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Cyril ABEY

Regimental number921
Date of birth26 September 1887
Place of birthDeloraine, Tasmania
SchoolLaunceston Grammar School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressCommercial Bank of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinJ R Abey, Railway Station, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name(1st) Divisional Train, 4th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A2 Geelong on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Promotion date: 29 September 1915

Captain


Promotion date: 4 March 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


'Consistent excellent services during period February to September 1917.'
Recommendation date: 26 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Discharge date9 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 4th AASC, 27 August 1914; 3rd Coy, AASC, 15 August 1916; 1st Division Tn HQ, 28 February 1917; 4th Coy, 21 July 1918.

Detached to 4th Army Liaison, 11-20 August 1918.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: appointed Major, 1st Australian Corps, AASC, AIF, 15 July 1940.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABEY Cyril

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