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Albert Edward CLEAVER

Regimental number853
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
Address138 Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, T Cleaver, 138 Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll.
Discharge date1 April 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Declared an illegal absentee by Court of Enquiry, Hurdcott, 26 November 1917.

Discharged from the AIF, 1 April 1920.

Cleaver wrote to Base Records, June 1935, seeking a copy of his discharge papers: 'At the expiration of war I was suffering from an accident that prevented my returning with the AIF. I returned back in 1922.'

Discharged on account of desertion subsequently cancelled.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLEAVER Albert Edward

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