12595 Pte. Robert Abbott, 1st Bn. East Lancashire Regt.
Robert Abbott was born in the town in 1888. He was a oomer at Whittlefield Mill, Burnley, Lancashire.
He enlisted into the army in Burnley at the end of August 1914. After training he saw service on the Western Front from 29th August 1915.
Private Robert Abbott was killed in action on the Redan Ridge, Beaumont Hamel on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme.
He has no known grave.
Robert is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme.
Killed in action 1 July 1916
Research by David O'Mara