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John Herbert Ronald Abbott (1922-2003)

Name: John Herbert Ronald Abbott1,2,3
Sex: Male
Father: Claude V Abbott (1888-1951)
Mother: Dorothy Annie Wilkinson (1893-1955)

Individual Events and Attributes

Occupation sales representative4
Birth 10 Jul 1922 Epping "Registration District", Essex, England1,2,5
Wounded 19 Aug 1942 (age 20) Dieppe, France
During World War ll he served as an officer in the army. At the Dieppe raid he was in command of a bren gun carrier, most of the other crew member were either dead or wounded as was John. He had a leg amputated on the beach and was awarded a medal for his courage.

A letter from Yvonne Leatherdale (nee Wilkinson) dated 19th September 2001 confirmed the above, except for the fact that John did not loose his leg until D-Day + 4. For his actions at the Dieppe raid he was awarded the M.M.
Death 14 Apr 2003 (age 80) Dwyfor "Registration District", Caernarvonshire, Wales5,6
Probate 29 Dec 2003 Probate Court, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales6
grant and will


1"Helena Kilivington personal communication". email.
2"England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2005" (on-line at, and Epping 1922 quarter:3 volume:4a page:868.
Text From Source: mother's maiden name Wilkinson
3UK Government Probate Service, "Find a Will" (on-line at 1955 page:3.
for mother Dorothy
4UK Government Probate Service, "Find a Will" (on-line at 1955 page:3.
5"England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2007" (on-line at, and Dwyfor 2003 quarter:2 district:8531 register no:13A entry:008 date:0403.
6UK Government Probate Service, "Find a Will" (on-line at 2003 ref:1374861.