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Albert Bryant ALBINSON

Regimental number30454
Place of birthWangaratta, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressWangaratta, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.25"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A.V. Albinson, Wangaratta, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 June 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date15 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917; marched into Perham Downs, 30 January 1917.

Marched into Reserve Bde Australian Artillery Larkhill, 11 February 1917.

Taken on strength of 36th Heavy Artillery Group, Larkhill, 25 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 October 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, no date stated.

Proceeded to unit, 9 October 1917; taken on strength of 54th Siege Battery, 11 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 29 April 1918; admitted to No 18 Field Ambulance, 29 April 1918 (gassed, severe); transferred to No 44 Casualty Clearing Station, 29 April 1918; to No 1 Ambulance Train, 30 April 1918; to No 22 General Hospital, Camiers, 30 April 1918; to England, 12 May 1918; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 18 July 1918; discharged to furlough, 20 July 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 3 August 1918.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, 20 September 1918.

Marched into Australian Heavy Artillery Training Depot, Devonport, 4 October 1918.

On Command at Signal School, Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, 9 November 1918; rejoined Australian Heavy Artillery Training Depot, Devonport, 4 December 1918.

Marched into Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 14 January 1919.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 12 February 1919 (influenza); discharged, 18 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Orca', 19 February 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 April 1919; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit), 15 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 June 1969
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALBINSON Albert Bryant

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