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William Ross ABRAHAM

Regimental number3677
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address87 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 8.75"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, M.E. Abraham, 209 Prospect Road, Scarborough, England
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for service in A.I.F.)
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date23 July 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 5th Bn, Serapeum, 26 February 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Field Ambulance, Serapeum, 9 March 1916 (debility); transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Serapeum, no date stated; to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, 10 March 1916; to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 12 March 1916 (old hernia); to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 12 March 1916; discharged to duty with Australian Army Pay Corps, 10 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 1 May 1916.

Taken on strength of No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 July 1916.

To be debited for the loss of kit, no date stated.

Marched into 2nd Training Bn, Weymouth, 8 August 1916.

Attached to Australian Army Pay Corps, no date stated; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 15 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 August 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 21 August 1916.

Taken on strength of 5th Bn, 7 September 1916.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, 21 November 1916; transferred to No 39 Casualty Clearing Station, 24 November 1916 (scabies); to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, 24 November 1916; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 28 November 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 29 November 1916.

To No 20 General Hospital, 9 December 1916 (scabies); discharged, 18 February 1917, and marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, the same day.

Admitted to No 26 General Hospital, 22 February 1917 (hernia); transferred to England, 4 March 1917; to Dover Military Hospital, 4 March 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 4 May 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 2 July 1917; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit: recurring hernia), 23 July 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 September 1951
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABRAHAM William Ross

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