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Albert George Day

Albert George DayAlbert George Day was born on 14 Mar 1893 in Sheffield, Tasmania, died on 14 Aug 1915 in the Government Hospital, Suez, Egypt at age 22, and was buried in Suez Christian Military Cemetery, Egypt. Albert died en route to World War 1.

His war records show:

Regimental number: 1796
Religion: Methodist
Occupation: Collector
Address: Sheffield, Tasmania
Marital status: Single
Age at embarkation: 22
Next of kin: Father, George N Day, Sheffield, Tasmania
Enlistment date: 18 June 1915
Rank on enlistment: Private
Unit name: 26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll no. 23/43/2/


Embarkation details

Unit embarked from: Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll: Private
Unit from Nominal Roll: 26th Battalion
Fate: Died of disease 14 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records: 23
Place of burial: Suez War Memorial Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 63), Egypt.
Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial: 107

Miscellaneous information from cemetery records

Parents: George Morse and Evangeline DAY, Sheffield, Tasmania
Other details: War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal