Albert Edward WISEWOULD

Regimental number6371
Place of birthNumurkah Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressUltima, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife
Enlistment date22 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 11 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on Lihons on 11th August 1918. He led his platoon forward through very heavy fire and gained his objective. On reaching the brigade sector he consolidated and assisted in bombing along the trench to gain touch with the company on the left. Later, when attacked by some 80 of the enemy with bombs, supported by heavy machine gun fire, he successfully held his position with small force. He did fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal