Edgar Stephen ALFORD

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ALFORD, Edgar Stephen

Service Numbers: 2555, 2555A
Enlisted: 14 June 1915, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Charlton, England, 10 June 1890
Home Town: Balmain, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Sailor
Died: Killed in Action, Bullecourt, France, 4 May 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

14 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2555, Sydney, New South Wales
9 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2555, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2555, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney
2 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2555, 45th Infantry Battalion
3 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2555, 3rd Infantry Battalion
4 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2555A, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)

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Biography

Son of Capt. Francis Alford, Priolo House, Charlton, England

"...2555 Private Edgar Stephen Alford, 3rd Battalion, of Balmain, NSW (originally of Charlton, Kent, England). A sailor before enlisting on 14 June 1915, Pte Alford embarked from Sydney on HMAT Runic on 9 August 1915 with the 8th Reinforcements. On 2 April 1916 he was taken on strength of the 45th Battalion, taking the regimental number 2555A, but on 3 August 1916 he transferred back to the 3rd Battalion. He was killed in action on 4 May 1917 in France, at the age of 27." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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