Born in India in 1928 to Walter Abbott, a clerk with the Board of Trade, and Margaret Rodger, Walter arrived in the UK in 1929. He gained his Diploma in Social Study in 1951, the title of his thesis being: "The Extent Functions and Problems of Statutory Wage Control". Latterly he worked as Careers advisor at the University of Stirling. Walter died 2018 at the age of 90 years.
Sources: Student admission file, EUA; Edinburgh University calendar; https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/trinityacademicals/news/walter-abbott-passed-away-at-the-age-of-90-2383901.html, accessed September 2019; Ancestry.co.uk, accessed August 2020.