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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.
|Address:||Nimbin Road, Goolmangar, 2480|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -28.746164|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||25-April-1915|
|Actual Event End Date:||25-April-1915|
IN HONOUR OF
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
Never to return home
LEST WE FORGET