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Abbott, Arthur David (2127)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 28 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 1 April 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2127           view online service record

163 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
James Abbott (father)
163 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 16 August 1916
Ship: RMS Orontes
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 46th Infantry Battalion – 4th Reinforcements

RTA: Tuesday, 1 April 1919
Discharged: Monday, 23 June 1919

Brother: Albert Robert Abbott


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted November 12, 2018 4.03 pm 0Likes

    Education Department Record of War Service :

    “Private A. D ABBOTT, son of Mr. J. Abbott, of 163 Albert-street, Port Melbourne, enlisted on the 24th of April, 1916. He embarked with Reinforcements to the 46th Battalion on the transport Orontes on the 16th August, and disembarked at Plymouth on the 2nd of October. He joined the 46th Battalion in France on the 12th of February, 1917, and served with it till he was wounded on the 8th July, 1918, when he was evacuated to hospital, afterwards being transferred to a hospital in England. He returned to Australia as an invalid on the transport Shropshire on the 16th of May, 1919, and was soon afterwards discharged from military service. His engagements included Guedecourt (beyond Flers, February, 1917); Fremicourt (April to May) ; Messines (7th to 14th June) ; Hill 63 (29th June to 18th July); Wytschaete (7th to 23rd August); Menin-road (26th September to 1st October); Hill 60—Zanboorde (11th to 20thJanuary, 1918); Albert (March) ; Beaumont-Hamel (July). Prior to enlisting, he was head teacher of School No. 2520, Willow Grove, near Moe”.

    Arthur David Abbott was born in Port Melbourne in 1887 (parents James and Mary Jean, nee Drever) and died in Wonthaggi in 1970 at 82 years of age. There is no record of a marriage in Victorian registrations

  • Peter Rickard
    Posted December 30, 2022 10.10 am 0Likes

    Married on 31.12.1927 to Rose Howey at South Melbourne. Marriage Registration 1927/12566.

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