Lt Herbert John Abbey, Border Regt

1883 Feb 19. Born Mitford, Norfolk

1891 census at Shipdham Norfolk

1911 census at Chesterton, Cambridge where he is a Boarder

1911 Jul 13 Married Edith Mary Smith

1915 Jan 29. Enlisted Living at Trinity Nurseries, Huntingdon Rd, Cambridge. He was a nurseryman. His father was a farmer at Richmond Rd, Cambridge

1915 Dec 30 Landed in France

1916 Nov 23 Promoted substantive Sgt

1917 Apr 7. To Officer Cadet School at Baliol College, Oxford

1917 Aug 1. The undermentioned, from an Officer Cadet Unit, to be 2nd Lts.: — Border Regt, Herbert John Abbey

1919 May 19 Demobbed. Address 7 Richmond Rd, Cambridge

1920 Apr 1. Relinquishes his commission 3rd Bord. R. — Lt., and retain, the rank of Lt. : H. J. Abbey.

1921 Jan 12. Joined ADRIC with service no 1504. I Coy

1921 May 2 Re-engaged for 6 months

1922 Jan 18 Discharged "termination of contract"

1930 Nov 12 Died in Epsom, Surrey. He died when hit by a motorcycle. He was cycling on a pedal bike

1930 Nov 17 buried St Nicolas, Great Bookham, Surrey, England


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