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Albert PANKHURST

Regimental number1137
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressEssex Villa, Horace Street, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinCousin, Miss Dalrymple, Horace Street, Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as Driver, 9th Battery, Australian Field Artillery, for 2 years; discharged.
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Discharge date28 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 8 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 22 May 1915 (gun shot wound, thigh), and admitted to 11th Casualty Clering Station; transferred to Alexandria (date not recorded); embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 30 August 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 9 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Gallipoli, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Promoted Temporary Bombardier, 12 March 1916.

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

Reverted to rank of Gunner, 30 April 1916.

Attached for duty to 1st Divisional Ammunition column, 29 November 1917; rejoined 2nd Field Artillery Brigade from detachment, 17 December 1917.

On leave to england, 3 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 19 February 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 13 October 1918.

Admitted to hospital from Details Camp, Devonport, 21 October 1918; rejoined unit from hospital, 5 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 9 December 1918 (1914 leave); disembarked Melbourne, 22 January 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 28 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Albert LENTHALL
SourcesNAA: B2455, PANKHURST Albert

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