|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||11 Station Street, Carlton, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Jane Abbott, 11 Station Street, Carlton, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for military service due to being medically unfit)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Geelong, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||22nd Battalion, 18th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/39/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 29 January 1917; marched into 6th Training Bn, Larkhill, 31 January 1917.
Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 14 February 1917 (influenza); discharged, 27 February 1917, and marched into 6th Training Bn, Larkhill, the same day.
Proceeded overseas to France, 25 April 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 26 April 1917.
Taken on strength of 22nd Bn, 14 May 1917.
On leave to England, 24 February 1918.
Admitted to King George Hospital, London, 10 March 1918 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 22 March 1918; discharged, 22 April 1918, and marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, the same day.
Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 16 May 1918.
Transferred to Machine Gun Corps Details, 31 May 1918, and marched into Machine Gun Corps Training Depot, Grantham, the same day.
Proceeded overseas to France, 21 August 1918; marched into Machine Gun Corps Base Depot, Camiers, 22 August 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 26 August 1918; taken on strength of 2nd Machine Gun Bn, 27 August 1918.
Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 9 May 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 17 May 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 18 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 September 1919; discharged Melbourne (termination of period of enlistment), 15 October 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalBiographical Card (AWM) gives 31 July 1963 as alternative date of death.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||68|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ABBOTT Walter|