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Albert Edward MITCHELL

Regimental number4845
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
SchoolBalmain Superior Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingTechnical training as a boilermaker
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBoilermaker
Address75 Mort Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 2"
Weight100 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Mitchell, 75 Mort Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously been rejected for military service on the grounds of height)
Enlistment date9 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Paretns: James and Emily MITCHELL, 125 Rountree Street, Balmain, New South Wales. Native of Ipswich, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5157 Pte Roy MITCHELL, 2nd Bn, died of wounds, 4 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 55th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 18 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Fate subsequently determined to be 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MITCHELL Albert Edward

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