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Gordon Beresford ALFORD

Date of birth18 February 1885
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
SchoolFort Street School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank accountant
AddressTivoli Street, Mosman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Mr C G Alford, Tivoli Street, Mosman, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Head Office, July 1902; transferred to Sussex Street, Sydney, branch; to Eden branch, 1 January 1903; to Goulburn branch, June 1905 (later as teller); to Eden branch, August 1910; to Wellington, NSW, branch, May 1911; to Goulburn branch (as accountant, November 1913,
FateDied of wounds 12 August 1916
Date of death12 August 1916
Age at death31
Place of burialStreatham Cemetery (Garrett Lane) (Row S, Grave No. 97), London, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
28
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Father: Charles George ALFORD
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, Pozieres, France, 23 July 1916; died of wounds, Empire Hospital, London, 12 August 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 20.

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