Regimental number2453
Place of birthSemaphore, South Australia
AddressSemaphore Road, Exeter, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Henrietta Branford, Semaphore Road, Exeter, South Australia
Enlistment date19 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 19 May 1915 - 27th Bn, 5th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 27th Bn, 12 January 1916.
FateKilled in Action 4 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death24
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Cheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3757 Pte Sydney BRANFORD, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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