PFC Bernard Radford was born February 1898 in Castalia, North Carolina to William Sylvester and Caroline Francis (Harris) Radford. The family farmed and Bernard did the same. In August 1917 he married Katie Pierce.
When Bernard entered the service he was assigned to E Company 116th Infantry. He was killed in action on 25 Oct 1918. He is buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.
His wife, Kate or Katie, did not remarry until 1943.