William Daniel ALBRECHT

Regimental number5026
Place of birthKimberley, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDale Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFriend, Mrs E Gates, Dale Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (

'Devotion to duty and personal courage in carrying out rescue work.'
Recommendation date: 7 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations at POLYGON WOOD east of YPRES, Pte. ALBRECHT for three days, 19th to 222nd Spetember, worked unremittingly in the carrying of the wounded under intense shell fire. His devotion to duty and disregard of personal safety was admired by the whole of his Company and the fine example he set steadied them immensely.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 66
Date: 2 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal