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World War 1 & 2 & Other - Graves with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Martin Edwards
extra photographs and details courtesy Colin Woolf


PARRIS Harold William Fletcher
Musician 5948233, Coldstream Guards. Died Monday 7th October 1946. Aged 30. Son of Albert and Sarah Parris; husband of E. D. C. Parris, of Bedford. Sec. N. Grave 95.
PASKELL Sidney Clifford
Private 14415414, 9th Battalion, The Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Friday 24th September 1943. Aged 18. Son of Peter William and Clara Louisa Paskell of Bedford. Sec. I. Grave 339.
PEACOCK Ronald William Ernston
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1305916, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 11th June 1943. Aged 21. Son of James William and Isabella B. Peacock, of Bedford. Sec. J. Grave 820
Brigadier, 1st Punjab Regiment. Died on Saturday 8th August 1942. Age 44. Born 21st October 1896. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order. Sec. F.7. Grave 210.
READ Thomas William
Private 230309, Royal Army Service Corps. Died Friday 14th March 1941. Aged 31. Son of Lucy Read; husband of Betty Marian Read, of Bedford. Sec. R. Grave 316.
RIGLEY Henry William
Leading Aircraftman 1206996, U/T Air Gunner, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 10th October 1941. Aged 28. Son of Henry and Kate Rigley; husband of Norah Lilian Rigley, of Bedford. Sec. I. Grave 1073.
ROBERTS Ernest Arthur
Sergeant 1831357, Royal Artillery. Died Saturday 6th October 1945. Sec. J. Grave 461.
SALMOND Hugh Austin Bentinck
Flight Lieutenant 80653, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Died on Wednesday 20 October 1943 . Age 62. Son of Maj. Walter Salmond and Mrs. Salmond; husband of Ellen Salmond, of Bedford. Also served as Lt.-Col. in the Royal Corps of Signals. Captain of Great Britain Dewar Team at Bisley, 1936. His son, Maj. John Patrick Salmond, M.C., also died on service. Sec. G.7. Grave 247.
SALMOND, MC John Patrick
Major 95244, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died on Monday 28 August 1944. Age 24. Son of Lt.-Col. Hugh Austen Bentinck Salmond, and of Ellen Salmond, of Bedford. His father Lt.-Col. Hugh Austen Bentinck Salmon [Flt. Lieut., R.A.F. (V.R.)] died in the United Kingdom. Buried in Montecchio War Cemetery, Italy. Grave II. A. 16.
Flight Sergeant 964825, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 23rd October 1944. Aged 30. Son of Frederick John and Ethel Caroline Saunders. of Bedford. Sec. I. Grave 340.
SCRAGG Alban Frederick
Flight Sergeant 511845, 502 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed on active service 30th November 1940. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 11. Commemorated on his brother's grave. (See below).
SCRAGG Martin Francis

Flying Officer (Pilot) 70612, Royal Air Force (RAFO). Died 19th September 1941. Aged 24. Section I. Grave 555. See also Bedford Modern School.



Frank Edward

Private 5944178, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and hertfordshire Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war in Thailand 19th February 1944. Aged 38. Son of Frederick George and Sarah Annie Slingo, of Bedford; husband of Millicent Slingo, of Bedford. Commemorated on the family grave in Bedford Cemetery. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4. Row E. Grave 22.

SMITH Reginald Thomas
Leading Aircraftman 1154861, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 25th April 1943. Aged 31. Son of George and Elizabeth Smith; husband of Doris Ruth Smith, of Goldington, Bedford. Sec. R. Grave 740.
STEVENS William James Thomas
Corporal 949204, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 5th November 1940. Aged 46. Son of William John and Minnie Alice Barnett Stevens, of Bedford; husband of Charlotte Manken Stevens, of Bedford. Also served in the 1914-18 War. Sec. J. Grave 839.
TANNER Ronald William Henry
Driver 2070173, 286 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Sunday 25th August 1940. Aged 20. Son of Mary and Harry Tanner. Buried at BEDFORD CEMETERY, BEDFORDSHIRE Thursday 29th August 1940. Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec. M. Grave 35.
THEYS William Leonard
Pilot Officer, Pilot, 4 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 4th June 1941. Aged 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. S. Theys; husband of Margaret S. J. Theys, of Bedford. Sec. I. Grave 295.

Lance Sergeant 2076395, 248 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Thursday 13 May 1943. Aged 29. Son of Barnard Thompson & Amy E. Thompson of Bedford. Buried in ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot III. Row C. Grave 25. Commemorated on family grave in Bedford Cemetery, Foster Hill Road, Bedford. Section I.4. Grave 135.

VYSE Albert Alfred
Leading Aircraftman 949200, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 31st May 1940. Son of Arthur Henry Vyse and of Dorcas Vyse, of Bedford. Sec. C.10. Grave 185.
WATSON Russell
Flight Sergeant 530636, Pilot, 540 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died Thursday 29th July 1943. Aged 27. Son of Trevor and Harriet Elizabeth Watson; husband of Nellie Kathleen Watson, of Bedford. Sec. J. Grave 864.
WHITE Kenneth Thomas
Pilot Officer 121524, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died owing to an accident Tuesday 21st July 1942 (as reported in the Bedfordshire Times and Bedfordshire Standard Friday 24th July 1942). Resident Phillpotts Avenue Bedford. Sec. E.5. Grave 112.

Pilot Officer 42036, Pilot, 264 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died Wednesday 28th August 1940. Aged 21. Son of David E. Whitley and Olivia Whitley, of Kilburn, Middlesex. Sec. E. Grave 849. See also Bedford St Peter's.
WILLIAMS Clarence Neil

Rifleman 14737348, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 30th September 1945. Aged 19. Son of John and Mona Williams, of Bedford. Section M. Grave 1073. See also Bedford Modern School

WORRALL Raymond Sydney
Segeant 740944, Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 5th December 1944. Aged 44. Son of Sidney and Elizabeth Worrall, of Bedford; husband of Gertrude Emma Worrall, of Bedford. Sec. I. Grave 362.
WRIGHT Keith Herbert
Private 14964162, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died Saturday 30th November 1946. Aged 20. Sec. N Grave 163.

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