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Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire
Service No: 38223
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry)
Battalion / Unit: 1/5th Battalion
Division: 75th Division
Date of Death: 1918-11-26
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Q. 132.
CWGC Cemetery: CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
Albert Abbott was the son of Broughton and Eliza Abbott, née Garner and brother of Private Broughton Abbott (2397) (q.v.). Their father was born at Barnoldswick, Yorkshire and mother at Stamford, Lincolnshire. Their sister, Ada, was married to Private Charles Ogden (32138) (q.v.).
1881 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: New Town, Orchard Cottages - Albert Abbott, aged 3 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Broughton and Eliza Abbott.
1891 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 17, Butts - Albert Abbott, aged 13 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Broughton and Eliza Abbott.
Albert was married to Alice Bailey in 1896.
1901 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 72, Robinson Street - Albert Abbott, aged 23 years, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, husband of Alice Abbott.
1911 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 153, Rectory Road - Albert Abbott, aged 33 years, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, husband of Alice Abbott.
The British Army Pension Record for Albert Abbott (2955) exists but may be incomplete. (Date of Attestation, 10 October 1914. Discharged, 9 April 1915, as Medically unfit. Wife, Alice Abbott, 48, Belford Street, Burnley.)
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Albert Abbott, 38223, Som. L. I.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Albert Abbott, 38223, 1/5 Som. L. I. Theatres of war in which served: 4b [Egypt]. D. of Disease 26.11.18.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Albert Abbott, 38223, 5th Bn Som. L. I. Date and Place of Death: 26.11.18. 27 Gen. Hp. Cairo. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Alice. £16 18s. 7d. Daughter - Matilda. £6 15s. 5d. Daughter - Mary E. £6 15s. 5d. Widow - Alice £20 6s. 2d. For the benefit of the children.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Albert. Name(s) on card(s): Widow: Alice, born 18.12.78. Address 1. 69, George Street, Nelson, Lancs. Address 2. 22, Portland Street, Nelson, Lancs. Children: Mary Elizabeth, born 17.11.03. Laurence, born 24.12.05. Polly, born 12.8.07. Joseph, born 2.10.10.
Private Albert Abbott was added to the CPGW website after receiving information from Jill Harwood.
A short biography of Albert is included in: ‘Barnoldswick – A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
Data Source: Personal Communication
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Albert ABBOTT
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 75th Division
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