Family: Second son of Thomas and Christina Beddow. Thomas also used the name Beddows.
Residences: Steel Lane, Tilstock, Whitchurch, Shropshire, and 87 Cheeryble Street, Higher Openshawe, Manchester by the end of the war.
Civilian Occupation: He was a farm labourer before joining the army on 22 August 1899.
Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Service Number: 17148
Date of Enlistment: 01 August 1911
Date of Discharge: 24 March 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation
Other information: He fought in the Boer War and afterwards was stationed in India until November 1907 when he was transferred to the army reserves. He re-enlisted in August 1911 and was mobilised on the 5 August 1915. He was posted on the 6 July 1916 and fought in the Balkans during World War 1.