Joseph Marmion RANFORD


RANFORD, Joseph Marmion

Service Numbers: 292, 183
Enlisted: 22 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 17 October 1882
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Ganger
Died: Killed In Action, Egypt, 4 August 1916, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Suez Canal, Egypt
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Arno Bay WW1 Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cleve WW1 Honor Roll, Cleve War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Trooper, SN 292, 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen

World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 183, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Battle for Pozières
22 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 183, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
4 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 183, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Brother Clem, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, killed in action 31 October 1917.



The parents of Sergeant J. M. Ranford, 3rd Light Horse, have been officially notified that their son was killed between August 4 and 6. Sergeant Ranford was 34 years of age, and was well known all over the West Coast, where he was stationed for more than 20 years. He was a fine horseman, a strong swimmer, and good all-round athlete. He served right through the South African war, in which he received a bullet wound on the head. Two other brothers are serving with the colors, one of whom was with him when he was killed in action. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ranford, of Semaphore." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 19 Aug 1916 (