Albert Walter ACOTT

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ACOTT, Albert Walter

Service Number: 6213
Enlisted: 10 April 1916, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Laura, South Australia, 5 September 1890
Home Town: Laura, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Laura Public School
Occupation: Station hand
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

10 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6213, Townsville, Queensland
7 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6213, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane
7 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6213, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6213, 9th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of John ACOTT and Sarah Ann (nee HANNETT)

"THE LATE GRENADIER ACOTT

The relatives of Grenadier A. W. Acott have been informed that he was killed in action on September 20. He was tbe third son of Mrs. J. and the late Mr. John Acott, of Laura and was in his 28th year. He was educated at the Laura public school, and spent about 10 years in the Northern Territory and parts of Queensland, where he was engaged principally on Mr. Kidman's stations. When he enlisted he was stationed in the back blocks of Queensland, many miles from civilisation. He traveled hundreds of miles, and was rejected on two occasions before being passed as fit. He was attached to the 20th Reinforcements of the 9th Battalion, and left Australia in September, 1916. After undergoing training in England he left for France in April. He was wounded at Bullecourt early in May, and was in hospital for three months. He returned in July to France. He was of a kindly disposition, and was highly respected. His brother Will enlisted over three years ago." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 03 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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