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Walter Beels ABBOTTS

Regimental number56279
Date of birth17 January 1880
Place of birthBurton-on-Trent, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOrchardist
AddressBridgetown, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 8.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinBrother, E Abbotts, 'Bretby', Bridgetown, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 December 1917
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameWestern Australian Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Albany, Western Australia, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 29 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1919
Discharge date20 February 1920
Other details

War service: England, France (post-armistice)

Embarked Albany on board HMAT A74 'Marathon', 19 July 1918; disembarked London, England, 27 September 1918; marched in to 1st Training Bn, Fovant, 27 September 1918.

Transferred to Artillery Details, 5 October 1918, and marched out to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 5 October 1918.

Taken on strength, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, in the field, 4 December 1918.

Granted leave with pay and subs (6/- per diem), 1 July-1 August 1919 (Non-Military Employment: to obtain knowledge regarding the handling and selling of Australian fruits in England and to inspect their condition on arrival; attached to The Dominion Producers' Agency Ltd, Great Tower Street, London EC3).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Koningen Luise', 18 December 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 28 January 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Perth, 20 February 1920.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABBOTTS Walter Beels

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