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Herbert Samuel ALBON

Regimental number15807
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMechanic
AddressHaberfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W G Albon, 19 Turner Avenue, Haberfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameOctober 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations East of AMIENS this stretcher bearer led a squad of bearers for more than three thousand yards to collect some wounded from the front line of one of the Companies of an Infantry Battalion (17th) which had all its stretcher bearers either killed or wounded. These bearers had several times to pass through the village of FRAMERVILLE (which was being very heavily shelled by the enemy with Gas and H.E.) carrying patients, and through the whole of this period, the leadership and courage under fire of Private ALBON were worthy of the greatest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2052 Pte George William ALBON, 2nd Bn, killed in action, 8 August 1915.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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