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David Bernard HARFORD

Regimental number3844
Date of birth1887
Place of birthAlbany, Western Australia
SchoolDay Down Public School, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressRavensthorpe, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anne Harford, Berri, River Murray, South Australia
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He won several prizes in Rifle Club shooting and he was born in a spring cart at Albany after both of us doing a journey of 1400 miles." Details from Mother.
FateDied of wounds 31 March 1917
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 4), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
152
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Susan HARFORD, Berri, South Australia. Native of Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Taken on strength, 51st Bn, 2 April 1916; 13th Training Bn, 14 May 1916; joined 51st Bn, 24 September 1916. Wounded in action, 31 March 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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