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Nigel Basil Gresley ABBOTT

Date of birth4 May 1891
Place of birthSan Francisco, California, USA
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical pracititoner
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.3
Height5' 11.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, Dr C T Abbott, Woodside, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 4 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 30 October 1919
Discharge date29 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, No 2 Stationary Hospital, Mahamdeya, 8 December 1916; transferred to 5th Light Horse Field Ambulance, El Arish, 26 June 1917. Transferred to and taken on strength of 6th Light Horse Regiment, Esdud, 18 December 1917.

Detached to Medical School, Moascar, 3 March 1918; rejoined 6th Light Horse Regiment in the field, 16 March 1918.

Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 13 November 1918; discharged, 27 November 1918 (pyrexia, not yet diagnosed; no further details); rejoined unit, Wadi Hanun, 29 November 1918. Ceased to be attached to 6th Light Horse Regiment, and marched out to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 15 January 1919.

Embarked Port Said for England, 24 February 1919. Granted leave, 17 March-4 October 1919 (Non0Military Employment): with pay only, 17 March-17 June 1919; with pay and subs, 4 July-4 October 1919: to attend Cheltenham Hospital for medical training. Married Bessie Drury ALCOCK, aged 28, at Holy Trinity Established Church, Lyons Tower, Hertford, 21 June 1919. Granted leave, 6-20 October, 1919; leave extended to 31 October 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wahehe', 30 October 1919; discharged, 29 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 October 1978 Hobart
Age at death87
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABBOTT Nigel Basil Gresley

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