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kim Lawton

My name is Kim Lawton and my maiden name was Bedson, i have just discovered that Sapper Bedson who was the only survivor of the Petit Bois Incident was my Great Grandfather, does anyone know where i can find out any more information about him, i am really interested to know more

 

 

 

 

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jonbem

Hi and welcome

can you narrow it down a bit with first name or initial, where from, DOB and such to allow us to help more

 

regards

Jon

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kim Lawton
2 minutes ago, jonbem said:

Hi and welcome

can you narrow it down a bit with first name or initial, where from, DOB and such to allow us to help more

 

regards

Jon

I know his full name was William Henry Bedson but cant find out any more about him at the moment

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jonbem

I guess therefore this chap - MIC on Ancestry

Name:William H Bedson

Regiment or Corps:York and Lancaster Regiment, Royal Engineers

Regimental Number:17141, 146336

 

entitled to BWM & VM and 15 Star

Entered field abroad 15 Jul 1915

also received Silver War Badge

 

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kim Lawton

Yes that must be him, the post i found out about him had the same regiment number

 

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jonbem

Medal Roll on ANCESTRY HERE

 

Silver badge roll HERE

 

 

15 Star roll HERE

Edited by jonbem
corrected links

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kim Lawton

That's great, thank you, think i need to try and find out more about him and about the incident, i'm really interested now

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jonbem

Apologies my links are iffy

let me correct them

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Terry_Reeves

Kim, you have posted in two different threads. Ask the mods to join the two up as it gets confusing.

 

TR

 

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jonbem

Enlisted 13/11/14, discharged 14/12/18

Says bullet wound left foot

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kim Lawton

Wow thank you, this is so interesting

 

 

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clk

Hi Kim.

 

Do you know if he married in November 1898 ?

 

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Image sourced from Findmypast

 

Regards

Chris

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kim Lawton

Not sure but i think i need to try and find out more, looks like i'm going to be busy the next few days

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clk

Hi Kim,

 

If it were to be him, it looks like what remains of his service file is here (link) on Findmypast. it should also be available on Ancestry.

 

Regards

Chris

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jonbem

War diaries available to download on National Archives £3.50 each

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q=250+tunneling+company

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jonbem

previous thread on 250th Tunnelling C.

 

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brianmorris547

146336 Spr W H Benson is named in the Times Official Casualty List 15/07/1916 under RE wounded. He was probably wounded at the end of May or beginning of June. I have read the 1916 WDs of 250 TC at Kew but did not download them as other ranks are not named in WO 95/555/1 and 555/4 only contains Weekly Mining Reports. I have only found one other document relating to 250 TC which names other ranks (there may be more). It is addressed to the OC 250 TC from Major General F W Glubb, Chief Engineer Second Army and is dated 28/06/1916. It singles out men for meritorious conduct and good service in attempting to rescue buried colleagues. It can be seen in the Service Record of 65334 George Abraham Williams RE ((WIL 202875/575931) who is one of the men mentioned in the letter. I will have a further look at the names in the OCL to see if I can find any Service or Pension records of other men who were wounded serving with 250 TC. 

Brian

EDIT: Found three Service Records in the OCL but only one was a Tunneller. He was Frank Holdcroft of 171 TC and he was gassed on 17/06/1916. 

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