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Full Name: George Abbott
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): George
Surname: Abbott
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 41461
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Hulk keeper
Next of Kin: Mrs M. Abbott (wife), 15 High Street, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: Reinforcements G Company
Embarkation Date: 14 March 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 79
Vessel: Ruapehu
Destination: Plymouth, England (10 June 1917)
Nominal Roll Number: 57
Page on Nominal Roll: 28
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 12 October 1917
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference: NZ Apse, Panel 7
Biographical Notes: George Abbott was the husband of Mrs. M. Abbott, of 15 High St., Petone, Wellington, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, George Abbott, published in "New Zealand Sporting and Dramatic Review" of 27 December 1917, page 22. Provided by John Lynch.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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