Pte
Albert Edward Abbott

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortejaar:
1894
Geboorteplaats:
Dinmore, Ipswich, Queensland, Australië

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Locomotive fireman

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Australië
Strijdmacht:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Service nummer:
5294
Dienstneming datum:
4/03/1916
Dienstneming plaats:
Cairns, Queensland, Australië
Eenheden:
 —  Australian Infantry, 26th Bn. (Queensland and Tasmania)  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
04/10/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Zonnebeke, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
23

Begraafplaats

Onderscheidingen en medailles 3

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

Extra informatie

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
Gebruikte bronnen
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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