Albert Joseph ABRAHAM DCM

ABRAHAM, Albert Joseph

Service Number: SX10515
Enlisted: 2 December 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, NSW, 26 February 1918
Home Town: Semaphore, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

2 Dec 1940: Involvement Private, SN SX10515, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
2 Dec 1940: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
2 Dec 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX10515
30 Aug 1942: Honoured Distinguished Conduct Medal, Milne Bay - Papua New Guinea WW2
21 Oct 1943: Discharged
21 Oct 1943: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX10515

WW2

The details provided are taken from the book "Purple and Blue - the history of the 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion AIF (the Adelaide Rifles) 1st published 1958. Albert was mentioned in the book, refer to the index at the rear, plus the citation which occasioned the award of the DCM - Distinguished Conduct Medal, for the service that he conducted at Milne Bay 27/28 Aug 1942, during which he was wounded which required hospitalization, eventual evacuation and discharge 21 Oct 1943.

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Private Albert Jospeh ABRAHAM 2nd/10th Battalion

Private Albert Joseph Abraham from Semaphore had been hit five times to his legs as he repelled countless Japanese attempts to get past him. He lost consciousness and was mistakenly left behind when the platoon withdrew. The following morning he was found, having killed a further 6 Japanese overnight. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his gallant stand.