Pte
Chester Abbett

Information about birth

Year of birth:
1894
Place of birth:
Teddington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

General information

Profession:
Oar and Scull Maker

Army information

Country:
England, United Kingdom
Force:
British Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Private
Service number:
9296
Enlistment place:
Hounslow, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Units:
 —  Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment, 20th Bn.  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
28/11/1917
Place of death:
Tiber, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
23

Cemetery

Tyne Cot Cemetery
Plot: XVIII
Row: A
Grave: 3

Distinctions and medals 3

Additional information

Private Chester Abbett served in the Royal Fusiliers 20th Battalion (City of London Regiment), part of the 19th Brigade of the 33rd Division. The unit participated in the Third Battle of Passchendaele. On the 27th of November 1917 the Royal Fusiliers 20th Battalion relieved the Scottish Rifles 5th Battalion in the frontline south of Passchendaele.

The following day the battalion was hit by a heavy German barrage on their front line, causing 51 casualties. Private Chester Abbett was killed on the 28th of November 1917. He possibly fell due to the heavy German shelling on that day. He was initially buried in the field near Tiber, South of Passchendaele. After the war his remains were exhumed and reburied on Tyne Cot Cemetery.

Files 1

Sources 4

Ancestry
http://www.ancestry.co.uk/
Further reference
CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/461700/ABBETT,%20C
Sources used
The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Further reference
War Diary
http://www.nmarchive.com
Further reference