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William ABBLEY

Regimental number3039
Date of birth2 August 1890
Place of birthWest Hartlepool, Co Durham, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHatter
Address91 Rose Terrace, Wayville, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 3.5"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A.L. Abbley , 91 Rose Terrace, Wayville, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps Details
FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew and Elizabeth ABBLEY. Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date16 May 1919
Other details

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 Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death11 November 1932
Age at death42
Place of burialNorth Road Cemetery (Path 30, Grave 5439), Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABBLEY William

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