2nd Lt
John Gurney Abbott

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortejaar:
1890
Geboorteplaats:
Surrey, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Klerk - Bediende

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Second Lieutenant
Service nummer:
/
Eenheden:
 —  The Rifle Brigade, 6th Bn. attd. Trench Mortar, 59th Bty.  (Attached)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
21/09/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Eagle Trench, Langemark, Belgiƫ
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
27

Gedenkplaats

Tyne Cot Memorial
Paneel: 145.A

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

1914-15 Star
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Extra informatie

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.
Confusion concerning the battalion number ( could be 6th or 11th )

Bronnen 7

"The history of the Twentieth (Light) Division", Inglefield V.E., Nisbet & Co., 1921, pg. 168-170.
Gebruikte bronnen
"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 81.
Gebruikte bronnen
Ancestry
http://www.ancestry.co.uk/
Verdere verwijzing
CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/845618/ABBOTT,%20JOHN%20GURNEY
Gebruikte bronnen
Portraits of Lloyd's Men ( whose names appear on Lloyd's War Memorial )
Gebruikte bronnen
The London Gazette
Gebruikte bronnen
The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Verdere verwijzing