Name: Albert James Borgmeyer
Service Number: 3812
Units Served: 32nd and 48th Battalions (Infantry)
Personal Details: Albert Borgmeyer was born in Wandearah, near Pt Broughton, South Australia on the 26th October, 1888 to parents Carl Henry and Emma Louisa Borgmeyer, who had migrated to Australia from Germany only a few years before he was born. . He went to school at Telowie and was a farmer by trade. He was 5’ 8” tall with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and light brown hair. He was a member of the Church of England.
Enlistment Details: He enlisted on the 28th April 1917 and was originally assigned to the 10th Reinforcement of the 5th Pioneers.
Details about his role in War:
He left Australia from Melbourne aboard the Aeneus on the 30th October 1917, arriving in Devonport on the 27th December. During the trip over he spent time in the ship’s hospital. He was transferred to the 32nd Battalion on the 2 January 1918. He continued training in the Sutton Veny area until the 1st April when he was sent to France to reinforce the 48th Battalion. He was taken on strength on the 6th April. He took part in the Battle of Amiens on the 8th August and was shot in the stomach. He was sent back to Sutton Veny for treatment. After recovering somewhat he fell ill again and died of pneumonia on the 17th October 1918
Age at Death: 30
Cemetery or Memorial Details: Sutton Veny Churchyard