Photograph courtesy of Gill Robinson (John aged 4)


Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 2nd June 1915; KiA in the Neuve Chapelle area.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th April 1915 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 1868

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

Panel 9.

Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais,





1901   5, Kent’s Yard, Church Street, Ipswich.

John was 4 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

John Abbott, 42, a Dock Labourer, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Elizabeth Abbott (nee Thurston), 28, born Ipswich.

Edith Ellen Abbott, 8, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Abbott, 2, born Ipswich.

Violet Abbott, 11 months, born Ipswich.


1911   5, Kent’s Yard, Church Street, Ipswich.

John was 14 years old, a Foundry Worker, He was living with his parents & siblings.

John 42, a Dock Labourer.

Mary, 38.

Edith, 18.

Lizzie, 12.

Violet, 10.

William Abbott, 7, born Ipswich.

Charles Arthur Abbott, 2, born Ipswich.

Lily Abbott, 4 weeks, born Ipswich.

Rose Abbott, 4 weeks, born Ipswich.

John is also remembered on St. Clement’s Church WW1 War Memorial.

Suffolk reg


 Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements

Suffolk regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

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