|Place of birth||Carcoar, New South Wales|
|Address||48A Elizabeth Street, Paddington, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Father, David Birrell, Sunbeam, Carcoar, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Machine Gun Company 9, Reinforcement 9|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||24/14/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 11 May 1917; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 28 June 1917 (influenza); discharged from hospital, 30 June 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917, and marched into 9th Training Bn, Durrington.
Marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 24 September 1917.
Found guilty, 13 October 1917, of, at Belton Park, neglecting to obey a lawful command of his Commanding Officer: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Proceeded overseas to France, 1 January 1918; taken on strength, 24th Machine Gun Company, in the field, 18 January 1918.
Unit designation changed to 4th Machine Gun Bn, 1 April 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 27 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 16 November 1918.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 22 April 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from London on board HT 'Swakopmund', 15 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 August 1919; discharged, Sydney, 2 September 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BIRRELL Albert William|