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BEDFORD, ST. PAUL'S C of E - Rolls of Honour

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
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Martin Edwards & Lynda Smith

 

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1914 1919 ROLL OF HONOUR

ACKROYD

George Ernest

Possibly: George Ackroyd, Private 19281, 16th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds Thursday 1st March 1917. Born and enlisted Matlock, Derbyshire. Son of Mr. J. Ackroyd, of 30, Springfield St., Manningham, Bradford. Buried in COUIN NEW BRITISH CEMETERYPas de Calais, France. Grave B. 10.

ADAMS

Charles

No further information available at present

ADAMS

Frank

Possibly: Private 30901, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Died 9th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Enlisted Bedford, resident St Neots. Son of William Richard and Sarah Ann Adams, of Eaton Ford, St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XI. H. 5A.

ADAMS

Ralph Stuart

Able Seaman J/2403. H.M.S. "Inflexible.", Royal Navy. Died Thursday 18th March 1915. Age 22. Son of Joseph and Alice Mary Adams, of "Brooklands," Alford Rd., Sutton-on-Sea, Lincs. Native of Bedford. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Ref. 9.

ALLEN

Melville Richard Howell Agnew

Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Died Wednesday 21st March 1917. Buried: BEDFORD CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave Ref. E/5. 70.

ALLEN

Walter Sidney

Private 15225, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Eliza Allen, of 55, Hassett St., Bedford, and the late William Allen. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

ANDREWS

Charles George

Possibly: Rifleman 10627. 5th Battalion, London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade). Died Saturday 9th September 1916. Age 21. Son of. C. G. Andrews, of 25, Mead Rd., Wood Green, London. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D. or Charles James Andrews, Private 6737, 14th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 6th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. Rose Andrews, of 1, Carisbrooke Rd., Walthamstow, Essex. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C and 13 C

BANKS

Charles

No further information available at present

BARKER

Albert Thomas

Serjeant 9078. 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died Friday 17th November 1916. Age 29. Son of Rupert Henry and Mary A. Barker, of 29, Ampthill St., Bedford. Commemorated: DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

BEALL

Philip

Private 130289. "C" Company, 72nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment.) Died Thursday 23rd November 1916. Age 26. Born Leicester 26 February 1890. Lived 1030 Melville Street, Vancouver. Worked as a Bank Clark. Son of Louisa Beall, of 70, Kimbolton Rd., Bedford, England, and the late William Edes Beall. Commemorated: VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Further information about Private Beall can be obtained from http://www.archives.ca/02/02010602_e.html, the Canadian Archives Site.

BENNETT

James Hampton

No further information available at present

BISHOP

Ernest Eldred

Lieutenant Y6th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action Wednesday 14th March 1917. Age 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Eldred Bishop, of Sydney; husband of Nina Frances Helena Bishop, of Melbourne. Born in Australia. Served in the Commonwealth military forces prior to the War. Buried: MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Ref. I. O. 33.

BLACK

Cyril Herbert Charles Pakenham

Second Lieutenant 13th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Friday 18th August 1916. Age 22. Son of Charles William and Jessie Black, of The Middle Temple, London. Educated at Bedford School and City and Guilds Engineering College, South Kensington. Inns of Court O.T.C. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B

BRADDELL

Terence Edward

[Listed on CGWC and SDGW as Edward Terence BRADDELL.] Lieutenant (Territorial) 484th East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Tuesday 27th March 1917. Age 22. Son of the late Edward Braddell. Buried: GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Ref. XXXI. D. 14.

BROWN

Siah Williams

Private 8631. 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 13th March 1915. Born Peterborough, enlisted Leicester, resident Bedford. Commemorated: LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 11

BROWN

William John

Possibly: William BROWN, Private 25287, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment attd. Trench Mortar Battery. Killed in action Sunday 4th August 1918. Born Hitchin, Hertfordshire, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 23889, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XX. J. 21A.

