1. Memorial:Crosthwaite (St. Mary) Church Burial Ground
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.115
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour3C GQS

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Early Life :

Born in Lincoln around 1863, son to Joseph and Elizabeth Abraham, of Lincoln. He married Ada Hannah about 1883, and by 1891, the family was resident at Trinkeld Road, Swarthmoor, Pennington, Lancashire. Kate and Helen were both born in Lancashire.

In 1911 he was resident with Ada at Crosthwaite, Kendal Four of his daughters are still living with him - Kate, Helen, Mary and Margaret. He is working as a Headmaster of an elementary school, something which is also recorded in their history:

Crossthwaite Primary School. "One of the earliest Headteachers at the new Crosthwaite School was Charles Abraham, who was there from 1903 to 1914 when he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps at the start of the Great War, until he died in 1917 as a Sergeant, after serving in France. Many other boys of the parish would have gone to the School before serving in the Forces, eleven of them dying during the war. After the end of the Great War, James Prickett became Headmaster, living in the School house with his wife and five children, and continuing until the late 1930s."

Family :

Ada Hannah b.1866 of Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Kate Evelyn b. 1886 In 1911, Kate is recorded as being Headmistress of the Elementary School where Charles was Head.
Helen b.1889 In 1911, Helen is recorded as being Assistant Mistress of the Elementary School where Charles was Head.
Mary b. 1896
Margaret Ethel b.1902

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: West Lancashire Divisional Sanitary Section 

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Detail :

Service No.: 343005

Given his age, and that he died at Glasgow and was buried in his local church it seems likely that he may not have served overseas, or was wounded and later died from wounds. He served in the RAMC, in the often derided but essential role of sanitation. The primary school where he was headmaster state that he served in France, and an unverified photo shows him outside tented accommodation, which may imply that he served overseas. See Lives of the First World War.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Union No. 129 E.C.Cumberland & Westmoreland
Joined : Windermere No. 2217 E.C. Cumberland & Westmoreland

31st March 1904
28th April 1904
26th May 1914

Initiated into Union Lodge in Kendal and became Past Master. Also joined Windermere Lodge 9th January 1913.

His name is listed amongst a Roll of Honour for the Lodge which was drawn up for a Memorial Service held at Kendal Parish Church on Sunday, 5th January, 1919 at 3 p.m. W.Bro. Sergeant Gilbert T. Hogg and W.Bro. Sergeant C. R. Abraham are recorded as Past Masters and Junior Warden of Union Lodge. Also included in the list are the sons of Past Masters of the Lodge who made the Supreme Sacrifice in the Great War, and include Lieut. Geo. Godfrey B. PAGET, Capt. C. H. M. WHITESIDE, Lieut. W. Martin MUSGROVE, Capt. R.Owen NELSON, Lieut. T. Stanley MIDDLETON, Lieut. Raven COZENS-HARDY, Flight-Lieut. G. Musgrove CARTMEL and Lieut. H. PICKLES.

Discrepancies (Require checks, clarity or further research) :

On the register of Windemere Lodge it shows date of death as 4th April 1917. On Union Lodge's record it shows "Killed in Action April 1917"

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