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Clifford William ABBOTT

Regimental number1866
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 10"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ada Kate Abbott, 518 Crown Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 February 1917
Place of enlistmentWarialda, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Air Mechanic
Unit nameMay 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919
Discharge date23 January 1920
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Melbourne, 4 August 1917; disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 2 October 1917; marched in to Australian Flying Corps Depot, 3 October 1917.

On Command at No 1 School of Wireless, 25 January 1918.

Marched in to AFC Depot from Wireless School, 13 April 1918.

Taken on strength, 7th Flying Squadron, Leighterton, 18 July 1918.

Admitted to Tetbury Cottage Hospital, 20 September 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to Training Depot, and taken on strength of 1st Wing, 13 October 1918.

Taken on strength, No 1 Traning Squadron, 31 October 1918.

Detached for duty to AIF Headquarters, 17 March 1919.

Marched in to AIF Depots, Sutton Veny, 9 October 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 1 November 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 15 December 1919; discharged, Sydney, 23 January 1920.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABBOTT Clifford William

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