Private John Radford

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

14 Nov 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Cardboard box maker


F. Oakley & Son, Williamson Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

9 Windsor Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Puchevillers British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 30th November 1916
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

Author: Deejaya

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