2nd Lt
John Gurney Abbott

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Anerley, Surrey, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales


Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Second Lieutenant
 —  The Rifle Brigade, 6th Bn. attd. Trench Mortar, 59th Bty.  (Attaché)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Eagle Trench - Winterstellung, Langemark, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 145.A

Distinctions et médailles 2

1914-15 Star
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu du décès (approximatif)

Mon histoire

John Gurney Abbott of the 6th Rifle Brigade was attached to the 29th Trench Mortar Battery. The 59th Trench Mortar Battery, part of the 59th Brigade and 20th Division took part in the Battle of Menin Road on the 20th of September 1917. The 59th Battery was to take 't Goed ter Vesten Farm and Eagle Trench. They advanced as far as 't Goed ter Vesten Farm but they were not able to take Eagle Trench in its entirety, due to machine gun fire. A small portion remained in enemy hands, forming a salient. John Gurney Abbott died on the 21st of September, probably consolidating the new front line.

Sources 4

Inglefield V.E., The history of the Twentieth (Light) Division (London, Nisbet & Co., 1921).
Sources utilisées
Lloyd's Firm, Portraits of Lloyd's Men Whose Names Appear on Lloyd's War Memorial (London, Lloyd's Firm, 1920)
Sources utilisées
McCarthy Chris., Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account (London, Unicorn Publishing Group, 2018).
Sources utilisées
The London Gazette, 16 March 1917, p. 2639.
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