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13377   Private David James Stafford
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/01/1890
Died: 10/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Summary      
David Stafford was the oldest son of James and Bridget Stafford. He was born was born on 11th January 1890 in the Benburb area. He was the older of two sons. His father James was 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. On 11th July 1915 they embarked at Devonport and sailed to Gallipoli via Mytilene. They landed at Suvla Bay on 7th August 1915. Private Stafford was killed in action three days later on 10th August
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli, 
Grave Ref: Panel 190-196
CWGC Casualty 685860
Summary      
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.
References and Links
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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
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 Scottish National War Memorial Brief details of Private David Stafford
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021