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Albert AKERS

Regimental number160
Date of birth23 January 1893
Place of birthSwindon, Wiltshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, B E Akers, Wells Farm, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll21237
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Australian Hospital Ship
FateReturned to Australia 7 November 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date8 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee entry 21237 Albert AKERS for second period of service.
Date of death29 July 1953
Age at death60
SourcesNAA: B2455, AKERS Albert

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