Albert DEW

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DEW, Albert

Service Number: 3794
Enlisted: 7 August 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Springbank, South Australia, 10 June 1896
Home Town: Hanson, South Australia
Schooling: Burra Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 30 July 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra Fallen Soldiers Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

7 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3794, Adelaide, South Australia
21 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3794, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3794, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Adelaide
16 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal
30 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3794, 32nd Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3794 Private Albert Dew... of 32nd Battalion. A farmer from Burra, South Australia, prior to enlistment, and embarked with the 9th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 21 September 1916 aboard HMAT Commonwealth (A73) for Plymouth, England. Pte Dew joined his battalion on the Western Front near Albert, France, on 7 February 1917. He was wounded in action near Steenvoorde, France, on 15 October 1917 and was treated in No 53 General Hospital, Boulogne before rejoining his unit in early December. Pte Dew was killed in action near Morlancourt, France, on 30 July 1918. He has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. He was aged 22 years..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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