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Henry Albert ABRAMS

Regimental number60586
Date of birth10 May 1894
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
Other NamesABRAMOVITZ, Alexander
ReligionJewish
OccupationTheatrical artist
AddressAnnandale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinCousin, Mrs R Wilson, 14 Ridge Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 July 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 February 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 17
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 4 September 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Discharge date20 December 1919
Other details

Falsely claimed on Attestation Form that place of birth was California, USA.

War service: embarked Sydney, 4 September 1918. By Statutory Declaration, at sea, 2 October 1918, stated his true name to be Alexander ABRAMOVITZ. Found guilty, 10 October 1918, of attempting to evade Censorship Regulations: admonished. Admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 17 October 1918 (influenza); discharged from ship's hospital, 25 October 1918. Disembarked Sierra Leone, West Africa, 25 October 1918 (sick); re-emabrked Sierra Leone on board HT 'Bakara', 28 October 1918. Disembarked London, 14 November 1918, and marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant.

Allotted to 2nd Bn, 14 November 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 January 1919.

Transferred to Butchers' and Bakers' Department, 31 January 1919.

Admitted to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, 28 February 1919) not yet diagnosed); transferred to England, 8 March 1919 (cellulitis), and admitted to St Andrew's Hospital, London, 10 March 1919. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 18 March 1919. Discharged on furlough, 10 April 1919, to report to No 2 Training Brigade, Codford, 24 April 1919.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, 6 May 1919 (fractured jaw: accidental injury).

Married Sadie GOLDBERG, London, 18 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia (with wife Sadie) on board HT 'Berrima', 6 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 November 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 20 December 1919.
Miscellaneous detailsReal name: Alexander ABRAMOVITZ. See also 3 Alick ABRAMOVITZ.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABRAMS Henry Albert

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