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Albert BYRNE

Regimental number1922
Place of birthBraidwood New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGrazier
AddressTomboye via Braidwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.9
Height5' 11.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lizzie Byrne, Tomboye via Braidwood, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 April 1916
Place of enlistmentBraidwood, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date12 November 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 4 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 December 1916; taken on strength, 35th Bn, in the field, 26 January 1917.

Wounded in action, 29 May 1917 (gun shot wound, finger, left hand); admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 31 May 1917; transferred to England, 3 June 1917, and admitted to Endell Street Hospital, London, 4 June 1917; discharged on furlough, 15 June 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 29 June 1917.

Marched into Overseas Training Depot, 2 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 26 July 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 3 August 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 7 November 1917.

On leave to England, 14 March 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 24 March 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 18 April 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 6 May 1918 (gun shot wound, left arm and buttock), and reverted to Lance Corporal, and admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, and then transferred to 4th Casualty Clearing Station; to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, 9 May 1918; to England, 15 May 1918, and admitted to 4th London General Hospital, Denmark Hill, 16 May 1918 (gun shot wound, left arm and buttock); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 17 June 1918; discharged on furlough, 20 June 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boonah', 21 July 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 20 September 1918, for onward travel by train to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 12 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 September 1976
SourcesNAA: B2455, BYRNE Albert

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