28 September 1893 at Normanton,
Richard Henry ALFORD.
Mary Anne CARELTON.
Burketown State School.
and Enlistment Details
5 August 1916 at Mackay,
Embarked Overseas on
November 1916 with 42nd
at Brisbane, QLD on
H.M.A.T. A55 "Kyarra".
Died of Wounds on
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.
Fouilloy Communal Cemetery, France,
Row: B, Grave No: 17.
Sister , Mrs. Ruth Hanrahan, Forsayth, QLD.
Panel 135, Australian War Memorial;
Grave B.17. Fouilloy Communal Cemetery, Somme, France.