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Albert George READ

Regimental number18922
Place of birthSydenham, England
True NameWITHYMAN, Albert George
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNewtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42.2
Height5' 6.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFriend, F Gossage, 56 Premier Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 10 years in the Royal Marines Light Infantry; invalided out.
Enlistment date1 November 1916
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 27
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Discharge date27 July 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 15 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit: duodenal ulcer, age), Sydney, 27 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 March 1935
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, READ Albert George

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