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Alfred Silva Harril GIFFORD

Regimental number10786
Date of birth2 March 1897
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolPrince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia; University of Melbourne, Victoria
OccupationArticled law clerk
Address25 Stanley Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Butler Catherine Gifford, 25 Stanley Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when acting for his Brigade Signalling Officer. He displayed the utmost skill and ability in organizing and maintaining a system of communications under heavy shell fire and under extremely difficult conditions, greatly inspiring all those who worked with him by his fine personal example .'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Family/military connectionsFather: Captain Alfred E. GIFFORD, Chaplain for Home Service; Brother: Eric H GIFFORD, returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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