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Arthur Jacob RABNOTT

Regimental number3454
Place of birthBundaberg, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBarcaldine, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.11
Height6' 0"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, Arthur William Rabnott, Barcaldine, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 1 month in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date5 December 1916
Place of enlistmentEmerald, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot XXVIII, Row A, Grave No. I), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Matilda RABNOTT, Alice, Queensland. Native of Bundaberg, Queensland
Family/military connectionsCousins: Peter Pust MM; Arthur Smith; both killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 12 April 1917, and marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 July 1917; taken on strength, 47th Bn, in the field, Belgium, 4 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1917 (gun shot wound, buttock), and admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, Le Treport, 11 August 1917; to Base Depot, Havre, 24 August 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 7 September 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 12 October 1917; now, 10 January 1918, posted 'wounded and missing 12 October 1917'.

Court of Enquiry, 11 March 1918, concluded: 'Killed in action, 12 October 1917'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Buried 1000 yds SW of Passchendaele & 11000 yds N.E. of Zonnebeke'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RABNOTT Arthur Jacob

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