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Compiled and copyright © 2002 Martin Edwards
extra photographs and details courtesy Colin Woolf

ALDER Alfred John
Private 33781, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds at home Sunday 22nd July 1919. Aged 40. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Grave H. 482.
ARNOLD Reginald Charles
Rifleman S/34132, 6th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. Died at home Tuesday 15th January 1918. Aged 19. Born Bedford, enlisted St Pancras, Middlesex, resident Kentish Town, Middlesex. Son of George John and Emma Elizabeth Arnold. Grave D. 1056. See also Bedford All Saints.
ATKINSON Edwin [Frank]
Driver 522034, 439th Field Company, Signal Service, Royal Engineers. Died in Cambridge Hospital Tuseday 19th March 1918. Age 22. Born Islington, Middlesex, enlisted Bedford. Son of Charles and Fanny Atkinson, of 103, Marlbrough Rd., Bedford. Buried in Bedford Cemetery. Grave K/3. 132. See also Bedford All Saints.
BEATSON Walter William Gordon
Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Killed while flying at Hounslow Tuesday 18th July 1916. Aged 18. His brother, Roger Stewart Montresor Beaston, also fell. Grave E/4. 84. See also Bedford St Martin's.
BEDDOES Sidney Richard
Private 47225, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 28th May 1918. Born Penge, Surrey, enlisted Knighton, Radnor, resident Bromyard, Worcester. Formerly T/4/251355, Royal Army Service Corps. Grave G. 394.
Private 1862, 5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died Monday 28th December 1914. Aged 19. Son of John Beveridge, of Haybags, Tough, Whitehouse, Aberdeenshire. Grave I. 379.
BROWN Benjamin Harold
Private 185516, 78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died Tuesday 3rd April 1917. Aged 43. Son of Edmond and Mary Brown; husband of Mabel McCauley (formerly Brown), of 637, Ashburn St. Winnipeg, Canada. Born at Blakesley, Northamptonshire, 18th March 1874. Painter by trade. Active in the Militia on enlisting on 9th October 1915 at Winnipeg, Manitoba. Height 6ft, waist 37½ ins, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair dark brown. Religion Church of England. National Archives of Canada Accessin No.: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1126 - 3. Grave F/3. 58.
BROWN Josiah
Gunner 99555, 44th Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died Wednesday 17th January 1917. Aged 45. Son of George and Rachel Brown, of Renhold, Bedfordshire. Grave I. 267.
BULL Wilfred Arthur
Airman 3rd Class 112021 "R " Depot, Royal Flying Corps who died on Sunday, 24th February 1918. Resident Althorpe Street, St Leonard's, St Peter's, Bedford. Grave K/3. 117.
CHANDLER James Thomas

Private 1418, 8th Division Cyclist Company, Army Cyclist Corps. Died of wounds 14th March 1915 received in action Neuve Chapelle. Age 24. Born St Mary's, Bedford, enlisted Bedford. Son of Samuel and Esther Chandler, of 2, Holmes St., Bedford; brother of George John Chandler on whose stone he is commemorated. Formerly 9115, West Yorkshire Regiment. Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. D. 14.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour, Volume 1, Part 2, Page 65., the following:

CHANDLER, James Thomas. Private, 1418, Army Cyclist Corps, formerly 2nd Battalion (14th foot), The Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). 2nd son of Samuel Chandler, of 2, Holme street, Bedford, Labourer,by his wife Esther, dau. of James Saville. Born Bedford 17-3-1890, educated Ampthill Board School there; enlisted in April 1909; served with the Expeditionary Force from Oct 1914 and died 14-3-1915 of wounds received in action at Neuve Chapelle. Buried in the cemetery at Boulogne. Unm

Private 1895, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died in Bedford Monday 12th October 1914. Aged 24. Resident and enlisted Inverness. Son of Henry and Isabella Smith Charker, of 120, Academy St., Inverness. Grave K/2. 57.
CLARK Archibald
Gunner 1207, 4th Motor Brigade, Highland (Mountain) Briagde), Royal Garrison Artillery. Died Friday 25th December 1914. Born Kilinnian and Kilmore, Argyllshire, enlisted Oban. Grave I. 355.


