Rank or Title

War time / or Pre War occupation

Cardboard box maker

Employer

F. Oakley & Son, Williamson Street

Service Number

23496

Place of Birth

Luton
United Kingdom

World War I Address

9 Windsor Street
Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Somme
France

Grave Location

Puchevillers British Cemetery
France

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier
Pte John Radford

 

Pte John Radford, 23496, 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died in the No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station in France on November 14th, 1916, the day after he was wounded in action on the Somme.

Pte Sidney John Vass, his lifelong pal from Luton with whom he enlisted and went to France, was also to died in hospital from November 13th wounds sustained on the Somme. He passed away on November 24th, 1916.

Pte Radford, son of Harry and Julia Radford, of 9 Windsor Street, Luton, was employed by cardboard box maker Mr F. Oakley & Son, of 11 Williamson Street, Luton, prior to the war.

He and pal Sidney had been in France only four months when they were wounded within a few hours of each other on November 13th.

 

Individual Location

Pte John Radford

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