Alfred James Rabbets

Surname: Rabbets
Other names: Alfred James
Other people in this story:
Abel Rabbets
Emma Jane Rabbets (nee Tuffin)
Alice Newhall
George Rabbets
Locations in this story:
Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Tonbridge, Kent
Pembury, Kent
Beckenham, Kent
West Wickham, Kent

Alfred James Rabbets was born in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Dec 1881 the son of Abel Rabbets and Emma Jane Rabbets (nee Tuffin).  Alfred spent his early life in Iwerne Minster.  He married Alice Newhall in the Tonbridge, Kent, Registry area in 1910.  By 1911 he was living at Hawkwell Place, Pembury, Kent.  He had enlisted with the Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. 287411).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but his Medal Index Card does not indicate any Medals being awarded.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 8 Wickham Road, Beckenham, Kent, described as a Garage Proprietor.   At the time of his death on 18 Jun 1954 his address was given as 33 Braemore Gardens, West Wickham, Kent.  His brother, George Rabbets, also served in the conflict and both their names appear on a Roll of Honour privately published in Iwerne Minster.


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