|Place of birth||Hay, New South Wales|
|Address||Church Street, Hay, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, Charles Bedford, Church Street, Hay, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Narrandera, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Light Horse Regiment, 22nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/17/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Charles and Jane BEDFORD|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 2861 Pte William Edward BEDFORD, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 October 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Palestine
Embarked Melbourne, 28 October 1917.
Found guilty, at sea, of when on Active Service leaving his guard without orders from his superior officer: awarded 14 days' detention.
Disembarked Suez, 10 December 1917; marched in to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 23 January 1918.
Taken on strength, 12th Light Horse Regiment, Belah, 2 February 1918.
Admitted to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, Jerusalem, 4 May 1918 (diarrhoea); transferred to 75th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 June 1918; to 43rd Stationary Hospital, Kilo 151, 6 May 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 15 May 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 16 May 1918; to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 7 June 1918; to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 19 June 1918; rejoined 12th Light Horse Regiment, 27 June 1918.
Admitted to Port Said Rest Camp, 9 August 1918; marched in to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 1 September 1918.
Found guilty, 7 October 1918, of when on Active Service, irregular conduct, i.e. staggering about Ismailia Railway Station as if he was drunk: awarded 14 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 3 days' pay.
Rejoined 12th Light Horse Regiment, 18 November 1918.
Sick to hospital, 20 February 1919 (venereal disease); admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 23 February 1919 (gonorrhoea); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, 9 April 1919; discharged, 1 July 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 131 days.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Morvada', 20 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 28 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 28 September 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||51|
|Place of burial||Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BEDFORD Joseph|