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Albert Edward Abbott

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1894
Lieu de naissance:
Dinmore, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Informations générales

Profession:
Locomotive fireman

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
5294
Incorporation date:
4/03/1916
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Unités:
 —  Australian Infantry, 26th Bn. (Queensland and Tasmania)  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
04/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
23

Cimetière

Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood
Parcelle: IV
Rangée: B
Tombe: 19

Distinctions et médailles 3

British War Medal
Médaille
British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille — 03/04/1918

Complément d'informations

Private Albert Edward Abbott served as a private in the 26th Battalion Australian Infantry, part of the 7th Australian Brigade, of the 2nd Australian Division. The Division was brought to Flanders to participate in the Third Battle of Ypres. On the 4th of October 1917, the Division passed through Zonnebeke. It prepared itself for the Battle of Broodseinde, a phase of the offensive.
The 2nd Australian Division attacked at 5.25 a.m., with two brigades. They met the same German counter-attacks, as the 1st Australian Division and likewise fought them off. The 6th Australian Brigade captured Zonnebeke village, including the hamlet of Broodseinde.
The 7th Australian Brigade cleared Zonnebeke village of snipers. Little or no opposition was met with, until they reached the Broodseinde ridge. Here they encountered severe fire from German machine guns positioned in Daisy Wood, some 300 yards away. It was decided to consolidate a line in an old British trench from 1914-1915, 200 yards short of their objective.
Private Albert Edward Abbott was killed in action during the Battle of Broodseinde. He was initially buried just west of Daisy Wood. The location of his initial grave may suggest that he was killed in the final stages of the attack on the Broodseinde Ridge. His remains were exhumed after the war and interred in Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood.

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"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 99
Sources utilisées
Australian War Memorial
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R1916415
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/480087/abbott,-albert-edward/
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National Archives of Australia
https://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/67504
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The AIF-Project
https://aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=112
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The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
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War Diary A.I.F. 26th Bn.
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1343387
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