The following records have been discerned for Rifleman Geoffrey Robinson Abbott by Mary Leigh and Jennifer Layne for the BHCARA British Home Child Registry.
Of unknown relation, the family of Elizabeth Ovens (44) and James S Ovens (44) of the Grove, Cookham, Berkshire, England. In residence were children James A (13), Thomas (10), Isabella (8), Anna (6) and Minnie (1). James was a Gardener and Domestic Servant by trade.
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: Geoffrey Robinson Abbott
Registration Year: 1898
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration district: Paddington
Inferred County: London
1901 English Census records place Geoffrey Abbott as a Boarder in the household of widowed Elizabeth Ovens (64) in Cookham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. In residence were Elizabeth's daughters Annie Elizabeth (24) noted as married, her surname looks to be Evans, and Minnie Ovens (20), single and noted as her Mother's helper.
1911 English Census records place Geoffrey Robinson Abbott as the Nephew of widowed Isabella Hickson (34) at Steeple Road and Squeaks Road, Southminster, Essex, England. Geoffrey was attending School, he was 12 years of age, born about 1899 in Paddington, London, England.
Also in residence was Isabella's widowed mother, Elizabeth Ovens (77) and her son, Wilfred Laurence Hickson (7). Isabella worked as a Teacher's Assistant by trade.
Library and Archives Canada
Item: Geoffrey ABBOTT (80842)
Given Name(s): Geoffrey
Year of Arrival: 1912
Ship: EMPRESS OF BRITAIN
Date of Departure: 1912-03-22
Date of Arrival: 1912-03-31
Port of Arrival: Saint John
Destination: Dundalk, Ontario
Children travelling together: J12CH
Type of Records: Passenger Lists
Microfilm Reel Number: T-4826
Reference: RG 76 C1c
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Database Item Number: 80842
Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
Name: Geoffrey Abbott
Birth Year: abt 1898
Birth Country: England
Date of Arrival: 31 Mar 1912
Vessel: Empress of Britain
Port of Arrival: St John, New Brunswick, Canada
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
Name: Geoffry Abbott
Birth Date: abt 1898
Port of Departure: St John, New Brunswick, Canada
Arrival Date: 23 Dec 1914
Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England
Ship Name: Missanabie
Shipping line: Canadian Pacific Line Official
Attestation papers were signed 11 May 1915 in Warly, Brentwood, Essex, England.
Within his Military file, he willed all of his personal estate and Military honours to his Aunt, Mrs Isabella Hickson of the Station House, Southminster, Essex, England.
British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
Name: Geoffrey Robinson Abbott
Birth Date: abt 1896
Enlistment Age: 19
Document Year: 1915
Residence Place: Steeple Rd Southminster, Essex
Regimental Number: 12727
Regiment Name: King's Royal Rifle Corps
Number of Images: 10
Form Title: Short Service Attestation
Commonwealth War Graves Registers states that his body was not recovered for burial. His name is listed on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.
Find A Grave Memorial# 10808329