(Service number 25/378)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 11 February 1892 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Turangarere, Taihape
Occupation Bushman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Alfred DUNFORD (father), Nelson Street, Petone, Wellington
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 3rd Battalion, D Company
Date 5 February 1916
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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 11 May 1976 Age 84 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waihi Cemetery
Memorial Reference Servicemens Section, Block RSA, Lot 250
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alfred Dunford was the fourth son of Alfred and Alice Amelia (née Harding) Dunford. Alfred had arrived with his family at Lyttleton in 1851 on the "Cressy". His mother had died in 1905, nine months after the birth of her fourteenth child. His brother Donald Joseph Dunford also served in World War I, as did two cousins - Charles Christopher Dunford and Edward Samuel Dunford.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [20 July 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [20 July 2019]; Cemetery record (Hauraki District Council) [21 July 2019]

External Links

Related Documents

No documents available. 

Researched and Written by

Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG

Currently Assigned to

Not assigned.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Logo. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise stated.

Tell us more

Do you have information that could be added to this story? Or related images that you are happy to share? Submit them here!

Your Details
Veteran Details
- you may attach an image or document up to 10MB