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Regimental number4755
Place of birthParknakyle, Old Leighlin, Co Carlow, Ireland
Place of birthEast Ireland
SchoolNational School, Old Leighlin, Co Carlow, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia26
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway navvy
AddressPO, Liverpool, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 4"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinBrother, J Comerford, Parkekil Old Laighlei, Co Carlow, Ireland
Enlistment date4 September 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 4 September 1915 and posted to 2nd Bn 15th Reinforcements; taken on strength, 54th Bn, 20 April 1916; transferred to 53rd Bn, 30 May 1916.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death30
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 7), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr and Mrs John COMERFORD. Native of Ireland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front.

Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Found guilty, 12 May 1916, of refusing to obey an order on active service: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Taken on strength of 53rd Bn, 30 May 1916.

Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.

Reported missing in action, 19 July 1916. Fate subsequently determined as killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COMERFORD Michael

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