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3rd Light Horse, Australian Imperial Force

23rd Dec 1916 Attack Made

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Sgt. Albert Henshall MM. 3rd Light Horse Brigade

Albert Henshall was born at Hamilton, Victoria on 11th June 1982 to Albert Thomas and Jane Henshall. He worked as a clerk and spent time in the Signalling Field Artillery, Western Australia as well as the 20th Australian Light Horse and Hamilton Rifle Club.

Henshall enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 17th December 1914 at Hamilton, Victoria and was assigned to the 3rd Light Horse Brigade Train with the rank of private. He was shortly transferred to driver on 6th January 1916. He departed Australia for Egypt aboard HMAT Chilka on 2nd February 1915. After training in Egypt, Henshall left for the Gallipoli Peninsula on 9th July 1915. He was wounded at Gallipoli on 31st September 1915 and was evacuated to Alexandria, Egypt, for treatment.

Upon returning to duty on 31st March 1916 he was assigned to the 3rd Light Horse Brigade Supply Depot in Egypt. Henshall then served with the 17th Depot Unit of Supply, 26th Company Army Service Corps, 4th Australian Divisional Train and 18th Australian Depot Unit of Supply, throughout France and Belgium until the end of the war.Henshall was awarded the Military Medal on 26th August 1918 for remaining at his post and issuing supplies whilst under heavy enemy shellfire on 10th, 20th and 21st April 1918.

After rising quickly through the ranks and achieving the rank of temporary warrant officer, Albert Henshall returned to Australia at his own expense. He left from Liverpool on the SS Adriatic on 20th January 1919 heading to the United States to visit family. He then left for Australia from San Francisco on 24th February 1919 aboard SS Sonoma. Henshall had reverted to the rank of sergeant on 16th December 1918, though he was discharged with the rank of honorary warrant officer class 1. Albert Henshall served in the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War and was discharged after four years' service on 18th August 1944 with the rank of flight lieutenant. Albert Henshall died at Mildura, Victoria on 1st July 1952.

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Sgt. Francis Lister Godlee 3rd Light Horse Regiment

Francis Lister Godlee was born in 1890 at Sliding Rock, South Australia. He worked as a baker before the First World War. Godlee enlisted at Morphetville, South Australia on 26th August 1914. He departed Adelaide aboard HMAT Port Lincoln on 22nd October 1914, with the ship also carrying the unit's horses. After training in Egypt, Godlee served with the 3rd Light Horse Regiment, first at Gallipoli and then as part of the Western Frontier Force in Egypt. He served for the duration of the war and returned to Australia aboard SS Port Darwin, disembarking on 25th December 1918. Francis Godlee was discharged from the AIF on 23rd February 1919 and died in 1963.

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Sgt. Albert Sidney Dunk 2nd Depot Battalion 3rd 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 24th of May 1916 with the 2nd Depot Battalion. On 16th of 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 20th of July 1919.

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