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Date of Death
21 Aug 1915
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Soldier or Civilian
L-Cpl Rowland Abbott, 4025, 1/5th Bedfords, died on August 21st, 1915, from wounds sustained at Gallipoli. Newspaper reports said he was aged 44.
On August 17th he wrote to his wife Lizzie Louisa at 77 Chase Street, Luton, saying he was quite well and that the regiment was gaining ground.
L-Cpl Abbott was born in Luton, the son of John William and Martha, who married in 1864. John William died in the early months of 1875, two years after Rowland was born. In 1881, Martha and her four children were living at 2 Brache Street, Luton, and later lived in Essex Street.
Rowland married Lizzie Louisa Ward in the summer of 1898, and by 1911 they were living at 27 May Street and were working in the straw hat trade. They by then had six of their eight children.