Percy William

Sapper 523013, 483rd Field Company, East Anglian Royal Engineers. Died in England 22nd October 1917 of wounds received at Delville Wood. Age 27. Enlisted Bedford. Son of William George Cobb, of 87, Station Rd., Bedford; husband of Madeline Maud Cobb, of 24, Brereton Rd., Bedford. Buried in BEDFORD CEMETERY, BEdford. Grave D. 156. See also Bedford St Mary's

Private 21058, Border Regiment. Died 22nd December 1917. Age 28. Son of G. and S. E. Coles, of 32, Priory St., Bedford. Grave H. 220.
Private 4762, 2nd/6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died 18th May 1916. Born and enlisted Bury, Lancashire. Grave I. 315.
CORFIELD James Wilmot
Pilot Officer 65533, 21 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action Tuesday 12th August 1941. Age 24, born 13th August 1916. Son of William Wilmot Corfield and Gladys Corfield, of Bedford. Buried in TEXEL (DEN BURG) CEMETERY, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot K. Row 3. Grave 55. Commemorated on a grave in Bedford Cemetery.
Private 2821, 7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died Monday 2nd November 1914. Grave I. 354.
Private 1639, 5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died Sunday 20th December 1914. Aged 18. Born Cruden, Aberdeenshire, enlisted Ellon, Aberdeenshire. Son of William and Jessie Cowie, of Tangland Cottage, Tarves, Aberdeenshire. Grave I. 401.
Private 2966, 5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died Thursday 26th November 1914. Age 17. Born Olig, Thurso, Caithness, enlisted Castletown, Caithness. Son of Mrs. Donaldina Munro, of Ross's Buildings, Castletown, Thurso. Grave I. 398.
CROWSLEY George William
Sapper WR/320980, Inland Water Transport and Docks, Royal Engineers. Died in Bedford Thursday 4th July 1918. Aged 44. Born and resident Bedford. Enlisted London. Son of F. and Lucy Crowsley, of Bedford; husband of Edith Jane Crowsley, of 106, Bower St., Bedford. Grave Q. 862.
Private SS/16118, Royal Army Service Corps. Died Tuesday 23rd December 1919. Aged 47. Husband of A. E. Daniels of 38, Privy St., Bedford. Grave E. 179.
Corporal M2/177904, 373rd Motor Transport (Bedford) Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died Friday 28th March 1919. Grave Q. 889.
DAVIS Walter James
[Listed as James DAVIS on CWGC] Sapper WR/194979, 98th Light Railway Company, Royal Engineers. Died 9 February 1919. Aged 20. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Davis, of 2, Eastville Rd., Bedford. Served 2 years 7 months in Egypt. Death Records 1st Quarter 1919 Bedford, aged 20, Volume 3B, page 548. Grave Q. 909. See also Bedford St. Leonards.
DAWES Alice Emily
Nursing Sister, 2/RES.D/369, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. Died on Wednesday 23rd October 1918. Grave F/4. 169
DEAR William C
Sapper 1287, 2nd/1st East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Saturday 20th July 1918. Age 25. Son of William John and Louisa Dear, of 8, Garfield St., Bedford. Grave D. 620. See also Bedford St Martin's
DENHAM William Malcolm
Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Killed as a result of an aeroplane accident 3rd January 1918. Born 18 June 1899. Resident 2 Cutcliffe Grove, Bedford. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Hampstead, London, son of Ethel H Denham, resident 7 Spenser Road, Bedford. Admitted to Bedford Modern School 1912. Attested 25 October 1916, aged 18 years 6 months (his casualty form states 17 years 4 months), occupation listed as Miscellaneous Aviator, 3rd Class Air Mechanic 85254, Royal Flying Corps. Height 5 feet 7¾ inches, chest 37 inches, discharged 12 December 1917 at South Franborough, appointed temporary commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on General List for duty with the R.F.C. See also Bedford St Peter's and Bedford Modern School

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1858-1959 - 1918:

DENHAM William Malcolm of 3 Carcliffe (sic - Cutcliffe) Grove Bedford second-lieutenant R.F.C. died 3 January 1918 at Waddington Lincolnshire Administration London 24 August to Frederick Denham merchant. Effects £128 3s. 6d.

