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Regimental number646
Place of birthGoldingem, Courland, Russia
Address117 Powlett Street, East Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4.25"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Mrs L Obermann, 56 Palmerston Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll5646
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date4 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Marched in to Tel el Kebir, 11 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 June 1916; marched in to 4th Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 7 June 1916.

Admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, 19 June 1916 (mumps); discharged to duty, 11 July 1916; taken on strength, 5th Bn, 30 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 18 August 1916 (gun shot wound, forearm), and admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 20 August 1916; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 24 August 1916; to Base Depot, 27 August 1916.

Appointed Acting Corporal, with extra duty pay, 10 January 1917.

Reverted to permanent rank of Private, 8 February 1917.

Transferred to England, 13 February 1917; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917, for Home Service (flat feet); disembarked Melbourne, 24 September 1917; discharged, Perth, 4 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABRAMAN Leo

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