Lewis Harrington STAFFORD


STAFFORD, Lewis Harrington

Service Number: 2077
Enlisted: 20 November 1915
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd Division Medium and Heavy Trench Mortar Batteries, AIF
Born: Ashfield, NSW, 1891
Home Town: Geraldton, Western Australia
Schooling: Geraldton State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Zonnebeke, Belgium, 8 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Geraldton Rowing Club Honour Board, Kings Park 10th Light Horse Regiment Memorial WA, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Mullewa Roads Board District Roll of Honour WW1, Walkaway Irwin and Greenough and Districts Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

20 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2077, 10th Light Horse Regiment
16 Feb 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2077, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Third Ypres
16 Feb 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2077, 10th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Warilda, Fremantle
8 Oct 1917: Involvement Gunner, SN 2077, 2nd Division Medium and Heavy Trench Mortar Batteries, AIF, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Henry Job and Harriet Isobel STAFFORD, Tenindewa, Western Australia.

Mr. H. J. Stafford of Tenindewa was informed last Wednesday, that , his son L-Corporal L. H. Stafford was killed at the French front on October 8, He was only 26 years of age, and a popular son of a no  less popular father. He was formerly an active member of the local Rowing Club. This paper desires to be numbered amongst the very many in our district who will sincerely sympathise with Mr Stafford  and his family in the bereavement they have sustained.