Leo Elston BURFORD

Regimental number3025
Place of birthDowlongville, Yorke's Peninslua, South Australia
SchoolDowlingaino Public School, South Australia
AddressDowlingville, Yorke's Penninsula, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10.25"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Burford, Dowlingville, Yorke's Penninsula, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 March 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Elizabeth BURFORD, Harrow Road, St. Peters, South Australia. Born at Dowlingville, Yorke's Peninsula, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 23 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917; marched into 11th Training Bn, Larkhill, 26 August 1917.

Marched into 10th Training Bn, Sutton Mandeville, 5 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 December 1917; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 28 December 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 30 December 1917; taken on strength of 43rd Bn, 4 January 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURFORD Leo Elston