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Albert Henry PAGE

Regimental number679
Place of birthCharlton Terrace, New Charlton, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
AddressCorner of Swanbourne Terrace and Eric Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 3.75"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence Honora Page, corner of Swanbourne Terrace and Eric Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 March 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Elizabeth PAGE
Discharge date8 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked with Battalion for Gallipoli Peninsula, 4 September 1915.

Admitted to No 7 Field Ambulance, Anzac, 20 October 1915 (colic); discharged, 23 October 1915; rejoined unit, 24 October 1915.

To hospital, 8 November 1915; admitted to HS 'Neuralia', 9 November 1915 (debility); transferred to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 13 November 1915 (insomnia); discharged and taken on strength of Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 9 December 1915.

Rejoined 28th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 19 January 1916.

Transferred to Pioneer Bn, 16 March 1916.

Taken on strength of 48th Bn, 26 April 1916.

Transferred to 12th Training Bn, 1 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 14 June 1916.

Admitted to No 26 General Hospital, Etaples, 14 July 1916 (myalgia); transferred to England, 14 July 1916; to No 3 Western General Hospital, Cardiff, no date stated; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 21 July 1916; to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 26 July 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Western General Hospital, Cardiff, 15 August 1916 (myalgia).

Found guilty, No 1 Command Depot, 26 August 1916, of being absent without leave: awarded 1 day confined to camp and forfeits 2 days' pay by Royal Warrant.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, France, 14 December 1916.

Admitted to No 26 General Hospital, 26 December 1916 (rheumatism); transferred to England, 1 January 1917; to Tooting Military Hospital, London, 2 January 1917; discharged, 27 January 1917.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 9 May 1917; discharged to furlough, 31 May 1917.

Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 15 June 1917 (broken tibia and fibula).

Found guilty, 18 June 1917, of being absent without leave from 1530 hours, 15 June 1917, until 1730 hours, 16 June 1917: award, forfeits 2 days' pay and total forfeiture of 4 days' pay.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 26 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 13 September 1917; discharged Perth (medically unfit), 5 October 1917.

Re-enlisted, 15 November 1917; discharged (at own request), 28 November 1917.

Re-enlisted, 5 December 1917; discharged (services no longer required), 8 April 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 January 1935
Age at death67
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, PAGE Albert Henry

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