The Bedfordshire Regiment in The Great War
By Steve Fuller
During the Great War the Bedfordshire Regiment was engaged on The Western Front, Italy, Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine. The Regiment's 2 'Regular' Infantry Battalions, its single 'Territorial Battalion and 2 'Reserve' Battalions were supplemented by many 'New Army' Battalions when war broke out in 1914. In all, a total of 21 Infantry Battalions served with the Regiment between 1914 and 1918.
The Regiment's soldiers achieved incredible feats during the war and were awarded many hundreds of gallantry and bravery medals including seven Victoria Crosses. Many of the characters within the regiment went on to achieve great feats after the war, ranging from air speed records to positions of importance within the military, in public life or private endeavours.
http://www.bedfordregiment.org.uk/ - Steve Fuller's website on the Bedfordshire Regiment