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Regimental number6762
Place of birthMount Lebanon, Syria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPort Kembla, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 4"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Richard Abdullah, Hornsby, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 August 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 August 1917
Place of enlistmentWollongong, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 16 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918
Discharge date2 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917, and marched in to 5th Training Bn, Rollestone.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 March 1918; taken on strength, 17th Bn, 17 March 1918.

Taken on strength, Australian Corps School, 9 July 1918; transferred to 17th Bn, 3 August 1918.

Wounded in action, 11 August 1918 (contused back wound), and admitted to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 18th General Hospital, Etaples, 12 August 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 25 August 1918.

Transferred to England, 29 August 1918 (classified B3); marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 30 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Sardinia' for discharge (debility), 19 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 27 December 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 2 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABDULLAH Charles

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