Rman Geoffrey Robinson Abbott

Rman Geoffrey Robinson Abbott

Death 31 Jul 1917 (aged 18–19)
Memorial Site* Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: King's Royal Rifle Corps
Unit Text: 18th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 31/07/1917
Service No: R/12727
Additional information: Nephew of Mrs. J. Hickson, of Brook Holding, Asheldham, Southminster, Essex.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 51 and 53.

A birth registration was found for Geoffrey Robinson Abbott: Year of Registration: 1898; Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun; District: Paddington; County: Greater London, London, Middlesex; Volume: 1a; Page: 30.

In 1912, Geoffrey Abbott, 14, born in England, arrived at Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, alone and en route to Dundalk, Ontario, Canada. He was a British Home Child.

On December 23, 1914, Geoffrey R. Abbott, 16, agricultural labor, returned to the United Kingdom on the ship Missanabie. He intended to visit Steeple Road, Southminster, Essex, England and intended to reside in a British Possession.

On May 11, 1915, Geoffrey Robinson Abbott, 19, enlisted in the British Armed Forces (Service No. R/12727). He declared that he resided at Steeple Road, Southminster, Essex, England; that he was a British subject; that he was 19 years and 5 months of age; that he was a farm labourer; that he received notice to report; and that he was not married. He was described as 5 foot 2 inches in height and had no distinctive marks. His next of kin was his aunt, Isabella Hickson, who resided at Steeple Road, Southminster, Essex, England.

He served as a Rifleman in the King's Royal Rifle Corps, 18th Battalion. Geoffrey seemd to have problems as a soldier. He received a large number of days pay between December 5, 1916 until May 22, 1917; and finally 168 hours detention and forfeiture of 21 days pay for his absence from June 5, 1917 until June 12, 1917. He was then sent to France on June 16, 1917. Geoffrey's sentence was remitted on July 12, 1917.

Geoffrey Robinson Abbott was killed in action at the Battle of Ypres on July 31, 1917. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Gravesite Details Note from GN: Nephew of Mrs. J. Hickson, of Brook Holding, Asheldham, Southminster, Essex.


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