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Albert Henry ALDER

Regimental number293
Place of birthSouth Kensington, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressWells Road, Oakleigh, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 11"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, C.H. Adler, Wells Road, Oakleigh, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 March 1915
Place of enlistmentOakleigh, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Motor Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Discharge date29 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2106 Sergeant Charles William ALDER, 6th Mechanical Transport Company, returned to Australia, 3 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 30 August 1915.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, Anzac, 30 October 1915.

Evacuated to hospital, Anzac, 13 December 1915, and reverts to the rank of Lance Corporal the same day; admitted to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 23 December 1915 (pleurisy and bronchitis); transferred to Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 12 January 1916; discharged, 10 February 1916, and marched into Overseas Base, Ghezirch the same day.

With Australian Depot Stores, Ghezirch, 28 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria and proceeded to England, 3 September 1916; marched into No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 18 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 November 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 13 November 1916.

Promoted Acting Corporal, 16 November 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 22 November 1916, and reverts to the rank of Lance Corporal the same day; rejoined 22nd Bn, 24 November 1916.

Taken on strength of 'K' Supply Column, 28 April 1917, and reverts to the rank of Artificer the same day.

On leave to United Kingdom, 2 July 1917; rejoined unit, 14 July 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 8 February 1918; rejoined unit, 24 February 1918.

Taken on strength of 6th Australian Motor Transport Company, 12 March 1918.

Promoted Corporal (Artificer), 16 June 1918.

Detached to Australian Corps Headquarters, 16 January 1919; rejoined unit, 12 February 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 13 February 1919; marched out of Australian Intermediate Depot, Le Havre, 17 March 1919; marched into 2nd Training Bn, Codford, 18 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Zealandia', 12 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 28 June 1919; discharged Melbourne (termination of period of enlistment), 29 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 July 1964
Age at death75
Place of burialCheltenham Memorial Park Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALDER Albert Henry

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