Date of death: 27.11.1917
Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Family information: Son of the late Mr & Mrs Abbott, formerly of Ramsden’s Yard, Beastfair, Pontefract
Service number: 240445
“Son of the late Mr & Mrs Abbott, formerly of Ramsden’s Yard, Beastfair, Pontefract, is reported practically killed in action. He enlisted in Colonel Shaw’s battalion at the beginning of the War, went to France last January and on November 27th he died of wounds sustained that day. Formerly he worked at the Wheldale Colliery. A son of Mrs Russell (the aunt of Private Abbott with whom the deceased soldier formerly lived), namely Private A R Russell, also of the KOYLI, is at Clipstone Camp, having returned from France gassed and wounded some time ago.”
Extract taken from the Pontefract and Castleford Express 21.12.1917.
He is buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt.