Born: 1884, Ipswich.
Died: 23rd May 1915; age 31; died of Cellulities and a Bullet Wound, at the General Hospital, Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
Albert’s brother, Robert Charles Abbott, of 137, Wherstead Road, Ipswich, was present at the death.
Residence: 73, Great Whip Street, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915 – France.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 6519
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, ‘C’ Coy, 1st Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Ipswich Old Cemetery,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Hannah Abbott, of Ipswich.
1891 7, Turin Street, Ipswich.
Albert was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
George Abbott, 44, a Miller, born Whitton, Suffolk.
Anna Abbott (nee Hubbard), 46, born Mickfield, Suffolk.
Robert Charles Abbott, 22, a Factory Assistant Stock Keeper, born Ipswich.
Laura Grace Abbott, 17, a Staymaker, born Ipswich.
Maltwood Henry Abbott, 13, born Ipswich.
Arthur Albert Abbott, 9, born Ipswich.
Stanley George Abbott, 11 months, born Ipswich.
1901 38, Turin Street, Ipswich.
Albert was 17 years old, an Iron Moulder. He was living with his parents & brother George, 54, a Miller.
Albert was 27 years old, a Soldier ranked a Private for the Suffolk Regiment.
Albert’s mother, Anna Abbott died 1905, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to George Abbott – father.
Albert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.
Evening Star –Saturday, 29th May 1915 – MILITARY FUNERAL AT IPSWICH – The funeral took place at Ipswich Cemetery in the afternoon of Friday, 28th May 1915, of Private Albert Edward Abbott, who died at the General Hospital Wolverhampton, from wounds received in France. The cortege started from the residence of the deceased’s father, Mr. George Abbott, in Great Whip Street, and comprised a gun carriage, with the coffin draped with the Union Jack, drawn by six black horses with black rosettes, firing party, buglers, and a hundred rank and file, supplied by the 4th Battery R.F.A. On arrival at the Cemetery, a most impressive service was read by the Reverend Richard Elgar Willis, of Stoke Green Chapel. At the conclusion three volleys were fired, and the buglers sounded the “Last Post.” The relatives included the father, sisters, brothers, and others. The coffin was of polished oak with brass fittings, the breastplate bearing the inscription: “Albert Edward Abbott; died May 22nd, 1915, aged 31 years.” The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Hastings and Son, of St. Matthew’s.
Suffolk Regiment 1st Battalion