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David Thomas ABRAHAMS

Regimental number3301
Place of birthBeerwah, Queensland
ReligionBaptist
OccupationFarmer
AddressKin Kin, via Caroon, NC Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 3.5"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs R. Abrahams, 1st Avenue, Albion, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 15 June 1916.

Proceeded to England, and taken on strength, 8th Training Bn, 22 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 November 1916; taken on strength, 31st Bn, in the field, 16 December 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 6 January 1917 (eyes: no further details recorded).

On leave to United Kingdom, 13 January1918; rejoined unit from leave, 27 January 1918.

Detached to Australian Corps Gas School, 15 March 1918; rejoined unit, 27 March 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 18 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 5 November 1918.

Married Kate Elizabeth RECKITTS, spinster, aged 29, Stranmore Anglican Church, 24 October 1918.

Attached for duty with AIF Headquarters (Chest Club), London, 3 February 1919.

Granted leave with pay and subs (Non-Military Employment), 19 May-19 August 1919 (farming and dairying: Swannore, Waltham, Hampshire.

Proceeded on indefinite leave, 20 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Shropshire', 2 December 1919; disembarked Sydney, 30 January 1920; discharged, Brisbane, 24 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABRAHAMS David Thomas

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