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Abraham Boas "Alf"

Born:
2 Shevat 5638 (06 January 1878)
Died:
29 Tishri 5723 (27 October 1962)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
BOA7254
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
2 Shevat 5638 (06 January 1878)
Place of birth:
London

Death

Date of death:
29 Tishri 5723 (27 October 1962)
Died in combat?:
No

Places

Addresses

Family home:
9 Shepherds Street, London (1878)
Family home:
7 Freeman Street, London (1881)
Marriage home:
25 Eric Street, London (1908)

Schools

Name:
Jewish Free School

Other Organisations

Name:
Order of Achei Brith and Shield of Abraham
Significance:
Collector

Synagogues

Name:
Great Synagogue, Duke's Place
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Attempt to avoid conscription

He did not want to be conscripted so he and his brother Davie tried to catch pneumonia by staying outside all night in the rain. It didn't work.

Smiling

Whenever he was asked questions about the war, he always smiled.

Family

Spouse

Matilda Nathan "Tilly" (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Boas
Place of marriage:
Great Synagogue, Duke's Place 1908
Country of marriage:
United Kingdom

Children

Letty Boas (female)

Siblings

Simon Boas "Simmy" (male)
Rebecca Boas "Becky" (female)

Parents

Father: Jacob Boas (male)
Mother: Leah Boas (female)

Homefront

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
114267 / 91893
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1916
Date discharged/death:
1918
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal Army Medical Corp
Battalion/unit:
95th Field Ambulance
Posting:
Italy - Army General Hospital 79, Taranto
France
Medals:
War Medal
Victory Medal

Roll of Honour

BOAS

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Cigar Maker

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