Biography

Birth date: 1893
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Orange
Death date: 01 August 1915
Death place: Egypt: Alexandria
Final rank: Trooper
Service number: 433 - First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment

Edgar Roy Stanford was born at Orange, NSW in 1893 to Adolphus and Eliza Stanford. Prior to the First World War, he worked as a shop assistant at a general store. Stanford served 4 years with the Cadets and had 5 years involvement with the Orange Rifle Club when he joined the Australian Imperial Force.

He enlisted on 22 August 1914 at Rosebery Park, New South Wales, and embarked with the 1st Light Horse Regiment from Sydney on 20 October 1914 aboard HMAT Star of Victoria. After spending time in Egypt with is unit, taking photos and keep up the diary he started just after enlistment. He with the rest of his regiment, left Egypt on the 9 of May and landed at Gallipoli on 12 May 1915.

He would then go on to spend two months on the peninsula before receiving a fatal gunshot wound to the right thigh on 1 July 1915.

Edgar Stanford was evacuated to Alexandria and it was here that he was told that he would lose his leg. Edgar Roy Stanford succumbed due to complications surrounding his wound and died on the 1 August 1915. He was buried the same day at Chatby Cemetery, now Alexandria Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Trooper
  • Date of Death: 01 August 1915
  • Unit: 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 20 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Collection Items

Private Record

Stanford, Edgar Roy (Trooper, b.1893 - d.1915)

Collection relating to the service of 433 Trooper Edgar Roy Stanford, 1 Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Egypt and Gallipoli, 1914-1915. Collection consists of a diary, postcards, photographs and negatives. Tpr Stanford was shot in the thigh by a sniper on 1 July on Gallipoli. He was evacuated to... Maker: Stanford, Edgar Roy

PR03841 (With records)

Digitised Collection

Miscellaneous file relating to Edgar Roy Stanford, n.d.

Miscellaneous items relating to the First World War service of 433 Trooper Edgar Roy Stanford, 1st Light Horse Regiment. This file contains a newspaper clipping of a photograph of Stanford, a photographic portrait of Trooper Stanford and a set of nine black and white negatives depicting Stanford...

RCDIG0000424

Diary of Edgar Roy Stanford, 1914-1915

Diary relating to the First World War service of 433 Trooper Edgar Roy Stanford, 1st Light Horse Regiment. The diary was kept by Trooper Stanford between 22 August 1914 and 1 July 1915. In the diary, Stanford describes his experiences fighting at Gallipoli, including the conditions in the...

RCDIG0000441

Postcards relating to Edgar Roy Stanford, 1914-1917

Postcards relating to the First World War service of 433 Trooper Edgar Roy Stanford, 1st Light Horse Regiment. Some postcards were written or collected by Trooper Stanford between 1914 and 1915 and depict the places he served throughout the war. The origins of the remaining postcards from after...

RCDIG0000442

Photographs relating to Edgar Roy Stanford, 1915

Photographs relating to the First World War service of 433 Trooper Edgar Roy Stanford, 1st Light Horse Regiment. It contains 44 photographs relating to Trooper Stanford's service in Egypt and Gallipoli, c. 1915. This file contains: B/W photograph of boats on the Suez Canal; B/W photograph of...

RCDIG0000443

Timeline

Date of birth 1893
Date of embarkation 1914-10-20
Date of death 1915-08-01