Albert Ernest BOTTOMLEY

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BOTTOMLEY, Albert Ernest

Service Number: 4711
Enlisted: 26 April 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Field Ambulance
Born: Rosewater, South Australia, Australia, 13 May 1897
Home Town: Rosewater (Greytown), Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway Porter, SAR
Died: Died of wounds, 3rd Australian Field ambulance, Belgium, 4 October 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery
Battery Corner Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 16), Ypres, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Rosewater Junction Community Centre Honour Board (small), Rosewater Womens Memorial Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

26 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1
15 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4711, 3rd Australian General Hospital, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
15 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4711, 3rd Australian General Hospital, Third Ypres
17 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4711, 3rd Australian General Hospital, Third Ypres
17 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4711, 3rd Australian General Hospital, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4711, 5th Field Ambulance, Third Ypres

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Biography

Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Previous Military Service: 4 years Naval Reserves, Largs Bay, South Australia

Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA: 1910 - 1924) Friday 2 November 1917

LATE PRIVATE A. E. BOTTOMLEY.

Mrs. Bottomley, of James street, Paddington, near Rosewater, has been officially informed that her second son (Private A. E. Bottomley) died of wounds in France on October 4. Leaving South Australia in June, 1915, for Egypt he went from there to Lemnos, where he was stationed for six months. He volunteered in England to be transferred to the Field Ambulance last January. Prior to leaving this State,   he was a railway porter at Alberton. He was educated at the Port Adelaide School, and was in his 21st year. His elder brother George has been wounded.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article105438718 (nla.gov.au)

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