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AbbottFrederick16Occupation: Tailor. Next of kin: Mother. Address: Somerset .
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
AbbottFrederick WilliamMajorABBOTT, FREDERICK WILLIAM, Major, was born in Devonshire in 1865.  He joined the New Zealand Volunteers, as Lieutenant, in 1898, and was promoted Captain in the same year; Major in 1901, and Lieutenant Colonel in 1902.  He served in South Africa, 1900-2, with the 5th, 7th and 9th New Zealand Contingents, taking part in operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, August to 29 November 1900; operations in the Transvaal, 30 November 1900 to July 1901; August to December 1901, and April to 31 May 1902; operations in the Orange River Colony, July to August 1901, and December 1901 to April, 1902; operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal, September and October 1901.  He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Frederick William Abbott, Major, New Zealand Forces.  In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa".  He received the New Zealand Veterans' Medal.  Lieutenant Colonel Abbott married Annie E, daughter of Patrick Grant Ritchie, of Wellington, New Zealand.  He died about 1917.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
New Zealand contingent
AbbottFredk WilliamSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsNew Zealand, 9th Contingent
AbbottG4753PrivateQSA (1).
Source: QSA medal rolls
10th (The Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars
AbbottG3772PrivateQSA (5). To 4th Prov. Regt. of Dragoons for Transfer to Army Reserve. 5 Clasps Returned.
Source: QSA medal rolls
2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays)
AbbottG4395PrivateQSA (4).
Source: QSA medal rolls
5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards
AbbottG4512PrivateQSA (4). Severe Wound, near Pretoria, 11 Jun 00.
Source: QSA medal rolls
7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards
AbbottG4559PrivateQSA (5).
Source: QSA medal rolls
8th (The King's Royal Irish) Hussars
AbbottG4395PrivateQSA (4)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Elandslaagte
5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards
AbbottG2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Duke of Cambridge's Own) Middlesex Regiment
AbbottG4512PrivateSeverely wounded. Near Pretoria, 11 June 1900
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards
AbbottG1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Suffolk Regiment
AbbottG2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Bedfordshire Regiment
AbbottG2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Hampshire Regiment
AbbottG3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Oxfordshire Light Infantry
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