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Albert Edward SEAMAN

Regimental number2242
Place of birthPort Lincoln, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGreen Hills, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 6"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Perman, Port Pirie West, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 9 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Discharge date30 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 636 Pte Percy SEAMAN, 10th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 29 August 1915; Nephews: 4417 Corporal Thomas William ETTRIDGE, 28th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 April 1919; 4418 Pte John Edward ETTRIDGE, 28th Bn, died of wounds, 1 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1916; taken on strength, 51st Bn, in the field, 23 December 1916.

Admitted to 17th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 July 1917 (trench fever); transferred to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 2 August 1917; to England, 12 August 1917, and admitted to Bath War Hospital, 13 August 1917 (trench fever: severe); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 14 September 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 September 1917; to No 4 Command Depot, Codford, 6 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 3 December 1917.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 February 1918 (trench feet); transferred to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 16 February 1918; to England, 18 February 1918, and admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell, 19 February 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 March 1918; discharged on furlough, 14 March 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 28 March 1918.

Married Isabel FENTON, spinster, Church of Ireland, Carmoney, Connor, Co Antrim, Ireland, 20 March 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 June 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 6 July 1918.

Wounded in action, 19 August 1918 (gas), and admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to No 10 General Hospital, Rouen, 21 August 1918; to England, 24 August 1918, and admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 25 August 1918 (gas poisoning: severe); discharged on furlough, 18 September 1918, to report to Littlemoor Camp, Weymouth, 2 October 1918.

Foud guilty, 2 December 1918, of being absent without leave from 2359, 26 November, to 1200, 28 November 1918: awarded 2 days confined to camp, and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orsova', 15 January 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 12 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 30 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin surname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as SEAMAN.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SEAMAN Albert Edward

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