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Albert Frederick STAFFORD

Regimental number27751
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressChester Street, Oakleigh, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M M Stafford, 'Homeleigh', Chester Street, Oakleigh, Victoria
Previous military service47th Infantry
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 15, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He brought his machine gun into action at a critical time, and succeeded in extinguishing an enemy searchlight, thereby undoubtedly saving many casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

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