Corporal Bedford B. Lunsford was born in Union County, Georgia. He was assigned to 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division AEF. He died on 7 October 1918 at the age of 23, and is interred at A,18,5, Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France.
News article The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) 25 Mar 1919
Bedford B. Lunsford, Corporal, Company M, 117th Infantry.
Corp. Lunsford (deceased) was decorated for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, October 7, 1918. When the line was held up by enemy machine gun fire Corporal Lunsford strapped an automatic rifle to his shoulder and advanced in the face of machine gun fire. Firing as he went forward, he killed four of the enemy before he fell dead, riddled with bullets. Thomas Lunsford, his father, lives in Mount Vernon, Tenn.