Memorial: Hanham - High Street
Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
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.
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.