|Place of birth||Ballarat, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M Balfour, cnr Francis Street, Yarraville, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 2.5 years in the 7th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 6th Bn, Lemnos, 31 October 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to 58th Bn, 17 February 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn, Serapeum, 17 February 1916.
Transferred to 59th Bn, 19 May 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 19 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Note on B.103, 'presumed buried in No Man's Land approx at 5J9043 to 5K0251 Sheet Hazebrouck 5a'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 210204, 4588 Pte C.H. SAUNDERS, D Company, 59th Bn (patient, Woodcote Park Hospital, England), 2 October 1916:'During the advance at Fleurbaix, informant saw Balfour severely wounded in the leg. Informant bandaged the wound as well as he could and told him to make his way back to the dressing station - not seen since.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BALFOUR Arthur Gordon
Red Cross file 210204