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Edward Thomas ABBOTT

Regimental number2677
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.25"
Weight111 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Mrs Morris, 55 Elizabeth Road, East Ham, Essex, England
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the 55th Bn, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Discharge date18 February 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 3 March 1916 (synovitis); discharged to duty, 10 March 1916.

Admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 12 April 1917 (bronchitis); transferred to Bermondsey Military Hospital, Ladywell Road, 27 April 1917; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 18 July 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'New Zealand', 27 August 1917; disembarked, Melbourne, 22 October 1917; discharged (medically unfit: tuberculosis, lung), Melbourne, 18 February 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as ABBOT.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ABBOTT Edward Thomas

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