|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||West Hartlepool, Co Durham, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||91 Rose Terrace, Wayville, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs A.L. Abbley , 91 Rose Terrace, Wayville, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Australian Army Medical Corps Details|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Andrew and Elizabeth ABBLEY. Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Taken on strength of 12th Bn, Mudros, 4 December 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 6 January 1916.
Transferred to, and taken on strength of 52nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 1 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 7 August 1916 (shell shock); admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance, 8 August 1916 (shrapnel wound, right shoulder); transferred to No 44 Casualty Clearing Station, 8 August 1916; to No 15 Ambulance Train, 8 August 1916; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, 9 August 1916; to England, 9 August 1916; to County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, 10 August 1916; to Military Hospital, Middlesex, 15 August 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 27 September 1916.
Marched into 13th Training Bn, Codford, 26 December 1916 (Class C1).
Transferred to, and taken on strength of No 17 Field Ambulance, Windmill Hill, 25 June 1917.
Marched into Details Camp, Parkhouse, 21 September 1917.
Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 25 October 1917.
Marched into Australian Army Medical Corps Depot, 13 December 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 16 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 26 February 1919; discharged, Adelaide (medically unfit), 16 May 1919.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||42|
|Place of burial||North Road Cemetery (Path 30, Grave 5439), Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ABBLEY William|