Charles William ALFORD


ALFORD, Charles William

Service Number: 6470
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rockingham, Western Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Yarloop, Harvey, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 20 September 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Rockingham WW1 Memorial
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World War 1 Service

10 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6470, 11th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
10 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6470, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Fremantle

Btothers inlaw

George Scrivener and Charles Alford both of the 11th Battalion were killed on the 2oth September 1917 being the first day of the 3rd battle of Ypres.

George's brother William Scrivener in 1908 had married Charles's sister Phoebe Alford and both were Uncles to my Grandmother Amy Scrivener.

In 1908 William Scrivener was killed in an accident in Jarrahdale WA and his wife Phoebe remarried in 1910 and relocated to Yarloop WA.

Rest in Peace

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