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 (Royal East Kent Regiment)
8th Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LOOS MEMORIAL
Panel 15 to 19.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Watford Borough Roll of Honour,
St Matthew’s Church Memorial, Oxhey

Pre War

Son of George and the late Lydia (nee ENGLAND) ABBOTT.

His parents married 10 June 1878 at St Mary’s, Watford.  Lydia died 1912 in Oxhey, Herts, aged 61, and was buried 3 February at St James’, Bushey, Herts; George died 1930 in Watford aged 82, and was buried 26 February, also at St James.

Edward was born 1883 in Watford, and baptised 9 December 1883 at All Saints, Leavesden, Herts. He resided in Bushey, Herts.

On the 1891 Census, aged 6 he lived in Bushey, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, a general labourer aged 18, he lived in New Bushey, with his parents and two siblings.  On the 1911 Census, a carman for a coal merchant aged 27, George still lived in New Bushey, with his parents and no siblings.

Wartime Service

He enlisted at Westminster, London into the Buffs East Kent Regiment, 8th Battalion as Private G/3342.  He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 31 August 1915, and was killed in action. 


He 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

Unfortunately, Edward’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.

The value of his effects were £2-3s-3d, Pay Owing and £3-10s-0d, War Gratuity which went to his father George. He and his brother, James Henry Abbott, who was killed in 1914, are commemorated on the memorial at St Matthew's Church, Oxhey.

His brother John died 4 September 1914 and also features on Watford Borough Roll of Honour.

Some information used 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, Sue Carter (Research) and Watford Museum (ROH on line via www.ourwatfordhistory.org.uk)