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Straker, Albert Edward (978)

Place of Birth: Kingston-upon-Hull, England

Age: 38 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 6 November 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 978 view online service record

399 Nott Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Frederick Straker (father)
Holderness Road
Hull, England

Embarkation Details:
Date: Saturday, 22 May 1915
Ship: HMAT Afric A19
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment – 6th Reinforcements

RTA: Monday, 12 November 1917
Discharged: Saturday, 2 March 1918

Sergeant, 9 Light Horse Regiment, died from illness, 14 August, 1919, Australia, age 39, commemorated Brighton General Cemetery

598   (Parents: Frederick STRAKER, wife Mrs Ethel May STRAKER, born Kingston-on-Hull, Yorkshire, England (arrived 1912 at 32 years, educated  ?   Enlisted with father in England as next of kin, later correspondence with a son Samuel in England following Straker’s enlistment revealed Frederick had been dead for some years and that he and Albert’s mother were legally separated  Straker’s wife was shown at 399 Nott Street, later after his return at 82 Flinders Street in Melbourne, but there were at least two children in England.  He returned through illness, December, 1917 and discharged as medically unfit, March, 1918. Straker died from heart failure at 43 years, 13 August, 1919 in the ANZAC YMCA Hostel, Brighton. Interred Brighton General Cemetery. Noted 12 years with Royal Irish Lancers in England)

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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