“Killed in Action”

This document was researched by Terry Oliver. It lists the Caddington servicemen who were killed in the World Wars 1 and 2.

The letters and figures found after the Cemetery details
relate to the location of their graves/memorials
KiA = Killed in Action       DoW = Died of Wounds
Bn = Battalion               Regt = Regiment

Horace AUSTIN Gunner 123502 12 Heavy Battery Royal
Garrison Artillery KiA 6 December 1917
Ruyaulcourt Military CemeteryFrance       G 2

Albert BRIGGINSHAW  Private 269790 11 Bn Sherwood Foresters  DoW 21 September 1917   Age 35  Husband of MK Brigginshaw of 1 Borough Road Dunstable
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium XXIII B 20A

Harry BURGESS Private 27483 1st Bn Bedfordshire Regt
KiA 23 July 1916 Thiepval Memorial  France

John COLLINGS-WELLS Lieutenant-Colonel
[VC]Victoria Cross  [DSO]Distinguished Service Order
Commanding Officer 4th Bn Bedfordshire Regt
KiA 27th March 1918  Age 38 Son of Arthur and Caroline Collings-Wells of Caddington Hall. Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery France   III E 12

Horace CRUMP Civilian  Killed by an Explosion, at
ammunition factory [Geo Kent Ltd]Luton  
8 January 1917 Caddington Church Yard

Frank FORD Private33787 1st/4th Bn Yorkshire Regt
KiA 27 May 1918 Son of Mr A Ford of Market Place
Reepham Norfolk: Husband of Catherine Ford of Council Houses Caddington Luton  
Vendresse British Cemetery France  II B 5

Archer GODFREY Private 3/6526 1st Bn Bedfordshire Regt
KiA   9 November 1914 Age 22 Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Godfrey of St Saviours Crescent Luton. Le Touret Memorial – France
John GODFREYSapper 1611 2nd East Anglian Division
Royal Engineers Died 24 July 1916  Age 32
Son of Alfred Godfrey Husband of Clara Godfrey
5 Dane Road Luton. Caddington Church Yard

Charles GRACE Private 23835 12th Bn South Wales Boarders
KiA 13 August 1916   Age 22 Son of Arthur and Kate Grace
of Lower Woodside Luton. Loos British Cemetery  France XVIII D 10

William HART Corporal 49036 6th Bn Northamptonshire Regt
DoW 1 October 1918  Age 34 Son of Thomas and May Ann Hart of Woodside Luton Husband of Elizabeth Hart of Caddington. St Sever Cemetery Extension France  S II E 21

Harold LAWSON Private 201403 1st/4th Bn Norfolk Regt
KiA 11 December 1917  Age 19 Son of George and Ellen Lawson of Chaul End Caddington Ramleh War Cemetery  Palestine D 53

Charles MARDLE Private 20175 4th Bn Bedfordshire Regt
KiA 13 February 1917   Age 37 Son of Thomas and Betsy Mardle of Council Houses Caddington Beaumont Hamel  France VII F 57       

Horace MARDLE Private 4065 5th Bn Bedfordshire Regt
DoW 16 August 1915 Gallipoli Helles Memorial – Turkey

Frederick MATTHEWS Private 35792 136 Coy Machine Gun
Corps  KiA 24 April 1917 Son of Henry and Emily Matthews
Tipple Hill Woodside. Basra Memorial  Iraq

Harry MATTHEWS Gunner 123535 A Battery  58th Bde
Royal Field Artillery KiA 17 June 1917
Son of Henry and Emily Matthews Tipple Hill Woodside.
Bailleul Com Cemetery Extension France    III D 47

John MATTHEWS Corporal 19483 11 Field Company Royal Engineers. MM [Military Medal]  KiA 4 October 1917
Son of Henry and Emily Matthews Tipple Hill Woodside
Mont Huon, Le Treport Cemetery France   IV  O. 5A

Thomas OWEN Private 10852 3rd Bn Bedfordshire Regt
Died 15 October 1915 at Felixstowe Son of John and Caroline Owen. Felixstowe East Suffolk Cemetery

John SWAIN Private 202783 11th Bn Essex Regt
formerly 9151 Hertfordshire Regt KiA 30 November 1917 Aged 35 Husband of Matilda Swain The Cricketers PH Caddington. Cambrai Memorial  France

Charles WEBB Private 13085 6th Bn Bedfordshire Regt
KiA 10 July 1916  Age 18 Son of Mr J & Mrs E Webb
of Farley Green Caddington. Becourt Military Cemetery
Becordel-Becourt France I R 4

Josiah WEBB Private  18683 2nd Bn Bedfordshire Regt
KiA 12 July 1916 Son of Mr J & Mrs E Webb of Farley Green
Caddington Dive Copse British Cemetery France II  E  9

Frederick WHITMORE PrivateM2/103008 906th MT Company Royal Army Service Corps, Drowned as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine 4 May 1917    Age 32 Husband of F L Whitmore  of Wisteria Cottage, Cookham Berks. Savona Town Cemetery  Italy E 19
1939  1945

Ernest ROE Pilot Officer [RAFVR]176769 Air Gunner 
44 Squadron  KiA 7 June 1944  Age 28
Son of John and Mary Roe of Caddington
La Delivrande War Cemetery FranceIII  G  8

Charles SNOXELL Aircraftsman 1stClass RAF 1219969
242 Squadron RAFVR  23 November 1942 while a prisoner of war  lost at sea Singapore Memorial  Column 418

Not yet Commemorated on the War Memorial

John BROWNING Corporal 1875374 Royal Engineers
30 June 1952Age 34  Husband of G E Browning
Chaul End Road Caddington
Died as a result of experiences as a prisoner of war

Gertrude PITT Civilian Evacuee of Walthamstow London
19 March 1941 Age 52 Died as a result of an Air Raid
when enemy bombs dropped close to houses in Mancroft Road. Caddington Church Yard