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Albert Kenge OGAWA

Regimental number3797
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolAnnandale North Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressBurnley, Connel's Point Road, Hurstville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 2.5"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J A Miles, Burnley, Connel's Point Road, Hurstville, Svdney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months in the Senior Cadets, Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Mooltan on 11 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Annandale North Public School Roll of Honour ('For King and Country'), New South Wales.
Discharge date16 April 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 14 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 22 July 1916 (gun shot wound, chest); admitted to No 1 Field Ambulance, 23 July 1916; transferred to 23rd General Hospital, Etaples, 23 July 1916 (compound fracture, right clavicle); to England, 18 August 1916, and admitted to 1st Northern Hospital, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 19 August 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 5 September 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HS 'Kanowna', 14 January 1917; disembarked Sydney, 8 March 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 16 April 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, OGAWA Albert Kenge

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