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Arthur Roy ABBOTT

Regimental number3208
Date of birth27 November 1897
Place of birthHomebush, New South Wales
SchoolNewtown Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingApprenticed as a boilermaker.
ReligionChurch of England
Address114 Denison Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W N Abbott, 114 Denison Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe enlisted at the age of 17.9. Served in Egypt with first Australian troops for France and served up till 8 weeks to the signing of the armistice.
FateDied of wounds 6 September 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death20.10
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block R, Plot II, Row S, Grave No. 10), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth ABBOTT. Native of Homebush, New South wales
Family/military connectionsCousins: 1630 Driver Wallace Doughley LEE, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, died of wounds, 29 October 1917; 2434 Pte Ernest John LEE, 56th Bn, died of wounds, 10 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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