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midshipmanrayley

George Arthur Byford, corporal S4/072205, Army Service Corps.

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midshipmanrayley

George Arthur Byford, 1880-1917, was a resident of Great Yarmouth and a baker by trade.

He served with the 12th Field Bakery, Army Service Corps, in German East Africa and died of enteric fever at Base Hospital, Dar Es Salaam, on 23rd February 1917.

(He was the brother-in-law of Hedley Valentine Simnett, Coldstream Guards, who also has a forum topic).

His medal index card is available but not found George's papers yet. He is on the CWGC website as G.A.Byford.

Can any member help me discover his date of attestation and earlier service? Any guidance and advice always welcome.

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Waggoner

According to SDGW, born Gt. Yarmouth, enlisted same location, A/Cpl, died East Africa 23/2/17. No date of enlistment is given. Hope this helps a bit.

All the best,

Gary

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midshipmanrayley

Many thanks Gary.

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KONDOA

Probably sailed from Devonport aboard the HMT Huntsgreen on 8th February 1916. It had a company of ASC bakers aboard.

Roop

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midshipmanrayley

Many thanks Roop. Buried in Dar Es Salaam and have friend currently there. Hoping he can visit the gravesite.

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KONDOA

I believe the photos have already ben taken of the grave, try British War Graves Project / CWGC, I think Harry took the photos ;)

Roop

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midshipmanrayley

Thanks again Roop, will check it out.

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