Son of John Abbs and Margaret Ann née Wilson, who married on 29 June 1882 in Bolton, Westmorland. Brother of Margaret and Eleanor Abbs. John married Minnie Booth Craven on 25 October 1922 at Moonee Ponds, Victoria. Father of Margaret and John Arthur Abbs.
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Emigrated to Australia. Travelling alone, left from Glasgow on 28 November 1912 aboard the Wandilla. Arrived in Mebourne on 6 January 1913.