Corporal Albert Beckett Fordham

Service number 375
Ranks Held Corporal, Private
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Waterloo
Final Rank Corporal
Unit 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Waterloo
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Born in Waterloo, Sydney, Albert Beckham Fordham was 19 years old and working as an ironmonger when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) on 18 November 1914. He embarked from Melbourne with the 13th Battalion aboard HMAT Ulysses on 22 December 1914. In November 1916 Fordham was appointed acting corporal while serving in the 13th Battalion Band. He returned to Australia in October 1918 as a result of the special leave granted to those who had been abroad with the AIF since 1914.



Date of enlistment 18 September 1914
Date of embarkation 22 December 1914
Returned to Australia 01 November 1918