Bedford, Harold

Born Hull, 1890. Son of Herbert Colley Bedford (1864-1912) and Kate Shaw (1867-1957), of Hull. He had three brothers and four sisters.

A foreman Packer, boarding with his brother, at 3 Town Hall Street, Great Grimsby (1911 Census). He married Lizzie Marshall (1892-1974), at Cleethorpes, on 03/04/1915, aged 24. They lived at Fairmount House, Humberstone Road, Great Grimsby (War Pension address). He enlisted at Grimsby, on 18/08/1914. Appointed lance Corporal, on 13/09/1914; Corporal, on 24/09/1914; Lance Sergeant, on 23/12/1914 and promoted to Sergeant, on 03/02/1915. Served in the 6th Lincolnshire Regiment. Left for the Dardenelles, on 01/07/1915. Killed at Gallipoli, on 09/08/1915, aged 25. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial to the missing. He had served in the army for just 357 days and married for only four months.

Medals Awarded: British War Medal and Victory Medal Regiment. His army effects were left to his widow, Lizzie.

His brother Arthur Bedford (1892-1916), served in the Royal Naval Reserve and was lost on the HMT ‘Remarko’ mined off Lowestoft by UC-4, on 03/12/1916. His elder brother, Herbert Colley Bedford, fought for the Canadians.

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Helles Memorial, Turkey
Fairmount House, Humberstone Road, Great Grimsby, UK