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646187   Private Vivan H C Abbott
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/10/1881
Died: 21/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 36
Vivian Hartley Church Abbott was the eldest son of David Charles Abbott and Charlotte Elizabeth Abbott. Vivian was born in Fivemiletown on 5th October 1881. The 1901 census lists Vivian as age 19, living at Military Barracks at The Curragh, Kildare. Vivian Abbott served for one year with the South African Army and fought in the Boer War. Vivian and his wife Eleanor Abbott emigrated to Canada. On enlisting, his wife was living in Mission City, British Columbia. Vivian Abbott was working as a surveyor's chainman when he enlisted on 15th June 1916 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Private Vivian Abbott was serving with the D Company, 29th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action during the battle for Hill 70 at Lens on 21 August 1917. He was 36 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  Arras, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: No Ref
CWGC Casualty 1564505
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 2 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 51
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1 1901 Census lists Abbott family Does not list Vivian as living with the family at house 9 in Killymarran, Tedavnet, Monaghan
2 1901 Census lists Eleanor Bell Riddell Lists Eleanor as age 20 living with her family at house 15 in Malone Road (Windsor Ward, Antrim)
3 1901 Census lists Vivian H C Abbott Lists Vivian as age 19 living at Military Barracks at The Curragh, Kildare
4 1911 Census lists Abbott family Does not list Vivian as living with the family at house 2 in Killymarran, Tedavnet, Monaghan
5 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Vivian Hartley Church Abbott
6 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private Vivan H C Abbott including photo
7 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Vivan H C Abbott's death
8 Find A Grave Some further details of Private Vivan H C Abbott
9 Michael Fisher News Vivan Abbott Plaque photo
10 Vivian Abbott Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (40 no.)
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2018