Gabriel Abrahams

Gunner, Royal Artillery
8 Bty., 47 (7th Bn. The Durham Light Infantry) Searchlight Regt.
Service number: 1754127
Died 17 Apr 1943
Buried Rainham (Federation) Jewish Cemetery
Age 34

Gabriel was born 10 June 1908 in Stepney, London to Harris, a gents tailor, and Polish mother Rebecca nee Zience. Harris and Rebecca married in Poland and had their first daughter Ada in the country before moving to England where they had another five children. They both predeceased Gabriel.

At the age of thirteen Gabriel worked as a hairdresser on Commercial Road, London, alongside his fourteen year old brother Marks who was a barber. Gabriel married Rebecca Mosesson in 1937 and in 1939 they were living at 30 Osbourne Street in Stepney where he was a barber and Rebecca a fur trimmer.

Gabriel died at the County Sanitorium in Ware, Hertfordshire from tuberculous ulceration of palate, left tonsil alveolus and pulmonary tuberculosis.

Gabriel’s death certificate