Albert enlisted in the Citizens Military Force (Reserve) on 23 Dec 1939 with Service No W628 and was posted to 10th Light Horse. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 29 Apr 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 4 Sect, “B” Platoon.
He embarked as a medivac at “BETANO” for Darwin aboard the “KURU” on 19 Aug 1942. After numerous medical treatment he transferred to 55th Australian Anti Aircraft Company, 69th Australian Mobile Battery on 1 Oct 1943. He was Medically discharge on 12 Nov 1943.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.