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Richard James ABEL

Regimental number1619
Place of birthCoonamble New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
AddressMount Garnet, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinSister, Miss Gladis Evelyn Abel, Thornborough via Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date7 December 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 RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in North Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1617 Driver Richard ABEL, 14th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 21 April 1918; 1618 Pte Sydney Clement ABEL, 4th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 13 April 1919.~
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 January 1978

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