Bedford Modern School - Alumni Serving in the Commonwealth Forces

Bedford Modern School - Alumni Serving in the Commonwealth Forces

A number of Old Bedford Modernian's served in the ANZAC, Canadian, Indian and South African Forces during WW1. Headmaster of the day Cecil Kaye is quoted on Speech Day 1905 as saying "... he fancied he saw people present from India, South America and South Africa. They had come to Bedford because in its schools it offered exceptional advantages..."

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  • Profile picture for Ralph Douglas Hendry

    Born 1898

    British Army 53028 Corporal Canadian Infantry Battalion/Western Ontario Regiment

  • Born 1895

    Died 1972

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 9536 Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant

  • Profile picture for John Bansel Brickdale

    Born 1894

    Died 1917

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 12/1899 Private Auckland Infantry Regiment 1st Battalion

  • Born 1890

    Died 1966

    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 10/1752 Private Wellington Infantry Battalion

  • Profile picture for Claud Ambrose Proctor

    Born 1891

    Died 1917

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 103163

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 103163 Private Canadian Infantry

  • Profile picture for John Henry Rosher

    Born 1890

    Died 1915

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 1128

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 1128 Lance Corporal Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

  • Born 1880

    Australian Imperial Force 306 Corporal 2nd Light Horse Brigade 5th Light Horse Regiment

  • Profile picture for Arthur Herbert Dickins

    Born 1892

    Died 1915

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 13583

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 13583 Sergeant Canadian Infantry 5th Battalion

  • Born 1888

    Died 1949

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant Colonel Canadian Infantry 24 Battalion

  • Profile picture for Norman Anthony Roff Spencer

    Born 1895

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 154102 Sapper 1st Battalion, Canadian Pioneers

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery

  • Born 1886

    Died 1957

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 401465 Private 49th Battalion

  • Born 1882

    Died 1952

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant 228th Construction Battalion

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Major 6th Battalion, Railway Troops Light Railway Construction Engineer, 3rd Army

  • Born 1891

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 430124 Private 48th Battalion

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 430124 Second Corporal 5th Army Troops Company, CEF

  • Born 1897

    Australian Imperial Force 4738 Private 20th Battalion

  • Born 1894

    Died 1934

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 187134 Private 90th Battalion

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 187134 Private 27th Battalion

  • Born 1884

    Died 1940

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Major 228th Battalion

  • Born 1894

    Died 1949

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 20814 Private Canadian Infantry 10th Battalion, CEF

    British Army Second Lieutenant Middlesex Regiment

    British Army Lieutenant Middlesex Regiment

  • Profile picture for Julian Brookes-Ball

    Born 1895

    Died 1916

    Australian Imperial Force 577 Sergeant 7th Infantry Brigade 26th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Harry Laver

    Born 1890

    Died 1956

    South African Services 14346 Private South African Infantry 4th Battalion

  • Born 1883

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2382085 Private Canadian Infantry 78th Battalion