Edgar Roy STANFORD

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STANFORD, Edgar Roy

Service Number: 433
Enlisted: 22 August 1914, Rosebery Park, New South Wales
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Born: Orange, New South Wales, 1891
Home Town: Orange, Orange Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Orange Superior Public School
Occupation: Shop assistant
Died: Died of wounds, Alexandria, Egypt, 1 August 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Holy Trinity Anglican Church HB, Orange Cenotaph, Orange HB1
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 433, Rosebery Park, New South Wales
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 433, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 433, 1st Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney
12 Jul 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 433, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW (right thigh)
1 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 433, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Edgar Roy Stanford was born at Orange, NSW in 1893 to Adolphus and Eliza Stanford. Prior to the First World War, he worked as a shop assistant at a general store. Stanford served 4 years with the Cadets and had 5 years involvement with the Orange Rifle Club when he joined the Australian Imperial Force.

He enlisted on 22 August 1914 at Rosebery Park, New South Wales, and embarked with the 1st Light Horse Regiment from Sydney on 20 October 1914 aboard HMAT Star of Victoria. After spending time in Egypt with is unit, taking photos and keep up the diary he started just after enlistment. He with the rest of his regiment, left Egypt on the 9 of May and landed at Gallipoli on 12 May 1915.

He would then go on to spend two months on the peninsula before receiving a fatal gunshot wound to the right thigh on 1 July 1915.

Edgar Stanford was evacuated to Alexandria and it was here that he was told that he would lose his leg. Edgar Roy Stanford succumbed due to complications surrounding his wound and died on the 1 August 1915. He was buried the same day at Chatby Cemetery, now Alexandria Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt." - SOURCE (oldsite.awm.gov.au)

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