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14-April-2015
14-April-2015
Photographs supplied by John Huth
A plaque commemorates Lance Sergeant Joseph Henry Stratford who was the first soldier from New South Wales to be killed at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915 during World War One.

Joseph Henry Stratford was born at Coffee Camp near Nimbin in 1883 and brought up in Lismore. On the morning of April 25, 1915, eye-witness accounts described Lance Sergeant Stratford plunging into waist-deep water from his landing boat, abandoning his pack to charge up the beach with rifle and bayonet.

Less than an hour later he was dead, although he was described as missing in action for 18 months, as his body was never recovered.

Location

Address:Nimbin Road, Goolmangar, 2480
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.746164
Long: 153.225091
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:25-April-1915

Dedication

Front Inscription

IN HONOUR OF
LANCE SERGEANT 
JOSEPH HENRY STRATFORD 

    9th Battalion AIF
Born 30.6.1883 At Coffee Camp
Canecutter From Goolmangar
One Of The First Men Ashore And
The First Man From N.S.W. To Die At
        Gallipoli
K.I.A. 25.4.1915
Never to return home

LEST WE FORGET 

 

Source: MA
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