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James Illawarra ABBOTT

Regimental number6461
Date of birth27 June 1898
Place of birthStawell, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHopkins River, Ararat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs L J Abbott, Stawell, Victoria
Enlistment date9 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 May 1916
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917
Discharge date12 November 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 27 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 12 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No V19042.
Date of death12 June 1971
SourcesNAA: B884, ABBOTT James Illawarra

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