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Stanford, Lawrence

Lawrence William Stanford
b: 25 MAY 1905
d: 27 AUG 1942
Rootsweb ID: I239474 born Lawarance William STANFORD
born 25 May 1905 in Farina, South Australia
(SA Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 748 Page: 252 District: Fro.)
Father Henry STANFORD and Mother Sarah Stanford (nee HUMPHRYS),
lived at Wellington Road, Payneham, SA.
(4/4/1922 mother advised parents had separated)
1940 Lawrence lived with his mother at Colonel Light Gardens, SA.
b. 04/09/1891  Sarah Frances STANFORD  in Farina, SA
b. 15/11/1897  Henretta May STANFORD  in Farina, SA
b. 31/08/1901  John STANFORD  in Farina, SA
b. 25/05/1905  Lawarance William STANFORD  in Farina, SA
Sibling in service:
1062 Private Henry Max Stanford, in 43rd Battalion
13/12/1915   enlisted
9/6/1916       embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide onboard HMAT Afric A19
24/4/1917     killed in action at Oosthove Farm near Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium
Lawrence was described on enlisting as light brown hair; blue eyes;
Church of England
5/1/1940        enlisted into WWII at Colonel Light Gardens, SA
                     as a Private in 2/10th Australian Infantry Battalion
5/5/1940        embarked onboard  HMT X4 out of Sydney, NSW
18/6/1940      disembarked into Gourock, Scotland
17/11/1940     embarked onboard HMT L13 ex Glasgow, Scotland
31/12/1940     disembarked into Middle East
14/3/1941      detached for special duty with Lustre Force
28/3/1941      rejoined unit from Lustre Force
11/2/1942      embarked onboad HT Nieuwamsterdam from Middle East
21/2/1942       transhipped at Bombay to HMT Nevasa
29/3/1942       disembarked at 4MD
27/8/1942       killed in action
buried in:        Milne Bay War Cemetery A C 10
29/3/1946      exhumed and reburied in:
                     Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Bomana, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
                     Section A; Plot 2; Rpw B; Grave 15.
His name is commemorated on Panel 35 at the Australian War Memoria, Canberra, ACT.
Submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  10/10/2016.  Lest we forget.
  • 25 MAY 1905 - Birth - ; Farina South Australia
  • 27 AUG 1942 - Death - ; Milne Bay, Papua
Lawrence William Stanford
25 MAY 1905 - 27 AUG 1942
William Humphreys
ABT 1820 - ABT 1879
Francis (Andrews) Humphreys
ABT 1826 - ABT 1884
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Henry Stanford
MarriageABT 1888to Sarah(2) Humphreys at Farina South Australia
PARENT (F) Sarah(2) Humphreys
Birth1868Farina South Australia
MarriageABT 1888to Henry Stanford at Farina South Australia
FatherWilliam Humphreys
MotherFrancis (Andrews) Humphreys
FHelen Stanford
BirthABT 1888Farina South Australia
DeathABT 1948
FAnnie Stanford
BirthABT 1889Farina South Australia
DeathABT 1936
FSarah Stanford
BirthABT 1891Farina South Australia
MHenry Max Stanford
Birth21 AUG 1893Farina South Australia
Death24 APR 1917Ploegstreet, Belgium
FElizabeth Stanford
Birth1896Farina South Australia
FHenrietta Stanford
BirthABT 1897Farina South Australia
DeathABT 1991
MJoseph Stanford
BirthABT 1899Farina South Australia
DeathABT 1994
MJohn Stanford
BirthABT 1901Farina South Australia
DeathABT 1994
MLawrence William Stanford
Birth25 MAY 1905Farina South Australia
Death27 AUG 1942Milne Bay, Papua
MGeorge Stanford
BirthABT 1907Farina South Australia
DeathABT 1980
MJames Stanford
BirthABT 1909Farina South Australia
DeathABT 1981
MPhilip Stanford
BirthABT 1912Farina South Australia
DeathABT 1998
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