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Regimental number7
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoot trade
Address29 Palmer Street, Collingwood, Collingwood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.3
Height5' 7.25"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Payton, 29 Palmer Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, 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 RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For consistent good work since arrival in France, especially during the fighting at Pozieres, setting a fine example of endurance and devotion to duty.'
Not awarded
Recommendation date: 15 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date27 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Warwickshire', 5 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 29 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 27 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PAYTON Albert

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