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Thomas William ALFORD

Regimental number238
Date of birth2 April 1887
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
Other NamesALFORD, Thomas William Barker
SchoolLaunceston Grammar School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Athenaeum Club, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 10"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinMrs T W Alford, 71 Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania, or PO, Sandringham, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 12th Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; member for 3 years of Rifle Club.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 May 1915
Place of death or woundingCape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 May 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsHelles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, Anzac, 2 May 1915.

Killed in action, 8-12 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALFORD Thomas William

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