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Frederick George Abberline

  • Birth 8 Jan 1843 Blandford Forum, North Dorset District, Dorset, England
  • Death 10 Dec 1929 Bournemouth, Bournemouth Unitary Authority, Dorset, England
  • Burial Bournemouth, Bournemouth Unitary Authority, Dorset, England
  • Plot Z259N
  • Memorial ID 15017132

English Law Officer. He was the Scotland Yard inspector in charge of the investigation into the 1888 "Jack the Ripper" murders. He joined the London Metropolitan Police in 1863 and in 1887 moved to Scotland Yard, where he was promoted to First Class Inspector. After the brutal murder of prostitute Mary Ann Nichols in 1888, and because of his familiarity with Whitechapel where the murder took place, Abberline was selected to lead the investigation. Four similar killings occurred in the area through 1888 but the case was never solved. In 1892, and after 29 years of service, Abberline resigned at the rank of Chief Inspector. The rest of his career was spent in the field of private investigation. He died at the age of 86 and was originally buried in an unmarked grave next to his wife. Almost eighty years after his death a memorial stone was erected at the gravesite. In films of the "Jack the Ripper" story, fictionalized versions of Abberline have been played by actors Michael Caine and Johnny Depp.

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  • Originally Created by: ahley
  • Added: 23 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15017132
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick George Abberline (8 Jan 1843–10 Dec 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15017132, citing Wimborne Road Cemetery, Bournemouth, Bournemouth Unitary Authority, Dorset, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .