Stanley Joseph Abbott

First Name: 
Stanley
Middle Name: 
Joseph
Last Name: 
Abbott
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, October 7, 1899
Mother's Name: 
Louisa Abbott nee Payne
Father's Name: 
Alexander Abbott
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, October 18, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
7th Light Horse Regiment
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, December 20, 1985
Place of Death: 
Sydney
Details: 

Stanley Abbott (Service No 3742) was born in Yarrawonga, Victoria. Some time later the Abbott family moved to Scarborough, N.S.W.

At enlistment Stanley was single and working as a wharf labourer.  He stated his age as being 21, however he was just 18.  

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A38 Ulysses with 34th Reinforcements, 7th Light Horse Regiment, on 19th December 1917.  Stanley arrived in Egypt on 16th January 1918 and saw service in the Middle East.

In March 1918 he was posted to the Light Horse Field Ambulance.    

He returned to Australia in July 1919 and was discharged on 19th September 1919.

In 1922 he married Ida Stephenson in Sydney and they had 2 children. Stanley died at Bankstown, N.S.W. in 1985 and is buried at Woronora Cemetery.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ABBOTT S J

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