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David Percival BURFORD

Regimental number859
Date of birth20 August 1893
Place of birthParnaroo, South Australia
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressYacka, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Burford, Yacka, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Discharge date1 November 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3767 Pte Albert Henry BURFORD, 32nd Bn, died of wounds, 21 February 1917; 6049 Pte Allan Clarence BURFORD; 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 December 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ruahine', 12 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit: wound, left shoulder), Adelaide, 1 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S62029.
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURFORD David Percival

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