BROWN, DCM

Arthur Sidney

[Also spelt Syndey] Serjeant 8310. "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Monday 17th May 1915. Age 26. Son of Mrs. Keziah Brown, of 1, Castle Hill Cottages, Bedford. Commemorated: LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11

BRYAN, DCM

Horace George

Sergeant 700, 1/1st East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Friday 28th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Bedford. Buried: VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave X. AA. 6.

BUNBURY

Godfrey Hugh St Pierre

Captain attached 36th Sikhs. Died Thursday 1st February 1917. Age 22. Son of Lt. Col. W. St. Pierre Bunbury (R.F.A.) and Lilian Bunbury, of "De Braye," Alexandra Rd., South Farnborough, Hants. Buried: AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Ref. XXI. J. 19.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF GODFREY HUGH ST PIERRE BUNBURY LIEUTENANT AND ACTING CAPTAIN 15TH SIKHS DEARLY LOVED YOUNGEST SON OF LT. COL. W. ST PIERRE BUNBURY R.F.A. AND OF LILIAN HIS WIFE WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN MESOPOTAMIA ON FEB 1ST 1917 WHEN ATTACHED TO THE 36TH SIKHS. AGED 22.
"FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH"

BUNBURY

Hugh St Pierre

Second Lieutenant 90th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds Friday 25th August 1916. Age 33. Son of Col. and Mrs. W. R. Bunbury. Native of Ealing, London. Buried: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. B. 46.

CARPENTER

Edward Henry

No further information available at present

CARY-ELWES

Dudley George

[SDGW lists him as Douglas George] Lieutenant "A" Battery 26th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Sunday 25th November 1917. Age 21. Son of Mr. D. F. Cary-Elwes, of 5, The Crescent, Bedford. Buried: VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XI. B. 6.

DARTS

Arthur

Private 12826. 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 15th July 1916. Born Wrestlingworth, resident and enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

DAVIS

Harry

No further information available at present

DEAN

Frederick Walter

Sapper 522113, 48th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Sunday [SDGW states 4th] 5th May 1918 in France and Flanders. Enlisted Bedford. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.2, Somme, France. Grave II. A. 28.

DEAN

William Charles

Private 60120, 101st Company, Labour Corps. Died Wednesday 15th May 1918. Age 42. Born St Paul's, Bedford, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. George Dean; husband of Esther Dean (nee Fring), of 2, Queen's Row, Bedford. Formerly 31125, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave Q. II. H. 11.

DEAR

Robert

No further information available at present

DICKSON-HILL

John Dickson

Private 150. 2nd King Edward's Horse. Killed in action Sunday 23rd May 1915. Born Dalmeny, West Lothian, enlisted White City, London, resident Bedford. Commemorated: LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1.

DRAPER

Philip

No further information available at present

DYER

Cecil

No further information available at present

FLETCHER

Percy Fred

Private 68539. 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Friday 30th November 1917. Born Wanstead, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 205647, Northamptonshire Regiment. Commemorated: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 3 and 4

FOSTER

Harold John Brittain

Captain, Bedfordshire Regiment attached 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 14th April 1917. Age 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Foster, of 66, Kimbolton Rd., Bedford; husband of Annie C. Foster, of 36, York St., Baker St., Marylebone, London. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5

FOX

Harry Norton

Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917. Age 23. Son of Josiah and Frances Fox, of Town St., Hickling, Norwich. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3

FRASER

John Alexander

Captain. 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died of wounds Friday 28th August 1914. Age 41. Son of John Fraser; husband of Mary C. S. Fraser, of 75, Finchley Rd., St. John's Wood, London. Buried: REUMONT CHURCHYARD, Nord, France. Ref. 12.

GRAY

Gordon Evelyn Elliott

Lieutenant. H.M.S. "Good Hope", Royal Navy. Died Sunday 1st November 1914. Commemorated: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Ref. 1. Special note: HMS Good Hope was a Drake Class Armoured Cruiser, the Flagship of Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Craddock. Crewed mainly by reservists, she was sunk with all hands on 1 November 1914, in the first naval engagement of World War 1, at the Battle of Coronel off the coast of Chile. The German ships involved included The Scharnhorst and The Gneisenau under the command of Count Maximilian von Spee.

