Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 23 January 1943
Last Rank: Deck Boy
Last Unit: 2/3 Hospital Ship (Centaur)
Born: Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia, 1926
Home Town: Camberwell, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Scotch College, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Deck Boy
Died: Drowned sinking of HMAHS Centaur, At sea off Brisbane, Queensland, 14 May 1943
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Gold Coast - AHS Centaur Memorial, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Centaur Wing, Melbourne Cricket Club WW2 Honour Roll, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

23 Jan 1943: Enlisted
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.