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Regimental number10781
Place of birthPort Augusta, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTarcoola, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.4
Height5' 8"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rebecca Abernethy, Tarcoola, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919
Discharge date10 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

1Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Waheha', 0 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 10 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 December 1964
Age at death72
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABERNETHY Royal John

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