|Place of birth||Albert Park, Victoria|
|School||Fairfield Park State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Beford, 'Rhondda', Grant Street, Brighton, Victoria|
|Previous military service||19th Battery Australian Field Artillery; Served in the Citizen Military Forces.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Driver|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 4|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/30/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Ypres, Belgium|
|Age at death||21.10|
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||The Huts Cemetery (Plot IX, Row A, Grave No. 14), Dickebusch, Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William Thomas and Mary Hannah BEDFORD, "Rhondda", Grant Street, Brighton, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 27 June 1915; transferred to 2nd Brigade Ammunition Column, Anzac, 27 July 1915; admitted to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 31 July 1915 (rheumatism); transferred to Australian Records Section, Zeitoun, Egypt, 9 September 1915; taken on strength, 10 September 1915.
Appointed Acting Bombardier, 19 February 1916.
Struck off strength Australian Records Section and reverted to permanent rank of Gunner, 4 July 1916; joined Australian Artillery Training Depot, Tel-el-Kebir, 5 July 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 1 August 1916.
Found guilty, 12 September 1916, of being absent without leave from midnight 7 September, to 11 pm, 11 September 1916: forfeited a total of 4 days' pay.
Transferred to 21st Field Artillery Brigade, England, 26 October 1916.
Found guilty, 28 January 1917, of overstaying leave from midnight 22 January, to 9 pm, 27 January 1917: awarded 168 hours Detention; forfeited a total of 12 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 20 march 1917.
Taken on strength, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade and posted to 102nd Battery, France, 31 March 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 2 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BEDFORD Eric Bert|