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Albert Ernest DABELSTEIN

Regimental number6245
Place of birthBundaberg, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRosedale, North Coast Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 10.5"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Dabelstein, Rosedale, North Coast Line, Queensland
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 2 January 1919

Discharge date23 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6249 Pte Arthur DABELSTEIN, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 7 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 November 1916; marched in to 4th Training Bn, Rollestone, 16 November 1916..

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 December 1916; taken on strength, 15th Bn, in the field, 6 January 1917.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 13 February 1917; transferred to No 10 General Hospital, Rouen, 17 February 1917; to England, 26 February 1917, and admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 27 February 1917 (trench feet: slight); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 9 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 23 March 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 4 April 1917.

Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 12 April 1917.

Admitted to Delhi Hospital, 3 July 1917 (appendicitis); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 7 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 November 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 26 November 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 11 April 1918.

Wounded in action, 4 July 1918 (shrapnel wound, back); admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 July 1918, and transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 6 July 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 9 July 1918.

Admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 11 July 1918 (influenza); transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 16 July 1918; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, 28 July 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 7 August 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 17 August 1918.

Awarded Military Medal.

Promoted Corporal, 5 September 1918.

Detached to Australian Corps School, 4 October 1918; rejoined Bn, 25 October 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 30 October 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 4 December 1918.

Found guilty, 5 December 1918, of when on Active Service overstaying leave from 6 am, 15 November, till apprehended at 11.30 pm, 27 November 1918: severely reprimanded, and forfeited a total of 13 days' pay.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 29 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Miltiades', 19 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 8 August 1919; discharged, 23 September 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Herbert Ernest DABELSTEIN.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DABELSTEIN Albert Ernest

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