|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Hobart, Tasmania|
|School||The Hutchins School, Hobart, Tasmania|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Occupation||Member of Parliament and solicitor|
|Address||Glen Innes, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||46|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs E M Abbott, Glenora, Glen Innes, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant-Colonel|
|Unit name||12th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/17/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant-Colonel|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Light Horse Regiment|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30207 (27 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 9 (24 January 1918).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Went to Sydney in 1888. Matriculated in 1889 and then studied Law. He opened a practice as a solicitor in Glen Innes in 1884. In 1901 he married Elizabeth Gidley King (daughter of G.B. Gidley King, General Manager of the Peel River L. & M. Co. Estate at Goonoo Goonoo). Abbott served a political apprenticeship as an alderman on the Glen Innes council for twelve years; being Mayor for 4 successive years. He became MHR for New England, New South Wales in 1913 and was re-elected unopposed in the 1917 Federal election while on active service abroad. He served in the Commonwealth Senate, 1925-28.
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Appointed Major, 5th Light Horse, 28 September 1914; resigned, 27 October 1914. Commanded 12th Light Horse, 16 March 1915, rank of Lt Colonel; 10th Light Horse, 30 August 1915. Commanded C Group, AIF Training Group, 5 July 1916; 63rd Bn, 12 May 1917; re-transferred to 12th Light Horse, 21 September 1917; attached to 30th Bn, 29 October 1917.
Appointment terminated, 22 June 1918.
Appointed Honorary Colonel, AMF, 14 May 1929.Medals: Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||71|