Alfred Lewis Philip Abraham

Date of birth:                      1895
Place of birth:                    Jersey
Service No.:                       9118
Rank:                                     Corporal
Regiment / Division:      Hampshire Regiment
Battalion:                            10th Battalion
Died:                                      1st September 1918 aged 23 years
Death Location:                Greece

Life before the War
Alfred was born 1895 in Jersey to parents Alfred T and Florence Emma.  His parents had been married for 17 years.  At the time of the 1911 census he had 5 younger siblings.  His brother Edward was born the year after him in Jersey.  Between Edward’s birth in 1896 and the birth of another brother John in 1903 the family had moved to Southampton where the other 3 siblings were born – George 1905, Charlie 1907 and Florence 1911.  Alfred senior was born in Jersey and Florence was born in Suffolk.

In 1901 Alfred, his mother and brother Edward, were living at Providence Cottage, Providence Lane, St. Heliers, Jersey. There was no mention of his father.

By 1911 the family was living at 4 Easter Terrace, Dukes Road, St Denys, Southampton.  His father Alfred was employed as a General Labourer, Alfred junior was a Painters Apprentice and his brother Edward was a Baker’s Errand Boy.

War Service
Alfred joined the Hampshire Regiment, 10th Battalion as a Corporal.  His Regimental Number was 9118.

Jersey Evening Post – Friday 28 May 1915:
“Another Jerseyman Wounded. News has been received in the Island that Private Alfred Abraham, a Jersey lad, of the 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, has been wounded whilst in action in the Daedanelles on 4 May.  He is the eldest son of Mr A Abraham formerly of St. Lawrence and now residing in Southampton.”

Jersey Evening Post – Wednesday 25 September 1918:
Ernest’s death notice was published.

Jersey Roll of Honour:
The Island of Jersey lost 862 men.  The Bailiff of Jersey, William Venables Vernon, in November 1919, said of the Roll:

“let others that come after see to it that their names be not forgotten”.

“Corporal Alfred Lewis Philip Abraham 10th Battalion. Hampshire Regiment 01/09/1918
Eldest son of Alfred T. and Florence Emma Abraham of 112, Dukes Road, St. Denys, Southampton.
Native of Jersey.
Killed in action, aged 23 years”

Alfred is Remembered with Honour at the Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece. Alfred was initially buried in Hadzi Bari Mah Cemetery but was moved in April 1919.  Of the 62 burials, 46 men were from the 10th Hampshire.

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