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John Joseph CLIFFORD

Regimental number1385
Place of birthTipperary, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationJockey
AddressLeamington Crescent, East, Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.6
Height5' 7"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Clifford, Leamington Crescent, East Caulfield, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 6 monthns in the Senior Cadets, Caulfield.
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 29 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Veterinary Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Sardinia', 19 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit: disordered action of the heart), Melbourne, 6 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 December 1925
Age at death29
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 9, 1914), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLIFFORD John Joseph

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