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Victor Wesley ABBEY

Regimental number928
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
AddressHenry Street, Preston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7.375"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMrs W J Abbey, Henry Street, Preston, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 7 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919
Discharge date1 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli,

Taken on strength, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, right leg); admitted to HS 'Dongala', 9 August 1915; transferred to Alexandria, and admitted to General Hospital, 15 August 1915; discharged for return to Australia, 29 August 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ulysses', 3 September 1915; arrived Melbourne, 30 September 1915; discharged (wounded: gun shot wound, left thigh, lower right leg, calf), Melbourne, 1 March 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death10 September 1938
Age at death51
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABBEY Victor Wesley

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