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First Name: Robert John Last Name: BEDDELL
Date of Death: 08/10/1916 Lived/Born In: Gray's Inn Road
Rank: Gunner Unit: Royal Field Artillery 76th Battery
Memorial Site: Basra Memorial, Iraq

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Age-27

61, Acton Street, Gray's Inn Road

Born-Clerkenwell

 

Robert Beddell died from unspecified causes on 8th October, 1916, while serving with the 76th Battery of 10 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery in Mesopotamia.  This artillery brigade was part of the 6th (Poona) Division of the Indian Army which had been taken into captivity when the siege of Kut al Amara ended in April, 1916 and it is likely that he died as a prisoner of war of the Turks.

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