AJEX Headstones

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  1. Verrieres

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    SINGER, PAUL
    Initials: P
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Pioneer Corps
    Date of Death: 09/07/1942
    Service No: PAL/11838
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. A. 12.
    Cemetery: NICOSIA WAR CEMETERY
     
  2. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    Anzio Beachhead, Italy

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    Name: NEWTON, MONTAGUE HAROLD
    Initials:M H
    Nationality:United Kingdom
    Rank:Fusilier
    Regiment/Service:Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
    Unit Text:8th Bn.
    Age:24
    Date of Death:28/02/1944
    Service No:3534528
    Additional information:Son of Max and Ada Newton, of Leeds, Yorkshire.
    Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference:V. F. 2.

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    Name:STOPLER, LEONARD
    Initials:L
    Nationality:United Kingdom
    Rank:Corporal
    Regiment/Service:Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
    Unit Text:2nd Bn.
    Date of Death:18/03/1944
    Service No:3250495
    Awards:M M
    Additional information:Son of Harry and Rose Stopler.
    Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference:XVIII. A. 5.
     
  3. Capt Bill

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    Becklingen Cemetry, Germany

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    Name:SMOLLAN, HAROLD
    Initials:H
    Nationality:United Kingdom
    Rank:Private
    Regiment/Service:West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
    Secondary Regiment:Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
    Secondary Unit Text:attd. 7th Bn.
    Age:19
    Date of Death:07/04/1945
    Service No:14820558
    Additional information:Son of Henry and Annie Smollan, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.
    His brothers Joshua and Dennis also died on service.
    Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference:15. E. 12.

    His brothers,

    Name:SMOLLAN, DENNIS
    Initials: D
    Nationality:United Kingdom
    Rank:Aircraftman 1st Class
    Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text:51 Sqdn.
    Age:21
    Date of Death:07/02/1943
    Service No:1520153
    Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference:Grave 175.
    Cemetery:HAZELRIGG JEWISH CEMETERY

    Name:SMOLLAN, JOSHUA
    Initials:J
    Nationality:United Kingdom
    Rank:Sergeant
    Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text:608 Sqdn.
    Age:29
    Date of Death:30/01/1944
    Service No:1109606
    Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference:Panel 15, Column 2.
    Memorial:MALTA MEMORIAL
     
  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Capt Bill

    Firstly, many thanks for your contribution to this fascinating thread.

    As you may have realised by now, once your contribution was made, my work started, but I just had to had to stop for a minute to draw the attention of forum members to something to which you have just drawn my attention.

    I am referring to the Smollan brothers, Harold, Dennis & Joshua.

    In 1943 Dennis, in the RAFVR at the age of 21, was killed and is buried at Hazelrigg Jewish Cemetery
    In 1944 Joshua, in the RAFVR at the age of 29, was killed and is buried at Becklingham War Cemetery
    In 1945 Harold, in the West Yorkshire Rgt at the age of 19, was killed and is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

    As someone who saw how devastated his parents were at the loss of one of their sons in the RAF, I simply can't begin to visualise the feelings of the Smollan boy's parents when they had to face loosing three of their sons in three sucessive years.

    What a terrible price to pay for the ultimate victory !

    Lest we forget.

    Ron
     

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  5. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    Capt Bill

    Firstly, many thanks for your contribution to this fascinating thread.

    As you may have realised by now, once your contribution was made, my work started, but I just had to had to stop for a minute to draw the attention of forum members to something to which you have just drawn my attention.

    I am referring to the Smollan brothers, Harold, Dennis & Joshua.

    In 1943 Dennis, in the RAFVR at the age of 21, was killed and is buried at Hazelrigg Jewish Cemetery
    In 1944 Joshua, in the RAFVR at the age of 29, was killed and is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.
    In 1945 Harold, in the West Yorkshire Rgt at the age of 19, was killed and is buried at Becklingham War Cemetery

    As someone who saw how devastated his parents were at the loss of one of their sons in the RAF, I simply can't begin to visualise the feelings of the Smollan boy's parents when they had to face loosing three of their sons in three sucessive years.

