Alfred Abbott enlisted in The Royal Warwickshire regiment on XX . I got in touch with regimental headquarters to find out what was happening in Arras in December 1916. It appears that they were just holding lines and no particular battle was taking place.
|To a young lad with just over a month from his sixth birthday loosing his father we will never know what effect this had or to the many generations who lost loved ones in The First World War which still had two years to run till 1918.
Those of us here today acknowledge the sacrifice of our brave men and women who gave their lives so that we might live in peace among nations.