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Regimental number3755
Place of birthKedron, Queensland
SchoolBowen Bridge State School ('now Windsor State School'), Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGympie Road, Kedron, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriet Louisa Abbott, Gympie Road, Kedron, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in State School Cadets; then as Colour Sergeant, Commonwealth Cadets; then as Corporal, 25th Engineers Company, Brisbane.
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 October 1917
Place of death or woundingZonnenbeke, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row D, Grave No. 8), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Matthew and Harriet ABBOTT, Gympie Road, Kedron, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6519 Pte Matthew ABBOTT, 26th Bn, returned to Australia, 7 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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