Albert Albeck transferred to the 47th Battalion in England in September 1917 and joined his new unit in France in February 1918. Six weeks later he was reported missing in action at Dernancourt. In May it was reported he had been wounded on 2 May and captured and had become a prisoner of war in Germany. After the Armistice he was repatriated to England and returned to Australia in March 1919. He was only 20.