Etc. -- Thomas Dawson Abbott died of influenza
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A partial transcription of the Port Dover column on page 6 of the 
28 Nov 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Port Dover

Thursday of last week Thos. Abbott received notice that his son, T. D. Abbott, was seriously ill. Monday of this week followed the brief official notice that his son had died from an attack of influenza. Deceased leaves a wife and one child.

A partial transcription of the Items of Local Interest column on page 12 of the 28 Nov 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Pat Dickson (707657) of Nixon, a member of the former 133rd Battalion, has been reported as having died of wounds, and T. Abbott (305125) of Port Dover is ill.


A partial transcription of a page 7 item from the 5 Dec 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

A. R. Dell (796596) of Port Dover is ill, and Pte. Thomas Dawson Abbott of the same place, who was last week reported as ill, is now dead, a victim of the Spanish influenza.

Pte. Abbott and his brother Will enlisted in Brantford in the 32nd Battery, but went overseas with the 125th Battalion. He was with the Fourth Machine Gun Battery in France, and had gone through two years of fighting without receiving any wounds.

His wife and little girl live in Brantford. William Abbott has returned, but there is still another brother in France.


See Dawson's Attestation paper: side 1 | side 2
See Dawson's Service Records [pdf]

Image from microfilm

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