Albert Edward LANDAMAN MM


LANDAMAN, Albert Edward

Service Numbers: 3260, 3260A
Enlisted: 18 September 1915, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 6 December 1888
Home Town: Pyrmont, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Narara Public School
Occupation: Tram Conductor
Died: Wounds, Belgium, 14 September 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
No known grave - Memorial Panel no. 31
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

18 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales
20 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3260, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
20 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3260, 17th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3260A, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Third Ypres

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Albert Edward LANDAMAN was born on 6th December, 1888, in Sydney NSW

His parents were Charles LANDAMAN/LINDEMAN and Amy WILLIS

Albert was first married to a Lillian Rose JEFFRIES & had two children in Western Australia, Dallas Jeffires Baxter LANDAMAN b. 1910 and Edith Constance Fowler LANDAMAN b. 1912.

 On 8th January , 1912 in Western Australia he married Barbara BIRD at the Presbyterian Church, Kelleberrin, WA  - Barbara was from Abberlady in East Lothian in Scotland. - the had one son Edward Charles b. 1914

He enlisted on the 18th September, 1915 with the Australian Army - he was with the 17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcements - Unit embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Suevic on 20th December, 1915

In Feburary, 1916 he was transferred to the 55th Battalion, & in March to the 5th Pioneer Battalion.  He arrived in France on the Western Front in June 1916 & on 12th July was appointed as Lance Corporal.  He was awarded the Military Medal on 13th August, 1916 for rescue work he performed at Pettilon, France on 21st & 22nd July, 1916.  He was promoted to the rank of Corporal in October,1916 and Sergeant on 4th April, 1917.

Albert was Killed in Action in the Field at Ypres, Belgium on 14th September, 1917 - his body was never found & he is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial & the Australian War Memorial. He was awarded the Military Medal, British war Medal & the Victory Medal.

Extract from London Gazette relating to the conspicuous services rendered by the undermentioned

AWARDED THE MILITARY MEDAL - "His Majesty The King has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field to the undermentioned non commissioned officer - No. 3260 Lance Corporal, Albert Edward LANDAMAN"

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Sydney Morning Herald, 14th September, 1920

LANDAMAN.- In loving memory of my dear husband and my daddy, Sergeant Albert Edward Landaman, MM, Killled in Action at Ypres, Belgium on September, 14, 1917 - Inserted by his loving Wife & Son.

LANDAMAN.- In loving memory of my dear son, Sergeant Albert Edward Landaman, M.M. killed in action at Ypres, Sept 14, 1917.  Inserted by his loving Mother.