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Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire
Service No: 2397
Regiment / Corps / Service: Lancashire Fusiliers
Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion
Division: 29th Division
Date of Death: 1917-07-26
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Plot H. Row 1. Grave 10.
CWGC Cemetery: CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
Broughton Abbott was the son of Broughton and Eliza Abbott, née Garner and brother of Private Albert Abbott (38223) (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.).
1901 Nelson, Lancashire Census: 85, Bradshaw Street - Broughton Abbott, aged 8 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Broughton and Eliza Abbott.
1911 Bury, Lancashire Census: Wellington Barracks, Bolton Road - Private Broughton Abbott, 3rd Lancashire Fusiliers, aged 18 years, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Broughton Abbott, 2397, Lan. Fus. Theatre of War first served in: 2B [Balkans]. Date of entry therein: 25.4.15. D. of W. 26.7.17.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Broughton Abbott, 2397, 1st Lancs Fusrs.; 3rd Lancs Fusrs.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Broughton Abbott, 2/2397, 1 Lancs Fuslrs. Date and Place of Death: 26.7.17. Wds. 35 G.H., Calais. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Sole Legatee - Mary E. Cole. £25 16s. 10d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Broughton. Name(s) on card(s): Broughton Abbott, born 1866. Relationship: Father. Died 24.7.24. Dependant: Mrs Broughton Abbott. Relationship: Mother. Address; 12, Waterworth Street, Nelson, Lancs.
Private Broughton Abbott was added to the CPGW website after receiving information from Jill Harwood.
A short biography of Broughton 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 Broughton ABBOTT
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancashire Fusiliers
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 29th Division
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