Edwin Abnett

First Name:  Edwin Cornelius 
Surname:  Abnett 
Birth Town:  Maidstone, Kent 
Resided Town:  Maidstone, Kent 
Information:  Edwin Cornelius was born in Maidstone and baptised at St Peter’s Church on 4th January 1885.His  parents were Henry and Mary Rose Abnett (nee Vinten) Edwin was their eldest son> he had 14 younger  siblings. At the 1911 Census Edwin was aged 26 and lived at 309 Tonbridge Road with his wife Daisy  Gwendoline. They married in 1906 and by 1914 had 4 children: Daisy, William and Rosie were on the  1911 Census. Edwin enlisted in Maidstone on 8th August 1914 in the Special Reserve of the West Kent  Regiment. 
Nationality:  British 
Date of Death:  22/03/1915 
Fate:  Killed in Action 
Rank:  Private 
Service Number:  S/9170 
Duty Location:  France And Flanders 
Campaign Medals:  1914/15 Star
Victory Medal
British War Medal
Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI 
Service:  British Army 
Regiment:  Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 
Battalion:  1st Battalion 
Commemorated:  Britain on the Remembrance Board at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone  Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Panel 45 and 47