Gordon James ALFORD

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ALFORD, Gordon James

Service Number: 1073
Enlisted: 3 September 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Petersburg, South Australia, Australia (Now Peterborough), 28 December 1892
Home Town: Mile End, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, At Sea, 7 May 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at Sea.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

3 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1073, 10th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1073, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

Son of Matthew and Mary Ann Hepborne Alford Victoria Street, Mile End, South Australia

Wounded, 2 May 1915; admitted to No 3 Field Ambulance, Gaba Tepe, 3 May 1915 (rheumatism); transferred to No 1 Clearing Hospital, 6 May 1915.

Died of wounds at sea on board HT 'Lutzow', 7 May 1915.

Buried at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal