WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter A. 

Charles [See Charles Acton] Abbott

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:19th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Manchester Rgt (4th Mcr Pals)
How Died:Died of Wounds
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born as Charles Acton during the December quarter 1895 in the Altrincham
R.D. - ref: 8a/156, the son of Thomas & Ellen Acton (nee Jones).  Ellen was
the younger sister of Hannah Jones.

Charles was brought up as the son of Henry & Hannah Abbott (nee Jones).  
Listed as Charles Abbott on the 1901 Census, Charles Acton on the 1911

1901 Census - 96 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire.    Son (Nephew actually
- listed as Charles Abbott) - aged: 6 - born: Mobberley.   Head of
household - Henry Abbott - Married - aged: 40 - occ: Drainer (Navvy) -
born: Knutsford, Cheshire.   Also - Hannah Abbott (nee Jones) - Wife -
aged: 43 - born: Rostherne, Cheshire.  Plus 4 cousins.

1911 Census - 96 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire.    Nephew - (listed as
Charles Acton) - aged: 16 - occ: Clerk - born: Mobberley.   Head of
household - Henry Abbott - Married - aged: 50 - occ: Builder's Labourer -
born: Knutsford, Cheshire.   Also - Hannah Abbott - Wife - aged: 50 - born:
Mobberley.  Plus Rhoda Abbott - Grandchild - aged: 9 - born: Manchester.

Employed as an Accountant's Clerk at Northwich.     Lived with his Aunt &
Uncle (Henry & Hannah Abbott (nee Jones) at Northwich, who managed to visit
him in hospital before he died.

He must have enlisted as Charles Abbott as both the the CWGC and SDGW both
list him as Charles Abbott - not Charles Acton.

Shot through the cheek and neck and died 8 days after being wounded.  
Death reported in the 04/08/1916 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

CWGC - Son of Henry & Hannah Abbott of 96 London Road, Northwich.   M.I.
"Gone but not forgotten".

His brother was serving in the Grenadier Guards.

M.I.C. - Posted to France on the 8th November 1915.   Awarded the 1915 star
plus the VM & the BWM.

Pension Records - Dependant -  Foster mother - Hannah Abbott.   Granted a
weekly pension of 5/- w.e.f. the 3rd April 1917.         His foster mother
- Hannah Abbott died on the 5th March 1923.      

Commemorated on the Mobberley Memorial and the Altrincham & District Roll
of Honour.  Listed as Charles Acton on both of these local memorials.

Commemorated in The Mobberley Parish Council's Booklet - "1914-2014,
Remembering the Men from Mobberley who went to War for their Country" - per
Alistair MacLeod.

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