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John Abbott (1918 - 1943)

Serving in the Royal Horse Artillery, John was a part of the British Expeditionary Force in 1940 and was one of those evacuated out of Dunkirk.  He later fought in the North African campaign, until his death in Libya in January 1943.

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  • Died in the Second World War
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Name: John Washington Abbott
Service:    British Army
Unit: K Battery, 5 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery
Service Number: 1504693
Rank: Gunner
Date of Death: 15th January 1943
Age: 24
Buried: Plot 7, Row G, Grave 3, Tripoli War Cemetery, Tripoli, Libya

This page is under construction

In order to try and tell the story of John’s life as fully as possible, a request has been submitted to the Ministry of Defence for a copy of his Service Record. 

Due to the exceptionally high volume of requests that the Ministry are currently receiving, it looks as if it will be the end of this year (or later) before a copy of the document is released.

It is hoped to include John’s story here, at some point during 2025.  In the meantime, if you would like further information about John’s life then please feel free to get in touch.


Mark Ashmore

February 2024

  • 75
  • Died in the Second World War
  • 51.971943, 1.059701

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