ABEL, Joseph Saddler

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Notes
  5. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Army
Conflict
World War II
Date of Enlistment
16/04/1941
Date of Discharge
04/01/1946
Place of Enlistment
Paddington NSW

Personal Details

Gender
Male
Date of Birth
20/10/1918
Place of Birth
Aberdeen, Scotland
Address (at enlistment)
Causeway (Kingston) ACT
Occupation
Labourer
Next of Kin
Hazel Abel (wife), Causeway ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
NX73028
Final Rank
Corporal
Final Unit
2/9 Field Company

Notes

Abel served with the 2/9 Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers in the Middle East from November 1941 before returning to Australia in March 1942. After training in northern Australia, the 2/9 Field Company was sent to New Guinea and worked on projects such as the road from Bulldog to Wau and on to Lae. From June 1945 until the end of the war, Abel and his unit served in the Balikpapan area in Borneo where he was promoted to Corporal in August. He returned to Canberra after the war and lived in Narrabundah and Deakin with his family. He died on 21 October 1986 and was cremated at Norwood Park.

Sources

WWII Nominal Roll http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
ACT Electoral Rolls 1916 to 1967 http://canberraheritageportal.org/default.php
The Canberra Times - 27 January 1941, 7 May 1941, 22 October 1986
NAA RecordSearch - Series B883

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Joseph Abel. NAA service file.

Joseph Abel. NAA service file.

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