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Walter Leo BEDFORD

Regimental number1941
Place of birthHay, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDraper and train conductor
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25.10
Height5' 8"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Annie Maude Bedford, Camperdown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of fluid on right knee)
Enlistment date5 December 1916
Unit nameLight Trench Mortar Battery, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
An Embarkation Roll for the Light Trench Mortar Battery, 6th Reinforcement, does not appear on the AWM website.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918
Discharge date14 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Saxon', 11 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right shoulder), Sydney, 14 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEDFORD Walter Leo

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