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Anton ABRAHAMSON

Regimental number2555
Place of birthMerrigum, Victoria
SchoolMerrigum State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGrocer
AddressMerrigum, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, Anton Abrahamson, Merrigum, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Date of death20 July 1916
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialRue du Bois Military Cemetery (I. B. 1.), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
163
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Name spelled ABRAHAMSEN on Cemetery Records. Parents: Anton M. and Edith ABRAHAMSEN, Merrigum, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to 58th Bn, Zeitoun, 23 February 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Transferred to 57th Bn, 15 March 1916; taken on strength of 57th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, 13 April 1916 (synovitis); discharged and rejoined unit, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 24 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried at Rue du Bois by Reverend G.W.B. Statt, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABRAHAMSON Anton

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