- Worcestershire Regiment
- 9th Battalion
- 10th August 1915
- Killed in action
- Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey, Panel 104 to 113.
- Born and enlisted Evesham
Son of John Joseph Abbots, 4 The Pool, Hampton, Evesham
ABBOTTS Thomas Is Named On These Memorials
Notes About The Memorial(s) Listed Above
Hampton St Andrew’s Church with the additional information: Worc Regt.
Further Information About ABBOTTS Thomas
Additional information on the memorial: Worc Regt.
Surname spelt Abbots on Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Soldiers Died in the Great War.
Evesham Journal and Four Shires Advertiser, 11th September 1915:
Hampton Man Missing
Mr Joseph Abbots, of Great Hampton, has received official intimation that his second son, Pte. Thomas Abbots, of the 9th Worcesters, is missing after the engagement in Gallipoli on August 10. Pte. Thomas Abbots, who was formerly a market gardener, enlisted about a year ago. He is twenty-seven years of age and unmarried. Some years ago he was well known in the football field. Mr J. Abbots eldest son, Pte. Alfred Abbots, who fought in the South African war, is serving his King and Country in the present struggle. Mr Abbots youngest son, Pte. Arthur Abbots, of the 4th Worcesters, was killed at the Dardanelles on May 2, as already reported.
(Thomas was the son of John and Fanny Abbots (nee Cooke) who were married 22nd August 1868).
The clock on Hampton St Andrew’s Church is a war memorial to WW1 and is inscribed with the words: War Memorial 1914-18.
The tenor bell is inscribed “also in memory of the sons of Hampton who died for the sacred cause of liberty and freedom”. The name of Alfred Bowell is inscribed on one of the bells, his granddaughter is currently a bell ringer at the church.