William Ernest CLIFFORD

CLIFFORD, William Ernest

Service Number: 3039
Enlisted: 11 August 1915, Enlisted at Armidale, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: The Gulf, Emmaville, New South Wales, Australia, 1888
Home Town: The Gulf, Glen Innes Severn, New South Wales
Schooling: Public School
Occupation: Miner
Died: Illness - Pneumonia, Sutton Viny, United Kingdom, 5 December 1918
Cemetery: Tidworth Military Cemetery, England
Row C, Grave 350 Rev. E. Muschamp officiated. Funeral directors were R. Butcher & Son of Warmister and the coffin was made of good polished with brass mounts Headstone inscription reads: In memory of the dearly loved son of Mrs. Clifford of Australia, Tidworth Military Cemetery, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Emmaville War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

11 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3039, 19th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Armidale, NSW
20 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, 3039, 19th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '13' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Suevic embarkation_ship_number: A29 public_note: ''
20 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, 3039, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
14 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 4th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 19th Battalion to 4 Battalion at Tel-el-Kebir
24 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 3039, 4th Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wounds to the head (eye) and foot
5 Dec 1918: Involvement Private, 3039, 4th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3039 awm_unit: 4th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-12-05

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Joseph Adolphus and Elizabeth Clifford of The Gulf, Emmaville, NSW

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal