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Harry Alfred Jesse LINFORD

Regimental number1237
Place of birthUxbridge, Middlesex, England
AddressBush Nursing Association, Edenhope, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 10"
Weight196 lbs
Next of kinMiss G Lawler, Bush Nursing Association, Edenhope, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 9th Lancers.
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', fourth Supplement, No. 29763 (22 September 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184 (14 December 1916)

FateKilled in Action 9 January 1917
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row F, Grave No 22553), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Wife: M.J. Linford, 95 Constitution Street, Cape Town, South Africa
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Promoted Corporal, 16 September 1915.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 12 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to Camel Corps, 30 January 1916, and taken on strength, 1 February 1918.

Promoted Company Sergeant Major, 18 March 1916.

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 29 August 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for Matruh, 20 September 1916; attached to 3rd Company, Imperial Camel Corps.

Taken on strength, Imperial Camel Brigade, 5 November 1916.Killed in action, Rafa, 9 January 1917.

Statement, 1046 Pte B.H. STORY, Imperial Camel Corps (patient, 15th General Hospital, Alexandria), 3 February 1917: 'He was a very fine fellow, one of the best officers we had. I wasn't in the action where he was killed but I was told that he was shot through the face just under the left eye. He was just giving an order when he fell forward killed on the spot. They used to think the world of him.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Henry Alfred Jesse LINAFORD .
SourcesNAA: B2455 B2455, LINFORD Harry Alfred Jesse
Red Cross File No 1610213E

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