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Regimental number954
Place of birthSemaphore, South Australia
SchoolNorth Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPaxton Street, Semaphore, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Joseph Ranford, Paxton Street, Semaphore, South Australia
Previous military serviceNaval training
Enlistment date28 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 1 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 31 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBeersheba, Egypt
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 36), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and F. RANFORD, Paxton Stret, Semaphore, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3183 Sergeant Herbert Gordon Maxwell RANFORD, 3rd Light Horse, returned to Australia, 17 July 1919; 183 Sergeant Joseph Marmion RANFORD, 1st Light Horse, killed in action, 4 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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