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Alfred John Henry LOVETT

Regimental number2919
Place of birthMilltown, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHamilton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 2.5"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sarah S Lovett, Hamilton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Discharge date17 June 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1598 Pte Edward McDonald LOVETT, 13th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919; 3815 Pte Frederick Amos LOVETT, 4th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 15 June 1919; 764 Pte Herbert Stahle LOVETT, 5th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 22 July 1919; 1336 Pte Leonard Charles LOVETT, 39th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 12th Bn, Serapeum, 11 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.

Found guilty, 31 May 1916, of being drunk on Active Service, 29 May 1916: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 29 September 1916 (sprained left ankle; subsequently recorded as sprained back); discharged to duty, and rejoined Bn, in the field, 13 October 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 20 November 1916 (scabies); transferred to 39th Casualty Clearing Station, 24 November 1916; to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 30 November 1916 (influenza); to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 7 December 1916; to Base Details, Etaples, 14 December 1916; rejoined unit, 10 January 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 27 January 1917 (myalgia); rejoined unit, 3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery), 3 February 1917.

Admitted to 1st Division Rest Station, 21 March 1917 (bronchitis), and transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; to 6th General hospital, Rouen, 23 March 1917 (debility); to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 29 March 1917; to England, 17 April 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 4 May 1917; discharged on furlough, 11 May 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 26 May 1917.

Detached for duty with 3rd Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, 2 August 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 5 October 1917.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 29 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham Castle', 10 March 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 10 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism, age), Melbourne, 17 June 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LOVETT Alfred John Henry

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