DENTON Alec Edward
Private 126, 54th (East Anglian) Divisonal Company, Army Cyclist Corps. Died 25th January 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Bedford. Son of Walter and Fanny Denton, of 19, Beauchamp Rd., Bedford. Formerly 3739, Bedfordshire Regiment. Grave H. 460.
Company Quartermaster Sergeant 522001, 483rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 30th January 1919. Grave Q. 952. See also Bedford St Martin's.
DOWN Charles Boileau
Major, 40th Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died Saturday 10th May 1919. Age 37. Son of James Erskine Down and Mary Charlotte Down; husband of Beatrice L. H. Down, of 13, Warwick Avenue, Bedford. Grave F/6. 170. See also Bedford St Martin's
Private 11479, 2/6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died Monday 28th December 1914. Aged 21. Son of James and Annie Duncan, of Mains of Granton, Aberchirder, Huntly. Born at Deskford. Enlisted Keith. Grave I.403.
Serjeant 526141, Royal Engineers. Died on Tuesday 23 March 1920. Age 29. Son of Charles and Ellen Dunkley, of Bedford; husband of Mary Ann Dunkley, of 74, Cauldwell St., Bedford. Grave K/4. 97.
Australian Munition Worker. Died Saturday 5th April 1919. Grave H/2. 174.
Second Lieutenant, 6th Brigade, H.Q., Royal Air Force. Died 26th June 1919. Grave F/3. 137.


Frederick James

Driver 522746 489th Reserve Field Company, Royal Engineers who died on Sunday, 12th August 1917. Age 20. Son of Alfred and Annie Garner, of 32, Beatrice St., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in BEDFORD CEMETERY. Grave I/5. 212. See Kempston Roll of Honour and Bedford Bunyan Meeting

Private 11475, 2/6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died Monday 28th December 1914. Aged 17. Enlisted Keith. Son of James and Harriet Geals. Grave I. 402.
Private 1669, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died Sunday 13th December 1914. Born Brora, Sutherlandshire, enlisted Culloden, Invernessshire, resident Munlochy, Rossshire. Grave K/2. 68.
Private 1524, 4th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died Saturday 10th October 1914. Grave K/2. 67.


Ernest James

Private 49131, 6th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died in England Wednesday 14th March 1917. Age 19. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of James and Minnie Gilbert, of 78, Ford End Rd., Queen's Park, Bedford. Grave I/4. 189. See also Bedford All Saints.


Charles Abraham

Private 26768, 51st Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps. Discharged 29 October 1917. Died from Pulmonary Toberculois, caused by exposure while on military service, Wednesday 12 December 1917. Aged 47. Born 21 October 1871. Husband of Elizabeth A. Gough, of 21, Greenhill St., Bedford. Originally enlisted as 26768, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment (Reserve) 21 October 1914. Previously enlisted 10 October 1883 as Private 9679, Rifle Brigade, aged 19, height 5 feet 5¾ inches, chest 33 inches, fresh complexion, brown grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. In the 1911 census he was aged 40, married to Elizabeth, with five children, a Brewer's Labourer, born Bedford, resident 21 Greenhill Street, Bedford. Buried in BEDFORD CEMETERY, Bedford. Plot I. Row 5. Grave 36. See also Frederick Charles Fuller and Son Brewery .

