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Percy Henry ALBERT

Regimental number820
Date of birth10 February 1896
Place of birthWarracknabeal, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMilawa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Albert, Milawa, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Discharge date12 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Found guilty, Ferry Post, 14 January 1916, of leaving parade without permission: awarded 8 hours' pack drill.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 28 February 1916 (injured testicle).

Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, 15 March 1916; mustered as Gunner, and posted to 59th Battery.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 24 June 1916.

Transferred to 6th Field Artillery Brigade, 27 January 1917, and posted to 17th Battery.

Mustered as Driver, 8 June 1917.

Found guilty, 29 June 1917, of being absent from 6 am parade, 24 June 1917: awarded 24 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

On leave to United Kingdom, 29 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 10 August 1917.

Admitted to 101st Field Ambulance, 11 August 1917 (venereal disease, gonorrhoea), and transferred same day to 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 12 August 1917; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 13 August 1917; discharged to Base, 10 October 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 61 days. Rejoined unit, 17 October 1917.

Admitted to 76th Field Ambulance, 18 October 1917 (scabies); discharged to duty, 26 October 1917; rejoined unit, 27 October 1917.

Transferred to 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 9 January 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 21 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 4 November 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 24 February 1919; marched into No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 25 February 1919.

Admitted to Group Hospital, 26 February 1919; marched into No 3 Camp from hospital, 1 March 1919.

Marched out to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 20 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boonah', 20 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 8 June 1919; transshipped to HT 'Sardinia', and disembarked Sydney, 11 June 1919; discharged, 12 September 1919.

Total war service: 4 years 52 days (3 years 206 days of which were spent abroad).

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

After his discharge he took up a soldier settlers block at 'Walnut Grove', Rosewood, in March 1920 and spent the rest of his life there.

Foundation member of the Tumbarumba RSL and was Vice-President for 12 years, then a foundation member of Rosewood Sub-branch of RSL as President, holding that position until the time of his death.
Date of death27 January 1986
Age at death89
Place of burialRosewood Cemetery

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