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Regimental number15345
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address9 Elm Grove, Garden Vale, Melbourne, Victoria
Age at embarkation43.10
Height5' 4"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary A Abbott, 9 Elm Grove, Garden Vale, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date30 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 January 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Unit nameAustralian Army Service Corps, September 1917 Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Discharge date28 October 1918
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Melbourne, 30 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 December 1917; marched in to Army Service Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 28 December 1917.

Admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital, 29 March 1918 (myalgia, right shoulder); discharged to Training Depot, 2 April 1918.

Marchged out to Warminster Army Service Corps Detachment, 4 April 1918; marched in to ASC Training Depot, 21 June 1918.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 June 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 11 October 1918; discharged (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis), Melbourne, 28 October 1918.

Medal: British War Medal

Death not attributed to War Service.
Date of death16 August 1940
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABBOTT Edwin

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