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Percy Abbott was 33 years old when he attested into the Army Reserve in December 1915, in Bolton. He was living at 26 Vine Street, Bolton, Lancashire and was working as a winder and caster, probably at a cotton mill.

Percy was single, and had no previous military experience. He listed his mother, Mrs Lucy Abbott of the same address as his legal next of kin.

Percy was mobilized into the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in March 1916.

On the 8th October 1917, Percy embarked for India. He was posted to Bangalore as part of Expeditionary Force India. On 20th December 1918, he was posted to Salonika.

On 19th April 1919, Percy was compulsory and permanently transferred into the 9th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. His new service number 52242.

Percy remained with the East Lancs Regt until the August that year, when he was finally discharged to class Z reserve.

He was awarded the British War Medal, as sole entitlement for his service during the War.

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