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Albert Ballington GILBERT

Regimental number2094
Place of birthSittingbourne, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
AddressCentral Avenue, Chester Park, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 3.5"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick Gilbert, Chester Park, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 May 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919
Discharge date2 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 10 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 2 December 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 20 December 1916; taken on strength, 44th Bn, 26 January 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 15 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 6 March 1918.

Admitted to 11th Field Ambulance, 17 May 1918 (influenza); transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 19 May 1918; by Ambulance Train No 34, 22 May 1918, to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, 23 May 1918. Discharged to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Havre, 3 June 1918; to Base Dept, 13 June 1918; rejoined unit, 18 June 1918. On leave to United Kingdom, 22 January-5 February 1919.

Married Florence STANFORD at St Paul (Established) Church, Southwark, London, 26 January 1919

Granted leave with pay and subsistence from 20 February-20 April 1919 for motor repairs to attend Aerial Repair Co, 320-322 Camberwell New Road, London (Non-Military Employment); leave extended to 20 July 1919. Transferred to 44th Bn on expiration of leave, 20 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 3 September 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 17 October 1919; discharged, 2 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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