Abraham Williams

Memorial: Hanham - High Street

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps

Medals: Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921

Rank and number: Air Mechanic 2nd Class (Service No. 125430)

Parents: Thomas and Emily (Nee Beese) Williams

Marital status: Single

Home address: Home Address: Bryants Hill, St George, Bristol (1911 Census) Lived: 1901 Census – the family lived Martins Lane, Hanham Abbots

Pre-war occupation: Shoemaker

Date of birth: 1881

Place of birth: Hanham, Bristol

Date of death: 31/03/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Kingswood Wesley Methodist Burial ground.

Age: 37

Further information:

Abraham’s mother died after the 1901 Census (either 1902 or 1908) and his father married an Elizabeth shortly before 1911. On the 1911 Census, Abraham is recorded on the Census, but then crossed through (Thomas and Elizabeth lived on Bryants Hill, St George). I have not traced a separate entry for Abraham on the 1911 census.
On the war records his father’s address is given as John Wesley Road, St George, Bristol.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission state Abraham was buried in the Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery, but a supplemental note suggests his final resting place is the Kingswood Wesley Methodist Burial Ground.

Abraham served with the Royal Flying Corps (Reserve Depot, Blanford) and died on 31/03/1918 (Aylesbury Central Hospital - Pneumonia).

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.