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Solomon Abrahams "Solly"

Born:
8 Adar II 5657 (12 March 1897)
Died:
12 Tevet 5748 (02 January 1988)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
ABR5184
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
8 Adar II 5657 (12 March 1897)
Place of birth:
Elm Park, Reading

Death

Date of death:
12 Tevet 5748 (02 January 1988)
Died in combat?:
No

Places

Addresses

Family Home:
36 Fashion Street Reading (1891)
Family home:
74 Hackney Road (1902)
Family home:
69 Hanbury Street (1905)
Family home:
56 Hair Street (1908)

Schools

Name:
Virginia Road Infant School
Name:
Peale Street School
Name:
Jewish Free School
Year started:
1906
Year left:
1917

Other Organisations

Name:
Stepney Jewish Lads' Group
Name:
Bnai Brith

Synagogues

Name:
Eggerton Road Synagogue
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Loss of stamp collection and chess board

Solly took his stamp collection and his chess board to the front with him and when he and his battalion had to evacuate quickly, he left his kit bag behind with both items in it.

Digging up tank tracks

He dug up tracks for the first tanks.

Glasses went missing

At the beginning of his service he wore glasses, but lost them throughout his service period.

Food obsession

He was obsessed with food during the war- his diaries talk about it all the time.

Family

Spouse

Cissie (Esther) Loketsky (female)
Place of marriage:
Princes Street Synagogue, Spitalfields 20/08/1924
Country of marriage:
UK

Children

Albert Nathan Abrahams "Nat" (male)
Lilian Abrahams (female)

Siblings

Selina Abrahams "Celie" (female)
Pauline Abrahams (female)
Morris Abrahams "Morry" (male)
Caroline Abrahams "Carrie" (female)
Harry Abrahams (male)
Dave Abrahams (male)

Parents

Father: Abraham Abrahams (male)
Mother: Esther Brana (female)

Homefront

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
14688425
Date enlisted/conscripted:
07 February 1917
Date discharged/death:
15 December 1919
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Sustained injuries:
Shellshock, Infected hand
Assignments
Regiment:
Queens Royal West Surrey
Regiment:
Pioneer Corps

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Apprentice
Date started:
1911
Date left:
1911
Organisation:
Adlers Boot factory
Type of employment:
Apprentice
Date started:
1911
Date left:
1911
Organisation:
Goodmans
Type of employment:
Apprentice
Date started:
1912
Date left:
1912
Organisation:
Mr Woolf Bendoff Ladies tailor and costumer
Type of employment:
Apprentice
Date started:
1916
Date left:
1916
Organisation:
Mr Kessleman's High Class Ladies Tailor and Customer
Type of employment:
Tailor
Organisation:
Levy's Gents Tailors

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