John Francis ABBOTT


ABBOTT, John Francis

Service Number: SX9126
Enlisted: 18 July 1940, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 22 Independent Brigade Group Ordnance Workshop AAOC
Born: Peterborough, South Australia, 31 October 1908
Home Town: Glenelg, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Malaya, 6 May 1942, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
Plot 2, Row D, Grave 6
Memorials: Adelaide WW II Wall of Remembrance*, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Peterborough HB03 Combined Localities WW II*, PeterboroughM2*, Ucolta Memorial Hall
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World War 2 Service

18 Jul 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX9126, Adelaide, South Australia
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
6 May 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Corporal, SN SX9126, 22 Independent Brigade Group Ordnance Workshop AAOC, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Kiana Binnington

Corporal John Francis Abbott served in the Australian army in World War Two which began in 1939-1945, he died from illness as a prisoner of war in Malaya on the sixth of May in 1942. He was born in Peterborough, South Australia on the 31st October 1908 and grew up in Glenelg, Holdfast Bay in South Australia. His parents John Joseph and Emily Jane Abbott grew up in Glenelg, South Australia and his wife Eileen May Abbott also grew up in the area.

He enlisted himself for the war on the 18th July in 1940 which made him thirty two when he enrolled. He worked as a grazier which is someone who fattens cattle before he enlisted to fight in ww2. His schooling at the time is unknown as he may or may not have gone to school or dropped out at an early age. the last rank he serves was a coropal in the ww2 air force, during his service he was imprisoned in Malaya in Singapore on the 15th of February 1942 and was held captive and died of illness on the sixth of May in 1942.




Husband of Eileen May Abbott, of Glenelg, South Australia.

Son of John Joseph and Emily Jane Abbott of Glenelg, SouthAustralia;