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Regimental number2857
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address69 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Minnie Hegarty, 69 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 July 1916
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 2), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to 58th Bn from 6th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 23 February 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn and reverted to the rank of Private, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Promoted Corporal, Tel el Kebir, 2 March 1916.

Admitted to No 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 31 March 1916 (heat stroke); transferred to No 15 Field Ambulance, Canal Zone, 1 April 1916; to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Ferry Post, 2 April 1916 (pyrexia of unknown origin); to No 15 Field Ambulance (Acting Casualty Clearing Station), Ferry Post, 17 April 1916 (pyrexia of unknown origin); discharged and rejoined 58th Bn, Ferry Post, 2 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916; admitted to No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, 19 July 1916 (gun shot wound, thigh).

Died of wounds, No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, 20 July 1916.

Buried at Sailly sur la Lys Cemetery by Reverend T.J. King, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEGARTY Albert

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