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13377   Private David James Stafford
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 10/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Summary      
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.
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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.
Family: James Stafford, Bridget Stafford, David James Stafford (born about 1890), Francis / Frank Stafford (born about 1892).
David Stafford enlisted in Hamilton, Scotland with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers
The eight month campaign in Gallipoli was fought by Commonwealth and French forces in an attempt to force Turkey out of the war, to relieve the deadlock of the Western Front in France and Belgium, and to open a supply route to Russia through the Dardanelles and the Black Sea. The Allies landed on the peninsula on 25-26 April 1915; the 29th Division at Cape Helles in the south and the Australian and New Zealand Corps north of Gaba Tepe on the west coast, an area soon known as Anzac.
The 6th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers was formed at Naas in August 1914 as part of K1 and attached to 30th Brigade in 10th (Irish) Division. 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 Stafford died on 10 August 1915 at Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 25
The CWGC records Private David Stafford as the son of James Stafford, of Savanaghanroe, Eglish, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
Private David Stafford is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Sanaghanroe, Benburb Benburb Census listing in Sanaghanroe 54.457666 -6.784945
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1 1901 Census lists Stafford family Lists David as age 11 living with the family at house 9 in Sanaghanroe, Benburb, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Stafford family Lists David as age 21 living with the family at house 7 in Sanaghanroe, Benburb, Tyrone
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