Abraham Rice


Died 8/11/1916 aged 21. Abraham was Private 60612 94th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. He was the son of Christopher and Bridget Rice. Born and enlisted at Dublin, Abraham is buried at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, RC. 495. MIC reads – Victory and British War medals returned.

Grangegorman Military Cemetery

Thank you to John O'Grady for this image


Additional information supplied by John O'Grady

I cannot find any member of the Rice family in Ireland in the 1911 census, so I presume the migrated to Britain in the years 1901-1911.

This is the Rice family in the 1901 census, living at 10 Bishop Street, Dublin


They were living in a tenement building, which was at least 4, maybe probaby 5 storeys high.
The Rice family of 9 persons lived in 2 rooms
The building had 16 "families" in 19 rooms, which was home to 76 people.
Only one "family" had 1 person in it
One "family" had 11 persons in it.
The squalid conditions of working class Dublin of 1900-1930 is frightening in today's terms.

From another source,

Christopher Rice and Bridget Hanbury were married on 20 February 1887, at St. Andrew's Church, Westland Row, Dublin.
Abraham Joseph Rice, son of Christopher Rice and Bridget Hanbury Rice, of 5 Clarendon Street, Dublin, was baptised in St. Andrew's Church [RC], Westland Row, Dublin, in 1895.












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