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Sydney Thomas Bedford

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I have Sydney Thomas Bedford.

He was born 1881. Medway, Kent.

He died in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 22nd Jan. 1929.

I have not got a single clue where to look for info on this.:confused:

As there are far more knowledeable people here, could anyone have any ideas where to look.
Or, could some kind and lovely person (severly grovelling now) have a quick squint for any details.

Steve.:)
 
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I found a birth & also a death unfortunately in 1881 June qr for Medway Kent
birth index Medway 2a 524
death index Medway 2a 282
I have looked for him in the census, and cannot find anything, do you know when he emigrated?what boat he sailed on?
 

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Sorry, should have given more info.redf) redf)

He married Edith Blanch Holloway in 1918, and had a son John Sydney Bedford a few months later. And as far as I know he was an only child.

Sydney Thomas's fathers name was Walter Bedford, and I have not searched for anyone in the census.
I find it strange that he ended up in Argentina.

Steve.:)
 

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Hi Steve,

There is a S Bedford on the BiSA data base.

Name
S Bedford

Date
1914

Country
Argentina

Data Source
Railway director report

Data Type
Depart

There is also a Walter Bedford on there as well

http://www.bisa.btinternet.co.uk/mainbody.htm#projects

I don't know how you find this stuff Julie, you are awesome.

Railways led me to the Transandine Railway, between Argentina and Chile. The two countries mentioned for the entries of Thomas and Walter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transandine_Railway

I have emailed the Argentine Consulate, just to see if they may have any more info.
I've also emailed The Buenos Aires Herald, as they do have an archives.

Steve.:)
 

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There is a medal card on Ancestry for a Sydney T Bedford.
I'm sure that's him Julie. His son, John bedford was a mechanic/garage manager. So it sort of follows, father to son.
It says ASC on the medal card, so vehicle transport/mechanic must run in the blood.
I've also emailed Neil Hampshire(BiSA) for any details he might have of Walter Bedford, along with S.Bedford.
It looks like he may have been leaving Argentina to sign up. Will still have to find why he went back, if this is the man I'm after.

Small steps.:)

Thanks again Julie.:kissu:

Steve.:) :)
 

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Steve,

Found these Sydney Bedfords on the passenger list on findmypast site.

Sydney Bedford born abt 1886
Departure year 1910
Departure port Southamptom
Destination port Buenos Aires

Sydney Bedford born abt 1888
Departure year 1913
Departure Port Southampton
Destination port Buenos Aires

Sydney Thomas Bedford born abt 1888
Departure year 1919
Departure port Liverpool
Destination port Buenos Aires
 

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Incoming passenger list

Sydney Bedford born abt 1888

Port of EmbarKation Buenos Aires
Port passenger has landed Southampton
3rd Class
Occupation Stud Groom
Age 25
Country of last permanent residence Argentina Republic

Ship name Avon

I would think that the two Sydney Bedfords travelling in 1910/1913 are the same person, not sure about the other one.
 

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Steve,

Found these Sydney Bedfords on the passenger list on findmypast site.

Sydney Bedford born abt 1886
Departure year 1910
Departure port Southamptom
Destination port Buenos Aires

Sydney Bedford born abt 1888
Departure year 1913
Departure Port Southampton
Destination port Buenos Aires

Sydney Thomas Bedford born abt 1888
Departure year 1919
Departure port Liverpool
Destination port Buenos Aires

OK clever clogs, what was the ship.:biggrin: :biggrin:

Steve.:)
 

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He is probaly the the Sydney Bedford travelling to Argentina in 1910 and 1913, but the Sydney Thomas Bedford travelling in 1919 may be a different one. Still cant find him on any of the census!
 

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He is probaly the the Sydney Bedford travelling to Argentina in 1910 and 1913, but the Sydney Thomas Bedford travelling in 1919 may be a different one. Still cant find him on any of the census!
I've been looking for ages.
All I really know was that his son was put in a hospital to recover from TB. Or thats what they thought.

If he married and had a son in the same year, he wasn't much of a man to go back to Argentina and leave them. That's if he did go back.??
 

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Hi Steve,

I cant work this one out. The Sydney born 1881 Medway seems to point to the one who died in 1881 Medway. If this is so where is your Sydneys birth, have you his marriage details?
 

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