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Albert George EGGLETON

Regimental number3135
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFruit grower
AddressBuderim Mountains, North Coast Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Charlotte Mary Eggleton, 17 Thornfield Road, Shepherd's Bush, London, England
Previous military servicePreviously rejected for military service on account of eyesight.
Enlistment date9 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 January 1919
Discharge date24 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 22 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 3 March 1917. Marched into 12th Training Brigade, Codford, 4 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1917; taken on strength, 47th Bn, 10 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 11 October 1917 (gun shot wound, right side, severe). Transferred to England from 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 12 November 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Stourbridge, Birmingham, 14 November 1917. Admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 5 December 1917. Found guilty of being absent without leave, 10 pm 25 December-7.45 am 26 December 1917: admonished and awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay. Granted furlough, 29 January 1918, to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 February 1918. Transferred to 47th Bn Details on marching in to Overseas Training Brigade, 5 July 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 July 1918.

Wounded in action, 26 August 1918 (gassed, shell, slight); admitted to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 28 August 1918; transferred to England, 30 August 1918, and admitted to War Hospital, Exeter, 31 August 1918. Transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 27 September 1918. Granted furlough, 14 November 1918, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, 28 November 1918. Admitted to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 28 November 1918 (influenza); discharged, 3 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima', 2 January 1919; discharged, 24 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as Q187283, Private, Garrison Bn.

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