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Regimental number1619
Date of birth1892
Place of birthIppesgriw, Par Talsen, Courland, Russia
SchoolTown School, Talsen, Russia
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTimber worker
AddressJarrahdale, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Christopher Abolin, c/o John Abolin, 1 Sophia Street, Cardiff, Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 June 1917
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death26
Place of burialBethlehem Farm East Cemetery (A. 6.), Messines, Belgium
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 6 june 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916.

Killed in action, 8 June 1917.

Buried by Rev A A Mills.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsPlace of birth also given as Riga, Russia.

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