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Kenneth Ferris Abbot

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Ferris AWMM
  • Surname
    Abbot AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/2545 AWMM
    • WWI 3/53 AWMM
    • WWI 235918 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 August 1888 Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM 20 Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mr R.T. Abbot (father), 20 Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Battle of the Somme AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/2545 AWMM
    • WWI 3/53 AWMM
    • WWI 235918 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr R.T. and Mrs M. Abbot, of Rutarere, Bay of Plenty.

    Arrived Suez, Egypt on August 1915 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    22 September 1916 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    28 Public - Campbell - Other Relative - 20 April 2015 -
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    • Died of wounds AWMM
    • Wounds received on the 16th of September 1916, the 2nd day of the Somme. Died of wounds on 22nd Public - Campbell - Other Relative - 20 April 2015 -
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'Abbe, Somme, France AWMM IV.E.18. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • Thank you Kenneth for your life and your sacrifice.RIP your second cousin Glenis Green (nee Connelly)
    Public - glenis - Other relative - 25 April 2017
  • I am the great niece of Kenneth Abbot who went to WW1 along with his brother Robert Abbot. Robert Abbot survived the war but went to live in South Africa so I never met either of them. I have early childhood memories of my father Athol Abbot taking me to see the Roll of Honour in the museum with my Uncles name at the top. As a child I had no understanding of the horror these men faced and what it must have done to their own lives even if they survived. It is a wonderful tribute to them that 100 years later we can all share in remembering their lives.
    Public - Christine - Other Relative - 18 April 2015
  • K.F.Abbot 12/2545 was also wounded on the 8/8/1915 during the battle for Chunak Bair
    Public - MAX - Researcher - 22 February 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Eadie, Forbes. Troopships engaged in the Maori Wars, 1840-1865; in the South African War, 1899-1902; in the Great War, 1914-1918. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-90/38. AWMM
    • New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Roll of Honour. (1923). Wellington, N.Z.: Ministry of Defence. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 2 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2017glenisNormanby.NZOther relative
20 April 2015Campbell AucklandOther Relative
18 April 2015Christine WestportOther Relative
22 February 2015MAXNZResearcher

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