On 27th October 1922 the Stock Exchange War memorial was unveiled by The Earl of Balfour, K. There are 408 names listed in the memorial booklet.
of the late John Octavius Abbott, of The Priory, Breakspear Road, Brockley, S.
James Francis Ellis, of Pocklington, Yorks, and brother to Private R. 20 May, 1915.*Second Lieutenant, 179 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
His officer wrote : " He was seen dead just by the enemy wire; but your brother must have done well to get so far—only a few ever entered the trench, and the fewer still that returned have received distinctions." He m. Margaret's, Herne Bay, 18 July, 1914, Millicent, dau. Margaret's, Herne Bay, and had a dau., Josephine Grace, b.
F.); was an Authorized Clerk on the London Stock Exchange; volunteered and enlisted in the Army Pay Corps, 6 Oct. 1916; went to France in April, and was killed in action 3 July following, in an engagement on the Somme front.
Freemason's School, Wood Green; served for five years in the 1st Surrey Rifles (21st London) (T.
Enlisted as Private 1994, Honourable Artillery Company.
Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Note: In 1914, The Great War, meant the Exchange market was closed from the end of July until the new year.
The Stock Exchange Battalion of Royal Fusiliers was formed – 1,600 volunteered, 400 never returned. Abbott, of The Priory, Burbage Rd., Herne Hill, London; husband of Millicent Abbott, of "St.