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Albert Edward LINNETT

Regimental number553
Place of birthRed Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMaleny via Landsborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinAunt, Mrs M Quince, Maleny via Landsborough, Queensland
Enlistment date1 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 4, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/9/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 6 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was on a barrage gun when they attacked at Polygon Wood. A shell came over and wounded him so severely that he died shortly afterwards.
FateDied of wounds 24 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XIX, Row C, Grave No. 7), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary LINNETT. Native of Red Hill, Brisbane

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