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William Arnold ABBOTT

Regimental number18447
Place of birthBrighton,Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressRoyal Avenue, Sandringham, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 4"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Thelma May Abbott, 12 Long Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for military service due to heart)
Enlistment date21 February 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 5, Engineer Reinforcements 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/15/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Discharge date5 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917, and marched into Details' Camp, Parkhouse, 26 August 1917.

Marched into Engineer Training Depot, 4 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 March 1918; marched into Australian Corps Depot, 4 March 1918.

Attached to Australian Corps Depot, 2 May 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 1 June 1918; taken on strength of 3rd Australian Divisional Signals Company, 5 June 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 18 February 1919.

Attached to 7th Australian Field Artillery Bde Headquarters from demobilisation purposes, 19 April 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 19 May 1919; marched into No 3 Group, Codford, 20 May 1919.

Found guilty, 16 June 1919, of being absent without leave from 10 June 1919, until 11 June 1919: award, admonished, and total forfeiture of 1 day's pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Prinz Hubertus', 3 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 24 August 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 5 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 July 1964
Age at death74
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABBOTT William Arnold

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