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James Hoskyns ABRAHALL

Regimental number2626
Place of birthWoolwich, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5"
Weight113 lbs
Next of kinUncle, James Hoskyns Abrahall, Malvern House, Watts Road, Tavistock, Devon, England
Previous military serviceServed in Citizen Military Forces (Area 88a); still serving at time of AIF enlistment; previously rejected on account of chest measurement.
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT Port Melbourne on 30 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 20 December 1917

Discharge date30 January 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 30 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916, and marched in to 12th Training Bn, Codford.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 February 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 10 February 1917.

Temporarily attached to 12th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, 5 March 1917.

Wounded in action, 8 June 1917 (gun shot wound, back), and admitted to 77th Field Ambulance, and transferred to 9th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 9 June 1917, and admitted to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 10 June 1917; transferred to England, 20 June 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital (wound, back and hip: severe); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 July 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 20 August 1917.

Awarded Military Medal.

Marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 29 October 1917.

Found guilty, 20 December 1917, of being absent from parade (1 hour): awarded 3 days' confined to camp.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 July 1918.

Found guilty, 12 August 1918, of (1) found in Weymouth without a pass from his CO; (2) not having means of identification: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Sardinia', 19 October 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 16 December 1918; discharged (wounded), Perth, 30 January 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll. Next of kin also given on second Attestation Form as Christopher ABRAHALL, father, 44 Charing Cross Road, London, England.
Date of death6 August 1967
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABRAHALL James Hoskyns

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