The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Gunner Alfred Hurford

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Alfred Ernest Hurford

Ancestor's date of birth: 1871

Ancestor's date of death: Not stated

Cause of Death: Age Related

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Was in Natal working at the time the war broke out having been born in the Bathurst District of NSW. enlisted in the Natal Field Artillery 30 September 1899 and was discharged on completion of service 8 October 1900.

Service Number: 207

Colony or State of enlistment: Not applicable, Place of Enlistment: Durban, South Africa

Unit: Natal Field Artillery

Rank attained in Boer War: GNR, Date Effective: 30/09/1899

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War Service

Murray Page: Not applicable did not serve in an Australian unit.

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: Was already working in South Africa

Memorial details: War Memorial Bathurst, is listed in the book 'Orange Remembers'.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: QSA with 5 Clasps including Elandslaagte.

Personal Characteristics: Remained in South Africa after the war and had his family there.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Served at thee battle of Elandslaagte then in northern Natal.

Service and life after the Boer War: No details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Richard Hurford, Bathurst NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew


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