(1885 - 1915)
DATE OF BIRTH:
2nd February 1885
YEARS ATTENDED THE COLLEGE:
1898 - 1902
HOME ADDRESS WHEN AT THE COLLEGE:
St. Mildred's, Salter's Hill, Upper Norwood
10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry
DATE OF DEATH:
23rd April 1915
AGE AT DEATH:
WHERE HE DIED (or was wounded)
LOCATION OF GRAVE OR MEMORIAL:
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial; Panel 24 - 28 - 30.
Corporal Frederick Charles Abbott
Born on the 2nd February 1885, his father was also called Frederick Charles Abbott. Whilst at the College he was a member of the 2nd XI cricket team, as well as the 3rd XV rugby, both in the 1901 season. After leaving he became a member of Old Alleynians, as well as a qualified rugby referee. In 1908 he went out to Canada to work on the Canadian Pacific Railway, with whom he was still working as a baggageman when he signed up at the town of Medicine Hat, Alberta on September 27th 1914.
Frederick was a part of the First Canadian Contingent to come to Europe, leaving England for France in February of 1915, and he had not long received his promotion to Corporal when he died at Ypres on April 23rd that year.