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Albert Joseph SPRATT

Regimental number3434
Place of birthMuswellbrook, New South Wales
Place of birthMusswellbrook, New South Wales
SchoolSaint Joseph's (Catholic) Convent, Merriwa, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMerriwa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Spratt, Merriwa, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 August 1918
Place of death or woundingMericourt, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VII, Row F, Grave No. 3), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Stephen and Elizabeth Mary SPRATT, 'Mascotte', Merriwa, New South Wales

Military Medal

'On 25th September 1917 during the battle of POLYGON WOOD he displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When all the stretcher bearers of his company were out of action he filled the breech and continually carried out wounded through heavy barrage fire although severely shaken himself. His untiring and gallant conduct undoubtedly saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Family/military connectionsCousin: 2142 Pte Roy HACKETT, 17th Bn, died of wounds, 11 November 1917.

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