Lawrence William STANFORD

STANFORD, Lawrence William

Service Number: SX1668
Enlisted: 5 January 1940, Wayville (Showgrounds) adj Keswick Barracks
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Farina, South Australia, 25 May 1905
Home Town: Colonel Light Gardens, Mitcham, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shearer
Died: Killed in Action, Milne Bay, Papua, 27 August 1942, aged 37 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Section A; Plot 2; Row B; Grave 15.
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Farina War Memorial, Port Augusta Memorial Band Rotunda, Wilcannia War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

5 Jan 1940: Enlisted Private, SX1668, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion, Wayville (Showgrounds) adj Keswick Barracks
5 Jan 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX1668, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
14 Mar 1941: Involvement Private, SX1668, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion, "Operation Lustre" Greece 1941
10 Apr 1941: Involvement Private, SX1668, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion, Siege of Tobruk
27 Aug 1942: Involvement Private, SX1668, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion, Milne Bay - Papua New Guinea WW2

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Rootsweb ID: I239474 born Lawarance William STANFORD
born 25 May 1905 in Farina, South Australia
(SA Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 748 Page: 252 District: Fro.)

Father Henry STANFORD and Mother Sarah Stanford (nee HUMPHRYS),
lived at Wellington Road, Payneham, SA.
(4/4/1922 mother advised parents had separated)

1940 Lawrence lived with his mother at Colonel Light Gardens, SA.

b. 04/09/1891  Sarah Frances STANFORD  in Farina, SA
b. 15/11/1897  Henretta May STANFORD  in Farina, SA
b. 31/08/1901  John STANFORD  in Farina, SA
b. 25/05/1905  Lawarance William STANFORD  in Farina, SA

Sibling in service:
1062 Private Henry Max Stanford, in 43rd Battalion
13/12/1915   enlisted
9/6/1916       embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide onboard HMAT Afric A19
24/4/1917     killed in action at Oosthove Farm near Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium


Lawrence was described on enlisting as light brown hair; blue eyes;
Church of England

5/1/1940        enlisted into WWII at Colonel Light Gardens, SA
                     as a Private in 2/10th Australian Infantry Battalion

5/5/1940        embarked onboard  HMT X4 out of Sydney, NSW
18/6/1940      disembarked into Gourock, Scotland

17/11/1940     embarked onboard HMT L13 ex Glasgow, Scotland
31/12/1940     disembarked into Middle East

14/3/1941      detached for special duty with Lustre Force
28/3/1941      rejoined unit from Lustre Force

11/2/1942      embarked onboad HT Nieuwamsterdam from Middle East
21/2/1942       transhipped at Bombay to HMT Nevasa
29/3/1942       disembarked at 4MD

27/8/1942       killed in action
buried in:        Milne Bay War Cemetery A C 10

29/3/1946      exhumed and reburied in:
                     Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Bomana, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
                     Section A; Plot 2; Rpw B; Grave 15.

His name is commemorated on Panel 35 at the Australian War Memoria, Canberra, ACT.

Submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  10/10/2016.  Lest we forget.