Wilfred John NORTHFIELD

NORTHFIELD, Wilfred John

Service Number: 1455
Enlisted: 10 July 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Woolongong, New South Wales, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Roma, Maranoa, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer (Milk Vendor post-war)
Died: Natural causes, Roma, Queensland, Australia, 11 October 1966
Cemetery: Roma General Cemetery, Queensland
Memorials: Kyogle Shire Council Honour Roll WW1, Mallanganee WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
4 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1455, 2nd Light Horse Regiment
4 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1455, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Mashobra, Sydney
16 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

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Biography

Mr John Wilfred Northfield was born at woolongong, NSW in 1892, where his father conducted a milk vending business.

Three days before sailing with members of the 2nd Light Horse Brigade in 1915, he married Miss Martha Fuhrmann of Mallanganee, N.S.W.

After serving four years, which included Gallipoli and the Middle East, he returned home and due to his wife's illness he brought her to Roma, where carried out his own milk business for almost 30 years.

He was a life member of the R.S.S.A.I.L.A. and took a keen interest in its activities until he suffered ill health and was confined to a wheelchair for some years.

He was survived by his wife; Martha Northfield, three daughters; Ella Kadel, Iris Rayner and Lesley White; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren at the time of his death on October 11, 1966.

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