BREDON, Anthony Surtees

Rank: Corporal

Year of death: 1918

Date of birth: 1st July 1888 Scarborough

Date of death: August 28th 1918 Pelves age 30

Place of death: Pelves

Service number: 432166

Regiment: 49th Battalion Canadian Infantry

Medals:Anthony Bredon’s sister Margaret received her brothers posthumously awarded medals in 1922 from the Canadian Government. Victory Medal, British War Medal, 1915 Star

Cemetery location: Dean Road Cemetery Section C Border 1

Where remembered?:
Scarborough Mercury Friday 13th September 1918
St Marys Parish Church Roll of Honour
Anthony Surtees Bredon name added to Olivers Mount War Memorial in October 2003

Biographical Information

Son of Alexander (Physician Surgeon) and Annie Bredon
Baptised St Marys Parish Church 22nd July 1888
1901 Census
Address given as 50 Aberdeen Walk
Attended privately owned Wheaters Grammar School located in Scarborough at 33 Albemarle Crescent. Stayed at Wheaters until autumn term 1901 when he was sent to Newick House Private School Cheltenham where he stayed until he was 17.
Returned to Scarborough in 1905 to work as a clerk to a local solicitor William Drawbridge located at 74 Newborough.
1910:emigrated to Alberta, Canada finding work as a clerk.
Enlisted into the 49th Edmonton Regiment on 4th January 1915.
Posted to Valcartier Camp February 1915, training base of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Quebec
Arrived in France via Liverpool and Kent
Spent some months at the 8th Stationary Hospital
Shipped back to Britain in September 1916
Returned to France November 1917
Remained in the Ypres sector throughout winter 1917
Reinterred from a battlefield grave  to a cemetery close to Tilloy les Mofflanies , now known as Gourock Trench Cemetery a Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery. Section B Grave 8
England and Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1858-

“Bredon Antony of Edmonton Alberta Canada corporal 49th Battalion Overseas Forces of Canada died 28th August 1918 in France on active service. Administration (with will) London 8th October to Margaret Sarah Meares (wife of Herbert Marsh Sims Meares D.S.O. M.C.) Effects £1645 17s 8d”


Sacred to the memory of Alexander Macaulay Bredon MB died 5th April 1915 age 65 years/also of Annie Isabella his wife died December 17th 1910 age 43 years/”For as in Adam all die so also in Christ shall all be made alive”Cor.15:22/Pro Patria Mori/in precious and loving memory of their youngest son Anthony Surtees Bredon/Corp 49th Batt Canadian Infantry killed in action Pelves August 28th 1918 aged 30 and buried in Arras Cemetery

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