Abba, Harold

BORN HULL 1894, SCULCOATES. SON OF THOMAS HENRY ABBA (1855-1920) & THE LATE ELIZABETH JOHNSON (1860-1908), AT THIS ADDRESS. SON OF A CABINET MAKER. ONE OF SIX CHILDREN. WORKED AS A JUNIOR CLERK AND JOINED THE “HULL COMMERCIALS”, 1ST PALS BATTALION. HE ENLISTED IN  HULL, ON 03/09/1914. SERVED WITH THE 10TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT, ‘A’ COMPANY, 4TH PLATOON, IN EGYPT FROM 15/12/1915. TRANSFERRED TO FRANCE 8/03/1916. WOUNDED IN ACTION ON 25/o6/1916. HE WAS AWARDED A GOOD CONDUCT BADGE AND PROFICIENCY PAY ON 03/09/1916. HE WAS KILLED ON 03/05/1917, IN THE ATTACK ON OPPY WOOD, AGED 22. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HDM, ON 19/06/17. HE WAS A SINGLE MAN AND HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS FATHER THOMAS ABBA WHO WAS A WIDOWER. HIS OLDER BROTHER, LANCE CORPORAL, THOMAS HENRY ABBA, 2ND YORKSHIRE HUSSARS,  WAS KILLED A MONTH LATER AT ARRAS ON 09/04/1917, AGED 31.


First name:
HAROLD
Military Number:
10/483
Rank:
Private
Date Died
03/05/1917
Place died:
Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Age:
22
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