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James Wesley ABBEY

Regimental number548
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
Address52 Holden Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 7.75"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Abbey, 52 Holden Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Senior Cadets; 2 months in the Australian Infantry Regiment; left the district.
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Discharge date26 July 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1655 Pte Albert Edward ABBEY, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 27 September 1919; 74 Pte Frederick ABBEY, 7th Bn, died of wounds, 30 April 1915; 6460 Pte William Benjamin ABBEY, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 March 1918; Cousins: [1345] Lt Edgar George ABBEY, 38th Bn, killed in action, 17 July 1917; 158 Pte Harold Claude ABBEY, 14th Bn, died of wounds, Gallipoli, 19 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 10 March 1918; transshipped to RMS 'Orontes', Cape Town, South Africa, 19 April 1918; discharged (wounded), Melbourne, 26 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 January 1932
Age at death48
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABBEY James Wesley

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