Trooper Edgar Roy Stanford
Birth date: 1893
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Orange
Death date: 1915-08-01
Death place: North Africa: Egypt, Alexandria
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. He landed at Gallipoli with the rest of his regiment on 12 May 1915, spending two months on the peninsula before receiving a fatal gunshot wound to the hip on 7 July 1915. Edgar Stanford was evacuated to Alexandria but succumbed due to complications surrounding his wound on the 1 August 1915. He was buried the same day at Chatby Cemetery, now Alexandria Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.