Badge Number: 66341, Sub Branch: Whyalla


Service Number: 16329
Enlisted: 10 August 1917, Enlisted at Perth, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Mechanical Transport Companies (AIF)
Born: Ormskirk England, 1996
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor Mechanic
Died: Repatriation Hospital, Daw Park, Pasadena, SA, 19 July 1965, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide
Kendrew Oval, Row 7, Grave 70. Grant expires 31 December 2032
Memorials: Gwalia Honour Board, Leonora Road Board District Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

10 Aug 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 16329, Enlisted at Perth, WA
8 May 1918: Involvement Private, SN 16329, Mechanical Transport Companies (AIF)
8 May 1918: Embarked Private, SN 16329, Mechanical Transport Companies (AIF), SS Port Darwin, Albany
20 Dec 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 16329, Discharged 5 Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Place of residence when he enlisted was Gwalia which is a former gold-mining town located 233 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie and 828 kilometres east of Perth in Western Australia's Great Victoria Desert. Today, Gwalia is essentially a ghost town, having been largely deserted since the main source of employment, the Sons of Gwalia gold mine which closed in 1963. It is just four kilometres north is the town of Leonora and remains the hub for the area's mining and pastoral industries.

31 December 1919 - Returned to Australia on board Runic

Medal: British War Medal

14 August 1919 - Married Mary Fagan in St Patrick's Church, Hardybutte, Wigan. Preist who officiated was Thomas Carney.

RSL Information

Enlisted under the name of Albert Brade; however when he joined the Port Pirie Sub Branch in 1939 he did so under the  name of Albert Stephens. His death notice is also under Albert Stephens and he is buried in the West Terrace AIF Cemetery as Albert Stephens

28 February 1938 - Joined Port Pirie Sub branch while residing in Pirie Street, Solomontown

August 1950 - Transferred to Whyalla Sub branch; residential address was 52 Brearly Street, Whyalla

Badges 38807 and 6211 lost