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Abraham Joseph Ferner DCM

Born:
1896
Died:
3 Elul 5677 (21 August 1917)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
FER5062
Other first name:
Alfred
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1896
Place of birth:
London

Death

Date of death:
3 Elul 5677 (21 August 1917)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Cause of death:
Died of wounds
Burial place:
Etaples Military Cemetery

Places

Addresses

Family home:
28 Heath Street Stepney (1911)
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Grave epitaph chosen by brother David

WHOSE DEATH
WAS FOLLOWED BY
HIS BROKEN HEARTED MOTHER'S
FIVE WEEKS LATER

Distinguished Conduct Medal (awarded posthumously), 26 January 1918

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the advance, he moved the line in the open under machine gun fire, directing and encouraging his platoon, and later when ordered with his machine gun section to outflank a strong point, he move up his gun, and though all his men were disabled, and he himself was wounded, continued to fire it until it was put out of action. His pluck and coolness were deserving of the highest praise.

Family

Siblings

Rachel Ferner (female)
David Ferner (male)
Fanny Ferner (female)

Parents

Father: Hyman Ferner (male)
Mother: Esther Ferner (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
10278
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1914
Date discharged/death:
21 August 1917
Rank at discharge/death:
Corporal
Invalided out of service:
10 July 1915
Assignments
Regiment:
Alexandra, Princess Of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion/unit:
6th Battalion
Campaigns:
The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchedaele)
Medals:
Distinguished Conduct Medal

Roll of Honour

A. (D.C.M.) FERNER, 21 August 1917

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Corporal
Date of Death:
21/08/1917
Age:
21
Regiment / service:
6th Bn., Yorkshire Regiment
Cemetery:
Etaples Military Cemetery
Grave reference:
XXIV. A. 4.
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Gents tailoring apprentice
Date started:
1911
Date left:
1914

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