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BEDFORD - POST OFFICE ROLL OF HONOUR & WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2015

This Roll of Honour and Memorial takes the form of a handwritten list of men in two columns within a flowery border within a wooden frame with glass front. It lists the members of staff who enlisted and those who died are annotated. This memorial is located in the managers office on the third floor of Bedford Delivery Office, Ford End Road, Bedford and is sadly not accessible to the public. There are 77 names listed of which 4 made the ultimate sacrifice.

NO PHOTOGRAPH CURRENTLY AS THIS IS INACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC
To follow

ROLL OF HONOUR.
BEDFORD POST OFFICE.
MEMBERS OF THE STAFF WHO HAVE JOINED HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES.

ADAMS W
Served and returned
APPLEBY C P
Served and returned
ARMSDEN F I
Served and returned
AUSTIN S J
Served and returned
BALDWIN W
Served and returned
BANDEY P W
Served and returned
BARKER E W T
Served and returned
BASEN C
Served and returned
BATCHELOR W
Served and returned
BAYES J C
Served and returned
BERRINGTON E W
Served and returned
BILLINGHAM J
Served and returned
BLAIN G W
Served and returned
BLAND Arthur William
Private 18012, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 July 1916. Aged 21. Born Manchester, enlisted Bedford, resident St. Alban's. Son of Mr. William Bland. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also St Alban's World War 1 Memorial
BODLE C
Served and returned
BOWLER F
Served and returned
BROWN A M
Served and returned
BULLARD L G
Served and returned
BULLARD R S
Served and returned
BULLETT P A
Served and returned
BURLEY H E
Served and returned
BURROWS R M
Served and returned
CHERRY R F
Served and returned
CLARKE S C
Served and returned
CRADDOCK F L
Served and returned
CRANE J
Served and returned
CROWSLEY A F
Served and returned
DIAMOND A N
Served and returned
FALL A P
Served and returned
FARMER R D
Served and returned
GOBBY H W
Served and returned
GOULD B F
Served and returned
GREEN J
Served and returned
HEAD W F
Served and returned
HUNT A
Served and returned
JEFFERIES C
Served and returned
JOHNSON A J
Served and returned
KEENS R
Served and returned
LANDON H C
Served and returned
MATKIN J W
Served and returned
MILLER W
Served and returned
MILLMAN F
Served and returned
MORGAN S E
Served and returned
MORRIS A B
Served and returned
MUNDAY S W
Served and returned
NEAL J W
Served and returned
NORMAN S H
Served and returned
OLLIVER C F
Served and returned
PAGE F
Served and returned
PAYNE W
Served and returned
PEACOCK A C
Served and returned
PERKINS W J
Served and returned
PETTIT G H
Served and returned
POPE Herbert James
Private 4008, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Egypt Friday 3 November 1916. Enlisted Bedford, resident Wootton. Age 24. Enlisted Bedford, resident Wootton. Son of John Pope, of High St., Wootton, Bedfordshire. Buried in SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section B. Grave 41.

In the 1911 census he was the son of John & Elizabeth Ann Pope, of Wootton, aged 18, a Postman, born Wootton. Embarked in the Balkans 10th August 1915. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District July to September Quarter 1892.

See also Wooton School Ex-Pupils and Wootton

POTTER F
Served and returned
PRICE A W
Served and returned
PRUDDEN C T
Served and returned
ROBERTS L G
Served and returned
ROGERS W
Served and returned
SHARPE J
Served and returned
SHAW A J G
Served and returned
SMART W J
Served and returned
SMITH O C T
Served and returned
SMITH W
Served and returned
SOUTHAM R W
Served and returned
SPAVINS A J
Served and returned
STRATTON S A
Served and returned
SUCKER R W
Served and returned
TOMALIN C E
Served and returned
TURTLE A P
Served and returned
WARD George Cornwall
Sapper 171734, H.Q. Cable Section, Army Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died of heatstroke (on active service) Saturday 21 July 1917 in Mesopotamia. Age 22. Born St Mary's, Bedford, enlisted Bedford. Son of the late Frederick and Annie Catherine Ward, of 28, Ampthill Rd., Bedford. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVI. Row A. Grave 12. Commemorated on the Bedford St Leonards Memorial and on his parents grave in Bedford Cemetery. Plot/Row/Section/Area F/5. Grave 60
WEBB A L
Served and returned
WHITE C E
Served and returned
WILES Lewis
Lance Corporal 6249, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 22 December 1914. Aged 34. Born Ravensden, Beds, enlisted Portland, Dorset. Son of Ezra and Deborah Wiles, of Church Hill, Ravensden, Beds; husband of Norah Selina Wiles, of 58, Dudley St., Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30. See also Ravensden Memorial
WREN S A
Served and returned
WRIGHT J W B
Served and returned
YOUNG F C
Served and returned

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