Born: 1881, Ipswich.

Died: 15th September 1918; age 36; Died of Wounds.

Residence: 54, Phoenix Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 25406;

Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 14th Battalion.

Formerly S/19243, R.A.S.C.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Grevillers British Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John Richard & Harriett Abbott, of Ipswich; husband of Mena Elvina Abbott, of 54, Phoenix Road, Ipswich.




1891   8, Milton Street, Ipswich.


Percy was 9 years old and living with his parents, siblings & stepbrothers.

John Richard Abbott, 41, a Mariner – Stoker, born Newington, Surrey.

Harriet Abbott (nee Elden), 34, born Ditchingham, Norfolk.

William Henry Abbott, 18, a General Labourer, born Bermondsey, London.

John Abbott, 17, a General Labourer, born Loughton, Essex.

Edwin Abbott, 12, an Errand Boy, born Ditchingham.

Frank Abbott, 11, born Ditchingham.

Charles Elden Abbott, 8, born Ipswich.

Arthur Bartholomew Abbott, 7, born Ipswich.

Victoria Mary Harriet Abbott, 3, born Ipswich.


1901   289, Spring Road, Ipswich.


Percy was 19 years old, and a Bread Maker. He was living with his parents, siblings & stepbrothers.

John, 50, a Foundry Clerk.

Harriet, 44.

William, 28, a Sawyer.

Edwin, 22, a Sweet Confectioner.

Charles, 18, Moulder at Foundry.

Arthur, 16, a Gardener.

Victoria, 13.

Walter Archibald Abbott, 6, born Ipswich.

Maurice Frederick Abbott, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   37, Phoenix Road, Ipswich.

Percy was 29, a Baker at Co-operative Stores. He was married and head of the household.

Mena, 30.


In 1911, Ipswich, Percy married Amenia (Mena) Elvina Nicholls, born October 1880, Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk – daughter of James Nicholls and Laura Nicholls (nee Mann), a laundress, of Firleigh, Rushmere Road, Ipswich.


Probate to Mena Elvina Abbott – widow.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mena E. Abbott – widow.


Percy is also remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich.


Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 14th Battalion

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