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George ABBOTT

Regimental number306
Place of birthParkes, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address82 Alice Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinGeorge Abbott, 82 Alice Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Australian Rifles Regiment for 1 year 4 months.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1917
Discharge date19 July 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 April 1915.

On Command with Mobile Section, Suez Road Camp, 25 December 1915; rejoined unit, 13 February 1916.

Admitted to No 4 Hospital Train, Tel el Kebir, 12 February 1916 (synovitis); transferred to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 17 February 1916; to Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 3 March 1916; discharged to Overseas Base, 24 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 9 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 17 May 1916; taken on strength, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 27 August 1916, and posted to No 2 Battery.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, and transferred to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 December 1916 (synovitis, right knee); to Ambulance Train No 23, 2 December 1916, and admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital, 4 December 1916; to Base Depot, Etaples, 6 December 1916; to England, 13 December 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Barambah', 8 April 1917; disembarked Melbourne for onward overland travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: synovitis), Sydney, 19 July 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABBOTT George

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