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Albert HENSHALL

Regimental number5173
Place of birthHamilton Vic
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressColeraine Road, Hamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinA T Henshall, Coleraine Road, Hamilton, Victoria
Enlistment date17 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameLight Horse Brigade Train 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/100/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 20 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 19th, 20th and 21st April, 1918 while CORBIE was under heavy enemy shellfire this N.C.O. was in charge of and issuing supplies from a dump near Railway Station in town mentioned. Although the bombardment was intense causing the occupants to vacate portion of the town in which dump was located, this N.C.O. remained at his post and encouraged those who were issuing under his orders. The Supply Officer, CORBIE, has reported on the gallantry and devotion to duty of this N.C.O. under very adverse conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as Flight Lieutenant, RAAF.
Date of death1 July 1952
Age at death60
Place of burialMildura Cemetery, Victoria

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