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William Adams BEDFORD

Regimental number5037
Place of birthBath, Somerset, England
SchoolCouncil School, Liverpool, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Bedford, Camden Lodge, Bath, Somerset, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas rejected 3 times, then joined the Waratahs.
FateKilled in Action 19 August 1916
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Date of death19 August 1916
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2 (Plot XIII, Row K, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Catherine BEDFORD, Camden Lodge, Bath, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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