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Richard ABEL

Regimental number1617
Place of birthTalbot, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressMount Garnet, Queensland
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinDaughter, Miss Gladis Evelyn Abel, Thornborough via Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date8 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 21 April 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1618 Pte Sydney Clement ABEL, 4th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 13 April 1919; 1619 Pte Richard James ABEL, 4th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 13 April 1919.

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