Frank Herbert Abell, R F C


1884 Feb 12 Born South Africa. His father was also "F H Abell" (the shipping record suggest 1882)

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

1922 Sep 19 Returns to South Africa from UK. Chief Asst Chinese Maritime Customs (AH Abell)


1951 Apr 13 Died Vryburg, Cape Province, South Africa