Charles Leslie BEDFORD

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BEDFORD, Charles Leslie

Service Number: 509
Enlisted: 22 February 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: State School Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Illness (Tonsilitis), At sea (HS Formosa), 13 October 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, buried at sea Rev. S.A. Marsh officiated Panel 65, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

22 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 509, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 509, 23rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 509, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of David and  Mary Ann (nee Symons) Bedford of 80 Peel Street, Ballarat, Victoria. Birth name registered as Leslie Charles Bedford registration number 12104

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Citizen Military Forces of Ballarat

Was apprenticed to M.F. Blayney for 3 years