Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
14 Nov 1916
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
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.