Lieutenant Edward Gordon Abelson was an English marine of the Royal Navy who died during the First World War.

He was born on 15 February 1897, in Islington, the son of warehouseman Moses Milton and Florrie (Florence) Rebecca Abelson (née Arrobus), of Birmingham and London, respectively. At the time of the 1911 census, Abelson was boarding at Corinth House, a boarding house for Jewish boys at Cheltenham College.

Abelson died of wounds on 1 December 1916, at No. 2 General Hospital, Havre, while serving with the 190th Brigade, Machine Gun Corps, attached from the 2nd Royal Marine Light Infantry.[1] He had been commissioned as a temporary second lieutenant in January and was drafted to the Western Front in September.[2]

He is buried in Saint Marie Cemetery, Le Havre.


  1. The Times (41341), Col A, p. 1 "Deaths". 4 December 1916.
  2. Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War, 1914-1924.


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