Alexander Whitford

First Name: 
Alexander
Last Name: 
Whitford
Mother's Name: 
Margaret (nee Cameron)
Father's Name: 
George Whitford
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, January 27, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
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 was born in Wagga about 1891. At the time of enlistment he was described as a single 24 year old telegraphist at Wollongong.

He embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 5th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion on 25th June 1915. He was one of the battalion signallers. Alexander was sent to Gallipoli in time for Lone Pine battle but was killed just weeks after his arrival.

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

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WHITFORD ALEXANDER

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