Wyndham History

George Henry Bedson (1899-1986)

Item

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Dublin Core

Type

Title

George Henry Bedson (1899-1986)

Contributor

Date

1916

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Format

text

Language

eng

World War One Veterans Item Type Metadata

Name

George Henry Bedson

Birth Date

Service Number

1817

Enlistment Date

Next of Kin

Mr William Bedson
Father

Address at time of Enlistment

Farm Cove View,
Chirnside Street, 
Queensville Estate,
West Footscray, Victoria

Occupation

Marital Status

Single

Death Date

Place of Burial

Altona Memorial Park,
Altona, Victoria

Biographical Text

No.1817  Private George Henry Bedson
War Service
George originally tried to enlist on 19 February 1916, As he was under the age of 21, his enlistment papers were required to be signed by both his parents.  His father was unable to sign due to being "...in mental hospital".  It is unclear from the record as to why his enlistment did not proceed.

George enlisted again on 5 June 1916 in Melbourne.

Following initial training in Geelong and Seymour, George proceeded to England per troopship, A32 Themestocles on 28 July 1916 before travelling to France.

Following active service, he departed England on 20 May 1919 aboard the troopship, Nestor.

He received his discharge on 31 October 1919.

His name is recorded on the RSL Honor Board as Bidson, G.

Medals and Entitlements:
  • British War Medal 
  • Victory Medal

Bibliography

Ancestry.com

Australian War Memorial
awm.gov.au

National Archives of australia
naa.gov.au

Medals and Entitlements

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Citation

“George Henry Bedson (1899-1986),” Wyndham History, accessed November 30, 2021, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2459.

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