Southend Methodist Church, Ampthill Road, Bedford

War Memorial

The War Memorial from Southend Methodist Church, Ampthill Road, Bedford commemorates those from the church who died in World War 1. When Southend MC closed, the memorial was re-located in 2014 to the east transept of Kempston East Methodist Church, Bedford Road, Kempston. 

Those commemorated are: 

Thomas W Billingham – Serjeant 1329 2nd/1st East Anglian Field Coy Royal Engineers

Born Died 25/11/1915

Commemorated: Pieta Military Cemetery 

Herbert Kidman Chillery – Private 42410 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment

Born 1885 Died 01/10/1918

Commemorated: Masnieres British Cemetery, Marcoing 

Frank Richard Chillery – Lance Corporal 17776 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment

Born 1895 Died 25/09/1915

Commemorated: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez 

William Freeman – Bedfordshire Regiment 

Edmund Lilley – Sapper 1268 1st (East Anglian) Field Coy Royal Engineers

Born 1894 Died 26/09/1915

Commemorated: Chocques Military Cemetery 

Frank Reginald Notley – Private 78995 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers

Born 1900 Died 28/08/1918

Commemorated: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

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