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.


William John Abbott born 1915, killed in action 22nd May 1940 serving with the  Royal Army Ordnance Corps, attached 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards


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


 Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements


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