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Albert Lackington SUTTON

Regimental number5409
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
AddressHornseywood, Penrith, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 9"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Christabel Sutton, Hornseywood, Penrith, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the 11th Hussars, British Army; 4.5 years in the Natal Mounted Police.
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBathurst, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1917
Discharge date4 October 1917
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Sydney, 22 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 13 October 1916.

Admitted to Woolwich Military Hospital, 25 October 1916 (fractured ribs); taken on strength, No 3 Command Depot, from hospital, 18 November 1916.

Found guilty, 4 December 1916, of being absent without leave, 27 November-4 December 1916: forfeited 3 days' pay.

Marched in to 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 18 December 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Hospital, 7 December 1916 (pleurisy); discharged, 14 December 1916; marched in to 5th Training Bn, 18 December 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Hospital, 22 December 1916 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to duty, 28 December 1916.

Admitted to Endell Street Hospital, London, 9 February 1917 (bronchitis: seriously ill); discharged to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 19 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 3 July 1917; disembarked Sydney, 29 August 1917; discharged (medically unfit: debility, senility, paresis right leg), Sydney, 4 October 1917.

Medal: British War Medal

Died of pneumonia.
Miscellaneous detailsWife's name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Christatee..
Date of death13 August 1922
SourcesNAA: B2455, SUTTON Albert Lackington

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