Abbott, Francis Arthur (Sergeant, b.1893 - d.1918)

Accession Number 1DRL/0001
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letter
Maker Abbott, Francis Arthur
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Peronne
Date made 1917-1918
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/6
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the First World War service of 3170 Sergeant Francis Arthur Abbott, serving with 33 Battalion in France, 1917-1918. Collection consists of four letters from Abbott to family members commenting on battle conditions; military rations; the need for commitment by all to England; the Conscription issue, and local Penrith concerns. Also included are three letters of condolence to Abbott family members following Abbott's death in 1918.

Also see AWM2016.26.1

History / Summary

Biographical note: 3170 Sergeant Francis Arthur Abbott, 33 Battalion, AIF. Killed in action, Peronne, 31 August 1918. Age 25. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Abbott of Hornseywood, Penrith, New South Wales.