Albert Griffith Charlton

First Name: 
Albert
Middle Name: 
Griffith
Last Name: 
Charlton
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, March 15, 1884
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Charlton nee Cooper
Father's Name: 
William Charlton
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, January 18, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
2nd Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Monday, June 15, 1964
Details: 

Albert Charlton (Service no 5058) was born in Goulburn, NSW and enlisted for service in the Boer War on 14 January 1902 as No 43 Trooper Charlton.

On 4 May 1910 Albert married Olive Pollock in Woonona, NSW and together they had 2 children.

At the time of enlistment Albert was married, 31 years of age, resided in Corrimal, NSW and employed as a miner.

Albert embarked on SS Makarini with the 2nd Battalion, 16th Reinforcements on 1 April 1916.  He arrived in England and after training was sent to France on 4 February 1917 where he joined the 2nd Battalion on 12 February.

In May 1917, he was sent to hospital suffering from trench feet and a gun shot wound. 

Albert returned to his unit on 21 August 1917. 

On 9 January 1918, Albert was admitted to hospital in England for treatment resulting from complications associated with trench feet.   He was returned to his unit on 30 August 1918. 

Albert saw service on the Western Front and was returned to Australia in April 1919.

Albert was discharged on 26 July 1919.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CHARLTON A G

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