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Regimental number13
Place of birthColchester, Essex, England
SchoolNorth Council School, Colchester, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
Address'Golden Vale', Gospey's Creek, Cowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Walter Abbott, Ardleigh, near Colchester, England
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years with the Essex Imperial Yeomanry, Territorial Force, England.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
FateKilled in Action 29 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death29 May 1915
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBeach Cemetery (Plot I, Row J, Grave No. 22), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Sarah ABBOTT, The Hollies, Ardleigh, Colchester, England
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Lt Alfred Edward ABBOTT DCM, served with the British Army; Clifford Charles ABBOTT, served 2.6 years in the Motor Transport Section, British Army, Mesopotamia.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Killed in action, 29 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName given on RoH circular as Claude Walter ABBOTT.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABBOTT Claude

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