William John HANIFORD

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HANIFORD, William John

Service Number: SX9611
Enlisted: 24 July 1940, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Alberton, South Australia, 20 November 1916
Home Town: Rosewater (Greytown), Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Self inflicted wound, Adelaide, South Australia, 3 October 1946, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Cheltenham Cemetery, S.A.
Sec. M. Row 5. Grave 187C
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

24 Jul 1940: Involvement Private, SN SX9611
24 Jul 1940: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
10 Dec 1945: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX9611, 2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Private Haniford served with the 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion in the Syrian campaign of June / July 1941

Landing at Java in early 1942 the majority of the Battalion became Prisoners of War following the Japanese landings there.  Private Haniford worked on the Thai Burma Railway and was eventually liberated in September 1945

 

Son of Frank and Annie Mary Haniford of Kelmscott, WA