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Regimental number3
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
Other NamesABRAMOVITZ, Alexander
Address13 Gilbert Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Clara Abramovitz, 13 Gilbert Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date4 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1916
Discharge date1 November 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Found guilty, Gallipoli, 17 November 1915, of being absent without leave from 1700 to 2045: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 24 November 1915 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 25 November 1915.

Transferred to Anzac Trams, 26 November 1915; rejoined unit, 26 november 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, 14 January 1916, of disobedience of Orders: awarded 4 days' confined to camp.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 19 January 1916 (diarrhoea); rejoined unit, 22 January 1916.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 27 January 1916; transferred to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 29 January 1916; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 29 January 1916 (myxoedema [mental disorder]); to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 14 February 1916; discharged to AGR Hall, Ghezireh, 11 March 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 29 March 1916 (sore throat/sore feet); discharged to Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 27 February 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 2 April 1916 (pyrexia); discharged to duty, 12 April 1916.

Transferred to England (details not recorded).

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Marathon', 8 August 1916; arrived Melbourne, 24 September 1916; discharged (medically unfit: bronchitis, defective eyesight, mental deficiency; 'nothing to show his character was other than good'), 1 November 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee also 60586 Henry Albert ABRAMS.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABRAMOVITZ Alick

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