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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
North Bedfordshire
Town
Bedford
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
J P White & Sons (Wood Carver)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7709

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Current location

Bedford School Chapel
Burnaby Road
Bedford
North Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
MK40 2TU
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 05335 50510
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Honour board with inscription in gold lettering. Carved and illuminated regimental crests.
Inscription
WILLIAM VANNITYNE MCLEOD 1894-1900 / MAJOR 121ST PIONEERS / KILLED IN ACTION IN MESOPOTAMIA 11/12 JAN 1917 / AGED 35 / ERNEST EDGAR SAWYER 1910-1913 / TROOPER BEDFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY / KILLED IN ACTION NEAR VILLERS BRETONNEUX / 31ST MARCH 1918 AGED 22 / JOHN NOBLE SMITH 1910-1916 / SEC. LIEUTENANT ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY / KILLED IN ACTION AT AYETTE 9TH APRIL 1918 / AGED 19
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Mcleod, William Vannityne
Sawyer, Ernest Edgar
Smith, John Noble
See details for all 3 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional
    Order of information: forename,additional,rank,regiment,manner of death,place of death,year died,age of death
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
SCHOOL
Reference
  • LH 20

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