Albert MITCHELL OBE

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MITCHELL, Albert

Service Numbers: 1383, N60158, NX144350
Enlisted: 26 November 1914, Liverpool, NSW, Australia
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: Australian Army Service Corps AIF
Born: Burnham, Essex, England, 6 April 1900
Home Town: Cremorne, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Ships Steward
Died: Illness - (1) Coronary, (2) Occlusion Heart Failure, Brisbane, Queensland, 3 July 1943, aged 43 years
Cemetery: Lutwyche Cemetery
(CWGC) Official Commemoration - Grave Location: ANZ 7 75 20, ANZAC Portion 7/Section 75/Grave 20. Roll of Honour: Sydney, New South Wales.
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1383, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, NSW, Australia
11 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1383, 2nd Infantry Battalion
11 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain, SN 1383, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Sydney
7 Jan 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1383, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Discharged (Medical): 07/01/1916. 1st Date: 30/05/1915, admitted "Dunluce Castle", Gallipoli - "Nervous Breakdown"; 2nd Date: 31/05/1915, admitted "No.2 General Hospital-Cairo, Egypt"; 3rd Date: 03/07/1915, invalided to Australia, ex Suez, per "Ballarat", for change, medically unfit, wounded in action; (NAA, Pg's-52, 59) *was medically debilitated, and transferred to (2) medical institutions well before his final discharge from his - AIF-WW1 service*.

World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Australian Army, Captain, SN N60158, Australian Army Service Corps
11 Jun 1942: Honoured Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Honour Awarded: 11/06/1942, London Gazette - Pg-2484, Pos-1.
7 Jul 1942: Involvement Australian Army, Captain, SN N60158, Headquarters / Administrative / LoC / Training units and detachments
7 Jul 1942: Enlisted Australian Army, Captain, SN N60158, Headquarters / Administrative / LoC / Training units and detachments, Mt Isa, Qld, Australia
2 Feb 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Captain, SN NX144350, Echelon & Records
2 Feb 1943: Transferred Australian Army, Captain, Echelon & Records, Transferred-as per stated: 02/02/1943, Unit (Specifically) - [NSW Records Office], Echelon & Records (NSW); Details: allotted - 2nd AIF (S-No: NX144350); (NAA, Pg-7).
24 Mar 1943: Promoted 2nd AIF WW 2, Major, Echelon & Records, Involved-as per stated: 24/03/1943, [NSW Records Office] Unit (Specifically) - Echelon & Records (NSW); [(NAA, Pg-6, 7).
31 Mar 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Major, SN NX144350, Australian Army Service Corps AIF
31 Mar 1943: Transferred 2nd AIF WW 2, Major, Australian Army Service Corps AIF, (NAA, Pg-7)

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Biography contributed by Daniel Bishop

Son of James MITCHELL & Mary (nee CHAPMAN) MITCHELL.

Next of Kin - Wife:  [MITCHELL, Julie], Julie Florence Adela (nee HOLMES) MITCHELL, of Cremorne, Nth Sydney, New South Wales.