Private Herbert Abrams

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

5 Jan 1897

Date of Death

18 Sep 1918


Diamond Foundry, Luton

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

99 Oak Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery
Epehy (Somme)

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 10th October 1918
Pte Herbert Abrams

Pte Herbert Abrams, 14839, 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, was killed in action in France on September 18th, 1918.

Forces Chaplain, the Rev L. Walters, wrote to his mother Sarah at 99 Oak Road, Luton, informing her that her son was wounded in the abdomen by a sniper's bullet, and died immediately or soon after being hit.

Herbert was born in Harpenden on January 5th, 1897, a son of Samuel and Sarah Abrams. The family had moved to Luton by the time of the 1911 Census, when they were living at 20 Maple Road.

Herbert worked at the Diamond Foundry in Dallow Road, Luton, before being mobilised with the Beds Territorials. After training he went to France in October 1916, being then transferred into the Royal Sussex Regiment. He had recently been made a stretcher-bearer and had several narrow escapes, being wounded twice.

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Pte Herbert Abrams

Author: Deejaya

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