Edward (George) Abbott

Name

Edward (George) Abbott

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

26/09/1915

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
G/3342
The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
8th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

LOOS MEMORIAL
Panel 15 to 19.
France

UK Memorials

St Matthew’s Church Memorial, Oxhey

Pre War

(George) Edward Abbott, born in Watford in 1884, was the elder son of George and Lydia Abbott. The family moved from Watford, firstly to 101 Villiers Road in Oxhey and then to 46 Upper Paddock Road, Oxhey. In 1911 George Abbott was a labourer and Edward, aged 27, who lived at home with his parents, was employed as a car man by a coal merchant.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Westminster with the Buffs East Kent Regiment, 8th Battalion as Private G/3342 and was killed in action on 26 September 1915 at the battle of Loos, the largest British offensive mounted that year on the Western Front. He is remembered with honour on the Loos Memorial in France.

Additional Information

He and his brother, James Henry Abbott, who was killed in 1914, are commemorated on the memorial at St Matthew’s Church, Oxhey. With kind permission of Bushey First World War Commemoration Project – Please visit www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk

Acknowledgments

Dianne Payne - www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk, Jonty Wild