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Albert Edward READ

Regimental number2907
Place of birthWee Waa, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWee Waa, Murah North, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Read, Wee Waa, Murah North, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 November 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialMotor Car Corner Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 22), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
122
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Elizabeth READ. Native of Wee Waa, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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