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DATE OF AM ACTION: 22/10/1916 Ostrevo, Serbia.
Very little is known about Private Albert Usher of the Army Service Corps other than his AM action.
On the 22nd October, 1916, a French motor lorry, loaded with 3,000 Ibs. of aeroplane bombs, caught fire in the middle of a camp of the Serbian Army. Efforts to beat out the flames with earth proved ineffectual, and, after the fire had been burning for seven or eight minutes, and the bomb cases were already involved, Major Bearne and Private Usher ran up with extinguishers. Both immediately crawled underneath the lorry, and eventually succeeded in extinguishing the flames, thus averting a serious disaster at the risk of their own lives. Major Bearne was severely burnt about the hands and arms.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.