See also

John Herbert Ronald Abbott (1922-2003)

Individual Events and Attributes

  • Occupation:

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  • sales representative3

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  • John was a great rugby player in his younger days.

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  • did he marry June Richardson in Ipswich in 1950 most likely? or Joan H Sadler in Epping in 1952 or Doreen M Whiteley in Colchester in 1953?

  • Birth:

  • 10 Jul 1922

  • Epping "Registration District", Essex, England1,2,4

  • Wounded:

  • 19 Aug 1942 (age 20)

  • Dieppe, France

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  • 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, Wales4,5

  • Probate:

  • 29 Dec 2003

  • Probate Registry, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales5

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  • grant and will

Sources

1.

Helena Kilivington personal communication. email.

2.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Epping 1922 quarter:3 volume:4a page:868. Cit. Date: 11 June 2017.

3.

UK Government Probate Service, UK Government Find a Will, ( on-line at www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk). 1955 page:3. Cit. Date: 11 June 2017.

4.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Dwyfor 2003 quarter:2 district:8531 register no:13A entry:008 date:0403. Cit. Date: 11 June 2017.

5.

UK Government Probate Service, UK Government Find a Will, ( on-line at www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk). 2003 ref:1374861. Cit. Date: 11 June 2017.