David Leslie Clyde ABSOLOM

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ABSOLOM, David Leslie Clyde

Service Number: 1782
Enlisted: 29 May 1916, Claremont
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hobart, Tas., 27 April 1894
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Public School Hobart
Occupation: Postman
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 13 October 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Passchendaele, New British Cemetery
Plot 7 Row B Grave 8
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hobart All Saints Church Honour Roll, Hobart Postmaster-General's Department WW1 Honour Roll, Hobart Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 May 1916: Enlisted Australian Army, Private, SN 1782, 40th Infantry Battalion, Claremont
8 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1782, 40th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
8 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1782, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Hobart
13 Oct 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 1782, 40th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

War Service

Born 27 April, 1894 in Hobart, Tasmania
Son of William Henry ABSOLOM & Emily Louisa nee WILLIAMS
Of 13 Cascade Rd, Hobart South, Tasmania
Occupation prior to enlisting: Postman
Enlisted: 29 May 1916
Embarkation: 8 August 1916 from Hobart per ‘Ballarat’
Age: 22 years
Served in France & Belgium
Killed in Action: 13 October 1917
Buried: Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium
Plot 7, Row B, Grave 8

Photograph Tasmania Weekly Courier 11 July 1918 insert 5

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William Henry ABSOLOM and Emily Louisa nee WILLIAMS