Here is a link to a podcast from the National Archives titled For king and another country: Indian soldiers on the Western Front.

 

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/for-king-and-another-country.mp3

In Loving memory Of

Colonel Edwin BEDDY

29th Punjab Infantry

Who Died At Netley May 8th 1919

Aged 82 Years

Also of His Youngest Son

Rafe Langdon Beddy

Lieut 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles

Who Died of Wounds Received In Action

In Gallipoli June 4th 1915 aged 27 Years

And Is Buried In Gallipoli

Edwin was married to Harriet Alice.

 

1911 census has Edwin age 74 an Indian Army Colonel born in Bengal India living with wife Harriet Alice age 61 born in Devon and children Alice Hazel Langdon Beddy age 30, Edna Clare Langdon Beddy age 28, daughter in law Eileen Beddy and grandaughter Eileen Alice Moriarty Beddy age 1 and 4 servants in Llandingat Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Their other children were Edwin Sidney Langdon Beddy, Percy Langdon Beddy, Bertram Langdon Beddy and Rafe Langdon Beddy.

 

Burial no 2011 Officers Church of England

Conductor

J.O'CONNOR

Indian Ordnance Dept.

Died 25th October 1916

Colonel Eric Gordon PERRY

 

See Burials With Medals and Awards

Major

T. F. SALMON

India Misc. List

Died 4th December 1919

 

Thomas Francis was 54 years of age and was in "D" Block.

 

The British Library has a record describing what was to be done with Thomas's children due to their mother sadly dying in 1917.

 

He left behind 3 orphaned children, Marjorey Ellen age 13, Frederick Randolf age 4 and Maud Freda Raphacle age 3. He had an elder son Martin Edward Francis who was serving in the Forces.

Apparently, a Mrs. Murphy took the children to London so that they could attend a School for Officers Children and not be put into a Pauper's school.

 

Major

G.D. WRIGHT

98th Infantry

Died 26th May 1920 Age 40

 

 

George Darling

from Hampshire Big Theme
November 7th year unknown
Burnley News 11th November 1914
The Tribune
December 16th 1914
Evening Dispatch 18th January 1915 nurse Ethel Nazer
Western Mail 22nd January 1915
February 1915 unknown newspaper. From Netley Hospital Heritage archives.
From the Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners Advocate 24th March 1915

Rachel Hasted has compiled a list of Indian Army Deaths in WWI in England. These are the names from Netley

from the Netley Hospital Heritage group archives
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