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27 Battalion
26th Battalion - 20th Reinforcement
22 July 1895
Hemmant, Brisbane
21 March 1917
HMAT A20 Hororata
14 June 1917

Soldiers History
14/6/1917 – Sailed overseas from Sydney per H.M.A.T. A 20 “Hororata” he had a bout of influenza and was admitted to the ships Hospital.
25/8/1917 – Sailed overseas from Liverpool England,
19/3/1918 - proceeded to 27th Infantry Battalion ex Fovant, taken on strength ex 26th Battalion from A I B D – France
3/10/1918 – Wounded in action, admitted to 3rd Aux Hospital, Dartford
6/5/1919 – Returned to Australia per “Kaporla” gunshot wound in thigh – Fractured Femur
29/7/1919 – discharged from service
Description – 5ft 7 ½ in – 132 lb – Fair Complexion – Blue Eyes – Fair Hair – 21years 7 months – Farmer – nok Mother, Mrs Elizabeth Cooke State School Eumundi, Qld – religion Cof E

Family History
Leonard Abraham b.22/7/1895 – d. 2/3/1961 Nanango Family History
Leonard born 22nd July,1895 – Oakey , Qld his father was Jabez Abraham 1857 – 1908, and his mother was Elizabeth Healy 1860 – 1922 he had 7 siblings
Gladys Mary Sofia 1885 – 1982
Gilbert Harry was born 19th October, 1886 – Oakey , Qld
Beryl Augusta Bo 1888 – mar 1923 Duncan Campbell Lennox
Cyril Frank 1890 – 1918 ww1 France
Jabez 1893 – 21/4/1919 ww1 France

Mother remarried 1910 c1587 Qld to George Henry Cooke.
On 22nd October, 1910, five weeks after his wife’s death, George married Elizabeth Abraham, the widow of Jabez Abraham also a teacher, who had died in 1908. The family now numbered 17 children and in January, 1911, George and Elizabeth moved the family to Eumundi where he took up the post of Head Teacher at the local state school. This remarkable family made a huge contribution to the war effort with eight of their sons enlisting in the army including Leonard. Three died and did not return to Australia.

Three sons and four stepsons of Mr. G. H. Cooke, head teacher of the State school at Eumundi, Queensland
Signaler William E. Cooke, 22nd Reinforcements, 15th Battalion
Private Herbert William Cooke, C Company of the original 15th Battalion, killed in action at Quinn's Post,
Signaler Albert Edward Cooke, C Company, 48th Battalion, severely wounded at Pozieres, France in August
Private Jabez Abraham, 47th Battalion, died of multiple wounds received at Pozieres, France
Private Gilbert Harry Abraham, C Company, 15th Battalion, wounded at Gallipoli
Sapper Eric Kingsley Abraham, 5th Australian Divisional Signaling Company, France.
Leonard Abraham, 26th Battalion 20th Reinforcement Western Front.

1913 – 1924 - Mannuem Creek Kingaroy with his brother Gilbert Harry who also served WW1
1925 – 1936 - Burrandowan via Bell Creek, farmer This land was granted to his brother Gilbert in 1910
The following Queensland candidate passed the final examination and will be registered on the roll of the institute - L Abraham c/ o H Muston Box 71 Post Office Kingaroy
1937 – Kingaroy, Clerk
1938 – 1958 – Drayton St, Nanango, Accountant
1940 – 1949 Secretary of Nanango Show Society
5/7/1941 – Married Nanango to Elsie Muriel Green b. Wellington Point, Brisbane on 2/2/1915 NANANGO died 18/3/1990 - Qld
ST. Anne's Church of England, Nanango, was chosen for the wedding on July 5 1941, of Miss E. M. (Betty) Green (younger daughter of Mr and Mrs C Green and Mr. L. Abraham. The Rev. A. E. Loxton officiated.
The bride wore off white satin and a lace veil, and carried a shower bouquet. Mrs. R. Penny, matron of honour, was frocked in shot taffeta. Mr. W. H. Green (brother of the bride) was best man. After the reception at the home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. L. Abraham left by car for Coolangatta.
They had a son & a daughter.
WW2 – Q210258 - Leonard served in the Army Citizen Military Forces 6/2/1950- Leonard was treasurer of Nanango's Centenary celebrations,
2/3/1961 Leonard passed away aged 65 years at Nanango, Buried in Nanango Cemetery

Western Front
Returned to Australia
6 May 1919 per Hospital Ship Karoodis discharged 29/7/1919
2 March 1961
Nanango - Qld
65 years
Nanango Cemetery - Qld

Eumundi & District Roll of Honour Board, Eumundi Memorial School of Arts Hall, Memorial Drive, Eumundi

Nambour (Maroochy Shire) Roll of Honor Scroll, Private Collection, Nambour (this scroll was available for sale to the public after the war)

Joy Ratcliffe

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By: Guest On: Saturday, 24 September 2016

lovely photo of the lady next to Leonard - but anyone know who she is?

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