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Private Harold Abbott


Harrogate Herald  6th June 1917

Roll of Honour

Private H Abbott (West Yorks), son of Mr & Mrs Abbott, Mount Street, Oatlands Mount, Harrogate, was posted as missing on May 3rd.

W H Breare letter

We received news yesterday that Private H Abbott (West Yorks) is missing. If you can obtain any information regarding him, please forward it.


Harrogate Herald - 25th July 1917

W H Breare letter

There was an error in the footnote attached to a letter from T W Scruton last week. There are two soldiers of the name of Abbott on active service from Oatlands Mount, and through Scruton specifying Private H Abbott, whom he was enquiring about, as Sergeant. I assumed it was Sergeant J W Abbott, of Spring Terrace, who is a prisoner. It appears it was Private H Abbott, of Mount Street, whom he meant. This soldier, I regret to say, is still missing, and if any of you boys can get to hear anything of him, his parents would greatly appreciate the information.


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.Bbefore 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.



Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

2/5th Battalion

Private Harold Abbott (200557)

Born : York

Enlisted : Harrogate

Residence : Harrogate

Died : 3rd May 1917

Killed in action

Theatre : France & Flanders



In Memory of


Private 200557 2nd/5th Bn., West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own)who died onThursday, 3rd May 1917.

Commemorative Information

Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number: Bay 4


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