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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 370

Three: Leading Seaman C. B. Abbott, Royal Fleet Reserve, late Royal Navy, who was seconded to the Royal Australian Navy during the Great War

1914-15 Star (201006 C. B. Abbott, L.S., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (201006 C. B. Abbott, L.S., R.N.), very fine or better (3)

Charles Bernacoat Abbott was born at Bideford, Devon on 27 August 1882 and entered the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in September 1898. Having then gained advancement to Leading Seaman, he came ashore and enrolled in the Royal Fleet Reserve in August 1912.

In the following year he joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Leading Seaman and he subsequently served in H.M.A.S. Australia from February 1913 to February 1917, in which period he participated in the operations in German New Guinea in September 1914. Abbott was demobilised in May 1919, when he re-enrolled in the Royal Fleet Reserve; sold with copied service record.

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