(Wilfred) Cyril Bridgeman

Memorial: Cromhall - St Andrews Church

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Lance Corporal 14938

Parents: Thomas and Elizabeth Ann (Nee Pick) Bridgeman

Marital status: Single

Home address: Home Address: Long Cross, Cromhall, Gloucestershire Lived: On the 1901 and the 1911 Census, the family lived in Cromhall.

Pre-war occupation: Gardener Domestic

Date of birth: 1892

Place of birth: Cromhall

Date of death: 08/07/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial, France

Age: 23

Further information:

His birth registration was in the name Wilfred Cyril Bridgman (no e), and the records seem to switch between the two spellings of the surname. On the 1901 and 1911 Census, he is recorded as Cyril, but the military records state Wilfred Cyril.

On the 1911 Census, Cyril was living with his parents and 4 brothers and 1 sister (three more surviving children were not living with them).

Cyril served with the 7th Bedfordshire Regiment and was killed in action on 08/07/1916.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.