Albert Frederick HASS


HASS , Albert Frederick

Service Number: 6948
Enlisted: 8 February 1916, Petersburg, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Greenville, Wisconsin, United States of America, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Peterborough (Formerly Petersburg), South Australia
Schooling: Lutheran Parochial State and High School, South Australia
Occupation: Clerk, S.A.R.
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 20 September 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Peterborough 'LOCO' S.A.R. Roll of Honor, Peterborough Public School Honour Board WW1
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World War 1 Service

8 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6948, 10th Infantry Battalion
8 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Petersburg, South Australia, Australia
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6948, 10th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6948, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

His brother, 2517 Corporal Walter Theodore Hass of the 48th Battalion AIF ws killed in action on 12 October 1917  



NOTE: Family name incorrectly recorded on the Embarkation Roll as HAAS. This Family name has been corrected to accord with Service Record - HASS. Correction undertaken by the RSL Virtual War Memorial Chief Moderator, July 2015.

Parents: Peter and Lisette HASS, Peterborough, South Australia

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Observer (Adelaide, SA: 1905 - 1931) Saturday 10 November 1917


The Rev. P. H. Hass, of Petersburg, has been notified that his eldest son, Pte. A.F. Hass, was killed in action about September 26, in France. The deceased soldier was born in the United States of America, and came to South Australia in 1906. After leaving school he became a clerk to Mr. G. W. Halcombe, solicitor, in Adelaide (now S.M. for the Wallaroo district), and retained this office under Mr. H. O. A. Rankin, Mr. Halcombe's successor, for four years. Before enlisting in February last year he was employed in the locomotive offices, Petersburg. He left for France in December, 1916. Pte. Hass was 28 years of age.