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Albert BLISS

Regimental number4738
Date of birth6 January 1876
Place of birthSpring Creek, near Dereel, Victoria
SchoolDereel State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressDereel via Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinSister, Mrs A Conn, Dereel via Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Discharge date8 March 1919
Family/military connectionsNephew: 13152 Gunner William John BLISS, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 7 September 1919.
Other details

War service: embarked from Australia, 7 March 1916.

Embarked, Alexandria, Egypt, to join British Expeditionary Force, 28 May 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 4 June 1916. Marched in to 1st Division Base Depot, Etaples, 7 June 1916. Joined Bn in the field, 29 July 1916.

Wounded in action, admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 18 August 1916; admitted (gun shot wound) to 26th General Hospital, 20 August 1916. Transferred to Convalescent Depot, 23 August 1916; rejoined unit, 31 August 1916.

On leave, 11-24 September 1917.

Detached to Brigade School, 14-30 January 1918. Detached for duty with 1st Division Headquarters (Camouflage Dump), 31 May-1 August 1918.

Gassed (mustard gas), 24 August 1918; admitted to 41st Casualty Clearing Station. Transferred to 2nd General Hospital, 27 August 1918; to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, 30 August 1918; to Australian General Base Depot, 10 October 1918. Rejoined unit, 14 October 1918.

On leave in the United Kingdom, 18 October 1918. Admitted while on leave to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, suffering from tuberculosis, 29 October 1918. Discharged to No. 2 Convalescent Depot, Weymouth, 10 November 1918. Commenced return to Australia, 9 December 1918. Discharged, 8 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1950
Age at death74
Place of burialBallarat Cemetery, Victoria

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