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Joseph Palmer ABBOTT

Regimental number1792
Date of birth18 October 1891
Place of birthNorth Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolChurch of England Grammar School, North Sydney; The Armidale School, 1907-9; The University of Sydney, 1910.
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLaw student
AddressTurramurra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinLady Abbott, Turramurra, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
FateDischarged 13 December 1915
Discharge date13 December 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked 10 April 1915.

Evacuated ill from Gallipoli, 25 September 1915.

Discharged 13 December 1915 to Royal Field Artillery; appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 40th Battery, 14 December 1915.

Proceeded to France, May 1916. Joined 25th Brigade, RFA, 1 January 1917.

Promoted Lieutenant, 1 July 1917; Acting Captain, 2 November 1918 to 27 March 1919.

Adjutant, 25th Brigade, RFA, September-December 1918.

Relinquished commission and granted the rank of Lieutenant, 1 April 1920.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 May 1965
Age at death73

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