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Albert Thorburn BARTLETT

Date of birth28 March 1876
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
SchoolAlbury Grammar School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationNewspaper proprietor
AddressCorryong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 11.5"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinFather, Sydney Bartlett, Corryong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 February 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name57th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: 57th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 January 1918

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Place of death or woundingHospital, Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
Date of death17 September 1919
Age at death from cemetery records43
Place of burialCorryong Cemetery, Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
163
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917, and marched into 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, the same day.

On Command at Officers Training School, Tidworth, 3 September 1917; rejoined 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 13 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 15 December 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 16 December 1917; taken on strength of 57th Bn, 19 December 1917.

Promoted Lieutenant, 1 January 1918.

To 10 Corps School, 14 January 1918; rejoined unit, 20 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 22 March 1918; admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 23 March 1918 (gunshot wound, leg); transferred to Ambulance Train, 31 March 1918; to No 35 General Hospital, Calais, 31 March 1918; discharged, 7 April 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 9 April 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 22 April 1918; rejoined 57th Bn, 4 May 1918.

Detached to 60th Bn for duty, 2 July 1918; rejoined unit, 13 July 1918.

To 4th Army School, 14 July 1918; rejoined unit, 20 August 1918.

Admitted to No 53 Casualty Clearing Station, 28 August 1918 (sciatica); to No 33 Ambulance Train, no date stated; to No 8 General Hospital, Rouen, 29 August 1918; to England, 1 September 1918; to No 3 London General Hospital, 2 September 1918; to Queen Alexandria Military Hospital, Millbank, 14 November 1918; discharged to Overseas Training Bde, 7 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 23 March 1919; Died, No 11 Australian General Hospital, 17 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARTLETT Albert Thorburn

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