Albert Charles UNDERWOOD

Regimental number2929
Place of birthNorthampton, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWestbrook Avenue, Wahroonga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinBrother-in-Law, F J Wooding, Westbrook Avenue, Wahroonga, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 July 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2929A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 56th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916, and allotted letter 'A' to regimental number.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 7 May 1916 (influenza); transferred to Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 8 May 1916 (constipation); discharged to unit, 9 May 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 18 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2810209: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Statement, 2641 Pte C.H. DENCH, A Company, 60th Bn, 21 September 1916: 'I saw him shot on 19.7.16 at Fleurbaix about 150 yards from our trench. We were advancing at the double at the time and he was about 4 yds in front of me. He fell backwards and said something as he fell but I could not understand what he said. I thought he was killed. The Germans did not come over; it was this side of the River, so he could not be a prisoner. I am quite sure it was Underwood, he was my mate.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, UNDERWOOD Albert Charles
Red Cross File No 2810209