Name: Albert Lionel Duffield
Service Number: 6240
Units Served: 10th and 27th Battalions
Personal Details: Albert Duffield was born in Langhorne’s Creek in October 1892 to Joseph and Martha Duffield. He attended Langhorne’s Creek School and was a farmer before he enlisted. He was 5’ 4 ¾” tall with a fair complexion, blue eyes and light brown hair and he weighed 130 lbs.
Enlistment Details: He enlisted on the 19th June 1916 at the age of 23 years and 8 months. He was assigned to the 20th Reinforcement of the 10th Battalion.
Details about his role in War: Albert left from Adelaide aboard the “Anchises” on the 28th August 1916 and arrived in Plymouth on the 11th of October. On the 17th December he was transferred to the 27th Battalion when he sailed for France aboard the “Golden Eagle”. He was taken on strength by the 27th on the 23rd January 1917. He was then wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the back on the 28th March as the battalion chased the enemy toward the Hindenburg Line near Lagnicourt. It was the 31st July before he rejoined his unit again. The next major battle for the battalion was on the 20th September at Menin Road. After success in this campaign, the battalion fought again on the 4th October at Broodseinde. During this attack Albert was killed in action.
Date of Death: 4th October 1917
Age at Death: 25
Cemetery Details: Dochy Farm New British Cemetery Plot VII, Row D Grave 8
Image from the "Chronicle" 10th November 1917 sourced through Trove