Sunday, 9 April 2017

Memorial to Highlanders, Bedford Cemetery

Monday 9th April 1917: On Easter Monday a memorial cross in Bedford Cemetery was dedicated by the Reverend Canon Speck (Vicar of St Paul’s). The Cross was erected in the memory of the Highlanders and Welsh Divisions who died while in training at Bedford. During the service, heavy snow fell and was accompanied by peals of thunder. The memorial cross bears the following inscription:

‘To the Glory of God. These memorial crosses were erected by many Bedford and other friends, and are dedicated to perpetuate the memory of those men of the Highland Division and Welsh Divisions who died at Bedford while in training for active service, 1914-1915.’

Source: Bedfordshire Standard 13/4/1917

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