Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
8/09/1915- Completed Medical Examination Greenbushes WA
15/09/1915- To 29 Depot as Private then to ” C ” Company 3rd Depot Battalion Blackboy Hill WA as Private
9/11/1915- To 13th Reinforcements 11th Battalion Blackboy Hill
17/01/1916- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Borda ” bound for Egypt
9/02/1916- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
17/03/1+916- Taken on Strength ” D ” Company 11th Battalion Serapeum Egypt
29/03/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
5/04/1916- Disembarked Marseilles
25/07/1916- Reported Missing in Action Pozieres France
20/06/1917- Court of Enquiry found soldier to have been Killed in Action France.
REPORT ON SOLDIERS DEATH
Informant – BYWATERS, Pte. T- 5069, Machine Gun Section- ” C ” Company 11th Battalion – ” I saw ABBOTT killed in our front line at Mouquet Farm on July 28, about mid-day. He was shot through the heart by a sniper’s bullet and was buried at the back of the parapet. As far as I know , no cross was put over the grave. He came over from Western Australia with me in the 16th Reinforcements to the 11th Battalion. We joined up with the Battalion at Bertacourt France. Description- Age between 30 and 40, fair, nuggety build “.
SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED
British War Medal – No. 30347
Victory Medal – No. 30165
Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 326628.
Greenbushes War Memorial WA
Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 61
Villers-Brettoneux Memorial France.