ABELL William Henry

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    Middlesex Regiment
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    4th Battalion
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  • Date of Death:
    23rd August 1914
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    Killed in action
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    St. Symphorien Military Cemetery, Belgium, Grave II. A. 1.
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    Son of Martin Abell of Norton Hall, Worcester; husband of Gertrude Lillian Abell, 3 Oswald Rd., Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

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Berrow’s Worcester Journal, 10th October 1914:
Local Major Killed
Major William Henry Abell, who was killed in action at Obourg, near Mons, was the second son of the late Martin Abell, of Norton Hall. The gallant officer, who was attached to the 4th Middlesex regiment, received his commission in 1896, was promoted Lieutenant in 1899, Captain in the following year, and Major two years ago. He went through the South African war.
Major Abell was a cousin of Lieut. R.H. Abell, of Worcester. His father, Mr Martin Abell, was connected formerly with the “Old” Bank, and after leaving Norton Hall went to live at Bevere. Major Abell married a Miss Hassall, of Leamington.

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