James Parslow ABRAHAM


ABRAHAM, James Parslow

Service Number: 2559
Enlisted: 7 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 1st Pioneer Battalion
Born: Harrietville, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Omeo, East Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Postal assistant
Died: Killed in action, Pozieres, France, 18 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hawthorn Postmaster General's Department Victoria 1, Postmaster General's Department Victoria 2, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

7 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
26 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2559, 6th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
26 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2559, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne
18 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2559, 1st Pioneer Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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1 Pioneer Battalion

Rank - Lance Corporal

31 October 1915 - Joined 6th Btn, Lemnos

7 January 1916 - Disembarked Alexandria (general Gallipoli evacuation)

12 March 1916-  Transferred to 1st Pioneer Bn, and taken on strengh, Serapeum

26 March 1916-  Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force

2 April 1916 - Disembarked Marseilles, France

26 July 1- 916 Appointed Lance Corporal

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of Robert James Abraham and Sarah Ann Parslow, of Omeo, Victoria, Australia. Brother of Mary Abraham of Omeo, Victoria