Capt John Gibson Abraham M.C., Welch Regt

1886 Jan/Mar Born Swansea

1891 census at 8, Walter Road, Swansea Town And Franchise, Swansea

1901 census at 8, Walter Road, Swansea

1911 census at Walter Rd, Swansea

he enlists with South African Mounted Rifles on MIC

1915 Nov 12. Arrives UK from S Africa. He is an "Agent" and has been living in SA

1915 Dec 29. The Welsh Regiment. The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants. John Gibson Abraham.

1916 Apr 6 Lands in France

1916 Oct 20 Gazette. 2nd Lt. John Gibson Abraham, Welsh R. For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He was coming back after guiding up a working party, when the enemy opened heavy shell and rifle fire. He at once returned, and, finding the officers severely wounded, took charge of the party. Finally he carried in two wounded men at great personal risk.

1917 Jul 1. The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts. , J. G. Abraham, M.C.

1918 Jan 28. The undermentioned Lts. to be Lts., retaining present seniority. Tank Corps. J. G. Abraham, M.C. (Welsh R., T.F.).

1918 Mar 2 Married. Herald of Wales and Monmouthshire Recorder SWANSEA M.C. WEDS. A wedding of considerable local interest was quietly solemnised at Church Church, Swansea, on Wednesday morning. The contracting parties were Lieut. J. Gibson Abraham, M.C., eldest son of Mrs. C. J. Abraham, 8, Walter-road, Swansea, and Miss "Betty" Jones, only surviving daughter of Mrs. Jones, Trafalgar Hotel, Swansea. The bride was charmingly at- tired in a purple travelling costume with a hat of mauve and grey to match, and wore skunk furs. The, bride was given away by her uncle ,Mr. Dd. Hopkin, and she was attended by Miss Hilda Evans, who wore a saxe blue frock with fur coat and black satin hat to match. Capt. Harold Williams was the best man, and the vicar (Canon the Rev. Watkin Jones) officiated. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's mother. The honeymoon is being spent in Porthcawl and London.

1918 Sep 30. The undermentioned to be actg. Capts. while comdg. Sects.: — Lt. J. G. Abraham, M.C. (6th Bn., Welsh H., T.F.).

1920 Jun 10. 6th Bn., Welch Regt.—Lt. J. G. Abraham, M.C., is restored to the estbt. on ceasing to be empld. with the Tank Corps.

1920 Oct 6. 6th bn Welch Regt. Lt. J. G. Abraham, M.C., resigns his commission, and is granted the rank of Capt

1920 Oct 20 Joined ADRIC with service no 815

1920 Nov 11. DI2 while employed with Ulster Police Force

1921 Apr 30 Transferred to Ulster Special Constabulary. Appointed 2nd in command of Ulster Special Constabulary training camp at Newtownards in spring 1921. Two others also are noted with this post in ADRIC register R A J Thompson (223) and L Scott-Taggart (807)

1921 Sep 2. Re-engaged

1921 Oct 1 to 14 Oct on Leave

1922 Dec 4 Reserve of Officers. Welch R.—Capt. John Gibson Abraham, M.C., late T.A., to be Capt., with seniority 4th June 1922

1937 Died Cardiff age 51

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