Francis Arthur ABBOTT

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ABBOTT, Francis Arthur

Service Number: 3170
Enlisted: 17 February 1917
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 33rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Penrith, Penrith Municipality - New South Wales, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Penrith, Penrith Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: PENRITH, SUPERIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Killed in Action , France, 31 August 1918
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
Memorials: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*

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World War 1 Service

17 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3170, 36th Infantry Battalion
10 May 1917: Embarked Sergeant, SN 3170, 36th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
10 May 1917: Involvement Sergeant, SN 3170, 36th Infantry Battalion
17 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3170
2 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3170
29 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3170
5 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3170
25 Dec 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Sergeant, 36th Infantry Battalion, Proceeded overseas to France, 18 December 1917; taken on strength, 36th Bn, in the field, 25 December 1917.
30 Jan 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3170, 36th Infantry Battalion, Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 30 January 1918 (tachycardia), and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 5 February 1918, and admitted to 8th Stationary Hospital; transferred to England, 13 February 1918, and admitted to Middlesex War Hospital, Clacton-on-Sea (trench fever); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 25 February 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, 25 February 1918; marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 23 March 1918.
18 Apr 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Sergeant, 36th Infantry Battalion, Proceeded overseas to France, 2 April 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 18 april 1918.
30 Apr 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Sergeant, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Transferred to 33rd Bn, and taken on strength, 30 April 1918.
31 Aug 1918: Involvement Sergeant, SN 3170, 33rd Infantry Battalion
31 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3170, 33rd Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux, Killed in action

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