Abbott, John William –

Son of Mary Abbott, of 26, Frances Street, Hindley, Lancashire. Previously enlisted at Bolton in August 1915, 5th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Re-enlisted Manchester Regiment, transferred to 25th Bn., King’s Liverpool Regiment, and subsequently to Royal Engineers. Home service only.

Personal details

  • Surname: Abbott
  • Forename: John William
  • Date of birth: March 17th, 1886
  • Birth place: Not known
  • Place of residence: Hindley, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: Not known
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: Not known
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Pioneer
  • Unit: Inland Waterways and Docks.
  • Service number: WR/320279
  • Regiment: Royal Engineers
  • Enlistment date: May 17th, 1917 - 1917-05-17
  • Enlistment location: Wigan, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: NONE - NOT ELIGIBLE
  • Silver War badge: B126599
  • Awards: Not known


  • CWGC Memorial: Not known
  • CWGC reference: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 27/08/1915
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7f

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