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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Thaxter, Albert (1149)

Place of Birth: Redhill, Surrey, England

Age: 33 years

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 10 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1149            view online service record

214 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Ada Thaxter (wife)
7 Peckville Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 9 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Beltana A72
Port: Sydney, NSW
Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Sunday, 23 June 1918
Place: France

Private, 30 Infantry, killed in action 23 June, 1918, France, aged 36, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Wife: Mrs Ada THAXTER, born Red Hills, Surrey, England, educated Nott Street SS. A 33 year-old labourer who enlisted with his address 214 Princes Street, but with his wife at 7 Peckville Street, later 161 Farrell, 42 Raglan and 385 Bay Streets. She is later shown as Mrs Ada GRAHAM. No known grave. His Attestation reveals he had served 12 years in the Navy, given his name appeared in the Nott Street Honour Roll, this was presumably after arriving in Australia. No circular returned, father of Thelma and Albert.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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