Albert Thomas Myers

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Albert Thomas Myers
Personal Information
Date of Birth not known 1892?
Place of Birth Ballarat, Victoria
Death 11 Jan 1983, aged 87
Place of Death North Fremantle, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 24 years, 6 months
Description 5'3¾" (1.62m) tall ; 165 lbs
74.843 kg
; ruddy complexion ; green eyes ; fair hair
Occupation Wireman
Religion Church of England
Address Claremont, Western Australia
Next of Kin Mother , Mrs Emily Martha Myers
Military Information
Reg Number 6359
Date of Enlistment 25 Sep 1916
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 28th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
Date of Embarkation 29 Dec 1916 ‒ 3 Mar 1917
Ship Embarked On HMAT A34 Persic
Date of Return 3 Mar 1919 ‒ 21 Apr 1919
Ship Returned On HMAT A14 Euripides
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Jarrahdale Honour Roll
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries - Waroonga road, Claremont, wellman

War Service

Entered Blackboy Hill camp and was allocated to the 18th reinforcement draft for the 28th Battalion and travelled with them to England as a temporary Corporal.

On arrival in England Albert was sent to the 7th Training Battalion at Rollestone where a fortnight later he was admitted to the Fargo Military Hospital with synovitis. Released on 17 Apr 1917 he continued his training before embarking for France at Southampton on 14 Jun 1917.

Taken on strength by the 28th Battalion on 3 Jul 1917 at Bapaume where it was undergoing thorough retraining and reorganisation. Albert spent from 9 Sep 1917 until 28 Oct 1917 away from the battalion due to ill health (cause not stated). Seen originally by the 7th Field Ambulance, who sent him on to the 56th General Hospital in Étaples, who in turn sent him to the 59th General Hospital in Saint Omer, before he was released to the 7th Convalescent Depot in Boulogne.

Admitted to the 6th Field Ambulance on 22 Jan 1918, this time with influenza, later reclassified as Trench Fever (slight), leading to him being placed on an Ambulance Train for the 55th General Hospital which he reached on 29 Jan 1918. On 4 Feb 1918 he was placed aboard HMHS Cambria for England where he was admitted to the Military Hospital in Eastbourne. Recovered, he was granted furlough from 12 - 26 Mar 1918.

However, before he could rejoin his unit, he was again hospitalised, this time with synovitis (17 Mar 1918), and it was 28 Jun 1918 before he joined the No. 3 Command Depot in Hurdcott. Albert did not return to France from this time on, spending the rest of his time overseas between Command Depots in England. Discharged by 5th Military District on 20 Jun 1919.

Post War

During 1929 Albert married Elizabeth Louise Hollingworth. Elizabeth died on 19 Feb 1991 in North Fremantle.

Electoral Roll entries - 1922 at 39 Claremont avenue, Claremont, electrician; 1931 - 1977 at 5 Anstey street, Cottesloe, civil servant; 1980 23 Harvest road, North Fremantle.


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