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Albert Edward STRAKER

Regimental number978
Place of birthKingston-upon-Hull, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
Address399 Nott Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5'7.75"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinMrs. Ethel May Straker, 399 Nott Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military service5th Royal Irish Lancers 12 yrs Lime Expired
Enlistment date9 November 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 22 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Double Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1917
Date of death14 August 1919
Place of burialBrighton Cemetery (Grave No. 1032), Brighton, Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
7
Discharge date2 March 1918
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', 12 November 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 17 February 1917; discharged (medicually unfit), 2 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, STRAKER Albert Edward

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