Private William Stanford

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

15 Apr 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation



General Post Office

Service Number


Place of Birth

Kings Lynn
United Kingdom

World War I Address

38 Whitby Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 10th May 1917
Pte William Stanford


Pte William Stanford, 33856, 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action around Arras in France on April 18th, 1917. Born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, he was appointed a postman there in December 1908 before later transferring to Luton around 1912.

He had married Mary Ann Scrivener, from Marsh Road, Leagrave, at Biscot Church on Monday, May 31st, 1909, before the couple initially set up home in Kings Lynn.

William Stanford had enlisted in the Bedfordshire Regiment in June 1916 and, after training at Tring, went to France on New Year's Day 1917.

On their return to Luton the couple lived at 38 Whitby Road. His wife went to live with her sister in Limbury Road, Leagrave, following William's death.


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Author: Deejaya

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