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Albert William HAMPTON

Regimental number3792
Date of birth26 October 1891
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolSt Brendan's, Shepparton, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCoachsmith
AddressOff Knight Street, Shepparton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, T. Hampton, Shepparton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Discharge date26 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 14th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 4 March 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, and posted to 45th Battery as Gunner, 16 March 1916.

Transferred to Artillery Training Depot, 2 June 1916.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 4 June 1916: when on Active Service committing an offence against the country in which he was serving in that he at Cairo on 27.5.16 attempted an indecent assault on a native woman: found 'Not Guilty'.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 August 1916; disembarked England (date not recorded).

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 September 1916; taken on strength, 25th Field Artillery Brigade, in the field, and posted to 60th Battery, 11 September 1916.

Transferred to 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 24 January 1917.

Admitted to 1/1 South Midlands Field Ambulance, 20 June 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred to 29th Casualty Clearing Station; to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 26 June 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 21 July 1917; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 25 July 1917; to Base Depot, Havre, 2 September 1917.

Found guilty, Buchy, 1 September 1917, of when on Active Service disobedience of No 11 Convalescent Depot Routine Order : out of bounds without a pass: awarded 7 days' confined to camp.

Found guilty, Havre 16 October 1917, of (1) drunkenness; (2) being out of bounds, 14 October: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Transferred to England, 4 November 1917; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 November 1917.

Found guilty, Weymouth, 19 December 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline: forfeited 1 day's pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 11 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit: defective vision), Melbourne, 26 April 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 May 1961
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAMPTON Albert William

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