Ranford, Joseph Marmion (Sergeant, b.? - d.1916)

Unit 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment
Places
Accession Number 1DRL/0551
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Diary
Maker Ranford, Joseph Marmion
Date made unknown
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 692/008/080
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection relating to the service of 183 Sergeant Joseph Marmion Ranford, 3 Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Egypt, Gallipoli, Malta, 1915. Collection consists of a typescript copy of a diary kept by Ranford from May to December 1915, and is notable for the entries describing his experiences on Gallipoli.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Joseph Marmion Ranford was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ranford of Semaphore, South Australia. He was born at Port Adelaide and was 35 years old when he was killed in action at the Battle of Romani, Egypt, 4th August, 1916. He was shot through the breast and died about 40 minutes after being wounded. His younger brother Clement was also in the Battle of Romani, and he was with his brother when he died. Joseph Marmion Ranford volunteered in Australia for the South African (Boer) War, served in South Africa during the greater part of the war and received a slight wound.