Born: 1897, Needham Market, Suffolk.

Died: 20th July 1916; age 19; KiA.

Residence: 21, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2422

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion, ‘D’ Coy.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Second son of Emmanuel James & Esther Abbott, of 21, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.




1901   Church Lane, Ipswich.


James was 4 years old and living with his mother, brother, maternal grandfather & aunt.

Esther Abbott (nee Francis), 28, born Needham Market, Suffolk.

George William Abbott, 6, born Needham Market.

William Francis, 71, born Needham Market.

Bridget Abbott, 23, born Ireland.


James’s father was away with the Royal Navy at No.21 Buoy, Sheerness Harbour, Kent.

Emmanuel James Abbott, 28, born Ipswich. Crew member of ‘Edinburgh’ a Battleship 2nd Class.


1911   21, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


James was 14 years old, a Baker’s Assistant – Bakery. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Emmanuel, 38, a General Labourer – Implement Maker – General Engineers.

Esther, 38.

George, 16, a Warehouse Porter – Printing Warehouse.

Esther Elizabeth Abbott, 9, born Needham Market.

Charles Edward Abbott, 7, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Emmanuel J. Abbott – father.


James is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Clement’s Congregational Church, Ipswich, and on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church,  Ipswich.


4th Battalion – Throughout the 19th the heavy shelling continued. Early on the 20th, the battalion returned to Shell Valley, in preparation for the attack on High Wood.


Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements


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