Albert Stanley Moore LOVELL

LOVELL, Albert Stanley Moore

Service Number: 4737
Enlisted: 9 August 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Middleton, South Australia, 27 August 1886
Home Town: Middleton, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: School teacher/Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Victor Harbor, South Australia, 30 August 1977, aged 91 years
Cemetery: Port Elliot - Middleton Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Penong Roll of Honor WW1
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World War 1 Service

9 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4737, Adelaide, South Australia
23 Jun 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4737, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
23 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4737, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Apr 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 48th Infantry Battalion
26 Aug 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 48th Infantry Battalion
28 Sep 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 48th Infantry Battalion
30 Nov 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 4737, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Rod Lovell

Prior to enlisting in the AIF he spent 3 years with the Victor Harbour Mounted Rifles xxx expired 2 years Inst Junior Cadets Lipson, West Coast.

Enlisted 9.8.16
31.8.16 2nd depot battalion
13/32 Infantry
Reinforcements were only given basic training in Australia. Training was completed in training units in England.
Some of these were located in the Salisbury Plain & surrounding areas in the county of Wiltshire.

23.6.17 “Borda” Adelaide
25.8.17 disembarked Plymouth Marched into 8th Trng battalion
26.8.17 Hurdcott Camp near Fovant, Wiltshire.
23.9.17 From Private to A/Cpl
28.10.17 Mumps Edinburgh
16.11.17 discharged to report Codford same date. Codford is a civil parish south of Salisbury Plain in the Wylye Valley in Wiltshire, England 15 trng Battalion
11.8.17 ??? appointed A/Sgt
3.12.17 on command at school of instruction barracks Kandahar, Tidworth, England.
Attended course No 3 Officers School Candahar, Tidworth from 3.12.17 to 18.1.18 Classification good 77%

30.1.18 Sick to hospital
8.2.18from hospital
19.3.18 reverts to ranks.
19.3.18 Proceeding o’seas to France to reinforce 48 battalion via Southampton
21.3.18 out to unit
13.4.18 Taken on strength 48 Battalion
7.9.18 Appd L/Corporal
5.10.18 promoted to Corporal to complete establishment
27.11.18 - 11.12.18 on leave from France.
28.12.18 Returned from UK leave
8.3.19 On leave Paris
22.3.19 returned from leave
5.4.19 Depart to UK for non military employment
23.4.19 Granted leave from 22.4.19 to 22.7.19 with pay & sub fees. Reason, wool xxx Attending College of Technology Manchester

Embarked “Plassy”5.9.19
Discharged 30.11.19 as Cpl, 48th battalion.

"He also joined the Army, in a voluntary capacity, in the Australian Light Horse. Commissioned as a Lieutenant on 1st January 1922, promoted to Captain on 10th November 1924, to Major on 3rd October 1927, and Lieutenant Colonel on 10th August 1933.

He was appointed Commanding Officer of the 3rd Jamestown Regiment and in succession commanded all four Regiments, the 3rd, 9th, 18th and 23rd Australian Light Horse.


Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Major A. S. M. Lovell, of Middleton has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, and to command the 9th Light Horse Regiment. The headquarters of the regiment is at Jamestown, and troops are stationed at Unley, Clare, Kybunga, Gladstone, Crystal Brook, Port Pirie, Jamestown, Peterborough, and Orroroo.

Whilst in the 18/23rd Light Horse Regiment, Colonel Lovell took an active interest in the Victor Harbour troop, and numerous trophies were won by the troops They were selected two years in succession to represent the State in the Lord Forster cup competitions. The troop also won the Shiedow Cup for the regiment Anzac Day sports. The Victor Harbor section, led by Colonel Lovell was never defeated in the
Lloyd Lindsay event. Colonel Lovell was delighted with the achievements of the three teams sent to the Melbourne Show to compete in the military events.

MILITARY MATTERS. (1933, November 3). Victor Harbour Times (SA : 1932 - 1986), p. 1. Retrieved July 17, 2018, from