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Albert LAHTI

Regimental number7775
Place of birthWiborg Finland
ReligionLutheran
OccupationLabourer
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 6"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, Albert Lahti, Wiborg, Finland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 October 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919
Discharge date2 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 February 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 20 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 July 1918. Transferred to 35th Bn, 21 July 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 August 1918 (haemorroids); transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 August 1918; to 20th General Hospital, Camiers, 10 August 1918; to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 12 August 1918; to 56th General Hospital, 22 August 1918; to 74th General Hospital, 30 August 1918; to Australian Convalescent Depot, 9 October 1918; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, 16 October 1918. Found guilty, 16 October 1918, of (1) being absent without leave, 1245 to 2140, 14 October; (2) being out of bounds: awarded forfeiture of 14 days' pay; total pay forfeited: 15 days'. Rejoined 35th Bn, 3 November 1918.

Detached to Australian Graves Registration Detachment, 9 April 1919. Marched out to England, 29 July 1919; disembarked Southampton, 30 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ajana', 19 August 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 October 1919; discharged, 2 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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