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Regimental number3757
Place of birthSemaphore, South Australia
Other NamesSyd
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSemaphore Road, Exeter, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4"
Weight111 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Henrietta Branford, Semaphore Road, Exeter, South Australia
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date15 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2453 Pte Lance Wray BRANFORD, 27th Bn, killed in action, 4 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 16 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 26 February 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 15 April 1919.

War service: 3 years 257 days (of which 3 years 23 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsGiven name incorrectly entered on Embarkation as Sydney.
Date of death21 September 1970
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRANFORD Syd

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