Alfred's Story.Alfred Abram was born in Suttton Weaver but lived with his parents, Mr and Mrs R Abram at Clifton, Rock Savage , Runcorn.
He was employed by a local farmer, a Mr Stokes prior to enlisting in the South Lancashire Regiment as Reg No 40396, he was 20 years of age He joined up in March and went out to France 3 months later. As a boy he attended the Aston schools.
It was reported that he died of wounds received in action in France. A letter was received from No. 24 General Hospital. Etaples. France, with the following message.
"I deeply - regret to say that your dear son. Private A. Abrams. died at 2.15 p.m. today, very soon after I wrote to you. He left no further messages. and everything was done to try and help him but he did not to seem able to stand the shock of his wounds. He will be buried in the Etaples "With sincere sympathy in your great sorrow."
Another brother , James, was killed action on July 29th 1916. and a younger brother was due to join up in June.
Walter another brother was killed in 1918.
The family lost 3 sons in the conflict.
Compiled by Graeme Ainsworth and Percy Dunbavand