David ABBOTT

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ABBOTT, David

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Deck Boy
Last Unit: 2/3 Hospital Ship (Centaur)
Born: Moonee Ponds, Victoria, 1926
Home Town: Camberwell, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Deck Boy
Died: Killed in Action (Centaur torpedoed), Brisbane, Queensland, 14 May 1943
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Centaur Wing, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

14 Apr 1943: Involvement Merchant Navy, Deck Boy, 2/3 Hospital Ship (Centaur)

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was a 16 y.o. Deck Boy in the Australian Merchant Navy, the son of Sydney Charles Bertram and Isabel Beryl Abbott of Camberwell, Victoria.

David died when the H.M.A.S. 'Centaur' was torpedoed.

His brother, Flying Officer 400404 Sydney Charles Bertram ABBOTT (/explore/people/617648) also served, and was killed in an aircraft accident in Norfolk, England on 09 Aug 1943. Sydney was laid to rest in Marham Cemetery.

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