Biography

Birth date: 05 May 1891
Birth place: Australia: South Australia, Morgan
Final rank: Sergeant
Service number: 3047 - First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment

Albert Sidney Dunk was born at Morgan, South Australia on 5 May 1891 to parents Albert and Winifred Dunk. A station overseer by trade, he enlisted at Adelaide on 24 May 1916 with the 2nd Depot Battalion. On 16 January 1917 he departed Adelaide aboard HMAT Bulla with the 3rd Light Horse Regiment. He served with this unit in Egypt and Palestine. On 31 October 1917, at the Battle of Beersheba, Dunk sustained a gunshot wound to his right foot and was transferred shortly after to the 14th Australian General Hospital in Cairo. Albert Dunk returned to Australia on 20 July 1919.

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 16 January 1917
  • Place of embarkation: Adelaide

Collection Items

Private Record

Dunk, Albert Sidney (Private, b.1891 - d.?)

Collection relating to the First World War service of 3047 Private Albert Sidney Dunk, 3rd Light Horse Regiment. Collection contains a copy of General Orders by the 8th Machine Guns Turkish Infantry. The original documents were found on prisoners captured between the 4th and 10th August 1916 and... Maker: Dunk, Albert Sidney

PR90/070 (With records)

Digitised Collection

General orders relating to Albert Sidney Dunk, 1916

Documents relating to the First World War service of 3047 Private Albert Sidney Dunk, 3rd Light Horse Regiment. This file contains a copy of General Orders by the 8th Machine Guns Turkish Infantry. The original documents were found on prisoners captured between the 4th and 10th August 1916 and...

RCDIG0000476

Timeline

Date of birth 1891-05-05
Date of embarkation 1917-01-16