Herford, Gunner Walter Harrel (1397)

No 29 Training Sqn RFC

Walter Herford came from Manchester, Lancashire, and was a Farmer aged 42, who had previously served in the Rhodesia Regiment in the South African War, when he joined the 10th Light Horse at Blackboy Hill, Western Australia, on 13 August 1915. He left from Fremantle on HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915. In April 1916 he transferred to the artillery, and served in a number of units in Egypt and on the Western Front before a Medical Tribunal in May 1917 found him unfit for overseas service and recommended duty on the home front. He moved to the AFC in England on 7 September 1917 and was posted to No 29 (Australian) Training Squadron, but was hospitalised shortly after.

He died from tuberculosis in the Military Hospital at Prees Heath, Shropshire, on 4 October 1917.

Gnr W H Herford is buried in Tilstock (Christ Church) Churchyard Extension, Shropshire, England.

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