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David Boas "Davy "

Born:
1882
Died:
1961

Basic Information

Unique reference:
BOA2459
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1882
Place of birth:
London, England

Death

Date of death:
1961
Died in combat?:
No
Place of death:
london
Burial place:
london england

Places

Addresses

Family home:
7 Freeman Street (1883)

Schools

Name:
Jewish Free School
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Attempt to avoid conscription

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

Family

Siblings

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

Parents

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

Homefront

Occupation:
tobacconist
Member of family in armed forces:
brother

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
179980
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1916
Date discharged/death:
1918
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal Field Artillery
Battalion/unit:
15th Reserve Battery, 41st Brigade

Roll of Honour

BOAS

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