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Charles Alfred ABEL

Regimental number1777
Date of birth12 July 1885
Place of birthStrahan, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressEast Devonport, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Clara Ethel Abel, Somerset, Tasmania
Enlistment date19 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Work at Polygon Wood on 20 September 1917.
Recommendation date: Unspecifed

FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 June 1971
Age at death85
Place of burialStrahan Cemetery, Tasmania

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