|Place of birth||Port Lincoln, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Green Hills, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Elizabeth Perman, Port Pirie West, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||51st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/68/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||51st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 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.|
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 details||Next of kin surname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as SEAMAN.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SEAMAN Albert Edward|