Cecil Roy ABBOTT

Badge Number:  20951 , Sub Branch: Adelaide

ABBOTT, Cecil Roy

Service Number: 5930
Enlisted: 2 March 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 4th Light Horse Brigade Train
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, 1896
Home Town: Rosewater (Greytown), Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Horse Driver
Died: Adelaide, SA , 28 October 1938, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cheltenham Cemetery, S.A.
Section CX, Drive A, Path 2(13), Site 22C Lease expires 2033
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World War 1 Service

2 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
26 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 5930, 4th Light Horse Brigade Train, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
26 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 5930, 4th Light Horse Brigade Train, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
12 Jan 1916: Discharged AIF WW1

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Described on enlisting as 21 years 3 months old; single; 5' 3 3/4" tall; 130 lbs;
fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair; Church of England.

2/3/1915          Enlisted in Keswick, South Australia
                        Completed medical - fit for service

2/3/1915          Commanding Officer appointed Cecil to B Company Base Depot

1/4/1915          Transferred to 4th Light Horse Brigade Train

26/5/1915        Embarked from Adelaide on board HMAT A19 Afric
                        Driver in 4th Light Horse Brigade Train

29/8/1915        Returned to Australia on board Easipides - Rheumatism
1/10/1915        Disembarked into Australia

12/1/1916         Discharged from service

WWI 1914-15 Star (6464); British War medal (3983); Victory medal (3942)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  3/11/2014.  Lest we forget.