    What a terrible price to pay for the ultimate victory !

    Lest we forget.

    Ron

    you mixed two of the brothers up - my bold

    many people will have heard of 'Saving Private Ryan', and you just wonder as to how many other similar stories to this there must be


    'have mercy on Zion for itis the source of our life'
     
  6. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: SANDOW, ALFRED
    Initials: A
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Sergeant (Flt. Engr.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 50 Sqdn.
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 01/03/1943
    Service No: 1455048
    Additional information: Son of Hyman and Kate Sandow.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 1. Row A. Coll. grave 1.
    Cemetery: WADENOIJEN PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD

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  7. Owen

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    What does the Hebrew text mean in the middle of the Star of David?
     
  8. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    I was just wondering about that too.
     
  9. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

  10. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: MILLER, SIDNEY BENJAMIN
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
    Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
    Age: 19
    Date of Death: 08/02/1945 Service No: 14715804
    Additional information: Son of Max and Annie Miller, of Clapton, London. Grave/Memorial Reference: 17. D. 3.
    Cemetery: JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY


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  11. Owen

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    At the end of many Hebrew tombstone inscriptions you will find the abbreviation [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG], which is an abbreviation of a verse from the Bible, the first book of Samuel, 25:29, "May his soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life".


    Cheers Ron.
     
  12. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: AZOUZ, MARK
    Rank: Warrant Officer (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 196 Sqdn.
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 21/09/1944
    Service No: 1398796
    Awards: D F C
    Additional information: Son of Ralph and Esta Azouz, of Chiswick, Middlesex.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 17. G. 2.
    Cemetery: JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY
     
  13. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: WORDMAN, JOHN ABRAHAM
    Rank: Trooper
    Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps
    Unit Text: 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 02/12/1944
    Service No: 7895067
    Additional information: Son of Maurice and Sarah Wordman, of Hove, Sussex.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 19. E. 6.
    Cemetery: JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY

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  14. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: COLLINS, ELI
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Pioneer Corps
    Unit Text: 132 Coy.
    Age: 25
    Date of Death: 04/12/1944
    Service No: 3317783
    Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Katchanofski; husband of Bertha Raechel Collins, of Shawland, Glasgow.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 19. F. 1.
    Cemetery: JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY
     
  15. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: BARDER
    Initials: J A R
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
    Unit Text: 79 Assault Sqn.
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 14/02/1945
    Service No: 14318584
    Additional information: Son of Louis C. and Madge Barder, of Hove, Sussex.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 9. F. 8.
    Cemetery: JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY

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  16. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: BROWN, DAVID
    Rank: Sergeant (Nav.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 10 Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 29/06/1943
    Service No: 1386316
    Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Brown, of Tottenham, Middlesex.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. G. 6.
    Cemetery: JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY

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  17. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: KAY, HAROLD
    Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
    Unit Text: 10 Sqdn.
    Age: 32
    Date of Death: 14/02/1943
    Service No: 623848
    Additional information: Son of Ernest and Rose Ellen Kay; husband of K. Kay, of Brighton, Sussex.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 18. G. 1.
    Cemetery: JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY
     
  18. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: HOWARD, ERIC BERNARD
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: ALIAS
    Date of Death: 30/04/1945
    Service No: 13051559
    Additional information: See HERRMANN, the true family name.
    Cemetery: JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY
     
  19. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: MAGDER, HIAM MURRAY
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Flight Sergeant (Air Obs.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
    Unit Text: 49 Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 02/02/1943
    Service No: R/69500
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 18. D. 1.
    Cemetery: JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY
     
  20. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: GOLDSMITH, BENJAMIN FREDERICK
    Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
    Unit Text: 149 Sqdn.
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 02/10/1942 S
    ervice No: 1287042
    Additional information: Son of Leopold Jacob and Margaret Marie Goldsmith, of Prestwich, Lancashire.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 20. D. 5.
    Cemetery: JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY
     

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