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John Edward GILFORD

Regimental number1094
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolSt Peters, Glenelg, Sa
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJockey
Address43 Palmerston Road, North Unley, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Gilford, 43 Palmerston Road, North Unley, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death22.10
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 4), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
110
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Susan GILFORD, Macpherson Street, Mitcham, South Australia. Native of Adelaide, South Australia

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