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John Edward Abraham


Lieutenant-Commander, O-1062, RCN


Died: date of passing unknown


ABRAHAM, John Edward - of Dartmouth, died Sunday in Camp Hill Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Mrs. Alice B. (Shields) Abraham and the late Arthur William Abraham. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy from 1939 to 1970. At the time of his death he was employed with Trizec Equities as manager of Park Victoria. Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Whebby; three sons, John Murray, Port Angeles, Wash.; Michael, CFB Esquimalt; Anthony, at home, a daughter, Catherine, Dartmouth; two grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur W., Moncton; Rev. J.M. Abraham SJ, Kurseong, Northern India; two sisters, Betty (Mrs.. F.L. Perry), Calgary; Clare (Mrs. B.E. Carreau, Waverley. The body is at Dartmouth Funeral Home. Funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas More Church. Burial will be in Mount Hermon cemetery, Dartmouth.


John served in the RCN from 1939 to 1945. He commissioned from the ranks (CFR) in 1951.


Ships served in: (as a rating)

HMCS WINDFLOWER  - Survived the sinking of HMCS Windflower

Ships served in: (as an officer)

HMCS CRESCENT - Appointed to Crescent 25 Jun 1951 as an A/Cd Gnr, RCN (seniority 05 Mar 1951) (Navy List Jul 1951)

HMCS IROQUOIS - Appointed to Iroquois 25 Oct 1951 an an A/Cd Gnr, RCN (Navy List Jan 1952)

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax, Gunnery School 05 Mar 1952 as a Cd Gnr, RCN (Navy List Apr 1952).  Appointed Lt (Star) (seniority 01 Apr 1954) (Navy List Jul 1954)  //  The star (*) denotes a Lt on the Branch Officer List

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax 07 Jan 1955 as a Lt (Star), RCN for J.O.T.L. course (Navy List Apr 1955)

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax, Staff of Reserve Training Commander 25 Apr 1955 as a Lt (Star), RCN (Navy List Jul 1955)

HMCS HURON - Appointed to Huron 20 Feb 1956 as a Lt, RCN (Navy List Jul 1956)

HMC DOCKYARD HALIFAX - Appointed to HMC Dockyard Halifax 31 May 1957 as a Lt, RCN, Add'l for Chignecto (Navy List Jul 1957)

HMCS CHIGNECTO - Appointed to Chignecto 01 Aug 1957 as a Lt, RCN, XO (Navy List Jan 1958)

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Appointed to Cornwallis 14 Sep 1959 as a Lt, RCN (Navy List Jan 1960).  Appointed LCdr, RCN (seniority 17 Sep 1960) (Navy List Jan 1961)

HMCS TECUMSEH - Appointed to Tecumseh 16 Aug 1961 as a LCdr, RCN, CO (Navy List Oct 1962)


"On the double"

(JA01) John Abraham's New Entry Course - HMCS CORNWALLIS, Halifax - 1939


John Abraham "x"






(JA03) John Abraham - believed to be onboard HMCS WINDFLOWER  (JA03) John E. Abraham meets with his sisters on returning to Canada after the sinking of HMCS WINDFLOWER  (JA04) John E. Abraham at home with his sisters  (JA05) LCdr John E. Abraham, parade commander, walking to the left of the Governor General





(JA06) RCN Senior A Rifle Team 1954 - Broke 18 year record of 487 by score of 488. Halifax Garrison Indoor Rifle League. SLt Abraham, front, centre  (JA07) LCDR John E Abraham, honor guard officer for the Governor General


Photos courtesy of John M. Abraham



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