George Henry ALFORD

42nd Infantry Battalion, AIF

Private, Regimental No. 2516

Died of wounds, 8 August 1918, Fouilloy, France.

Biographical Details

Born: 28 September 1893 at Normanton, QLD, Australia.

Father: Richard Henry ALFORD.

Mother: Mary Anne CARELTON.

Marital Status: Single.

Education: Burketown State School.

Occupation: Stockman

Service and Enlistment Details  

Enlisted on 5 August 1916 at Mackay, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Nebo, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

17 November 1916 with 42nd Battalion,

5th  Reinforcements at Brisbane, QLD on

Ship H.M.A.T. A55 "Kyarra".

Cause of Death: Died of Wounds on

8 August  1918 while serving with 42nd  Battalion in France at the age of 24 years. He died of Shrapnel wounds to left and right legs in the 13th Field Ambulance Casualty Clearing Station.  

George Alford was hit by an artillery shell near Hamel in France. He was returning from delivering a despatch to the front line at about 10.00am.  He was a brigade runner at the time.  The stretcher bearers took him back to the casualty clearing station  immediately.  He was buried in the Fouilloy Cemetery  about 12 miles east of Amiens.

Burial place: Fouilloy Communal Cemetery, France, Row: B, Grave No: 17.

Next of Kin:  Sister , Mrs. Ruth Hanrahan, Forsayth, QLD.

Religion: Roman Catholic.  


Commemorative Details  

Panel 135, Australian War Memorial;

Grave B.17. Fouilloy Communal Cemetery, Somme, France.


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