Albert James VOLLER

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VOLLER, Albert James

Service Number: 1566
Enlisted: 13 April 1915, Eaglehawk, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia, 11 November 1893
Home Town: Eaglehawk, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: California Gully Public School, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Lone Pine, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 29 November 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot I, Row A, Grave 11, Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

13 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1566, 24th Infantry Battalion, Eaglehawk, Vic.
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1566, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1566, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
19 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1566, 24th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli
29 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1566, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Pte 1566 Albert James Voller was killed in action on 29 November 1915 when the Turks shelled the trenches at Lone Pine. The bombardment was so intense the roof and sides of many of the Anzac trenches collapsed, burying about 300 men in the rubble.

Source: Gallipoli Heroes, p. 112