Edward Lyman Abbott

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Edward Lyman (Hick) Abbott (1891-1918)[1] was the Chief Clerk in the Attorney General's Branch of the Provincial Government when he was granted a commission in the Regiment, July 8, 1915.


He went overseas in World War I with the 68th (Regina) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, serving as a Captain with the 52nd (New Ontario Regiment) Battalion, C.E.F. He was killed in action while serving with that unit having previously won the Military Cross and Bar for gallantry in the Field. "Hickory" Abbott was a great athlete excelling in Lacrosse, ice hockey, Rugby, Football and Basketball. He was an outstanding member of the Regina 'Victorias' - winners of the Allan Cup.

One of Saskatchewan's best loved sons, 'Hick' Abbott was a noted hockey player in Western Canada. He captained the Regina Victorias when they won the Junior Championship of Canada in 1913 and 1914. The Abbott Cup, emblematic of Western Canadian Junior Hockey championship was named in his memory.


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