Leslie John ABBERTON

ABBERTON, Leslie John

Service Number: 3337
Enlisted: 28 February 1917
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
Born: Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, 1898
Home Town: Erskineville, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Junior Porter
Died: Died of wounds, Egypt, 30 November 1917
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3337, 7th Light Horse Regiment
6 May 1917: Involvement Private, 3337, 7th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Sydney embarkation_ship_number: A15 public_note: ''
6 May 1917: Embarked Private, 3337, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Sydney, Sydney
30 Nov 1917: Involvement Trooper, 3337, 2nd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3337 awm_unit: 2nd Australian Machine Gun Squadron awm_rank: Trooper awm_died_date: 1917-11-30

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Leslie John ABBERTON was born in Goulburn, New South Wales in 1898

His parents were Thomas Joseph ABBERTON & Louisa Mary Ann NICOLLS who married in the Roman Catholic church in Mummel, NSW on 1st January 1890

His brother Matthew ABBERTON (SN 2906) served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919

Another brother Sidney ABBERTON (SN 477) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1918

His step brother Thomas Joseph ABBERTON (SN NX28567) who was born to his Fathers 2nd wife after his mother Louisa died in 1903,  served in WW2 and died of illness in New Guinea in 1944