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Albin William SWANSON

Regimental number5218
Date of birth12 October 1889
Place of birthPort Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolGlenelg, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressFulton Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs P Paulson, Fulton Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 26 July 1919
Medals

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, Anzac Ridge, October 1917 (gassed); invalided to Epsom War Hospital, England; recovered and returned to duty.

Medals: Croix de Guerre, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 October 1966
Place of burialAmerican River Cemetery

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