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Albert Edward TEMPLE

Regimental number1128
Place of birthYarraville, Victoria
AddressCarrum Downs, Frankston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.3
Height5' 5.25"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Temple, Carrum Downs, Frankston, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months in the Senior Cadets, Yarraville (Complusory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 176
Date: 30 November 1916

Discharge date4 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, c. 26 May 1916 (exact date not recorded).

Found guilty, 14 May 1916, of disobedience of orders, namely leaving billeing area without a pass signed by CO or Adjutant; (2) disobedience of orders, namely leaving billeting area without arms & equipment; (3) being absent without leave from 10 am until 1230 pm, 14 May: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Wounded in action, 30 June 1916 (took part in raid on enemy trench, night of 29/30 June: gun shot wound, left leg), and admitted to 6th Field Ambulance; transferred to 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 1 July 1916; to 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Outreau, 2 July 1916; to England, 3 July 1916, and admitted to 3rd Northern General Hospital, 4 July 1916; proceeded on furlough, 31 August 1916.

Married Rose Maud Lock SMITH, spinster, aged 21, The Register Office, Epsom, Surrey, 10 July 1918.

Awarded Military Medal.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 July 1918; rejoined 24th Bn, 29 July 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 31 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 11 February 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 11 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia with wife on board HT 'Prinz Ludwig', 9 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 4 November 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Carven/Caven Downs, Frankston, Victoria.
SourcesNAA: B2455, TEMPLE Albert Edward

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