William Walter Montague Abbott

Rank: 
Private
Regimental number: 
305050
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Force: 
C.E.F.
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Volunteered
Survived the war: 
Yes
Wounded: 
Yes
Birth country: 
Canada
Birth county: 
Brant
Birth city: 
New Durham, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
103 Sydenham Street, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
103 Sydenham Street, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Farmer
Employer: 
Herbert Care, New Durham
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Married
Age at enlistment: 
24

Letters and documents

BX May 2, 1917

Mrs. Emma Abbott, now residing at 103 Sydenham Street, received word this morning from Ottawa that her husband, Private William Walter Montague Abbott, who left here with the first Brant County Battalion, was in No. 26 General Hospital, Etaples, with a severe gunshot wound in the face. He was formerly employed by Herbert Care, New Durham. On his enlistment Mrs. Abbott removed to the city, where she has since resided.

BX May 3, 1917
 
Today’s casualty list officially reports the wounding of Private William Walter Montague Abbott, of Brantford; Private Alfred Henry Richardson of Paris.

BX May 18, 1917

That Private W.M. Abbott who was reported wounded on April 22 had been admitted to the 5th London General Hospital, St. Thomas hospital, London, S.S., was the word received today by his wife who resides at 103 Sydenham Street. A brother, Private T.D. who was in the same Canadian battalion is reported well. Another brother George is with the 216th Battalion.

BX December 4, 1917
 
Two Veterans Arrived Home – More Expected to Come to the City Today or Tuesday

Two Brantford veterans returned home Saturday afternoon. The Soldiers’ Aid Commission and the G.W.V.A. had deputations to meet the 3.52 G.T.R. train from Toronto on Saturday afternoon, expecting to meet H. Blanchard of 53 Oxford Street; H. Churchward, 105 Cayuga; Sergt J. Hardy, 29 Rawdon Street, and A. Lamb, 90 Oxford Street. None of these men however arrived. The Soldiers’ Aid Commission which was represented by Ald. Dowling and Mr. George MacDonald then met the 4.36 T.H. and B. train and on this arrived Privates Blanchard and Hardy. The other two men who were expected had broken their journey at Hamilton and were to return later by radial. The seven other men H.W. Parks, 79 Palace Street; G.B. Ramsay, 6 Spring Street; J. Rumble, 59 Strathcona Avenue; A.H. Selmes, 74 Spring Street; G. Sowers, Ruth Street and A. Waterhouse Oakland, P.O., who are the balance of the party expected last week, will likely arrive sometime today. Further word has been received that five more men will reach Toronto today. They are William Abbott, 103 Sydenham Street; E.G. Hall, 284 St. Paul Avenue; J.A. Pennell, 41 Spring Street; C.E. Warner, 17 Balfour Street.