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Albert Lester PINCH

Regimental number2297
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressSale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Helgensen, Orbost, Victoria
Enlistment date21 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Gallantry in successful attack under heavy fire.'
Recommendation date: "9 August 1916 and 15 September 1916"

'For repeated good work as Scout gaining valuable and reliable information under heavy fire.'

FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1917
Date of death12 November 1947
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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