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Albert Andrew PORTER

Regimental number8529
Place of birthPinkenba Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressHamilton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J Porter, Brassey Street, Hamilton, Queensland
Previous military service7th Infantry
Enlistment date29 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Australian General Hospital, 13th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'At POZIERES on the morning of the 5th August, 1916 after working all night, hearing that number of wounded men were lying in No Man's Land, unattended these men [ 8529 A.A. PORTER, 8731 O.C. JONSEN] volunteered to go forward, and proceeding through a heavy barrage continued to dress the wounded through heavy shell fire until their supply of dressings was exhausted. They then carried in wounded under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 February 1984

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