Private 11556, "A" Company, 6th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 17th January 1915. Age 19. Son of Alex. and Helen Green, of Burn Glass, Aberdeenshire. Grave I. 311.
GREEN Frederick George
Sapper 522752, 126th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Thursday 1st May 1919. Aged 31. Son of George and Elizabeth Green, of 21, Kings Place, Bedford. Grave H. 198.
Private 2011, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Died Wednesday 5th April 1916. Enlisted and resident Bedford. Grave H. 703.
HART Harry James
Air Mechanic 2nd Class 100913, 9th Eastern Aircraft Repair Depot, Royal Air Force. Died on Tuesday 4th June 1918 . Grave K/4. 34.
HARWOOD Albert John
Pioneer 288677, Bedford "C" Signal Depot, Royal Engineers. Died Thursday 15th November 1917. Born newton Abbot, Devon, enlisted Hastings, Sussex, resident St Leonard's-on-Sea, Sussex. Grave G. 374.
Private 2883, 7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died Tuesday 12th January 1915. Aged 18. Enlisted Banchony, Kincardineshire. Son of William Henderson, of Laggan Cottage, Milltimber, Aberdeen. Grave I. 358.
HENRY Samuel
Lance Corporal 288243, Bedford "A" Signal Depot, Royal Engineers. Died Sunday 30th June 1918. Born and resident Kilton, Kirkcudbrightshire, enlisted Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. Grave I. 269.
Private 8661, Depot, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Tuesday 12th November 1918. Husband of F. A. Herbert, of 35, Comyn Rd., Clapham, London. Grave I. 287.
Seaman 5894/A, H M Trawler "Killdeer", Royal Naval Reserve. Died Thursday 17th May 1917. Age 19. Son of Mrs. Sarah Higgins. Grave E. 214. See also Eaton Socon.
HOGG Harry Birkett
Private 2901, 2/5th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died Friday 11th August 1916. Born and enlisted Northwich, Cheshire. Grave I. 291.
HUBBARD Frederick J
Sapper 282046, Royal Engineers. Died Saturday 13th April 1918. Aged 43. Husband of A. Hubbard, of 127, Coventry Rd., Queen's Park, Bedford. Grave Q. 926. See also Bedford All Saints.
HUCKLE William
Private 40469, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 26th March 1917. Born and enlisted Bedford. Formerly 20265, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on the same headstone as R Mc CLINNELL. Symbolic gravestone erected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as they were not allowed to erect these at the real place of burial which was in Pavenham (St. Peter) Churchyard, Bedfordshire. Special Memorial. Grave 385. Captain Robert Linnell’s father who was the Vicar at the time at Pavenham who took the service and both men are actually buried at Pavenham. See also Bedford All Saints.
Corporal 8804, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died Wednesday 7th January 1920. Grave G. 201.
HULL Edwin Charles Ted
Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in a flying accident at Turnberry, Scotland Sunday 17th March 1918. Age 23. Eldest son of Edwin and Eliza Hull, of 1, Old Ford End Rd., Bedford. Grave K/3. 126. See also Bedford All Saints.
JAMES Charles
Sergeant 7659, 7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died of wounds Friday 12th November 1915. Born and resident Bedford, enlisted Glasgow. Grave I/4. 71. See also Bedford St Martin's.
JENNINGS Henry James
Marine CH/X 2194, Royal Marines. Died Friday 24th September 1943. Age 22. Son of Rose Catherine Barcock, of Bedford. Sec. A. Grave 361.
Private 2031, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Tuesday 29th October 1918. Grave G. 223.
JOHNSON James William
Rifleman 3073, 2/8th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died Wednesday 29th November 1916. Aged 37. Enlisted and resident Leeds. Husband of Beatrice Sherry (formerly Johnson), of 25, Darley St., North St., Leeds. Grave I. 288.
Air Mechanic 1st Class 9590, Royal Air Force. Died Friday 22nd August 1919. Grave G. 220. See also Bedford All Saints.

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