Frederick Joseph Abrahams

Observer, 102 (Ceylon) Squadron
Service number 580418
Died 29 October 1940
Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial
Age 22

Frederick Joseph Abrahams was born on 28 May 1918 in Hove, Sussex. His parents Joseph and Annie were married on 21 October 1917 in Steyning, Sussex, seven months before he was born. His father Joseph was 37 years old and was serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Joseph’s army records state that he was previously a gold miner, and worked as a stretcher bearer in France before being medically discharged with rheumatism in 1919 and was the proprietor of the The Queen’s Theatre in Poplar. In 1921, the family were living with Annie’s parents at 13 Racton Road in Hammersmith, Annie was working as a saleswoman and Joseph was the stage manager at the Queen’s Theatre. By 1939, they had moved to 20 Ridley Road in Willesden the address listed on Frederick’s records.

Frederick was the observer on Whitley P5082 which departed RAF Linton on Ouse on a night operation to Bremen. The aircraft went down in the North Sea 20 miles off Aberdeen after a successful raid.

Pilot, Richard Anthony Barnwell, 36163, aged 24
Sgt. Thomas Henry Pegram, 632154
Sgt. Harry Edward Danks, 748206
Sgt. Frederick Joseph Abrahams
Sgt. Maurice Rose, 900030. Maurice was also Jewish and has a page on the website. Rose, Maurice | Remembering the Jews of WW2

Courtesy of Sarah Minney

1921 Census
Joseph’s Army Records