Driver Albert E Abbott

21 Sep 1944

Albert Edward Abbott was the son of Albert and Frances Abbott and the husband of Edith Abbott, of Edmonton. He enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corps, and volunteered for airborne forces.

Driver Abbott successfully completed Air Despatcher training and was posted to 253 (Airborne) Divisional Composite Company, Royal Army Service Corps, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Dvr Abbot drowned in the river Maas, when Stirling LJ-833, base Fairford, was shot down by German fighters and crashed in the river Maas near Ravenstein. He was originally buried in the Protestant Churchyard at Appeltern and re-interred to Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery on 28/29 November 1979.

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