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Private Edward Britchford
271581 Bedfordshire Regiment
(204476 2nd Battalion - CWGC)

Son of Mr George & Mrs Ann Britchford
Husband of Mrs Louisa Britchford of Wellingborough

Aged 28 years

Died 21st September 1918

Commemorated at Unicorn Cemetery, Vend'huile
Grave I. D.12.

Born at Rushden, enlisted at Wellingborough.
Rushden Echo, October 11th, 1918, transcribed by Greville Watson

Rushden’s Casualty List

Mrs T. Burfield, of 141, Queen-street, Rushden, has again suffered further bereavement by the death in action of yet another brother, viz., 271581, Pte. Edward Britchford, of the Beds Regiment. The official notification states that he was killed in action on September 21st. This is the second brother Mrs Burfield has lost in the war, the first, the late Pte. Jack Britchford, Northants Regiment, having been killed on June 8th this year. Another brother, Pte. Charles Britchford, Queen’s Royal West Surreys, is fighting his country’s battles in France, as is also Mrs Burfield’s son, Pte. Edgar Burfield, of the same regiment. The late Pte. Edward Britchford, whose death is just reported, was 28 years of age, and he leaves a widow and three children to mourn their loss. He was well know in Rushden as a footballer. Pte. Edgar Burfield writes to his mother that he is with Pte. Sidney Pearcey, son of Mr P. Pearcey, of the “Rushden Echo” staff.
Rushden Echo, October 18th, 1918, transcribed by Greville Watson

Rushden’s Casualty List - Victims of the War

Pte. Edward Britchford (28), Bedford Regt., a native of Rushden, whose wife and three children live at 146, Winstanley-road, Wellingborough, was killed by a shell on Sept. 21st.

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