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Albert Tangey was born in Ballarat, Victoria, was single and a Labourer when he enlisted with the 23rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement on 25 March 1915 at the age of 23. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 8 May 1915. He was hospitalised on 6 February 1916 due to illness, returning to his unit on or about 28 March. According to his records he was absent without leave from 00:00 – 11:20 on 1 October 1916 as well as neglecting to obey standing orders given. He was awarded forfeiture of 28 days' pay. He proceeded overseas to France on 4 February 1917 and was admitted to Grove Military Hospital on 14 May due to being wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the left Arm and was invalided to England.
He was transferred to England on 7 January 1919 in preparation for his return to Australia. He received his final discharge orders on 6 June 1919.
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