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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  • Born 1884

    Died 1973

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 33331

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 33331 Staff Sergeant Canadian Army Medical Corps 3 Field Amblance

  • Profile picture for George Lander Smith

    Born 1887

    Died 1916

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 13686

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant Canadian Infantry

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 13686 Lieutenant 5th Battalion Canadian Infantry

  • Born 1884

    South African Services Corporal Rand Light Infantry

    South African Services Captain Rand Light Infantry

  • Profile picture for William Williamson Eustace

    Born 1891

    Died 1915

    Australian Imperial Force 1804 Trooper Australian Light Horse 10th Light Horse

  • Profile picture for John Clement Ash

    Born 1882

    Died 1916

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2446

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2446 Trooper Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)

  • Born 1890

    Australian Imperial Force 1319 Private 4th Infantry Brigade 4th Field Ambulance

  • Profile picture for Arthur Raley

    Born 1889

    Died 1964

    British Army Captain Newfoundland Regiment 1st Battalion

  • Profile picture for Francis Henry Dann

    Born 1888

    Died 1946

    South African Services Private South African Infantry

    South African Services Private Rand Rifles (Transvaal)

  • Profile picture for Frederick James Hawkes

    Born 1878

    Died 1918

    South African Services 14469 Private South African Infantry

  • Born 1880

    Died 1969

    Other Empire Force Second Lieutenant Malay States Defence Force Malacca Volunteer Rifles

  • Born 1896

    Died 1958

    Air Force (RAF/RFC)

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 487511 Private Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant 6th Reserve Battalion

  • Born 1870

    Died 1937

    Australian Imperial Force Major 4th Light Horse Regiment(Divisional)

    Australian Imperial Force Lieutenant Colonel 4th Light Horse Regiment

  • Born 1887

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 28539 Private 16th Battalion

  • Born 1885

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 77671 Sergeant 15th Battalion

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 77671 Corporal 30th Battalion

  • Born 1892

    Died 1976

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 77425 Lance Corporal 7th Battalion Canadian Infantry

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Lieutenant

  • Profile picture for Harold Richard Everitt

    Born 1891

    Died 1916

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 75418

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 75418 Lance Corporal Canadian Infantry 29th Battalion

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 75418 Lance Corporal 29th Vancouver Regiment

  • Profile picture for Cecil Braithwaite Parsons

    Born 1885

    Died 1916

    South African Services Lieutenant 1st South African Infantry

  • Profile picture for Jack Diamond Sumner-Potts

    Born 1897

    Died 1918

    Australian Imperial Force 1203 Private 7th Light Horse Regiment

    Australian Imperial Force Lieutenant Flying Corps 67th Squadron

  • Born 1878

    Died 1936

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 113 Battalion

  • Born 1872

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 5th Battalion

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Captain Mounted Rifles. Canadians

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Major Canadian Infantry 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles