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Cyril Frank ABRAHAM

Regimental number7009
Place of birthDarling Downs, Queensland
SchoolHemmant State School, near Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressEumundi, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Cook, Eumundi, North Coast Line, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 October 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 October 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of pneumonia, 41st Stationary Hospital.
FateDied of disease 20 October 1918
Age at death28
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XVII, Row AA, Grave No. 5), Fouilloy, France
Family/military connectionsFour brothers and three stepbrothers volunteered and went overseas on active service. Brothers: 4355 Pte Eric Kingsley ABRAHAM, 5th Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 23 June 1919; 3113 Pte Jabez ABRAHAM, 47th Bn, died of wounds, 21 August 1916; 6764 Pte Leonard ABRAHAM, 26th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 3 March 1918; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 4 April 1918, and marched into Australian Camp, Suez, the same day.

Admitted to Segregation Camp, Suez, 15 April 1918 (measles contact); discharged, 22 April 1918, and marched into Australian Camp, Suez, the same day.

Transported to Port Tewfid, 30 April 1918, and embarked for England the same day; disembarked Southampton, England, 15 May 1918, and marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant, the same day.

Transferred to 49th Bn reinforcements, 3 June 1918, and marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 August 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 10 August 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 12 August 1918; taken on strength of 49th Bn, 17 August 1918.

Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 15 October 1918(broncho pneumonia); transferred to No 41 Stationary Hospital, Pont Remy, 17 October 1918.

Died, No 41 Stationary Hospital, 20 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABRAHAM Cyril Frank

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