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Lance Corporal George William Abrams


Harrogate Herald - 11th September 1918

News of the death of Lance Corporal G W Abrams (West Yorks), only son of Mr and Mrs George Abrams, 41 Dixon Terrace, Harrogate, was received on Sunday from the matron of a casualty clearing station in France. It appears he was severely wounded in the abdomen on the 2nd inst., and, despite every care and attention, passes peacefully away on the following day. Along with the late Sergeant Hewson, he assisted, midst a terrible cannonade, to remove a wounded officer from the scene of action. Lance Corporal Abrams enlisted when but 17 years of age, was formerly employed at Topham's in Oxford Street. He belonged to the Boy Scouts when first formed, under Mr Ozanne, at Bilton Church, where he had been for 6 years a chorister. Much sympathy will be extended to the bereaved parents, as their eldest son, Ernest Abrams, was also killed at the Front on September 5th, 1915.


Harrogate Herald 11th September 1918

Photo Died of Wounds - Lance Corporal G W Abrams, West Yorks, son of Mr and Mrs G Abrams, 41 Dixon Terrace, Harrogate.



King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

2/4th Battalion

263115 Private William Abrams

Born in Harrogate

Enlisted in Harrogate

Died of wounds on 2nd September 1918

France & Flanders



In Memory of


Lance Corporal 263115 2nd/4th Bn., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry who died on Monday, 2nd September 1918. Age 21.

Additional Information: Son of George Abrams and Harriet Abrams, of 41, Dixon Terrace, Harrogate, Yorks.

Commemorative Information


Grave Reference/Panel Number: II. F. 30.


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