GREEN

St. John

Second Lieutenant 12th Battalion attached 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action Thursday 6th December 1917. Commemorated: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 5 and 6

GRIBBLE

Arthur

Private 3323. 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 15 August 1915 at Gallipoli. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218. See Bedfordshire Regiment at Gallipoli.

HAMER

Frederick William

Private 24180. 1st/7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment.) Killed in action Thursday 25th April 1918. Age 30. Born Marylebone, London, enlisted London, resident Bedford. Husband of Florence May Hamer, of 45, Allhallows Lane, Bedford. Formerly 29981, Royal Fusiliers. Buried: MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. X. C. 27.

HANDSCOMB[E]

[Walter] Leonard

[SDGW &CWGC refer to Leonard HANDSCOMB] Lance Corporal 25366, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 23rd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Kempston, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of George and Ellen Handscomb, of 11, Prebend St, Bedford. Buried in NOYON NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Oise, France. Grave II. C. 3.

HARRIS

Archibald [Archie] Albert

Private 91457, "H" Battalion, Tank Corps. Killed in action 21st November 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Woburn Sands, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. Augusta E. Harris, of 14, Battison St., Bedford. Formerly 230800, Royal Army Service Corps. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 13

HOPKINS

Thomas

Acting Sergeant 3796, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 15th August 1915 in Gallipoli. Age 20. Enlisted and resident Bedford. Commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218. See Bedfordshire Regiment at Gallipoli.

HOWARD

Herbert John

Private 1733. Eastern Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died Monday 15th November 1915 in Malta. Age 19. Born bath, Somerset, enlisted Bedford. Son of Arthur Abraham and Annie Violetta Howard, of 46, Harpur St., Bedford. Buried: PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Ref. D. VI. 5.

HOWE

Charles Ernest

Private 31445. 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Monday 4th November 1918 in Egypt. Age 20. Born Kempston, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of William Joel Howe and Elizabeth Hannah Howe, of 35, Prebend St., Bedford. Buried: ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Ref. E. 124.

HULATT

Harry William

Private 32130. 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 19th August 1917. Age 22. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Hulatt, of 24, Gwyn St., Bedford. Buried: VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE No.3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XV. D. 15.

HULKS

Ernest Samuel

Sapper 173208. Railway Transport Section, Royal Engineers. Died Thursday 12th July 1917 in Salonika. Age 28. Born Hatfield, Hertfordshire, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. Hulks, of 28, Ombersley Rd., Bedford, and the late Samuel Hulks. Formerly 65145, Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried: MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Ref. 47.

HURMAN

Leonard

Rifleman S/18386 posted to 2nd/10th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 7th September 1918. Born Bedford, enlisted St Paul's Churchyard, Middlesex, resident Peckham, Surrey. Commemorated: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10

IBBOTT

Percy

Gunner 83148. 65th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds Friday 26th October 1917. Age 31. Born Bedford, enlisted St Pancras, Middlesex, resident Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Ibbott, of 63, Gwyn St., Bedford. Buried: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XXII. C. 9.

JAMES

John Frederick

Company Quartermaster Sergeant Y/117, 10th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action Friday 12th November 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Bethnal Green, Middlesex, enlisted Winchester, Hampshire, resident Bedford. Husband of E. Coppord (formerly James), of 20, Rose Gardens, Popes Lane, Ealing, London. Buried in ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. A. 4.

JARVIS

Albert

Private 22749. 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action Monday 25th September 1916. Age 22. Born and enlisted Bedford. Son of the late John Harris Jarvis and Ann Jarvis, of Bedford. Brother of Mrs. L. A. Sutcliffe, of 36, Prebend St., Bedford. Buried: LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Ref. 3.H.31.

JELLEY

Harold George

Private 8498. 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action Sunday 11th July 1915. Born Bedford, enlisted Leicester. Buried: CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. D. 26.

JOHNSON

Walter Henry

Private 16281, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 14th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born Bedford, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire. Adopted son of Frank and Kate Elizabeth Hodgkins, of Cranford Rd., Burton Latimer, Kettering, Northants. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. J. 55.

