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Albert VAN LUME

Regimental number7097
Date of birth16 November 1892
Place of birthNewcastle-upon-Tyne, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
Address93 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFriend, G Olive, 93 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of teeth)
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Discharge date27 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 16 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 February 1917.

Marched in to 4th Training Bn, Codford, 12 March 1917.

Found guilty, Codford, 25 June 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 19 June, to 10.30 pm, 22 June 1917: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of a total of 8 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 July 1917; joined 14th Bn, in the field, 27 July 1917.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 September 1917 (dysentery), and transferred to 58th Casualty Clearing Station, and then to 1st Casualty Clearing Station; to 46th Stationary Hospital, Etaples, 21 September 1917; to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 13 October 1917 (diarrhoea); to 14th Convalescent Depot, Trouville, 19 October 1917; to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 27 November 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 December 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 12 March 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 8 April 1918.

On leave to Paris, 11 December 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 25 December 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 4 February 1919; rejoined Bn from leave, 23 February 1919.

Detached to 7th Company, AASC, as Loader, 6 March 1919; rejoined Bn from detachment, 12 April 1919.

Marched out to England, 2 May 1919, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Frankfurt', 1 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 27 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted Royal Park, Victoria, 7 October 1940; discharged, 23 November 19145, as V6536, Corporal, Australian Army Canteens Service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, VAN LUME Albert

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