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Matthew ABSON

Date of birth1 August 1891
Place of birthAlbert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank teller
Address202 Autumn Street, West Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, F Abson, 202 Autumn Street, West Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion


Unit: 6th Battalion
Promotion date: 17 February 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date21 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front.

Wounded (remained on duty), 7 February 1917; 16 April 1918; 19 September 1918 (remained on duty).

Promoted Temporary Captain, 7 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABSON Matthew

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