Bromley War Memorial

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William Frederick Byford

1892 - 13/08/1917
William Frederick Byford
Source: Bromley & District Times
CWGC Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Other Memorials: St George's Church, Bickley, Bickley and Widmore Church of England School

Place of birth: Bromley, Kent
Last known address in Bromley: 8 Pembroke Road

Military information

Regiment/Service: Royal Sussex Regiment
Battalion/Ship: 11th Bn
Rank: Private
Number: 13378

Family information

Parents: Arthur & Susan Byford (nee Craker)
Parents' occupation: General labourer
Siblings: Kathleen, Arthur George, Emily, Samuel, Susan Amelia, Louisa
Relatives on War Memorial: CRAKER, A., CRAKER, G.H.
Wife: Eliza Minnie Halls
Marriage date: 1914

Census information

Address: 29 Chislehurst Road, Bickley
Address: 5 Pembroke Road
Occupation: Gardener

Extra details

Frederick was the third of Arthur and Susan's seven children. He was baptised on 19th February 1893. Frederick attended the Bickley & Widmore School where he was a member of the Cadet Corps. He married Eliza Minnie Halls in 1914. Prior to enlisting he was in the employ of Mr Walters of Treadwell Farm, Bickley.

Frederick enlisted in the Royal Sussex Regiment in June 1916. His experience in the Cadet Corps enabled him to be quickly promoted to Musketry Instructor. He died in hospital, in Boulogne, of fever.

Frederick's cousin A E Craker, and second cousin G H Craker also died.

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