Son of Louisa Charlotte (nee KNIGHT) and the late Isaac ABBOTT.
His parents married 1890 in the Watford district. Isaac died 1909 in Watford aged 45, and was buried 26 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Louisa died 1928 in Watford aged 70., and was buried 2 August, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Edward was born 1892 in Watford, and baptised 2 November 1892 at St Mary’s, Watford. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Watford, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1911 Census, a baker aged 18, he was a boarder in Watford.