (Gaza War Cemetery)
  • 200712 Private Cecil BLAYDON resided Leagrave (Gaza War Cemetery)
  • 200662 Corporal Bertie BREED, 36, husband of Lilian of 111 Talbot Road, Luton (Gaza War Cemetery)
  • 15883 Acting Corporal Frederick Ernest BUTCHER, 30, son of F E Butcher of 43 Upper Culvert Road, Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (Gaza War Cemetery)
  • 200992 Private Frederick James BYSOUTH resided Luton (Gaza War Cemetery)
  • 200938 Lance Corporal Arthur Samuel CAVES, 21, son of Joseph and Jane Caves of Marston Shelton (Gaza War Cemetery)
  • 200343 Private Horace Thomas COOK, 22, son of Sarah of 51 Queen Street, Bedford (Gaza War Cemetery)
  • 201203 Private Stanley FARR, 23, born Shoreditch [London], resided Hoxton [London] (Gaza War Cemetery)
  • 203179 Private Thomas FELKES or FELKS, son of John and M Felks or Felkes of 23 John Street, Luton (Jerusalem Memorial)
  • 201290 Acting Lance Corporal Isaac Frederick GILLETT, 22, born Stretham [Cambridgeshire] son of Isaac and Elizabeth Gillett of Holmwood Crescent, Somersham [Huntingdonshire] (Jerusalem Memorial)
  • 201220 Private Bertie GIRDLESTONE, born and resided Dovercourt [Essex] (Gaza War Cemetery)
  • 201216 Private William James GRANGER, born and resided Brighton [Sussex] (Gaza War Cemetery)
  • 200294 Lance Sergeant Charles HULL, born Luton, resided Bury Saint Edmunds [Suffolk] (Jerusalem Memorial)
  • 200592 Private Frederick HULL resided Luton (Jerusalem Memorial)
  • 200634 Acting Lance Corporal R J Cecil MOATE resided Luton (Jerusalem Memorial)
  • 201321 Private William NEWMAN, born and resided Cheshunt [Hertfordshire] (Jerusalem Memorial)
  • 200802 Private William Frederick PERRY, 19, son of John and Sarah Ann Perry of Westoning Road, Harlington; enlisted May 1915 (Jerusalem Memorial)
  • 201335 Private Walter James PRATT, born Hemel Hempstead [Hertfordshire], resided Hackney Wick [London] (Gaza War Cemetery)
  • 201369  Private Walter John STEVENS resided Harpenden [Hertfordshire] (Gaza War Cemetery)
  • 201399 Private Frederick SWAIN resided Sandridge [Hertfordshire], husband of Emily Collins (ex-Swain) of Sandridge (Gaza War Cemetery)
  • 200236 Private Percy THURLOW, born and resided Luton (Gaza War Cemetery)
  • 200985 Lance Corporal Philip Herbert WATKINS, 27, resided Luton, son of John and Milly Watkins of Saint John’s Wood [London], husband of Maud of 14 Highbury Road, Luton (Gaza War Cemetery)

7th Battalion: working parties near Zillebeke
  • 40804 Private Joseph Frederick HEINRICK ex-55099 Leicestershire Regiment, born Kennington [London], resided Battersea [London] (Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres)
  • 30779 Private Gerald Edward HILLS, 31, born King's Walden [Hertfordshire], resided Breachwood Green; son of Albert and Elizabeth of Breachwood Green [Hertfordshire], husband of Edith of 7 Garden Road, Dunstable (Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm))

Died of Wounds

7th Battalion
  • 31268 Private William Frank CRESSWELL, 22, born Bildeston [Suffolk], resided Wisbech [Cambridgeshire], son of Marinda Jackson of Glebe House, Doddington [Cambridgeshire] (Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm))
  • 13857 Private Arthur William PURSER, 32, son of late George and Jane Purser of Toddington; husband of late Elizabeth (Toddington Cemetery)

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