Service Number: 290
Enlisted: 19 September 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Carack, Victoria, Australia, January 1890
Home Town: Birchip, Buloke, Victoria
Schooling: Reedy Dam State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Boundary Rider
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Turkey, 9 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beulah Memorial Gates, Birchip War Memorial, Lascelles War Memorial Gates, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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19 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 290, 13th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, 290, 13th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '11' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ulysses embarkation_ship_number: A38 public_note: ''
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, 290, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Albert was the fourth of twelve children of William John McCredden (b1863 in Terang, Victoria) and Margaret Ann Wylie (b1858 in Monkey Gully, Linton, Victoria). William - a Farmer - and Margaret married in 1886 in St Arnaud, Wimmera, Victoria. They established a farm at Reedy Dam, Birchip in the Wimmera where they raised their family. Nine sons enlisted in WWI, whilst five went on to serve (three of whom were KiA)

In September 1914 Albert was a Boundary Rider at Birchip when he enlisted in the AIF (Private; Service No:290). He embarked with the 13th Infantry Battalion from Melbourne on board HMAT A38 Ulysses and was KiA at Gallipoli on 9 August 1915. Albert has no known grave, and is commemorated at The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 38) at Gallipoli, Turkey.