Abraham Street, Private 36183, 14th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
Died in hospital 6th May 1916 in Chester, aged 30
Son of William and Emma Street, of Church Cottages, Chelford.
Private Street became ill whilst training at Prees Heath Camp, Whitchurch, Shropshire. He was admitted to the Isolation Hospital, Sealand Road, Chester and died there of Cerebro Spinal Fever.
Private Abraham Street is buried east of the church in Chelford St John’s churchyard. His father asked for the words “HE DIED FOR KING AND COUNTRY” to be added to his headstone. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Abraham Street, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
Locally, Private Abraham Street is commemorated on the Chelford WWI memorial plaque inside St John’s Church.
Brother of John James (Jack) Street, who served as Private 14300, 12th Cheshire Regt attached 66th Trench Mortar Battery (TMB), in Salonika; he was injured or became ill in October 1916 and again in February 1918 and was hospitalised in Malta, but survived the war.
Thanks to Sylvia for the photo and her assistance in compiling this information.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website