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George William ALBON

Regimental number2052
Place of birthLithgow, New South Wales
OccupationWire worker
AddressTurner Avenue, Haberfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, W G Albon, Turner Avenue, Haberfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 February 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Date of death7 August 1915
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Row O, Grave No. 25), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William George and Georgina ALBON. Native of Haberfield, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 15807 Pte Herbert Samuel ALBON MM, 5th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 11 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined 2nd Bn at Gallipoli, 17 June 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Mudros 4 July 1915 (influenza); rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 12 July 1915.

Reported wounded and missing, 8 August 1915.

Court of Enquiry, held on board HMT 223, 24 March 1916, concluded: 'Killed in Action, 8 August 1915'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 0040502B, 1910 Pte F. BIRD, 2nd Bn (patient, Luna Park Hospital, Heliopolis, Cairo), 10 December 1915: 'Informant was a particular friend of Albion's (sic). After the Lone Pine charge he missed him and made enquiries. As a result of his first enquiries he learned that he had been wounded, but later he met a man called Knowles who stated definitely that he had been killed. Cpl. C. Knowles, of D. Co 2nd Batt. told informant that he had seen Albion's body after death. The body was between the lines and was buried where it lay.'

Second statement, 1952 Pte C.F. GREEN, A Company, 2nd Bn, 2 March 1916: 'Witness states that he saw Albion (sic) lying in the neutral trench at Lone Pine on 7/8/15. He was then badly wounded, but not dead. Witness thinks it was a wound caused by a bomb. Witness and Albion came over in the same reinfs. Witness is a clear, intelligent, young man. He does not know what became of Albion thereafter.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALBON George William
Red Cross File No 0040502B

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