Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.
Born: 1897, Ipswich.
Died: 15th September 1918; age: 21; at Military Hospital, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 48139.
Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 13th Garrison Battalion.
Formerly 10984, Lincolnshire Regiment.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
1901 21, White Elm Street, Ipswich.
William was 3 years old and living with his mother and siblings.
Emma Bedford (nee Denny), 24, born Hemingstone, Suffolk.
Ellen Bedford, 8, born Ipswich.
Charles Denny Bedford, 6, born Ipswich.
Arthur Edward Bedford, 1, born Ipswich.
William’s father was Charles Bedford, born 1873, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.
William’s mother, Emma Bedford, died 1909, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Charles F. Brown – brother-in-law.
THREE IPSWICH BROTHERS SERVING
Above we publish the photographs of three Ipswich brothers, who are now serving in the Army, in the hope that they may be brought to the notice of their father, of whom nothing has been heard for over two years. The photographs were sent to us by their sister, Mrs Brown, No. 4, The Orchard, Albion Street, Ipswich. Their names and regiments are:- Prvt. A. Bedford, 3rd Suffolks, stationed at Tring; 2. Prvt. William Bedford, 2nd Lincs., now in France; 3. Prvt. C. Bedford, 2nd Suffolks, prisoner of war at Freiyegeben Lager, Doeberitz, Germany.
Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.