Albert Abrahams was the son of Charles and Mercy Abrahams of 47 Salop Street, Dudley. He volunteered for the Worcester Territorials and joined the 2/7th Battalion. He attained the rank of Regimental Sergeant Major and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (London Gazette 4 June 1917). on fortified positions like Somme Farm. They alternated in the front line until mid-September but at some point The Battalion joined the 61st (2nd South Midland) Division and went to the Western Front in the Spring of 1916. They fought on the Somme in the diversionary attack at Fromelles but suffered so many casualties that they were in the frontline again until January 1917. From their Ancre position they followed up the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line in April and then moved to Flanders for the Third Battle of Ypres. The Worcesters fought at Langemarck and then on the Steenbeek in late August. The weather was as wet as it could be and attacks were made Regimental Sergeant Major Albert Abrahams was seriously wounded. He was taken to a Casualty Clearing Station where he died on the 10th September. He was 28 years of age and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (XVIII E 7a) and is commemorated on the Dudley and St. James church, Dudley, Memorials. His brother, William, died on the 17th June 1917.
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