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Horace Ebanesa ABBOTT

Regimental number2121
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPorter
AddressWright Street, Heathcote, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Daisy Violetta Abbott, 1 Willis Street, Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Discharge date11 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 1 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 14 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from 15th Training Bn, 6 December 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 7 December 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 10 January 1917; taken on strength of 60th Bn, 14 January 1917.

Admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 6 April 1917; transferred to Corps Scabies Station, 7 April 1917; discharged to duty, 18 April 1917.

Attached to 5th Australian Division Army Ordnance Corps, 26 April 1917.

Attached to Australian Army Ordnance Corps, 12 February 1918.

Attached to 4th Army Troops, 23 June 1918; rejoined Australian Army Ordnance Corps, 30 June 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 25 August 1918; rejoined Australian Army Ordnance Corps, 14 September 1918.

Taken on strength of 59th Bn, 25 September 1918, but remains attached to Australian Army Ordnance Corps.

Rejoined Australian Army Ordnance Corps from Paris leave, 20 March 1919.

Marched into 59th Bn, 24 April 1919.

Attached to 5th Australian Division Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal, 6 May 1919; rejoined unit, 23 May 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 24 May 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 31 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Bakara', 24 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 September 1919; discharged Melbourne (termination of period of enlistment), 11 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 February 1965
Age at death81
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABBOTT Horace Ebanesa

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