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Regimental number10831
Place of birthManchester, England
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
SchoolMinsbery (?) Gorton School, England
Age on arrival in Australia14
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBunbury, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Abberton, Post Office, Cue, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date8 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western 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
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of pneumonia.
FateDied of disease 6 November 1918
Place of death or woundingNo 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, Middlesex, England
Age at death21.1
Place of burialSt Lawrence Churchyard, Cowley, Middlesex, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Postmaster General's Department Roll of Honour, Commonwealth of Australia Building, Perth, Western Australia. Dedicated to 'Officers from Western Australia who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918'. Parents: Michael and Martha ABBERTON, Railway Terrace, West Guildford, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 25 May 1916; disembarked England, 18 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1916.

On leave to England, 8 December 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 22 December 1917.

On leave to England, 30 October 1918; admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, while on leave, 1 November 1918.

Died of pneumonia, 6 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABBERTON Edmund

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