|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Auckland|
|Address||Avondale, South Auckland|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, R S Abel, Avondale, South Auckland|
|Previous military service||Served for 15 months in No 3 Native rifles; 6 months in A Battery; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Auckland|
|Rank on embarkation||Private|
|Unit name||New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Wellington on
|The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.|
|Final unit||3rd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
'For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty during the period 16th September 1918, to 15th March 1919.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 11 July 1919.
|Fate||Commenced return to New Zealand
|Family/military connections||Brother: 22519 2nd Lt Arthur Howard ABEL, 2nd Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, killed in action, 1 September 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Commenced return to New Zealand from London on board HT ''Carpentaria', 2 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of engagement), 17 June 1919.
War service: 4 years 307 days (of which 4 years 217 days were abroad)Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Nominal Roll Vol. 1|
|Sources||Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22280560|
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