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Albert Horace SUGGATE

Regimental number2936
Date of birthapprox 1890/91
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
Address548 Darling Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Suggate, Caretaker, University Boatshed, Glebe Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Discharge date28 April 1919
Other details


Joined 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 January 1916.

Transferred to 54th Bn, 16 February 1916.

Transferred to Australian Army Service Corps, 9 March 1916, and taken on strength, 1st Australian Field Bakery, 15 March 1916.

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

Found guilty, Rouen, 25 November 1916, of when on Active Service being absent without leave from 9.30 pm, 24 November, to 5.30 am, 25 November 1916: deprived of 7 days' pay, and forfeited a further 1 day's pay.

Found guilty, 28 March 1917, of being absent without leave from 9 pm to 9.40 pm, 27 March 1917: deprived of 2 days' pay.

Found guilty, 25 May 1917, of overstaying his pass from 2100 to 2140: deprived of 2 days' pay.

Found guilty, 11 June 1917, of overstaying his pass from 2145 to 2210, 10 June 1917: deprived of 1 day's pay.

On leave to United kingdom, 7 August 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 21 August 1917.

Found guilty, 31 August 1917, of when on Active Service disobedience of Daily Order No 84, i.e. occupying quarters in Hut No 55 when not on night duty, 30 August 1917: deprived of four days' pay.

Found guilty, 3 november 1917, of when on Active Service (1) absenting himself from duty from 1.30 pm till 4.15 pm same date thereby evading duty that had to be performed by Pte Gillespie, 2 November 1917 (2) breaking open arrest (3)being in town without a pass: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 1, and forfeited 29 days' pay.

Rejoined unit, Rouen, from Field Punishment, 30 November 1917.

Found guilty, 18 February 1918, of when on Active Service (1) being absent without leave from 9.15 pm, 15 February, until stopped by Military Police at 3 am, 16 February 1918 (2) being in town without a pass: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay; total forfeiture: 4 days' pay.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 8th Bn, in the field, 1 June 1918.

Wounded in action, 23 August 1918 (gassed), and admitetd to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 25 August 1918; to Ambulance Train, 25 August 1918, and transferred to 6th General Hospital, 26 August 1918; to England, 28 August 1918, and admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, 29 August 1918 (gassed: severe). Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 30 September 1918. Discharged on furlough, 1 October 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 15 October 1918.

Marched into Australian Army Service Corps Depot, Fovant, for duty, 2 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenese', 16 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 6 March 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), 28 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsParents: William George and Elizabeth (nee Cubert) SUGGATE
Date of death1959

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