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Albert Victor ALCOCK

Regimental number9808
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
OccupationApprentice joiner
Address'Halcyon', Kensington Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 10.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, Francis Alcock, 'Halcyon', Kensington Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 24th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces, for 9 months.
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name9th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, 5 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 August 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

On leave to England, 19 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 4 February 1918.

Admitted to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 7 June 1918 (influenza); discharged to unit, 14 June 1918; rejoined unit, 23 June 1918.

Detached to Australian Corps Workshop, 1 July 1918; rejoined unit, 28 February 1919. Detached to 11th Field Company Engineers, 21 March 1919; marched out to England, 21 April 1919; marched in to 3 Group, Codford, 22 April 1919. Found guilty of being absent without leave from 2359, 12 May, to 1200, 13 May 1919, when seen by Military Police at Bath Great Western Railway Station: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay; forfeited a total of 2 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 12 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 10 August 1919; discharged, 25 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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