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Born in Williamstown, Victoria, Albert Walter Hiddle was a single 20 year old chemist's employee at the time of his enlistment in Ballarat on the 3rd of February 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915.
On the 24th of January 1917 he was promoted to Corporal.
On October 4th 1917, Albert was wounded in action. He was invalided to the U.K on the 21st of October 1917 and admitted to hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to his left leg. He rejoined his unit on the 16th of December 1917.
Albert was promoted to Sergeant on the 19th of June 1918.
On October 3rd 1918 he was wounded in action for the second time. On the 7th of October he was invalided to the U.K and admitted to hospital suffering from gunshot wounds to his right arm.
Albert returned to Australia on the 10th of March 1919 and was discharged due to the termination of his enlistment period on the 9th of May 1919.
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