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Thomas George Sydney BEDINGFELD

Regimental number3033
Place of birthCorowa, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarrier
AddressCabramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Bedingfeld, Barnett Avenue, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of varicose veins).
Enlistment date17 July 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 29 January 1919
Discharge date29 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 7662 Sergeant Alfred Samuel F BEDINGFELD, Australian Army Pay Corps, returned to Australia, 8 April 1918; 14267 Sapper Richard Henry Norman BEDINGFELD, Wireless Signal Squadron, discharged, 13 September 1917; 2587 2nd Air Mechanic Norman BEDINGFELD, 2nd Special Draft, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919.
Other details

War service: taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, 27 January 1917.

Attached to School of Instruction 25B Hotchkiss Gun Course, 15 April 1917; rejoined unit, having passed as Gunner, 25 April 1917.

Taken on strength, 6th Light Horse Regiment, 5 July 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 23 October 1917 (tonsillitis); transferred to Anzac Recovery Station, Shellal Junction, 24 October 1917; to Hospital Train, 25 October 1917, and admitted to 43rd Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 25 October 1917; transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, 27 October 1917; discharged to duty, 29 October 1917; rejoined 6th Light Horse Regiment, 23 December 1917.

Admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 11 January 1919 (malaria); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 19 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Margha', 29 January 1919; arrived Melbourne, 5 March 1919, for onward travel by boat to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 29 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as BEDINGFIELD.

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