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Horace Arthur "Tony" Ableton (15 April 1895 – 1978) was a comedic performer in Jamaica and World War I veteran of the British West Indies Regiment (B.W.I.R.) He partnered [ clarification needed ] with Ernest Cupidon in the duo "Cupes and Abes" [1] during the 1920s and 1930s. Ableton was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica and attended Beckford and Smith. He joined the B.W.I.R during World War I and served in the 2nd Battalion. He was deployed to England, France, Egypt and Palestine and became an M.B.E. in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 1963. [2]

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References

  1. Martin Banham; Errol Hill; George Woodyard (4 August 1994). The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre . Cambridge University Press. pp.  207–. ISBN   978-0-521-41139-4.
  2. Daily Gleaner, 10 June 1963