KEECH

Frank

Gunner 237620. "C" Battery, 161st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Wednesday 20th March 1918. Age 23. Enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Elizabeth Keech, of 65, Hassett St., Bedford. Buried: DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. IV. D. 22.

KEMP

Frederick Sydney Albert

Sapper 72347. 7th Divisional Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died Wednesday 18th December 1918. Age 24. Son of Frederick George and Rose Kemp, of 57, Foster Hill Rd., Bedford. Buried: MONTECCHIO PRECALCINO COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Italy. Ref. Plot 10. Row C. Grave 9.

KNIGHT

Albert Frederick

Private 3834. 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 15th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 19. Resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. Z. Knight, of 9, Prebend St., Bedford, and the late Charles Fred Knight. Commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL Turkey. Panel 54 and 218. See Bedfordshire Regiment at Gallipoli.

LAMBERT

Frank

No further information available at present

LAMBERT

James

Possibly: William James LAMBERT, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in England Sunday 19th November 1916. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave M. 18.

LOVERIDGE

Spears

[Spares Loveridge on CWGC & SDGW] Private 23441. 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23th April 1917. Born tottenham, Middlesex, enlisted and resident Bedford. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5

MANSERCH

Loftus

No further information available at present

MARTIN

Basil Cuthbert Danvers

Second Lieutenant 13th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 4th June 1915. Age 18. Son of the Rev. H. Basil Martin and G. M. Martin, of Pudleston Rectory, Leominster. Commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 104 to 113

McINTYRE

William

No further information available at present

MURIEL

Sidney Herbert Foster

Captain Border Regiment. Killed in action Friday 30th April 1915. Age 37. Son of William Carter Muriel and Lucie Muriel. Commemorated: PINK FARM CEMETERY, HELLES, Turkey. Sp. Mem. 71

NORTH, MC

Neville Marriott

Captain 5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action Monday 27th May 1918. Age 28. Son of Frances North, of 5, Goldington Avenue, Bedford. and the late Harry North. Commemorated: SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

OLDREY

[Robert] John Blatchford

[SDGW & CWGC list as Robert John Blatchford OLDREY] Captain 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards. Killed in action Thursday 29th October 1914. Age 31. Son of Robert Blatchford Oldrey, and of Hannah Jane Powell Oldrey (now Sharpin), of The Laws House, Turvey, Bedfordshire. Buried: CANADIAN CEMETERY No. 2, NEUVILLE - ST. VAAST, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. 12.H. 16.

PANTER

George Henry

Lance Corporal 6563. 16th (The Queen's) Lancers. Killed in action Saturday 23th March 1918. Age 23. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Thomas Joseph and Harriett Panter, of 26, Gwyn St., Bedford. Commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 5

PARISH

Stanley Cecil

Possibly: Corporal T/1489. "D" Company, 2nd/4th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment.) Killed in action Thursday 2th December 1915. Age 20. Born Barnstaple, Devon, enlisted and resident Croydon. Son of Edwin Albert and Eliza Jane Parish, of 98, Mitcham Rd., Croydon. Buried: LALA BABA CEMETERY, Turkey. Ref. II. C. 3.

PEEL

Geoffrey

Captain 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 17th July 1917. Age 22. Son of the late Edward Lennox Peel and of Amy Peel, of 15, Mount Avenue, Ealing, London. Native of Bedford. Educated at Bedford School. Scholar of Trinity College, Oxford. Buried: POND FARM CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. P. 7.

PERRY

William Joseph

Corporal DM2/195166. 901st Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died Monday 14th October 1918 in Mesopotamia. Age 24. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Elizabeth Lucy Perry, of 23, Maitland St., Bedford, and the late William Perry. Buried: BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Ref. VII. K. 5.

PESTELL

Charles

No further information available at present

PICKTHALL

Harry (Henry) Clement Vaughan

Captain 320th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died Sunday 8th December 1918. Age 25. Son of Clementina and the late Walter Edward Pickthall, of 11, Warwick Avenue, Bedford. Born at Paignton, Devon. Buried: SARIGOL MILITARY CEMETERY, KRISTON, Greece. Ref. C. 400.

