Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph


Born: 1894, Wyvenhoe Cross, Essex.

Died: 27th October 1914; age 20; KiA.

Residence: 123, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Mill Labourer.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 6th October 1914.


Rank: Guardsman; Service Number: 16125.

Regiment: Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 9 & 11.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,

West- Vlaanderen,





1901   123, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.


Ernest was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Abbott, 30, Railway Horseman, born Bardwell, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Abbott (nee Halls), 29, born Wyvenhoe Cross, Essex.

Irene Victoria Abbott, 3, born Wyvenhoe Cross.

Edgar Allan Abbott, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   123, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.


Ernest was 16 years old, a Mill Labourer – Grinding Corn. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 40, a Horse Shunter at G.E.Railway.

Elizabeth, 39.

Irene, 13 a Part Student.

Edgar, 11.

Oliver John Abbott, 9, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to William Abbott – father.


Ernest is also remembered on the war memorial at Burlington Baptist Church, London Road, Ipswich.



The 1st Battalion

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