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|Name:||Ranford, Sydney John Howard|
|Also known as:||Ranford, Jack|
|Place of Birth:||Adelaide (S.A.)|
|Next of Kin:||Lucy Kirkham - Mother ; Ashbourne, S.A.|
|Biographical notes:||Born on16 December 1890 in Adelaide to James Samuel Ranford and Lucie Adeline nee Ford. He had a brother, Arnold Filmer Ranford also born in Adelaide in 1896. Ranford possibly arrived into Darwin on SS 'Montoro' on 18 September 1913 as on 24 September 1914, an S.J. Ranford made a donation to the war effort in Pine Creek. There is evidence that Sydney returned to Darwin after the war because he participated in Returned Soldiers Sports. He was known as Jack and is listed as still being in Darwin in the 1920 directory, but there is no evidence of him staying in Darwin later than this. Ranford married Edna Muriel Bills on 22 April 1920 at her parent’s residence in Laura (S.A.) and had six children – James Filma born 14 November 1920; John Irvine born 9 February 1923; Dorothy Raymond born 22 January 1925; Arnold Phillip born 26 March 1927; and two more daughters born 2 May 1929 and 12 November 1931. Ranford was registered on the 1937 electoral roll as a salesman in Wycheproof, Victoria and died at his home on 3 July 1967 and is buried with his wife at Centennial Park in Adelaide.|
|Date of Enlistment:||28-Feb-1916|
|Age at Enlistment:||25|
|Place of Enlistment:||Adelaide (S.A.)|
|Unit:||9th Light Horse Regiment, 24th Reinforcement|
|Service:||Australian Imperial Force|
|Date of Death:||1967-07-03|
|Place of Death:||Residence At Colonel Light Gardens, Adelaide (S.A.)|
|Place of Burial:||Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide (S.A.)|
|Service History:||Ranford's unit embarked from Adelaide on board HMAT A6 'Clan Mccorquodale' on 5 February 1917. Ranford served in Palestine. In his Service Record is a medical report discussing his malaria and dysentery and mentioning that he first experienced malaria whilst in Darwin. Arrived back in Port Sydney 5 March 1919 and was medically discharged on 13 April 1919 in Sydney. Ranford rejoined for the Second World War in Adelaide on 7 July 1940.|
|Related link:||Unit War Diary|
With the 9th Light Horse in the Great War by Thomas Henry Darley. East Sussex : Naval & Military Press, 2009.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
|Appears in Collections:||Returned ANZACs|
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