Abigail, Robert James

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 27
Date of birth: 1892

Parents: Robert and Elizabeth Abigail
Wife: Mrs Kate Abigail
Address: 38 Coventry Road

Occupation: Grocer's assistant

Robert was born in North Walsham, Norfolk. His father was a bricklayer. He had one younger brother Frederick.

In 1911 he was boarding with a family in Nottingham and was working as a Grocer’s assistant.

In Autumn 1915, he married Kate Jakeman and they had a son, Frederick, named after Robert’s brother.

Warwick Advertiser 5th April 1919


Kate and Frederick were still living in Coventry Road in 1939. Kate Abigail died in 1964.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 50366
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment
Date of death: Tuesday, March 25, 1919
Cause of death/Battle: Died of influenza at a Casualty Clearing Station
Commemorated/Buried: Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Nicholas Church


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  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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