HANNAFORDE, John Charles

Service Number: 2167
Enlisted: 27 February 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brinkworth, South Australia, 13 April 1894
Home Town: St Peters (SA), Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Norwood School, Gilles Street Primary School
Occupation: Cordial Manufacturer
Died: Died of Wounds, Sheffield Royal Infirmary, England, United Kingdom, 27 October 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Sheffield (Burngreave) Cemetery, England
Memorials: Adelaide Gilles Street Primary School WW1 Honour Roll (New), Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Norwood Primary School Honour Board, St Peters Heroes War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2167, 10th Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia
30 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2167, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Borda embarkation_ship_number: A30 public_note: ''
31 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2167, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

John Charles HANNAFORDE was born on 13th April, 1894 at Brinkworth, South Australia

His parents were Thomas HANNAFORDE & Louisa COOKSON



The news of the death of Lance-Corporal J. C. Hannaford, who died of wounds received in action has been received by his brother, Mr. T. Hannaford, of Flora-street, St. Peters. Lance-Corporal Hannaford, who enlisted early in 1915, left this State at the end of June last year. On arrival in Egypt he was sent on to Gallipoli, and took part in the fighting there until the evacuation of the Peninsula. After a brief spell he went to France, and was in the firing line until he was severely wounded in the spine on August 20. He was removed to the Sheffield Royal Infirmary on August 28, but no hope was held out of his recovery. As a result of the wounds he became paralysed in the lower part of his body, and died on October 27. Lance-Corporal Hannaford, who was 22 years of age on April 13, had been a member of the Norwood Church of Christ Bible School since his boyhood. He was also prominently connected with the athletic section of church activity, being a member of the football and basket ball teams. He was the third member of the church to lose his life." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 11 Nov 1916 (


Cemetery details: Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom