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Alfred George BIRT

Regimental number13750
Place of birthCamperdown, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCard cutter
AddressLeichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M E Birt, 26 Hay Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Militia.
Enlistment date7 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date19 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 13742 Pte Harold Ernest BIRT, 3rd Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 19 June 1919.
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War service: embarked from Alexandria, Egypt, 28 May 1916. Attached to Delhi Hospital, Tidworth, England, 8 July 1916; transferred to No. 3 Australian General Hospital, Brighton, 17 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 March 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Field Ambulance, 26 March 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 11 December 1917 (rheumatism, feet); transferred to 24th General Hospital, 11 December 1917; rejoined unit, 26 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Napier', 12 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 5 July 1919; discharged, 19 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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