Memorial: Alveston - St Helen's Church
Regiment: Australian Infantry
Rank and number: Private (Service No. 2899)
Parents: Henry Thomas and Hannah Liddiat Smith
Marital status: Single
Home address: Home Address: The Forge, Rudgeway, Near Alveston Lived: On the 1891 and 1901 Census, the family lived in Rudgeway
Pre-war occupation: Gardener
Date of birth: 1886
Place of birth: Rudgeway, Alveston, Gloucestershire
Date of death: 15/04/1918
Buried/Commemorated at: Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, Nord, France
Albert enlisted in the 55th Battalion Australian Infantry in November 1916, and left Sydney on the troopship almost immediately. He was transferred to the 1st Battalion, AIF in June 1917. Albert was wounded on his left side on the 15th April 1918, was taken to No.15 casualty clearing station and died the same day.
At the time of the 1911 Census, Albert had left the family home. His parents plus four of their seven surviving children were still living with them at the Forge, Rudgeway. Albert's father was the local blacksmith.
Albert served with the 1st Battalion, Australian Infantry and died on 15/04/1918 (Died of Wounds received in action).
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.