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Donated by Jean Clark
Abraham was a member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment
and a "Blue Puttee"
during WW I. He was also in the Merchant Navy or Marines from 1939 to
He worked on ships for the Newfoundland Railroad Company most of his
life and retired from there. He was a life time member of the Royal
Canadian Legion at Branch 1 and they celebrated a good many of his birthdays
For his 100th, at which he Danced with his daughter and many of his
granddaughters, among the speakers were Premeir Clyde Wells and Al Harvey.
He was loved by a lot of people, and they have a large picture of him
hanging on the wall. There also used to be a picture, of the ships that
sailed with the Blue Puttees, he had given it to them a while back,
but we have no idea where it is now.
He felt honored to go to France on the 40th anniversary trip, with government
officials and other survivors of WW1, and again a couple of times after
with his comrades and they visited Beaumont Hammell among other important
He had 4 children 23 grandchildren 49 great grandchildren and at least
30 great-great grandchildren when he passed away and many more have
been born since.
Photos donated by Jean Clark
Abe in his Navy uniform
Abe's last official photo
Abe at 100 years of age
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