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Albert GEAL

Regimental number4821
Place of birthRedhill, Surrey, England
SchoolSouth Preston State School, Victoria
Age on arrival in Australia1.3
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPotter
AddressSpring Vale Road, Tunstall, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 3.75"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr A Geal, Tunstall Pottery, Tunstall, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Alice GEAL, Spring Vale Road, Tunstall, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2168 Pte George GEAL, 59th Bn, died of wounds, 2 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried in No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GEAL Albert

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