ABRAM, Cyril Henry

Rank: 
Rifleman
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Rifle Brigade
Service: 
Army
Number: 
6922005
P.O.W. number: 
1651
Born: 
Sunday, August 20, 1922
Birthplace: 
London
Died : 
Friday, October 23, 1942
Executed
Age: 
20
Cemetery/Memorial: 

Rifleman Cyril Abram was one of the seven men of No. 2 Commando who were captured after Operation Musketoon, and later executed under Hitler's Commando Execution Order, at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin, 1942.

This was a raid on an electricity generating station at Glomfjord in German occupied Norway. They were taken by submarine to a remote Fjord, completed a difficult overland route, approaching their target from the rear and successfully destroyed it. Seven were captured and later executed at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp under Hitler's infamous Commando Order. 

Sources
CWGC.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO416/1/240.
Killing of British POWs Germany after capture in Norway operation Musketoon  / National Archives file WO311/382.
Nazi persecution claim: Mrs Lily Abram for Mr Cyril Henry Abram / Foreign Office file FO950/3034.
 
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