Edmund ABBOTT

ABBOTT, Edmund

Service Number: 4260
Enlisted: 4 February 1916
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
Born: Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, 1874
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: 1940, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Kalgoorlie Cemetery, W.A.
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World War 1 Service

4 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 4260, 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
1 Jun 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 4260, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)
1 Jun 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 4260, 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
1 Jun 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 4260, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company), HMAT Warilda, Fremantle
1 Jun 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 4260, 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company), HMAT Warilda, Fremantle
7 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 4260, 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)

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Biography contributed by Charles Campbell College

ABBOTT, Edmund born in Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, 1874 son of James Thomas and Margaret. He was a labourer by trade working in Kalgoorlie. At age 42 Edmund enlisted for World War I on 4 February 1916. Edmund was 5 feet 6 inches tall and had poor skin with blue eyes and brown hair. He was appointed to Tunnel Company No. 6 on March 13, 1916. His family ABBOTT operated the “Victorious” and the “Gimlet South” mines at Ora Banda in Western Australia, a place they were involved in having gazetted as a Town. Abbott Street is named in recognition of the family contribution to the Town. When his dad James Thomas died in 1875 his mum Margaret married George Michael Wilson. Edmund's Service number was (4260), his last rank was a Sapper. In World War 1, he served in the 3rd Tunnelling Company and in the 1st Tunnelling Company in Australia; those companies were part of the Australian Royal Engineers during the war. Edmund died when he was 66 years old on 19 September 1940 and he was buried in the Kalgoorlie cemetery.

 

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