RADFORD

Basil (Hallam)

Captain Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action Sunday 20th August 1916. Age 27. Born 3rd Arpil 1889. Son of Walter T. H. and A. L. M. Radford, of 206, Cromwell Rd., South Kensington, London. Buried: COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. C. 15.

RADFORD

Oswald Campbell

Temporary Captain, "A" Company, 12th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds Saturday 26th February 1916. Age 25. Son of Henry Chinnock Radford and Gertrude Kingston Dykes Radford, of 2, Rothsay Rd., Bedford. Formerly Lt. in 31st Punjabis, Indian Army. Buried: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. A. 40.

RADFORD, DSO

(Maurice) Clive

Captain. 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 28th September 1915. Age 31. Son of the late Mr. W. T. H. Radford and Mrs. A. L. M. Radford, of 206, Cromwell Rd., South Kensington, late of 25, Park Crescent, Portland Place, London, W. Buried: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VI. D. 10.

From Distguished Service Order 1886-1915 published by Naval & Military Press:

RADFORD, MAURICE CLIVE, Capt., was born 5 April. 1884. He gazetted to the Royal Berkshire Regt. 16 Aug. 1905, and was promoted Lieutenant 5 April, 1909. He served in the European War. He was created a Companion of the Distinguislied Service Order [London Gazette, 24 July, 1915] Maurice Clive Radford, Capt., 1st Battn. Royal Berkshire Regt. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Cuinchy on the night of 21 June, 1915, when the Germans pumped gas into mine in which four of our men were on listening-post. Under direction of Capt. Radford, who displayed great gallantry and resource, the efforts of two N.C.O.'s arid two men, who bravely went down the mine, were successful in getting the men out. At about 4.15 a.m., on 22 June, following their gas attack, the Germans exploded a mine in front of our own, in which were a sergeant and about eight of our men, but owing to the gallant efforts of Capt. Radford, another officer and a few men, who repeatedly went down among the fumes, all the men were rescued, although the rescuers suffered considerably.” He was killed in action in France 28 Sept. 1915.

RICHARDS

Tom (Thomas)

Private 20360. 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 23rd March 1918. Age 23. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Richards, of 5, Tower Court, Bedford. Commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29

RICHARDSON

Arthur Henry

Private 276790, 2/7th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 9th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Bedford, enlisted Manchester. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A

RICHARDSON

William

Gunner 102559, 230th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action Monday 20th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and enlisted Bedford. Husband of Lily Virginia Mattin (formerly Richardson), of 51, Russell St., Bedford. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave III. E. 17.

RICKARD

George Henry

Probably: Major 79th Siege Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died Wednesday 6th February 1918. Age 43. Husband of Winifred Rickard, of Oaksleigh, Locks Heath, Hants. Buried: BOGNOR REGIS CEMETERY, Sussex, United Kingdom. Ref. 1958.

RITCHIE

John

No further information available at present

ROBERTSON

Frederick Andrew

No further information available at present

ROBERTSON

William

No further information available at present

ROBINSON

Daniel George (Mark)

Possibly: Second Lieutenant attached 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died Sunday 16th May 1915. Age 20. Son of the late Col. G. H. Robinson (1st Gurkha Rifles), and Sophia Alice Robinson (nee Rundle). Buried: PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Ref. V. E. 9

ROSS

William Ernest

Private 41060. 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 28th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Formerly 29546, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7

RUSHMER

George Robert

Corporal 8048. 1st Bn, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 21st April 1915. Age 29. Born Kempston, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Serjt. G. R. Rushmer (1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.); husband of Helen Rushmer, of 1, Greenhill St., Bedford. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33

SCOTT

William

No further information available at present

SIMPSON

Hugh

No further information available at present

SMITH

Christopher

Possibly: Private 10916, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 26th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Middlesborough, enlisted Bedford, resident Stockton-on-Tees. Son of John and Sarah Ann Smith, of 33, Moses St., Stockton-on-Tees. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33

SMITH

James Thomas

Probably: James SMITH, Private 201414, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Monday 26th March 1917 in Palestine. Enlisted and resident Bedford. Formerly 5218, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 33 to 39

SWAINSON, DSO

Joseph Leonard

Temporary Lieutenant Colonel. 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds Wednesday 9th August 1916. Age 39. Son of Joseph and Sarah Swainson, of Stonecross, Kendal. Buried: CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Somme, France. Ref. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 72.

