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George William WAKEFORD

Regimental number777
Place of birthTownsville, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRichmond, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Wakeford, Frances Street, West End, Townsville, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; George Ernest and Annie Teresa WAKEFORD
Discharge date30 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orsova', 8 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 February 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 30 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 October 1928
Age at death34
Place of burialBlackall Cemetery,
SourcesNAA: B2455, WAKEFORD George William

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