William Gibbs AWMM
Also known as
WWII NZ424401 AWMM
9 May 1922 AWMM AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Pre 6 August 1941 AWMM 453 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mrs W.N. Abbott, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 3 April 1943 AWMM Single AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Height, Unknown Period AWMM
5 feet 11 inches AWMM
- Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
- Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
- Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
William was the son of Dr and Mrs Abbott of Manukau Road
He was educated at Kings College where he was a member of Town House from 1936-39. Auckland. William was a keen athlete and member of the Parnell Tennis Club.
He was employed in Auckland before joining the Air Force.
He completed his pilot training in N.Z. before going to England. In England his squadron gave fighter cover to the D-Day Landings. William was over the Falaise Bridgehead on his 21st birthday.
Abbott was posted to 19 Squadron, RAF, on 5 August and is known to have flown at least 13 operations by the 20th. AWMM
9 September 1944 AWMM
Age 22 AWMM
Date of death
Age at death
Place of death
Cause of death
Zutphen General Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands AWMM Grave 2115. AWMM
Roll of Honour
Remember William Gibbs Abbott by laying a poppy.
Leave a note
Leave a tribute or memory of
William Gibbs Abbott
Yesterday on ANZAC Day (25-4-2019 ) I payed my respects to William by laying a cross with poppy in remembrance. I only discovered, late last year (2018), William's grave. I am an ex Army veteran and since my retirement have been visiting the War Cemeteries and Battle Fields of Europe from WW1 and WW2 of which there are very many.
Public - Jim - 26 April 2019
- The King's collegian AWMM
Collegian 1944, p.3 AWMM
- Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
|26 April 2019||Jim ||Zutphen, Netherlands||Other||
|15 January 2017||Kelvin||Norfolk, England||Researcher||
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.