Albert Oscar Herman FOOTNER DCM

Badge Number: 21145, Sub Branch: Port Pirie
21145

FOOTNER, Albert Oscar Herman

Service Number: 2451
Enlisted: 24 January 1916, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Port Augusta, South Australia , 12 October 1893
Home Town: Port Augusta, Port Augusta, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor driver
Died: Natural causes, Port Pirie, South Australia , 12 July 1967, aged 73 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
RSL, Wall 126, Niche A003
Memorials: Kingoonya & Tarcoola Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

24 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2451, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Adelaide, SA
8 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2451, 9th Light Horse Regiment
8 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2451, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Kabinga, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Trooper, SN 2451, 9th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography

Albert was the son of Robert Benjamin and Mary Paxton.  He married Vera Limb in 1922 and they had one son.  Albert had a brother Robert Benjamin who was killed in France on 4 September 1916.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal;

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rushed his machine gun into position, and repelled an enemy counter attack under very heavy fire. He assisted in holding a most important position, and by his courage and resource saved a critical situation." 07 Aug 1918
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