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Regimental number1883
Place of birthManchester, England
SchoolManchester Central Board School, England
Age on arrival in Australia26
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Bedford, 45 Whitclow Road, Charlton-cum-Hardy, Lancashire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentProvisional Corporal
Unit name28th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 04-6 August 1916
Place of death or woundingMametz Wood, Pozi?res, France
Date of death04-4 August 1916
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialDeville Wood Cemetery (Plot XXXII, Row Q, Grave No. 3), Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick Samuel and Mary Jane BEDFORD, 40 Whitelow Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England

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