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John Henry ALBERT

Regimental number2383
Place of birthForbes New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPeak Hill, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, William Albert, Forbes, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 18 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Lihons on 11 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 19 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous good work and leadership near LIHONS on 11th August. Private ALBERT did excellent work patrolling through enemy territory to establish touch with the unit on his left. Although bombed and fired on by the enemy who were in large numbers he succeded in escaping and obtaining the required information and returned with same to his own lines.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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