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Henry George CORNFORD

Regimental number901
Place of birthMackay Queensland
SchoolMackay Boys State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Cornford, Nebo Road, Mackay, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name9th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Medaille Militaire

'Conspicuous good work. Gallipoli, Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, Pozieres, Flers. Marked courage and ability.'
Recommendation date: 21 January 1917

FateKilled in Action 17 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death26.4
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBelgian Battery Corner Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 6), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ellen and the late William CORNFORD, Nebo Road, Mackay, Queensland

Medaille Militaire

'Served for a number of months on the Gallipoli Peninsula. He showed conspicuous bravery during an attack on our trenches by Germans at Sailly-Sur-La-Lys and again did excellent work in kick-off trench at POZIERES, and at FLERS his courage and ability have been most marked.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Medaille Militaire, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Place of burialBelgian Battery Corner Cemetery (II. D. 6.), Ypres, Belgium

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