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Name: Roderick William Abramson Rank: Sergeant Service Number: F/6067 Service: 52nd Field Battery, 3rd Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery Date of Birth: June 24, 1918 Place of Birth: Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada Date of Enlistment: January 8, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada Age at Enlistment: 21 Height: 5 feet, 7 inches Complexion: Medium Eye Colour: Hazel Hair Colour: Light Brown Trade: Store Clerk Martial Status: Single (at enlistment) Religion: United Church Next of Kin: Nora Abramson (Mother) Digby, NS Doris Eugene Abramson (Wife) Little River, Digby Co., NS Date of Death: November 1, 1944 Age: 26 Cemetery: Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Maldegem, Ost-Vlaanderen, Belgium Grave Reference: X. C. 6. Citation: 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45. Commemorated on Page 234 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 16, 17 and 18. Sergeant Abramson was the son of John Wightman Abramson and Nora Chipman Abramson, of Digby, NS; the husband of Doris Eugene Abramson and father of Roderick Eugene of Digby Co., Nova Scotia. He was granted permission to marry on January 28, 1941 and married on February 9, 1941. He trained in Canada from January 8, 1940 and October 1941. He went overseas to the United Kingdom disembarking at Liverpool, England on October 18, 1941. He as confirmed in the rank f Sergeant on March 1, 1942. Sergeant Abramson disembarked in France on June 6, 1944. Sergeant Abramson was killed in action on November 1, 1944 while serving in Belgium. He was initially buried in the Maldegem Military Cemetery, Belgium and reburied in the Adegem Canadian War Cemetery in 1945. Sources:: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
Roderick William Abramson