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Ernest Geffen

Born:
1896
Died:
23 Kislev 5678 (08 December 1917)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
GEF6859
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1896
Place of birth:
Padington, London

Death

Date of death:
23 Kislev 5678 (08 December 1917)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Palestine
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Jerusalem War Cemetery

Places

Addresses

Parents' Home:
2 Dawson Place, Paddington (1911)

Other Organisations

Name:
Jewish Lads' Brigade
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Final Battle and Death,

As a part of the Middle Eastern Campaign Private Geffen fought in the Battle of Jerusalem under General Allemby. His unit led the charge on the Turkish flank and after fierce fighting the battle was won. For Private Geffen and so many other soldiers, the final day of the battle proved to be fatal, he was among an estimated 227 British casualties on that final night before the battle's conclusion.

Family

Siblings

Maximilian W Geffen "Max" (male)
Vera F Geffen (female)
Dennis Geffen (male)
Leonard R Geffen

Parents

Father: John Geffen (male)
Mother: Esther Geffen (female)

Military Record

Military service:
British Army
Military record no.:
492571
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1914
Date discharged/death:
08 December 1917
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Assignments
Regiment:
London Regiment
Battalion/unit:
2/13th Battalion
Campaigns:
Battle of Jerusalem 1917

Roll of Honour

GEFFEN

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Private
Date of Death:
08/12/1917
Age:
Regiment / service:
2nd/13th Kensington Bn., London Regiment
Cemetery:
Jerusalem War Cemetery
Grave reference:
JS. 1.
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