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Alford, Ernest Albert (2103)

Place of Birth: Richmond, VIC

Age: 19 years 4 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 26 June 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2103            view online service record

8 Little Cruikshank Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
George Robert Alford (father)
8 Little Cruikshank Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 27 September 1915
Ship: HMAT Hororata A20
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion – 4th Reinforcements

RTA: Sunday, 12 May 1918
Discharged: Monday, 22 July 1918

Ernest’s father, George Robert Alford also enlisted.

Private, 23 Infantry, died from illness, 11 July, 1924, 11 AGH, Caulfield, aged 28.

Parents: George Robert ALFORD and Agnes Frances ALFORD. Ernest was born in Richmond. He enlisted as a 19-year-old cordial factor worker with his father at 8 Little Cruikshank Street. He returned with chronic bronchitis in July, 1918 and died from tuberculosis, 11 July, 1924 at Caulfield Military Hospital. The ADFA summary incorrectly shows him killed in action 20 September, 1917. Two brothers, four sisters.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 8, 2017 3.48 pm 0Likes

    A Funeral Notice shows he was interred in Brighton Cemetery; the family were then in Phoenix-street, South Yarra. Parents George Robert died 64 years of age in Caulfield (possibly also the Repatriation Hospital) on 22 September, 1932 and also interred in Brighton Cemetery, Agnes in Melbourne in 1953 at 77 years; burial also at Brighton Cemetery following a Requiem Mass celebrated at the Sacred Heart
    Church, Grey street, St. Kilda,

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