Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Edwin Austin Abbey

In memory of:

Lieutenant Edwin Austin Abbey

April 10, 1917

Vimy Ridge, France

Military Service


Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (2nd Central Ontario Regt.)

Additional Information


Born:

September 22, 1888
Kilmacolm, Scotland

Enlistment:

October 2, 1915
Toronto, Ontario

Son of William Burling Abbey and Katharine Eleanor Abbey, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Commemorated on Page 189 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

THELUS MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

IV. E. 9.

Location:

Thelus is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, west of the N17 Arras-Lens main road and 6.5 kilometres north of Arras. Thelus Military Cemetery is approximately 300 metres west of the N17, located in the open country, about 50 metres north of Thelus village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of EDWIN AUSTIN ABBEY– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Press Clipping
  • St Thomas (Anglican) Church– St. Thomas (Anglican) Church, Huron St., Toronto, Ontario.   The octagonal 
Baptistry (1917) houses a central baptismal font, and also serves as a World 
War One memorial for the war dead of this parish. The room includes stained 
glass windows by the Bromsgrove Guild. These show images of medieval 
knights, St. Michael the Archangel and St. George, and a wounded soldier in 
a circa 1914-1918 military uniform standing among red poppies.  Individually 
inscribed wooden war memorial panels line the walls.  Each panel includes 
the name of a war casualty in gilt lettering with rank, unit and date of 
death.
  • War Memorial Window– One of the sets of War Memorial stained glass windows in the St. Thomas 
Church Baptistry.
  • Memorial– A detail of the memorial panel dedicated to Lt. Edwin Austin Abbey.  Located in the St. Thomas Church Baptistry, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Grave Marker– Photo of grave courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England.
  • Photo of Edwin Austin Abbey– Photo from the book An American Soldier:
Letters of Edwin Austin Abbey.
now on http://www.archive.org/stream/americansoldierl00abbe
  • Thelus Military Cemetery– The Thelus Military Cemetery located at the foot of Vimy Ridge, just outside of Thelus, France. May they rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Letter
  • Circumstance of death– Extract from Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War for Lieutenant Edwin Austin Abbey 
Source:  Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War Mikan record:46246 Volume Number:31829_B016711 Page:9

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