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Edgar Henry ABBOTT

Regimental number2567
Place of birthWarracknabeal, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes Abbott, Stokes Street, Queenscliff, Victoria
Enlistment date29 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2567A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Machine Gun Company
FateKilled in Action 23 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot IV, Row P, Grave No. 1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
177
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Eliza ABBOTT, 93 Lloyd Street, Geelong West, Victoria. Native of Warracknabeal, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: Alvin TRENT, killed in action, France, 12 October 1917 [cannot be identified]; [15] Lt Leonard Ralph STEPHENS MC, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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