Service Number: 1774
Enlisted: 16 January 1915, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Jamieson, Victoria, Australia, 1871
Home Town: Jamieson, Mansfield, Victoria
Schooling: Jamieson School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Plot 11, Row I, Grave 25, Shell Green Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Northam Fallen
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World War 1 Service

16 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1774, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
19 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, 1774, 11th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
19 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, 1774, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was Northam, WA. He gave his age as 33 years when enlisting, this would make his year of birth 1872 however in other documents his age at the time of death was given as being 44 years this would make his year of birth 1871. Another discrepency is that his birth was not registered until 1877

Son of John Handford and Hannah Handford nee Cousins of Jamieson, Victoria. Brother of John Handford, Bertha Handford, Mary Handford, Alice Eleanor Handford, Sarah Louisa Handford, Dorothy Julia Handford and Lillian Handford. Lillian was later made next of kin

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