|Service Number||SN 2652|
|Age of Enlistment||24 years 8 months|
|Place of Enlistment||Perth, WA|
|Place of Birth||Fremantle, WA|
|Previous Military Experience||. Nil|
|Occupation||Flour Mill hand|
|School Attended||Guildford State School|
|Address History||Bridge Street, South Guildford, WA. (Wife - Yolinda) Queens Road, South Guildford (Parents)|
Embarked Fremantle per HMAT ‘Suffolk’ for England 10.10 1916.
Roll Rank Private.
Roll Unit 6th Reinf. 51st Bn. AIF.
Gaisford disembarked at Plymouth with his Bn. 2.12.1916. After a brief period of training, he proceeded overseas to France. Gaisford embarked at Folkestone per SS ‘Princess Victoria’ 20.12.1916. He marched in to the Army Division Base Depot at Etaples, France 29.12.1916. He was taken on strength from the Training Bn. with the 51st Bn. 1.1.1917. Gaisford developed Mumps 10.1.1917. He was listed as sick until 12.3.1917. He rejoined his unit and was then transferred from active military service to permanent base duties in England 10.4.1917. His health was affected by an old injury -dislocated collarbone. Gaisford was transferred to the 17th Field Ambulance at Weymouth 6.6.1917, then to the Australian Army Medical Corps 25.10.1917. He was listed as nursing staff for the return voyage to Australia.
Embarked Devonport per ‘Bakara’ for Australia 21.7.1919.
Returned/Disembarked in Melbourne 27.9.1919.
Discharged AIF Perth 23.11.1919.
Final Rank Private, Australian Army Medical Corps.
Medical Condition NK.
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Notes Gaisford was one of 2 brothers who enlisted and served in WW1. His twin brother was rejected for active service on medical grounds. His brother Percy was wounded in action and had a leg amputated as result of injuries.
Photo Sunday Times 8.4.1917 p 6S, The Sun 15.4.1917 p6
Guildford Primary School Honour Roll
St Matthew’s Church Honour Roll
Guildford War Memorial
NAA: B2455, Gaisford A T
AWM Embarkation Rolls- Alfred Thomas Gaisford
Wise, H. and Co. Western Australian Post Office Directories. SLWA
Bridge St. South Guildford. WA.
Queens Rd. South Guildford. WA. (family home)