BURFORD, Charles Ernest
(Service number 27212)
|First Rank||Lance Corporal||Last Rank||Lance Corporal|
|Date||23 April 1896||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||23 Princess Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs A. J. BURFORD (mother0, 23 Princess Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||17th Reinforcements, J Company|
|Date||25 September 1916|
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|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Engineers|
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|Date||11 September 1974||Age||78 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
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Charles Ernest Burford was the first-born of Arthur James and Catherine (née Dow) Burford. He was educated at Timaru South School. At noon on 31 May 1916, South Canterbury’s quota of the 17th Reinforcements was entertained at dinner in Stafford Tea Rooms by the lady members of the South Canterbury War Relief Society. The soldiers assembled at the Drill Hall at 3.30 pm to be farewelled by the Mayor before leaving on the north-going express. In this quota was C. E. Burford. Charles married Margaret Doris Webb on 23 February 1927.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 September 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [12 September 2019]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [12 September 2019]; Known family history; Timaru Herald, 31 May 1916 (Papers Past) [17 October 2015]
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