TANNER

Alfred

Lance Corporal 10307. 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 27th July 1916. Age 21. Born Kempston, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Henry and Harriet Tanner, of 31, All Hallow's Lane, Bedford. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

THOMPSON

Frederic George

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant, 7th Battalion attached 6th, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday [SDGW states 10th] 11th April 1917. Age 28. Son of Louisa S. Thompson, of 79, Castle Rd., Bedford, and the late Frederic Thompson. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5

THOMPSON, DSO

Frederick Vivian

Major, Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Enigeers attached 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 14th October 1917. Age 37. Son of Major-General and Mrs. Charles Thompson, of Bedford; husband of Evelyn Rachel Thompson, of 23, Hillcrest Rd., Hythe, Kent. Buried: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. V. C. 16.

TYSOE

Francis Joseph

Private 10357. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 16th March 1915. Born Oakley, resident and enlisted Bedford. Buried: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. D. 30.

TYSOE

Henry Herbert

Private 3/6747. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 17th May 1915. Age 28. Born Kempston, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Tysoe, of 18, Greenhill St., Bedford. Commemorated: LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11

VILLIERS

George William

Sapper 289324. 98th Light Railway Train Crew Company, Royal Engineers. Died at sea Monday 31st December 1917. Born St Neots, Huntingdonshire, enlisted Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, resident Bedford. Commemorated: CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.

VILLIERS

Robert

Gunner 102058. 217th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 30th August 1917. Age 19. Born and enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. R. E. Villiers, of 7, Gwyn St., Bedford. Buried: VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. V. E. 34.

WATSON

Henry James Arthur

Lieutenant 5th, attached 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 23rd August 1918. Age 23. Son of Mary (May) Ellen Watson, of 59, Goldington Rd., Bedford. Buried: ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, Somme, France. Ref. IV. F. 12.

WELLS

Guy Franey

Captain Royal Engineers. Died Tuesday 15th June 1915. Age 33. Son of Charles and Josephine Wells, of Newnham House, Bedford. Buried: BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Enclosure No.2 V. B. 31.

WHIFFIN

Arthur Frederick

Signal Boy J/29797. H.M.S. "Indefatigable.", Royal Navy. Died Wednesday 31st May 1916. Age 17. Son of Eleanor Whiffin, of Bedford, and the late Henry Whiffin. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Ref. 17. Special Note: HMS Indefatigable was hit at least five times in the opening minutes of the Battle of Jutland. All but two of her complement of 1019 were lost. The wreck of the ship has recently been found.

WILCOX

Edward Alexander

No further information available at present

WILCOX

Frederick (Herbert Cumberland)

Captain, 4th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action Sunday 14th January 1917. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 14

WILCOX

Frederick Alexander (Cumberland)

Temporary Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 14th July 1916. Age 21. Son of Hannah Constance Wilcox, of I, October Mansions, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and the late Major Edward Alexander Cumberland Wilcox, D.S.O. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D

WILCOX

Jack (John Theodore Cumberland)

Captain 2nd/39th Garhwal Rifles. Died Wednesday 12th May 1915. Son of Maj. Gen. E. N. C. Wilcox and Mrs. Wilcox, of Bedford; husband of Carmelita M. Wilcox, of Dove Cottage, Haddenham, Bucks. Buried: ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. B. 3.

WILLIAMS

Leonard

No further information available at present

WILTSHIRE

Herbert

No further information available at present

WRIGHT

Edwin

No further information available at present

YEOMAN(S)

Sidney Charles

Private 20282. "B" Coy 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 30th September 1918. Age 20. Enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Harriet Page (formerly Yeomans), of 12, Greenhill St., Bedford, and the late Charles Edward Yeomans. Buried: GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XII. D. 9.

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LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM

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