Albert Percy MEADOWS

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MEADOWS, Albert Percy

Service Number: 1780
Enlisted: 21 December 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Petersburg, South Australia, 29 May 1885
Home Town: Peterborough (Formerly Petersburg), South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Boilermaker
Died: Died of wounds, France, 26 July 1916, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Peterborough 'LOCO' S.A.R. Roll of Honor, Peterborough Public School Honour Board WW1, Peterborough St Peter's Anglican Church Roll of Honour WW1, Peterborough War Memorial, Yongala Roll of Honour, Yongala War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

21 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1780, Oaklands, South Australia
1 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1780, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1780, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
27 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1780, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1780, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE A. P. MEADOWS.

Mr. and Mrs. George Meadows have received news that their son, Private Albert Percy Meadows, died of wounds on July 26. He was born on May 29, 1885, and enlisted in December, 1914. He was about seven months on Gallipoli Peninsula. He went from there to Egypt, and then to France. He was a prominent footballer and a good rifle shot. Before enlisting he was employed on the railways for a number of years. He was much liked." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 16 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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