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1st AM F Abbott


Harrogate Herald  13th March 1918

Mr and Mrs J W Abbott, of 45 Mount Street, Oatlands Mount, Harrogate, who previously had an intimation that their son, Private Harold Abbott, West Yorks, was missing on May 3rd, 1917, have now received an official message in which the Army Council say they are "regretfully constrained to conclude that he is dead and that his death took place on that date". Their Majesties (the King and Queen) message was enclosed with the document. He joined up soon after the war started and was with the Beechwood Boys. He went to France in January, 1917. Before enlisting he was employed by his father, who carries on an upholstery business on the Tewit Well Estate. He was 21 years of age. A York corporal had previously informed Mrs Abbott that the worst had happened and that he helped to bury him, but the deceased's belongings not having been returned, the mother still clung to the hope that her son's comrade was mistaken. A brother of the deceased, 1st AM F Abbott, is employed in Royal Flying Corps aeroplane works. He likewise worked for his father before enlisting.


Harrogate Herald 15th January 1919

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Local lads on Active Service

1st AM F Abbott, Oatlands Mount, Harrogate


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