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Stanley John ABEL

Date of birth27 March 1879
Place of birthWaratah, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBraidwood, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 6"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rita Abel, Braidwood, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name13th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Discharge date10 May 1917
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABEL Stanley John

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