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Albert LOCK

Regimental number2707
Place of birthReading, Berkshire, England
Other NamesAlbert Austen
SchoolBritish School, Reading, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDonald, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Lock, Atheldene, Whitney, Berkely, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Berkshire Volunteers.
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularVery keen on all kinds of sport, said to be a Capital Shot and a great footballer. After leaving school he was engaged in the office of the great Brewing Firm. . . He wanted a fast life.
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, row a, grave No. 134), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Abraham and Alice LOCK, 'Atheldane', Whiteley Hill, Reading, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to 57th Bn from 6th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 23 February 1916; taken on strength of 57th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Transferred to 58th Bn, 15 March 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 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 8 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, side); transferred to Ambulance Train, 21 July 1916; to No 13 General Hospital Boulogne, 21 July 1916 (gun shot wound, abdomen).

Died of wounds, No 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, 21 July 1916.

Buried at Boulogne Cemetery by Reverend T.S. Goudge, 23 July 1916.

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

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