Alexander Whitford

First Name: 
Alexander
Last Name: 
Whitford
Mother's Name: 
Margaret Whitford nee Camero.
Father's Name: 
George Whitford
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, January 27, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, August 9, 1915
Place of Death: 
Lone Pine, Gallipoli
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Alexander Whitford (Service No 3465) was born in Wagga Wagga, N.S.W. around 1891.

At enlistment he was single, 24 years old, and worked as a telegraphist at Wollongong, N.S.W.

He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A40 Ceramic with 5th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion on 25th June 1915.

Alexander was one of the battalion signallers.  He was sent to Gallipoli and was involved in the battle at Lone Pine where he was killed just weeks after his arrival.

Alexander is buried in Lone Pine Cemetery, Row C, Grave 76.

Alexander's brother, George, also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WHITFORD ALEXANDER

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