1882 Born Africa. His father was also "F H Abell"
1916 Jul 6 Arrived in UK from Algon Bay, South Africa. He is an Engineer, travels 3rd class
His RAF Service Record gives permanent address as 134 Queens Gate, London and the persons to be informed if he were a casualty were 2 cousins Capt J Clark, RAMC, of 6 K R R at Sheerness or Rockenind?, Adelaide?, Cape, South Africa. Or L C Alderman of Capetown
1917 Mar 8. Joins RAF. Posted Denham
1917 Apr 2. Posted 2 School of Aviation
1917 Jun 7. The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (on prob.). General List RFC. Frank Herbert Abell.
1917 Jun 8. Posted 27 Training Squadron
1917 Jul 9. Posted to School of Gunnery
1917 Sep 25. Temp. 2nd Lts. (on prob.), Gen. List, and to be confirmed in their rank: — F. H. Abell. 1st Feb. 1918, with seniority from 25th Sept. 1917.
1918 Jul 1. Posted Middle East
1918 Jul 7. Injured in Middle East, to Hospital in Alexandria
1918 Oct 10. To Training Depot
1918 Nov Back to 19 General Hospital in Alexandria
1919 Feb 10. To training Depot
1919 Jun 9 Married in Egypt to Gertrude Atkin
1920 Mar 27. In Alexandria for transport back to UK
1920 Apr 29 . The undermentioned are transferred to unempld. list: General List RFC. Frank Herbert Abell.
1920 Dec 20 Joined ADRIC with service no 1297
1921 Jan 18. Struck off strength on transfer to RIC Transport