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Regimental number2578
Place of birthRedfern, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCronulla, Unwin's Bridge Road, St Peters, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Bamford, Cronulla, Urwin's Bridge Road, St Peters, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Discharge date18 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 55th Bn, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Detached to Divisional Gas School, 3 June 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, from detachment, 6 June 1917.

On leave, 5 July 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, from leave, 18 July 1917.

Appointed Corporal, 30 August 1917.

Detached to England for duty with 14th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 30 September 1917; marched in to Hurdcott, 2 October 1917.

Attended 16th Rifle Course, School of Musketry, Tidworth, 6 December 1917-8 January 1918: qualified as 1st Class 'with a fair knowledge of the Lewis gun'.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 January 1918; rejoined 55th Bn, in the field, 17 February 1918.

Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 24 May 1918; Sergeant, 28 August 1918.

Detached to 14th Brigade School, 13 October 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 4 November 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 8 November 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, from leave, 28 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 24 January 1919; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Trasos Montes', 8 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 25 May 1919; discharged, Sydney, 18 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAMFORD George

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