Gerald Sydney Abelson

Gunner, Royal Artillery
11 Field Regt.
Service number: 996258
Died 28 Jun 1942
Buried El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Age 42

Gerald was born on 24 May 1902 in Leeds, Yorkshire to Lithuania born Albert Meyer Abelson and Flora nee Greenberg and he had three sisters, Stella, Evelyn and Freda and a brother Benjamin. Their parents married in Leeds in 1897 and divorced on 5 March 1915. Albert who worked as a tailor then emigrated to Chicago, Illinois where he died in 1943. Gerald’s siblings Evelyn and Benjamin also emigrated to Chicago where they became citizens. His younger sister Freda was sadly admitted to West Riding mental hospital where she died in 1940.

In 1939, Gerald is listed as living with his mother and brother Benjamin at 14 Luxor View, Leeds and is working as a factory superintendent at a boot and shoe manufacturer.

Gerald was killed serving in the Royal Artillery and is buried El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.