Bedfordshire Local History Association

Kempston Cemetery

I am hoping you can help our family discover why a Great Uncle of ours is buried at Kempston. He was serving with the Royal Engineers in 1916. Name -Thomas Jenkins, Svce No.182786 .plot M 20. Was there a hospital in Bedford where WW1 soldiers were treated? It will be the 100th anniversary of his death this Christmas, and we have only just discovered his grave. How can we find out if he died of his wounds, and why Bedford in the first place? Any information your society can give us, would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks for your time.

Linda Howard

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