Alberry, Francis

Alberry, Francis

Service Details

867

 

8 Bn

 

21

 

24/08/1914

 

06/03/1917

 

Personal Details

Labourer

 

5 ft 6 in

 

149 lb

 

C of E

 

Embarkation

19/10/1914

 

Melbourne

 

Benalla A24

 

Achievements

1914/15 Star, BWM, Victory, DCM

 

Death

23/01/1968

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fa, WG Alberry, Hobart and Port Arthur

Return

20/11/1918

 

Suevic D33

 

Medical Details

Rt kneecap shattered 26/7/16, Rt leg amputated above knee 3/8/16

Other Details

867 Frank Alberry, prior to WWI served 18 months in Welch Regt, deserter granted full pardon when he enlisted in AIF. Promoted to Sgt in WWI, he lost a leg in 1916, was awarded the DCM, joined the RFC and downed 7 German planes between 16/9-4/11/18. After WWI, he remained a member of the Reserve of Officers, gaining promotion to lieutenant on 1 October 1920, and transferring to the retired list on 1 October 1925. He then involved himself in the lumber business. In September 1939 Alberry applied to join the Royal Australian Air Force Reserve and served as a recruiting officer[ from 11 October 1939 to 30 June 1942.