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Private Percival Abraham
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1890
Death: Aug. 8, 1918

Percy Abraham(s) was born on 22 December 1890 to Thomas Frederick Abrahams, flatman (sailor on a flat, or barge) and his wife, Sarah Ann, nee Ellison. He was the sixth surviving child, third son. Following the death of his father in 1894, and the birth of twin boys several months later, Percy and two of his sisters were placed in a sheltering home from where, in March 1897 (Percy was 7 while his sisters Bessie and Amy were aged 9 and 5 respectively), they were sent to Canada as "British Home Children". Percy was adopted by the Martin family in the district of Winslow and Saint-Romain, Quebec. He worked as a trainman (a dangerous occupation) until he enlisted with the 117th Eastern Townships Division on 6 March 1916.

The following is his military record (courtesy of J. P. Dickenson):

6.3.16 Enlisted Sherbrooke
13-23.6.16 Ill with pleurisy at Valcartier Camp, Quebec
14.8.16 Sailed from Halifax on 'Empress of Britain'
24.8.16 Arrived England [1]
1.9.16 Joined 14th Reserve Battalion
15.10.16 Transferred to 11th Reserve Battalion
15.11.16 Promoted Acting Lance Corporal
26.11.16 Requested return to Private
30.11.16 Transferred to 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles
1.12.16 Sailed to France

20.4.17 Wounded by shrapnel shell in the trenches
4.4.17 No.2 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne
27.4.17 Hospital in Hampstead, England
24.5.17 Hospital in Bromley
30.5.17 Discharged
1.9.17 Joined 14th Reserve Battalion
15.10.17 Transferred to 11th Reserve Battalion
29.3.18 Transferred to 16th Battalion
Sailed to France
8.8.18 Killed in Action at Aubercourt, Picardy, France (Battle of Amiens)while helping a machine gun crew, 15 minutes after leaving the "jumping off" trench. 
Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Note: 748749
Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension
Departement de la Somme
Picardie, France
Plot: I. A. 11.
Maintained by: IWPP Custodial Account
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Record added: Jan 04, 2008
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