DSO. Hohenzollern Redoubt - The Somme “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After an assault he found himself with one man only in the hostile saphead. Lieutenant Abercrombie sent this man back for support and bombed, meanwhile, along the sap. When his supply of bombs was exhausted he fell back and with rifle fire held the sap for 3 hours single-handed. He has done most excellent work." M.C. for gallantry at Hill 60. Died of wounds in the London Hospital, Whitechapel, London.
Mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 15 Jun 1916 and 22 Jun 1915 and 20 May 1918), DSO (London Gazette 15 Apr 1916) and MC.