(Service number 74408)

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Date 6 October 1897 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Pleasant Point
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs L. STRATFORD (mother), Pleasant Point, Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 38th Reinforcements, C Company
Date 5 June 1918
Transport Remuera
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 2 August 1978 Age 80 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 177, Plot 780
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Joseph Stratford was the son of Philip and Louisa (née Thompson) Stratford of Pleasant Point. Philip and Louisa both came from England. he was educated at Pleasant Point School. Joseph married Mabel Abigail Appleton in 1925. Joseph and Mabel divorced in 1934. .


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 February 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 February 2018]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [13 February 2018]

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