John Henry Abbott

Name

John Henry Abbott
1884

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

30/08/1914
30

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
4090
3rd (King's Own) Hussars
NA

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star (with Clasp & Roses), British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL
10.J.2.
France

Headstone

>FAREWELL TILL HE WHOSE HOME IS OURS ABOVE UNITE US THERE

UK Memorials

St Matthew’s Church Memorial, Oxhey

Pre War

John Henry Abbott was born in 1884 in Watford, Herts, youngest son of George and Lydia Abbott of Watford. He was Baptised on 9th November 1884, in the Parish of  Leavesden, Herts. The family moved from Watford, firstly to 101 Villiers Road in Oxhey and then to 46 Upper Paddock Road, Oxhey. John like his father, worked as a General Labourer.


John Henry Abbott married Gertrude M. Ditcham in Norwich, Norfolk, in 1912, is believed they had two children, Jack and Stanley Abbott.


Wartime Service

He enlisted as Private 4090 with the King’s Own Hussars and was an early fatality of the war, killed in action on 30 August 1914. He may have been the first fatality of the war from Oxhey.


He is remembered with honour at the London Cemetery Extension, Longueval in France.


John and his brother Edward Abbott, who was killed in 1915, are commemorated on the Memorial at St Matthew's Church, Oxhey.


Additional Information

The value of his effects were £4-15s-6d, Pay Owing and £5, War Gratuity which went to his Widow Gertrude and children.

His brother, Edward Abbott, was killed in 1915. Also see ‘Additional Information’ provided with kind permission of Bushey First World War Commemoration Project – Please visit www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk.

Acknowledgments

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