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Arthur William ABBOTT

Regimental number127
Place of birthScarsdale, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressScarsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5.25"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinArthur William Abbot, Scarsdale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name8th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee other entry for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABBOTT Arthur William

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