Corporal Thomas Abraham

Unit/Regiment South Wales Borderers
Battalion5th (Service) Service Number13882
Theatre of War first served in(1) France Date of entry therein17/07/1915
Age at Death24 Date of Death01/05/1918
Burial/Memorial Reference Arneke British Cemetery Plot II Row B Grave 1
CWGC Family Details Son of William Abraham.
Family & Census Details Thomas Abraham was born in Nelson, Glamorgan in 1896 to William and Alice Abraham.

 In 1901 the family was living at 20 Shingrig Road in Nelson, Thomas had two older sisters, Emily and Winifred and two younger sisters, Clarice and Lilian. William Abraham was a coal miner (hewer) who was bi-lingual (English/Welsh) as were all of the children, William’s wife Alice was the only one not to speak Welsh.

William Abraham died in 1901 and by the time of the 1911 Census Alice was married to George Hughes who was 10 years her junior. Together with George, Alice had three further children – Theresa Ethel, Frederick George and Florence Nelly. In 1911 the family was living at 18 Torlais Street Newbridge Mon and the fifteen year old Thomas was working as a Collier Boy.
SDGW – Where BornNelson, Glam
EnlistedNewport, Mon ResidedNewbridge, Mon
How DiedDied of wounds Theatre of WarWestern European Theatre
Medal Entitlement 1914-15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal
Notes Commemorated on the Nelson War Memorial
Commemorated on the Celynen Collieries Roll of Honour
Images Newspaper photograph - Courtesy of Shaun McGuire
Newspaper announcement - Merthyr Express
CWGC Headstone - Courtesy of
CWGC Headstone detail - Courtesy of Margaret Dufay
Newbridge War Memorial - Civic commemoration
Nelson War Memorial - Civic commemoration
Celynen Collieries - Workplace commemoration
Medal Card - WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
Thomas Abraham wounded - War Diary 5th SWB for 29-30 April 1915
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