Abbott/Abbot/Abott, J H
JOHN HENRY ABBOTT
Remembered with honour London Cemetery and Extension: Plot 10, Row J, Grave 2.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 15 August 1914, and was missing presumed killed in action on or since 4 September* 1914. Unfortunately, John’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of George and the late Lydia (nee ENGLAND) ABBOTT; husband of Gertrude May (nee DITCHAM) ABBOTT of Norwich, Norfolk.
His parents married 10 June 1878 at St Mary’s, Watford. Lydia died 1912 aged 61; George died 1930 aged 82; both in the Watford district.
John was born 1884 in Watford, and baptised 9 November 1884 at All Saints, Leavesden, Herts. He married in 1912 in the Norwich district; they had two children. He resided in Norwich. Gertrude never remarried, and died 1980 in the Norwich district aged 92.
On the 1891 Census, aged 1 [sic] he lived in Bushey, Herts, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, a general labourer aged 16, he still lived in Bushey, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a Private in the 3rd King’s Own Hussars aged 26 he was stationed at Roberts Heights, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.
Date of deathon or since 04/09/1914
Age at death30
Place of death
NotesHis brother George Edward died 26 September 1915 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- Watford Borough Roll of Honour (835)
- Christ Church North Watford (204)
- National Roll of the Great War (198)
- None known in Watford (181)
- St Michael and All Angels Church West Watford (171)
- Oxhey Herts War Memorial (131)
- St Matthew's Church Oxhey Herts (113)
- St Mary's Parish Church Watford (112)
- Thiepval Memorial Somme France (111)
- Watford Grammar School Book of Remembrance (97)