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 1893

    Died 1918

    Australian Imperial Force 952 Trooper Australian Light Horse

  • Born 1899

    Died 1975

    Australian Imperial Force 114 Corporal 11th Infantry Battalion "A" Company

    Australian Imperial Force 114 Sergeant ANZAC Pay Corps

  • Born 1894

    Australian Imperial Force 1802 Sapper 3rd Light Horse Brigade 3rd Signal Troop

  • Born 1890

    Died 1931

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 41439

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Captain Canadian Field Artillery

  • Born 1894

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery

    South African Services Transvaal Scottish

    South African Services Second Lieutenant Heavy Artillery

  • Profile picture for Bertie Raymond Philbrick

    Born 1874

    Died 1916

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Captain Canadian Infantry 46th Battalion

  • Born 1895

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 20128 Private 10th Battalion

  • Born 1892

    Died 1988

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 107515 Lance Corporal Canadian Mounted Rifles 2nd Battalion

  • Born 1896

    Died 1963

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 445348 Lance Corporal 60th Battalion

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant 23rd Reserve Battalion

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 445348 Pte 55th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

  • Profile picture for Walter John Smith

    Born 1884

    Died 1975

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 404926 Sergeant 87 Battalion, CEF

  • Profile picture for Thomas Gerard Abigail

    Born 1896

    Died 1974

    Australian Imperial Force 19036 Gunner 7th Field Artillery Brigade

  • Profile picture for Cecil Horace Melcombe

    Born 1897

    Died 1919

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 102902 Sapper Canadian Engineers

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 102902 Sapper 67th Pioneer Battalion

  • Born 1890

    Died 1916

    Australian Imperial Force 4179 Lance Corporal 14th Battalion

  • Born 1879

    British Army 881 Private 2nd Rhodesia Regiment

  • Born 1883

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 76015 Sergeant 29th Battalion D Company

  • Born 1890

    Died 1982

    Australian Imperial Force 2498 Private 1st Infantry Battalion, 7th Reinforcements

    Australian Imperial Force Second Lieutenant 53rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for George Herbert Farrar

    Born 1859

    Died 1915

    South African Services Lt Col D.A.Q.M.G

    South African Services Colonel Assistant Quartermaster General (A.Q.M.G) - Active Citizen Force attd. General Staff