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William Alfred TELFORD

Regimental number1648
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPearler
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence Elizabeth Telford, c/o Mrs McDonald, 31 East Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name11th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 June 1915
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave No. 14), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
64
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (marble tablet) in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Western Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the glory of God. The Choir Vestry was erected A.D. 1922 in grateful memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for God and King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919. "Their name liveth for evermore."' Son of J. TELFORD; husband of Elizabeth Florence TELFORD, 30 Powlett Street, Melbourne. Native of Perth, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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