Gordon Beresford ALFORD


ALFORD, Gordon Beresford

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 13 September 1915, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Toowoomba, Queensland, 18 February 1885
Home Town: Goulburn, Goulburn Mulwaree, New South Wales
Schooling: Fort Street Public School, Sydney
Occupation: Bank Accountant
Died: Died of wounds, Wandsworth, England, 12 August 1916, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Streatham Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Wellington Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

13 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales
9 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 1st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Sydney
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 1st Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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"...Second Lieutenant Gordon Beresford Alford, 1st Battalion of Mosman, NSW. A bank accountant prior to enlistment, he embarked from Sydney on HMAT Nestor (A71) on 9 April 1916. He was wounded in action during fighting near Pozieres, France on 23 July 1916 and died of wounds on 12 August 1916 in the Empire Hospital, London, aged 31. He is buried in the Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery, United Kingdom." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)


Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Gordon Beresford ALFORD was born on 18th February, 1885 in Toowoomba, Queensland

His parents were Charles George ALFORD and Elizabeth Crofton NOTT