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Albert Edward VINALL

Regimental number3635
Place of birthWilliamtown, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKapunda, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 3.25"
Weight113 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Cordelia Vinall, High Street, Kapunda, South Australia
Previous military service80th Infantry; Served in the Senior Cadets (80th Bn) for 4 years; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date25 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919
Discharge date21 September 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Adelaide, 12 August 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 September 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 30 December 1916; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, 11 February 1917.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 14 October 1917; rejoined unit, 28 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 29 July 1918; admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance (shell wound, right arm). Transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 July 1918; by Ambulance Train to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 30 July 1918; to Australian Corps Depot, 10 August 1918; to Base Depot, 27 August 1918; rejoined unit, 30 August 1918. Proceeded on English leave, 7 November 1918; rejoined unit, 24 November 1918.

Routine Order No. 265, 3 November 1918, Congratulatory Message from Corps Commander for 'gallant services rendered ... during the recent operations'. Embarked for England, 23 April 1919; commenced return to Australia on board 'Port Lyttleton', 10 June 1919;disembarked Melbourne, 5 August 1919, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged, 21 September1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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