Service Number – WX 7591.
Rank – Lieutenant.
Unit / Division – 2/43 Australian Infantry Battalion.
Enlistment Date – 6 August 1940.
Date of Birth- 26 March 1915.
Place of Birth- Bunbury, W. A.
Address on Enlistment – East Perth, W. A.
Next of Kin on Enlistment – Wife- Lilian Louisa Marjorie Clifford of East Perth, W. A. Father- William Thomas Clifford, Mother- Mena Clifford, both of East Perth, W. A.
KIA / Mortally Wounded –
Date – 18 October 1943.
Place – Lae, Papua New Guinea.
Age at Death – 28.
Burial Location / Commemoration Details – Lae War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea ( Plot EE, Row C, Grave No. 15 ).
“For exceptional services in the field in Papua New Guinea “
This Mention in Despatches was recommended by the Governor-General on 26 October 1944.
Date of London Gazette- 8 March 1945
Location in London Gazette- Page 1307, Position 162.
Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette- 15 March 1945.
Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette- Page 650, Position 52.