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Albert Todd

Lance Sergeant

58th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Quercus Cerris
  • Planted By: Unknown
  • Plaque: 3942

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Biography

Albert Henry Todd was born in Ballarat East. He enlisted on the 20th of July 1915 at the age of 20. He was not married, and a plasterer by trade. On was a Private in the 8th Battalion, and embarked from Melbourne on board the HMAT A32 Themistocles on the 28th of January 1916. He was transferred to the 8th Battalion to the 58th Battalion on the 1st of April, 1916. He was wounded in action on the 19th of July 1916 with a severe gunshot wound to the chest. He survived and was discharged from the hospital 2 months later.

Albert was appointed Lance Corporal on the 24th of August 1917, and then promoted again on the 4th of October 1917 to Lance Sergeant. On August the 6th, he was wounded in action after being gassed in France. He recovered and was discharged from hospital one month later. It was reported that he was married in England on the 10th of November to Frances Maud Leech, and soon discharged from the A.I.F on the 11th of February 1920, after being demobilised. He was 24 years old on discharge.

His brother, Private Victor John Todd, 65th Battalion, also served (Tree No. 1709)
Tree No: 3942

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour