Lionel Armfield

First Name: 
Lionel
Last Name: 
Armfield
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, November 2, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
3rd Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, May 19, 1915
Place of Death: 
Quinns Post, Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Lionel Armfield (Service No 1309), was born in Burra Burra, S.A., in June 1887.

At enlistment, in Kiama, N.S.W., he was single, 27 years old, worked as a  labourer and listed a friend, in Victoria, as his next of kin.

Lionel embarked on HMAT A48 Seang Bee, with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement, on 11th February 1915. He arrived in Egypt, and was sent to Gallipoli, Turkey, with 3rd Battalion, on 25th April.

Lionel survived the early fighting, but was killed in action, at Quinns Post, during the Turkish attack of 19th May.

Lionel is buried in 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery, Row E, Grave 2.

A letter on file from his next of kin indicates he wanted the medals and personal effects to go to blood relatives. He advised there was a stepfather, who Lionel had fallen out with, but that was the only information . His medals are still unclaimed.

He is commemorated on the Kiama Memorial Arch.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ARMFIELD L

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