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Edgar Kahn

Born:
22 Adar 5652 (21 March 1892)
Died:
21 Iyyar 5675 (05 May 1915)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
KAH2806
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
22 Adar 5652 (21 March 1892)
Place of birth:
Finsbury Park, London, England

Death

Date of death:
21 Iyyar 5675 (05 May 1915)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Hill 60, Western Front
Cause of death:
Killed in action
Burial place:
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Places

Addresses

Parents' home:
53 Compayne Gardens, Hampstead N W (1911)

Schools

Name:
University College

Other Organisations

Name:
Jewish Lads' Brigade
Significance:
Officer
Name:
Canvassing Committee of the Jewish Board of Guardians
Significance:
Honorary Secretary
Name:
Hendon Golf Club

Synagogues

Name:
Hampstead Synagogue
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Killed in Action, 04 May 1915

He died defending Hill 60 from a concentrated German attack during the Second Battle of Ypres, alongside Captain John Adams when a shell exploded next to them.

Family

Parents

Father: Emil Kahn (male)
Mother: Frances Isaacs (female)

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Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
18 September 1914
Date discharged/death:
05 May 1915
Rank at discharge/death:
2nd Lieutenant
Assignments
Regiment:
Honourable Artillery Company
Regiment:
The Leinster Regiment (Prince of Wales' Royal Canadians)
Battalion/unit:
1st (100th Foot) Bn

Roll of Honour

E. KAHN, 04 May 1915

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:
05/05/1915
Age:
23
Regiment / service:
1st Bn., Leinster Regiment
Cemetery:
Grave reference:
Panel 44.
Additional information:

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