Albert enlisted in the Australian Army on the 8th July 1915. He was initially posted to Egypt but later went to France with “D” Company of the 22nd Battalion, Australian Infantry. He was wounded in the shoulder on the 27th July 1916, and was admitted to the 44th Casualty Clearing Station for treatment. After covering from his wounds he was sent back to his unit to continue his service. On the 12th November 1916 Albert was working a telephone in an advanced position when a shell exploded nearby and a shrapnel bullet struck him on the head. He died from his injuries a short while later.