6th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
10/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
David Stafford was the oldest son of James and Bridget Stafford. He was born about 1890 in County Tyrone. The 1901 census records David as 11 years old. His father James is a farmer. They lived at house 9 in Sanaghanroe, Benburb, Tyrone. David Stafford enlisted in Hamilton with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. In May 1915 the battalion moved to Basingstoke, England. On 11 July 1915 they embarked at Devonport and sailed to Gallipoli via Mytilene. They landed at Suvla Bay 7 August 1915. Private David died on 10 August 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 25.
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.