From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||c1872|
|Place of Birth||Bedfordale, Western Australia|
|Death||5 Aug 1946|
|Place of Death||Beverley, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||44 years, 5 months|
5'6¾" (1.70m) tall ; 139 lbs|
63.049 kg; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; dark brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Bedfordale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Dorcas Amelia Butcher|
|Date of Enlistment||
11 Oct 1916 - 27 Nov 1916|
"11 Oct 1916 - 27 Nov 1916" contains more than three components required for a date interpretation.
|Unit/Formation||initially identified for the 16th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement|
|Fate||Did not leave Australia|
Electoral Roll entries - 1903 & 1906 a farmer from Kelmscott; in 1910 & 1916 described as an orchardist
On entering camp Albert was allocated to the 87th Depot Company with whom he spent 5 days before being transferred to the 23rd reinforcement draft for the 16th Battalion. On 1 Nov 1916 he was reallocated to the 22nd depot Company for medical assessment.
Albert was discharged on medical grounds on 27 Nov 1916. His medical records show that he suffered from 'traumatic arthritis to his right hip. His records in several places are entered with a statement that the discharge was not due to misconduct. (The injury had been caused 21 years before i.e. In 1895 a horse had run into him and knocked him down. He spent a month in bed and six months off work recovering.)
While he walked with a limp and was generally able to undertake any work, he could not march or turn quickly without pain.
Electoral Roll entries - 1925 Albert and Dorcas have moved to West Dale, where he remained until his death in 1946. Daughter Alma Catherine (1909 - 2001). Dorcas died 22 Nov 1951, aged 72 years.