Albert Frederick WOOD


WOOD, Albert Frederick

Service Number: 483
Enlisted: 1 November 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, NSW, 15 February 1894
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds received in action, Franvillers, France, 11 June 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension
His name is located at panel 111 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley St. Augustine's Church Roll of Honour, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

1 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, SN 483, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, SN 483, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
11 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 27th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Father Frederick Edgar Wood and  Mother Alice Thorn Wood (nee Kite),
living at 16 Oak Avenue, Unley, South Australia.

Albert lived c/o Mrs T A Wood, 'Rothwell', Young Street, Parkside SA

Previous service:  1 year senior cadets
                              3 years Citizens Forces - 74th Infantry (still serving on enlisting).

Described on enlisting as 20 years 10 months old; single; 5' 4 1/2" tall; 9 stone 3 lbs;
dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair; Church of England.

24/11/1914       Completed medical at Oaklands, fit for service

24/11/1914       Commanding Officer appointed Albert to C Company, Base Infantry
                         Oaklands Camp, SA

26/11/1914       Enlisted at Oaklands, SA

1/1/1915           Promoted to Provisional Corporal

15/4/1915         Sick with Measles 
                         Admitted to Military Hospital, Keswick, SA
5/5/1915           Discharged to unit

31/5/1915         Embarked from Adelaide on board HMAT Geelong A2
                         as a Quarter Master Sergeant

4/9/1915           Embarked from Alexandria, Egypt
                         to join Meditteranean Expeditionary Forces, Gallipoli

10/1/1916         Disembarked into Alexandria, ex Mudros, Greece

15/3/1916         Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Forces, Alexandria, Egypt

21/3/1916         Disembarked into Marseilles, France

16/8/1916         Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant

1/11/1916         Sick to hospital - Ulcer left leg
                         Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, France
2/11/1916         Admitted to 1st Red Cross Hospital, France
9/11/1916         Transferred to Etaples, France
10/11/1916       Admitted from hospital to 2nd Divisional Base Depot, Etaples,France

17/11/1916       Rejoined 27th Battalion

22/11/1916       Sick to hospital - Etaples, France
3/12/1916         Rejoined 27th Battalion

10/12/1916       English leave
26/12/1916       Rejoined 27th Battalion from leave

18/1/1917         Promoted to Lieutenant

2/2/1917           Attached duty with 108th Tunnelling Co. R Engineers

9/3/1917           Rejoined battalion from detachment

11/3/1917         Sick to hospital - Havre, France
28/5/1917         Rejoined battalion - Etaples, France
29/5/1917         Taken on strength into 27th Battalion

31/8/1917         Detached for duty 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot

2/9/1917           To Central Training School, Etaples, France
30/10/1917       Rejoined battalion from detachment - Belgium

16/12/1917       English leave
10/1/1918         Rejoined 27th Battalion from leave - Belgium
                         sick to hospital with abscess - Belgium
                         admitted to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station - Belgium

18/1/1918         Rejoined 27th Battalion from hospital - Belgium

17/3/1918         To Paris on leave
25/3/1918         Rejoined 27th Battalion from leave - Belgium

10/6/1918         Wounded in action

11/6/1918          Died of Wounds
buried in:           Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension, Franvillers, France

WWI 1914-15 Star (25333); British War Medal (13313); Victory Medal (13243);
Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll (357932).

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.   15/11/2014.  Lest we forget.