Albert WEEL

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WEEL, Albert

Service Number: 360
Enlisted: 29 October 1914, Enlisted at Longreach, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Walkerston, Queensland, Australia, 1881
Home Town: Longreach, Longreach, Queensland
Schooling: Allenstown State School, Queensland
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds - shoulder and leg, Ras-el-Tin Military Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 5 July 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row M, Grave 50 Rev. D. McBain officiated Headstone inscription reads: Greater love hsth no man than he gave his life for his country
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 360, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Longreach, QLD
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 360, 17th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 360, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
5 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, SN 360, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Zdolph J.G. and Anna J.K. Weel. Next of kin given as his sister  Margsret Earl nee Weel of Ibus Street, Longreach, QLD. Brother of Alice Weel and Hugh B. Weel who returned to Australia on 8 October 1918 having served with the 3rd Filed Artillery Brigade

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Previously served with the Queensland Defence Force's 5th Regiment