|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Waratah, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Braidwood, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||37|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Rita Abel, Braidwood, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant|
|Unit name||13th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/30/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||13th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 45th Bn, Egypt, 12 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.
Promoted Lieutenant, 1 April 1916; Captain, 17 August 1916.
Admitted to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 October 1916 (infuenza), and transferred same day to 7th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne; to England, 13 October 1916; rejoined unit, 5 November 1916.
Wounded in action, 23 November 1916 (head injury and shock); evacuated to England, 27 November 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth; discharged from hospital, 13 February 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', 13 February 1917 (fractured skull); appointment terminated (discharged), 10 May 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ABEL Stanley John|