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Albert SMITH

Regimental number208
Date of birth13 November 1891
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
True NameAlbert Jordan
OccupationCab driver
AddressVale Street, Sebastopol, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMrs R Smith, Vale Street, Sebastopol, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBallarat
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Discharge date1 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Rejoined unit, Tel el Kebir, from 'A' Camp, Gabbari, 23 January 1916 (no further details recorded).

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 5 February 1916 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred same day to Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia; rejoined unit, 29 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 16 March 1916 (appendicitis); transferred to England, 11 August 1916; admitted to 3rd Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, 31 August 1916 (hydrocele); transferred to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 20 October 1916; discharged to duty, 20 January 1917.

Married Iris Irena ALDWICH (b. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), St Alban's Parish Church, Dartford, 4 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wandilla', 31 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 18 May 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 1 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Albert

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