Albert John Llewellyn Reed
From Our Contribution
Western Mail 23 Feb 1917 Page 28
|Date of Birth||c1894|
|Place of Birth||Warracknabeal, Victoria|
|Place of Death||Victoria|
|Age at Enlistment||22 years, 1 month|
5'6" tall ; 123lbs|
55.792 kg; fresh complexion ; hazel eyes ; light brown hair
|Address||Babakin, Bruce Rock, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr George Reed|
|Date of Enlistment||30 Oct 1916|
|Unit/Formation||48th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|Date of Embarkation||23 Dec 1916 ‒ 16 Feb 1917|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A35 Berrima Fremantle to Devonport|
|Date of Return||15 Jan 1919 ‒ 20 Feb 1919|
|Ship Returned On||SS City of Exeter|
|Fate||Returned to Australia - Medical|
Gosnells Road Board Honour Roll |
Gosnells Ward Honour Roll
British War Medal |
Albert entered Blackboy Hill camp on 30 Oct 1916 and on 16 Nov 1916 he was allocated to the 7th reinforcement draft for the 44th Battalion. However, on 2 Dec 1916 this was changed to the 8th draft for the 48th Battalion, and later that month he embarked with them for England. During the voyage Albert had need of medical help from the ship's hospital from 30 Jan to 2 Feb 1917.
On arrival in England he was sent to Sutton Manderville, where on 27 Feb 1917 he was admitted to the Fovant Military Hospital with pleurisy. He was discharged from hospital on 7 Apr 1917 and entered the 12th Training Battalion at Codford. He required another brief period in hospital at Codford from 10 May 1917, and then training completed, he proceeded overseas to France via Southampton on 22 Jul 1917.
In France he spent some time with the 4th Division's Base Depot before being taken on strength by the 48th Battalion in the Wytschaete area. He remained with them until he was granted leave on 14 Mar 1918. Albert returned from leave on 3 Apr 1918 and rejoined the battalion. However, on 3 Aug 1918 he badly sprained his left ankle and he sought help from the 4th Australian Field Ambulance who passed him back to the 47th Casualty Clearing Station the same day.
On 7 Jun 1918 they in turn sent him on Ambulance Train No 41 to the 6th General Hospital in Rouen, where he was admitted on 8 Jun 1918. On 10 Jun 1918 he was evacuated to England and admitted to the Horton War Hospital in Epsom on 12 Jun 1918 before being discharged to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital Dartford on 6 Jul 1916. Here he was granted furlough from 6 - 20 Jul 1918 before reporting to the 3rd Command Depot at Hurdcott. Reclassified, he remained with them until he entered the 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital at Bulford on 5 Dec 1918, where he received treatment until 23 Dec 1918 for VD (19 days non effective service).
Albert was discharged by the 5th Military District on 13 Jun 1919 as medically unfit.
During 1929 Albert married Amanda Olga Kuhne in Victoria.
Electoral Roll entries: 1924 a farm hand at Duerin Park, Golton Golton, Victoria; 1925 - 1927 at Albacutya, Vic, share farmer; 1928 - 1949 Rigg street Rainbow, farm hand
Link to district not established as father's address was given as Wongan Hills.