Cyril Beddard was the son of Edward and Harriet Beddard of ‘Hillcrest’, Hope Street, Wordsley. He volunteered for the Worcesters and served in C Company of the 3rd Battalion. After the 1915-16 battles in Artois the Worcesters had undergone reorganization and training. They returned to the front line on the 10th April 1916 and took over trenches at Vimy facing the famous ridge. Lance Corporal Cyril Beddard was killed on that day of arrival, possibly by shell-fire or accident. He is buried in Bois de Noulette British Cemetery (I A 3) close to Liévin. He was 17 years of age and is commemorated on the Wordsley Memorial.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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