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Leslie Sydney BEDFORD

Regimental number5252
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolKogarah State School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Address6 Cameron Street, Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs Mabel Bedford, 6 Cameron Street, Manly, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets, Kogarah State School, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 9 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Field Artillery
FateKilled in Action 31 October 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Date of death31 October 1916
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBulls Road Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 5), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Leslie John and Mabel Marian Davis BEDFORD, "Arrandoon", Camera Street, Manly, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Arthur BEDFORD, served 4 years with the AIF, was badly wounded; 2822 Percy BEDFORD, 31st Battalion, served 3.6 yrs with the AIF.

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