Andrew Gordon DUNSFORD MM

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DUNSFORD, Andrew Gordon

Service Number: 1826
Enlisted: 19 June 1916, Place of enlistment - Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Narridy, South Australia, 21 April 1892
Home Town: Red Hill, Mid North, South Australia
Schooling: Narridy & Red Hill Public Schools
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 September 1918, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Templeux-le-Guerard Communal Cemetery Extension
Row B, Grave 29 Headstone Inscription "AT REST THE DEARLY LOVED SON OF T. & M. DUNSFORD OF REDHILL"
Memorials: 41st Battalion Roll of Honour, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Koolunga War Memorial, Narridy Roll of Honor, Red Hill Men Roll of Honor WW1, Red Hill Methodist Church Honor Roll, Redhill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1826, Place of enlistment - Adelaide, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1826, 43rd Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1826, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
29 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1826, 41st Infantry Battalion

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Biography

'He was awarded the Military Medal for distinguished bravery in the field at the Battle of Damascus in June 1917 and was formally decorated by General Sir William Birdwood at the review of the Australian troops held in Belgium on Dec 4 1917. The General gave him a hearty hand shake and congratulated him on the honours he had so nobly won.' See his Mother's comments in the Roll of Honour Family Circular