Albert Victor POSTLE

Albert Victor Postle Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Pittsworth
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Clerk
Enlisted
01-August-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
18
Status
Single
Service No
516
Rank
Private
Unit
13th Machine Gun Company, 8th Reinforcements
Embarked
16-December-1916
Place
Melbourne
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
Returned to Australia
March 1919
Notes

Also named on P.A.F.S.O.A. Beaconsfield Lodge Honour Board.

 

Albert Postle arrived in France in May 1917 after two months machine gun training at Grantham in England, and transferred to the 3rd Machine Gun Company. In September he was wounded in action and hospitalised at Etaples, re-joining his unit - now designated the 4th Machine Gun Battalion - in November. In April 1918 he was reported ‘missing in action’ until it was learned he had been wounded, taken prisoner and interned in Stuttgart, Germany. Following the Armistice he was repatriated to England in November 1918 and returned to Australia in March 1919. He was 22.