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Abraham was born in 1881 in Retford and was the son of John a moulder in iron and Hannah Heath. We first come across Abraham in the 1881 census when the family are living on Carr Road, Retford where they have a total of six children including Abraham who is 3 months of age. By the 1911 census , Abraham is given an age of 26 years (should be 30 ) and is a general labourer and single , living at 85 Albert Road, Retford with his widowed mother Hannah and two of his sisters.
12 Dec 1915
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10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Abraham enlisted in Retford and served with the 10th battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment. He went to France on 26th August 1915. Sometime later he was wounded and transferred to No 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, France where he died on 12th December 1915, he is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery grave reference VII C 67 Pte Abraham Heath Retford Times 24 Dec 1915 Retford Soldiers Killed Another Retford soldier has been killed in the person of Pte Abraham Heath, 10th Sherwood Foresters who died on Monday week in hospital at Boulogne, France. The sister of the hospital, writing to his mother, Mrs Heath 85 Albert Road, says he was badly wounded in the right thigh. “It may comfort you to know that he had every care and attention and clever doctors to do everything for him and his clergyman saw him daily. Accept heartfelt sympathy in your great sorrow in losing a brave son.” This letter was received on Wednesday night week, and the intimation from the War Office came on the following morning. The deceased soldier, who was 35 years of age on the day previous to his death, enlisted at Retford at the opening of the war. He had been an employee for 20 years at Messrs Bradshaw’s foundry. His father, Mr John Heath who died 17 years ago had worked at the foundry for 30 years. The son who was single lived at home in order to support his widowed mother and cripple sister. Thomas Heath, the eldest son had worked at the foundry for 31 years. The second son, George Heath had been at the foundry 20 years. He enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters and went though his training at Sunderland. A few days ago he went to Chesterfield to work on munitions. John Heath, the third son has been employed by Mr Thornton at the Ordsall Iron works for 22 years. Mrs Heath expressed her gratitude for the kindness shown by Mrs and the Misses Bradshaw to her and her daughter, with whom much sympathy is felt.
Research Peter Gillings
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