Albert was a son of William and Catherine Flanagan of Delungra.  He was born in the Bombala district of NSW before the family moved to take up land on Myall Creek Station in 1905.

At the age of almost twenty four, Albert enlisted in Sydney in September 1918.  He was medically discharged the following month.

Albert’s name is recorded on the Delungra Roll of Honor and on the new memorial at Anzac Park, Delungra.