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Frederick ALBURY

Regimental number1605
Place of birthRedhill, Surrey, England
Addressc/o Mawson, Campbell Road, Albany, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Albury, Arbour Street, Katanning, Western Australia
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1605A
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Discharge date26 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915. Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916, and posted to 53rd Battery. Transferred to 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, 3 May 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916. Allotted Regimental No 1605A, 28 August 1916.

Admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 November 1916 (pleurisy); transferred by Ambulance Train to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 2November 1916; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 1 December 1916; to Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 17 December 1916; rejoined unit, 3 January 1917.

On leave to England, 14 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 28 July 1917.

Attached temporarily to 18th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 12 January 1918; rejoined unit from attachment, 21 January 1918.

Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, 1 April 1918 (accidental laceration, left hand); transferred to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, 1 April 1918; to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 3 April 1918; to England, 22 May 1918, and admitted same day to Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham, Kent; discharged on furlough, 9 July 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, 23 July 1918. Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, 27 October 1918 (influenza); marched in to No 1 Command Depot from hospital, 4 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orsova', 8 January 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 11 February 1919; discharged, 26 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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