I am trying to locate any records on my great uncle who was my grandmother's youngest brother.  My grandmother, Gardenia Ruby Mitchell Walters O'Donnell said he put his age up to enlist in WW1 and was killed in France in 1916.  I don't what his real name was.  She referred to him as Abby and I think he was born in 1900.  Abraham has been suggested, although my uncle was called Richard Albert O'Donnell and I did wonder if his name could have been Albert and my uncle was named after him.  My father Brian Edward Hall was named after his father Edward, so I thought that perhaps that could have been the case.

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Comment by Tonia (from NAA) on March 11, 2012 at 19:23

Hi Janice

I'm glad that Debra was able to help you identify what Abby's given name was, so that you could find his service record.  If you are interested in photos, I suggest you contact the Australian War Memorial's research centre as they have a great photographic collection and they may be able to locate a photo of Abby's company in WWI.

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