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Stephen Patrick STAFFORD

Regimental number2740
Date of birth4 August 1885
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolMelbourne Public School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSign painter
Address50 Rolfe Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Edith Stafford, 18 Short Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Nellie MECHAIN (formerly STAFFORD) and the late Richard STAFFORD; husband of Edith STAFFORD, 18 Short Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales. Native of Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action (gassed), 6 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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