John Purdy ABBOTT

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ABBOTT, John Purdy

Service Number: 6200
Enlisted: 30 March 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 31 July 1890
Home Town: Cootamundra, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Schooling: Matterdale State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, vicinity Hooge / Westhoek Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Aeroplane Cemetery
Plot 2, Row C, Grave 32 INSCRIPTION GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6200, Sydney, New South Wales
25 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6200, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Sydney
25 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6200, 18th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6200, 18th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 27 and the son of George Martin Abbott and Anne Bridget Abbott, of Penton, Carlisle, England.