Studio portrait of Acting Staff Sergeant Major Francis 'Frank' Arthur Abbott, Australian Infantry ...

Unit Citizen Military Forces
Accession Number AWM2016.26.17
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of Acting Staff Sergeant Major Francis 'Frank' Arthur Abbott, Australian Infantry Regiment. A storeman from Penrith, NSW, Frank Abbott served for five and a half years with the Citizen Military Forces, and was serving as a staff instructor when he enlisted in the AIF in 1917 with the service number 3170 and rank of Sergeant. He embarked from Sydney on 10 May 1917 with the 24th Battalion and later transferred to the 33rd Battalion. Sgt Frank Abbott was killed in action on 31 August 1918, aged 25. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France.