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Regimental number867
Date of birth29 September 1892
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressClifton Creek via Bairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinFather, G F Alberry, 46 Warrick Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name8th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Australian Flying Corps
Promotion date: 6 November 1917


Unit: Australian Flying Corps
Promotion date: 6 February 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'Conspicuous bravery at Pozieres 25 July 1916.'
Recommendation date: 6 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 28 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He controlled four machine guns with great skill and determination, and did fine work with them throughout. He was wounded while being relieved from holding a strong post, and has since lost his leg.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Discharge date6 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Appointed Lance corporal, 27 December 1915; Corporal, 26 February 1916; Sergeant, 15 March 1916; commissioned, 6 November 1917.

Appointments held: 8th Bn, 24 August 1914; Machine Gun School, Ismailia, 20 February 1916; Administrative Headquarters, 27 March 1917; Bhurtpore Barracks, 24 April 1917; No. 1 School of Aeronautics, Rading, England, 3 August 1917; attached 29th Training Squadron, 13 September 1917; 73rd Squadron, 8 October 1917; 30th Training Squadron, 25 November 1917; 28th Training Squadron, 24 January 1918; No 2 Auxiliary School of Aerial Gunnery, 20 February 1918; No 2 Squadron Depot, 5 April 1918; embarked for England on temporary duty, 17 April 1918; rejoined No 2 Aeronautical School Depot, 27 April 1918; taken on strength, AFC Depot Headquarters, 22 April 1918; embarked for England on temporary duty, 30 April 1918; No 2 Squadron, 16 June 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 January 1968

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