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William Benjamin ABBEY

Regimental number6460
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
Address52 Holden Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs M K Abbey, 6 Lilydale Grove, Auburn, Victoria
Enlistment date15 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1655 Pte Albert Edward ABBEY, 24th bn, returned to Australia, 27 September 1919; 74 Pte Frederick ABBEY, 7th Bn, died of wounds, 30 April 1915; 548 Pte James Wesley ABBEY, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 March 1918; Cousins: [1345] Lt Edgar George ABBEY, 38th Bn, killed in action, 17 July 1917; 158 Pte Harold Claude ABBEY, 14th Bn, died of wounds, Gallipoli, 19 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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