Edward Clifford

First Name: 
Edward
Last Name: 
Clifford
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, January 17, 1894
Mother's Name: 
Mary Clifford
Father's Name: 
Joseph Clifford
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, September 11, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Unit: 
Depot Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Date of Death: 
Monday, October 9, 1916
Place of Death: 
Sydney, New South Wales
Cause of Death: 
Illness (Meningitis)
Details: 

Edward Clifford (Service No N38374) was born in Dapto, N.S.W., on 17 January 1894, to Joseph and Mary Clifford.

At enlistment, Edward was 22 years old and worked as a fisherman.

He enlisted on 11 September 1916 and joined the 12th Light Horse Reinforcement, as did his brother,Thomas Clifford.

Edward did not get the chance to embark as he fell gravely ill with meningitis.

Edward Clifford died on 9 October 1916, at Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, N.S.W.

Edward is buried in St Luke's Cemetery, Brownsville,  N.S.W., and he is commemorated on the Roll of Honour, Panel 186, in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial.

Sources: 
Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour – Edward Clifford, Australian War Memorial Canberra, 2014, http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/roll_of_honour/person/R1712434, viewed 29 January 2014.
Australian War Memorial, Circulars – Edward Clifford, Australian War Memorial Canberra, 2014, http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/RCDIG1068859–670-.PDF, viewed 29 January 2014.
NAA: B2455, CLIFFORD E

Images

Brown headstone of Edward Clifford's grave.

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