Edward Kempton BEDWELL

Edward Kempton Bedwell Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Tamworth NSW
Resided
Maryborough
Occupation
Commission Agent
Enlisted
19-August-1914
Place
Maryborough
Age
29
Status
Single
Service No
53
Rank
Private
Unit
9th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
Embarked
24-September-1914
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli
Highest rank
Sergeant
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
Returned to Australia
July 1915
Notes

Brother of 2205 Private Charles D'Arcy Bedwell (not on Roll of Honour).

 

Edward Bedwell was among the first ashore at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. Three days later he was promoted to Sergeant. In May he was wounded in action by a gunshot to the head. He was evacuated to the 2nd General Hospital at Gezireh and two weeks later invalided to Australia. After returning to his family home in Maryborough he recuperated at Kangaroo Point Military Hospital in Brisbane. He was discharged in December 1915.

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