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 – 1919
ROBERT JAMES ABIGAIL died aged 27 on 25th March 1919, at a Casualty Clearing Station, France of influenza. Beloved Husband of Mrs Abigail, Coventry Road, Warwick.
Kate and Frederick were still living in Coventry Road in 1939. Kate Abigail died in 1964.
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