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Archibald ABBOTT

Regimental number1992
Place of birthAldbury, Nr Tring, Hertfordshire, England
Place of birthHertford, England
SchoolMoat Road Council School, Leicester, England
Other trainingEngineering
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address53 Donnington Street, Highfields, Leicester, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4.25"
Weight94 lbs
Next of kinFather, Sylvester Abbott, 53 Donnington Street, Highfields, Leicester, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Territorial Force, Leicester, England.
Enlistment date22 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 October 1915
Place of enlistmentArmidale, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 20 April 1918
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialFrenchencourt Communal Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
16
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Sylvester and Jane ABBOTT, 53 Donnington Street, Leicester, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment Reinforcements, Heliopolis, 1 March 1916.

Transferred to 4th Division Artillery, and posted to 10th Field Artillery Brigade, 12 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 8 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 13 June 1916.

Transferred to 37th Battery, 19 June 1916.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, 1 July 1917 (twisted ankle); transferred to 55th General Hospital, Boulogne, 1 July 1917; to 7th Convalescent Depot, 6 July 1917; to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 14 July 1917; rejoined unit, 26 July 1917.

Found guilty, 5 November 1917, of while on Active Service being absent without leave, 9 pm, 9 November, to 9 pm, 10 November 1917: awarded 20 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeiture of a total of 22 days pay.

Killed in action, France, 20 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

SourcesNAA: B2455, ABBOTT Archibald

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