Arthur (Allen) BEDWELL
I suspect that Arthur Bedwell is actually Allen Bedwell, and that he signed up with a false name for some reason. His service records are in the name of Arthur but his War grave is under the name Allen. The service numbers match as does the mothers name, Lucy Constable. In researching the family in the census returns and birth registrations only Allen is recorded.
Enlisted - 3/25th County of London Cyclist Bn - 22 March 1915
Address - Aubrey Cottage, Copthorne Bank, Nr. Crawley, Sussex.
Occupation - Labourer
Transferred - Div. Cyclist Co. - Attached 8 Oct 1915, transferred 13 Feb 1916
- Army Cyclist Corp - 1 Nov 1916
Next of kin - Mother - Lucy Constable, address as above.
Died - of wounds - 30 Sep 1917
'Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19' :-
[Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 - published in 1921 by His Majesty's Stationery Office]
In Memory of
Private Allen BEDWELL
16131, Army Cyclists Corps, XV. Corps Cyclist Bn who died on 30 Sep 1917 age 29.
emembered with honour
Zuydcoote Military Cemetery - I.D.18.
Commemorated in perpetuity by
Zuydcoote Military Cemetery,
[Courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission]
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