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Edgar George ABBEY

Regimental number1345
Date of birth--/11/1869
Place of birthPreston, Victoria
SchoolAlfred Crescent State School, North Fitzroy, Victoria
AddressSkene Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Benjamin Abbey, Princes Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name38th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF38
Promotion date: 6 January 1917


Unit: INF38
Promotion date: 19 April 1917

FateKilled in Action 17 July 1917
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 26), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin and Annie ABBEY. Native of Preston, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: 158 Pte Harold Claude ABBEY, 14th Bn, died of wounds, 19 May 1915; 74 Pte Frederick Brian ABBEY, 7th Bn, died of wounds, 30 April 1915; nine other cousins served.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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