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Albert Edward BANKS

Regimental number148
Place of birthNorth Bundaberg, Queensland
True NameELLIOTT, Albert Edward
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address147 Bridge Road, Glebe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33.4
Height5' 9"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMrs E M Chadwick, Southern Cross, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year (4 May 1901-11 August 1902) in the 3rd Bushman's Contingent, South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Martha ELLIOTT
Discharge date28 July 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Admitted to 25th Casualty Clearing Station, 3 July 1915 (piles); transferred to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, 7 July 1915 (haemorrhoids); transferred to Malta, and admitted to St George's Hospital, 16 July 1915.

Found guilty, 3 September 1915, for creating a disturbance and being drunk, Sergeants' Mess: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked For Egypt, 8 September 1915; rejoined unit, Serapeum, 11 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Found guilty, 3 July 1916, of when on Active Service, drunkenness, 1 July 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Wounded in action, 21 July 1916 (gas poining), and admitted to No 1 Field Ambulance; transferred to No 4 General Hospital, Camiers, 23 July 1916; to England, 27 July 1916, and admitted to Norwich War Hospital; transferred to Woodcote Park Convalescent Hospital, Epsom, 19 September 1916 (asphyxia); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 12 January 1917; discharged, 3 March 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 56 days.

By Sworn Declaration, 12 January 1917, assumed true name of Albert Edward ELLIOTT.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 4 May 1917; disembarked, Sydney, 4 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit: gassed), 28 July 1917. MSBV

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death28 September 1940
Age at death65
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BANKS Albert Edward

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