Studio portrait of Second Lieutenant Gordon Beresford Alford, 1st Battalion of Mosman, NSW. A ...

Unit 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P05413.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Maker Unknown
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of Second Lieutenant Gordon Beresford Alford, 1st Battalion of Mosman, NSW. A bank accountant prior to enlistment, he embarked from Sydney on HMAT Nestor (A71) on 9 April 1916. He was wounded in action during fighting near Pozieres, France on 23 July 1916 and died of wounds on 12 August 1916 in the Empire Hospital, London, aged 31. He is buried in the Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery, United Kingdom.