Albert Henry SAYERS

SAYERS, Albert Henry

Service Number: 3215
Enlisted: 12 March 1917
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: Railway Unit (AIF)
Born: Perth, Western Australia, 1 August 1891
Home Town: Busselton, Western Australia
Schooling: Busselton State School, Western Australia
Occupation: Fireman
Died: Pneumonic influenza, Quarantine Station, Woodman Point, Perth, Western Australia, 15 December 1918, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Rockingham Cemetery, Western Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Busselton Cenotaph Victoria Square, Busselton Rotary Park Of Remembrance War Memorial, Busselton Rotary Park of Remembrance Memorial Walk, Busselton St Mary's Anglican Church Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

12 Mar 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3215, Reinforcements WW1
22 Oct 1918: Involvement Private, 3215, Railway Unit (AIF), --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '6' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Boonah embarkation_ship_number: A36 public_note: ''
22 Oct 1918: Embarked Private, 3215, Railway Unit (AIF), HMAT Boonah, Adelaide
15 Dec 1918: Involvement Sapper, 3215, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3215 awm_unit: Railway Unit Details awm_rank: Sapper awm_died_date: 1918-12-15

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of  Carinia Sayers, who was of Aboriginal descent, and Flora Hasseldon Thompson. Albert was the eldest of four sons and brother to three sisters. 

Private Albert Henry Sayers (3215), 5th Railway Unit; son of Carini and Flora Sayers, Busselton, W.A., was bornat Perth and educated at Busselto. He enlisted in March, 1917, and went into camp at Blackboy Hill. Later he went to Langwarren Camp, S.A., for further training. He embarked for England in October, 1918, per the S.S. Boonah He was at Durban when the Armistice was signed, and he returned to Australia, arriving at Fremantle on the 12th
December, 1918. He contracted influenza on board, and died on the 15th December, 1918, and was buried in the Rockingham Cemetery,