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- George Edwin Abbott -

Unknown person Name : George Edwin Abbott

Son of : William John Abbott and Mary Ann Abbott (née Peckham) of Porchfield, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1888, Calbourne, Isle of Wight.

Married : 1913, Millicent Rose Payne, All Saints' Church, Godshill. [5 children].

Died : 25 April 1960, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
  Census information :

1891 : not located

1901 : William and Mary Abbott, with their children, including George aged 13, are at Kingston Cottage, Whippingham. William Abbott is a Carter on Farm.

1911 : Driver 77th Bty, R.F.A., Allahabad, India

  Service Details :

Driver George Edwin Abbott, Royal Field Artillery.

  Commemorated on this Memorial :

Newport Old Contemptibles Roll of Honour
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Saturday, April 30, 1960

ABBOTT. - April 25th, George Edwin Abbott, of Tintern, St. John's Road, Wroxall, aged 73.



After leaving the Island Industries Fair, at Ryde, on Monday, to return to his home at Tintern, St. John's Road, Wroxall, Mr. George Edwin Abbott, aged 72, collapsed and died. The body was removed to the Royal I.W. County Hospital, where a post mortem examination showed that death was due to natural causes. The news of Mr. Abbott's tragic death came as a shock to his many friends in Wroxall, where he had resided since 1928. A native of Porchfield, he was an apprentice bricklayer until he joined the Army on a regular engagement in 1905 and was posted to the Royal Artillery. He spent most of the next seven years in India, returning home on the reserve in 1912. He was married in the following year. He was recalled to the colours two days before the outbreak of the 1914-18 war, went to France with the British Expeditionary Force, fought at Mons and was wounded on the Somme in August, 1916. He was discharged from the Army on medical grounds in 1920 and in recent years had not enjoyed good health. Mr. Abbott worked for several builders in the Ventnor and Shanklin districts until he retired in 1948. He was a member of the Island Branch of the Old Contemptibles' Association and had been a member of the British Legion. He leaves a widow, three sons and a daughter. His third son, Alfred, was killed in the last war, while serving as a tank driver with the 4th Hussars at El Alamein. The funeral took place yesterday, a service in Wroxall Parish Church, conducted by the Vicar (the Rev. C.D. Biddell), preceding interment in the cemetery.


Saturday, May 7, 1960

The Late Mr. G.E. Abbott. - Members of the Island branch of the Old Contemptibles' Association formed a guard of honour and recited the exhortation at the graveside at the funeral, on Friday week, of Mr. George Edwin Abbott, aged 72, of Tintern, St. John's Road, who collapsed and died just after the leaving the Industries Fair at Ryde. The service in the Parish Church was conducted by the Vicar (the Rev. C.D. Biddell), and Mr. D.G. Hutton (organist) accompanied the hymn "The day Thou gavest." The mourners were Mrs. Abbott (widow), Mr. and Mrs. E., Mr. and Mrs. H., and Mr. and Mrs. R. Abbott (sons and daughters-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. P. Attrill (son-in-law and daughter), Colin, Nigel, and Barry Attrill (grandsons), Mr. and Mrs. A. Abbott and Mesdames S. White and D. Stevens (brother and sisters-in-law), Mr. W. Earney (brother-in-law), and Mrs. J. Holloway, of Lake. Interment was at the cemetery. The floral tributes included one from the Old Contemptibles' Association. Mr. J. Orchard made the arrangements. - Mrs. Abbott and family wish to thank the police and staff at the County Hospital, Ryde, for their services, and all who helped; Dr. A.F. Champion for his constant attention, the Old Contemptibles, and all who expressed sympathy and sent flowers.
  Family Information :

His son, Alfred Austin Abbott, was killed in WW II. See Biographical information for more details.

His nephew, John William Thomas Abbott, was also killed in WW II. (CWGC record)
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
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