Albert Edwin WOLSTENHOLME

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WOLSTENHOLME, Albert Edwin

Service Numbers: 220, 2221, 6644
Enlisted: 28 April 1902
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Howlong, New South Wales, Australia, 1881
Home Town: Lawson, Blue Mountains Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Lawson Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Butcher & Surveyors Chainman
Died: Lobar Pneumonia, Fargo Military Hospital, England, 24 February 1917
Cemetery: Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire
Grave 212
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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Boer War Service

28 Apr 1902: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), SN 220

World War 1 Service

22 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2221, 14th Infantry Battalion, Wodonga, Victoria
17 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2221, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
17 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2221, 14th Infantry Battalion
17 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2221, 14th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne HMAT Wandilla 6th reinforcements
5 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6644, 6th Infantry Battalion
14 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2221, 14th Infantry Battalion
14 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2221, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne
2 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6644, 6th Infantry Battalion
2 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6644, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
24 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6644, 6th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Albert Edwin WOLSTENHOLME was born in Howlong, New South Wales in 1881

His parents were Matthew James WOLSTENHOLME & Mary Jane DAVENPORT

He had served previously in South Africa (SN220) before he enlisted on 22nd January, 1915 (SN 2221) and embarked with the 14th Infantry Battalion on the ship HMAT Wandilla on 17th June, 1915 - he returned to Australia in late 1915 and reattested on 5th February, 1916 and obtained a different service number (SN 6644)

He embarked for the 2nd time on the ship Nestor on 2nd October, 1916 with the 6th Infantry Battalion, 21st Reinforcements

Albert was admitted to Fargo Military Hospital in England due to Illness and died on 24th February, 1917 of Lobar Pneumonia

He is buried in the Durrington Cemetery in Wiltshire (Grave 212) and his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

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

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His brother Charles Matthew WOLSTENHOLME also served in the Boer War (SN 762 & SN 273) and also WW1  (SN 2511 - he returned to Australia in 1917

Another brother Walter Frederick WOLSTENHOLME (SN 1648) served in the Boer War

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