VICTOR CHRISTOPHER ABRAM

Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1918.

 

Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 22nd September 1918; age 21; of Pneumonia, in Salonika. Served 3  1/2 years of overseas service.

Residence: 29, Wykes Bishop Street, Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 15588

Regiment: Duke of Cambridge’s Middlesex Regiment, 3rd Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

314.

Mikra British Cemetery,

Kalamaria,

Greece.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Frances Abram, of 29, Wykes Bishops Street, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

1901   Wykes Bishops Street, Ipswich.

Victor was 3 years old and living with his parents, sister & stepbrothers.

Rivers John Abram, 38, a Farm Labour, born Earsham, Norfolk.

Frances Jane Hagger (nee Cocker), 36, born Ipswich.

Arthur James Edward Haggar, 14, born Ipswich.

Frederick Henry William Haggar, 11, born Ipswich.

Annie Ethel May Abram, 8 months, born Ipswich.

 

1911   52, Albion Street, Ipswich.

Victor was 13 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his widowed mother, siblings & stepbrothers.

Frances, 46.

Arthur, 24, a Dock Labourer.

Frederick, 21, a Foundry Labourer.

Annie, 10.

Albert Leonard Charles Abram, 7, born Ipswich.

1 Boarder.

 

Victor’s father, Rivers John Abram died 1910, Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Frances J. Abram – mother, Annie E. M. Abram – sister, and Albert L. C. Abram – brother.

 

Victor is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Clement’s Church, and on the memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.

 

Evening Star – Thursday, 4th September 1913 – IPSWICH POLICE COURT – STEALING STOUT FROM A TRUCK – On Thursday, 4th September 1913, 16 year old, Victor Abram, a labourer of 52, Albion Steet, Ipswich was before the Mayor, Mr. Edward Colby Ransome, the Deputy Mayor, Mr. Frederick Edward Rands, Messrs. Samuel Richard Annes, John Henry Grimwade, and William Harry Calver, charged with stealing three bottles of stout valued at 1s. 3d. Mr. Russell Stewar, of Messrs. Pretty, Joseph, and Steward, prosecuted on behalf of the G.E.Railway – P.-c. Double, of the G. E. Railway police, stated that at about 5 p.m., on the 14th August, he was near the end of the dock near Messrs. R. and W. Paul’s malting when he saw three boys, of whom Victor was the eldest, loitering around a truck which contained a consignment of beer from Messrs. Cobbold and Co. They went away as if they were concealing something beneath their coats. P.-c. Double followed them to some wasteland in Cliff Road and caught hold of Victor. He said the other boys had taken a bottle each. P.-c. Double took Victor to the truck and found there were three pint bottles of stout missing from the case. Victor was taken to the Custom House police station, then with P.c. Firman they paid a visit to the houses of the other boys, who said they each had a bottle of stout. Victor pleaded Guilty. The Mayor said that Victor was under the Probation Officer at the present time. He would be placed under the Officer for a further period of twelve months and pay the costs, of 7s. 6d.

 

Duke of Cambridge’s Middlesex Regiment, 3rd Battalion:

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