Albert Richmond Compton

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First name: Albert

Middle name: Richmond

Last name: Compton

Personal information:

Sergeant A. R. Compton, coachsmith of Leichhardt, N.S.W. embarked from Sydney, NSW on board HMAT A9 Shropshire, 17 Mar. 1915. He served with the 13th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement at Gallipoli and in France. On 11 Apr. 1917, he was captured by the Germans at Bullecourt, remaining a prisoner until repatriation in Dec. 1918. Diary describes voyage on T.S.S. Shropshire, experiences in Egypt, 17 Apr. - 26 June 1915, action on Gallipoli, hospitalisation on Lemnos 14 Sep.-1 Nov. 1915 and evacuation 19 Dec. 1915

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Ragtime sketches on board our transport / Vasco, 1917
Ragtime sketches captures mateship on route to the Front

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