Ronald King Somerset ALFORD

Ronald King Somerset Alford Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Roma
Resided
Corfield, Townsville
Occupation
Grazier
Enlisted
01-August-1917
Place
Brisbane
Age
21
Status
Single
Service No
19811
Rank
Sapper
Unit
August 1917 Reinforcements
Embarked
21-November-1917
Place
Melbourne
Active Service
England
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of disease (rheumatic fever)
Date
7 December 1918
Place
Toowoomba
Cemetery or Memorial
Toowoomba Cemetery
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba’s Mothers’ Memorial and Toowoomba Grammar School Roll of Honour.

 

In January 1918 Roland Alford arrived in England for training at Parkhouse Camp, Wiltshire. Within days he became ill and was admitted to hospital suffering from an acute attack of rheumatic fever. His medical report confirmed his illness was "attributable to (military) service". He remained in hospital in England until being invalided to Australia in August. He died in Toowoomba on 7 December 1918.

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