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Born in Middlesex, England and a Sign Writer by trade, John Bedford was 32 years and married when enlisted on the 10th of January 1916 in the Howitzer Brigade 23, Battery 109, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Driver, Number 22271. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 'Medic' on the 20th of May 1916. Private appointed Gunner on the 4th of February 1916 to the 30th of April 1916 and appointed Driver on the 1st of May 1916. Driver admitted to Hospital sick in France on the 2nd of February 1918. Embarked return to Australia per 'Medic' for discharg on the 23rd of September 1918. Disembarked on the 26th of November 1918. Discharged from the 3rd Military District on the 10th of December 1918. War service: Western Front Tree No. 1989