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Eldred James BELFORD

Regimental number3255
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
SchoolToronto Public School, NSW
AddressLorne, via Toronto, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Belford Lorne, via Toronto, New South Wales
Previous military serviceCadets; made Sergeant, was studying for a commission when he moved to the country.
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 June 1916
Place of death or woundingHazebrouck, France
Date of death19 June 1916
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialEstaires Communal Cemetery (Plot II, Row U, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James John and Priscilla BELFORD, Fassifern, New South Wales. Born at Newcastle, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousins: Harol ROBIN, killed in action; Neville ROBIN, killed in action.

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