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Frederick Hermann Kisch

Born:
16 Elul 5648 (23 August 1888)
Died:
2 Iyyar 5703 (07 May 1943)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
KIS0129
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
16 Elul 5648 (23 August 1888)
Place of birth:
Darjeeling, India

Death

Date of death:
2 Iyyar 5703 (07 May 1943)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Tunisia
Cause of death:
Killed in Action (Second World War) - Stepping on a landmine
Burial place:
Endifaville War Cemetery, Tunisia

Places

Schools

Name:
Clifton College
Name:
Royal Military Academy

Other Organisations

Name:
Zionist Commission
Significance:
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Highest ranking Jew

When he was given the rank of Brigadier during the Second World War, he became the highest ranking Jew to serve in the British forces.

Wikipedia article

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Kisch

Family

Spouse

Ruth Laura Kisch (female)
Country of marriage:
UK

Spouse

Jeanne Kisch (female)

Siblings

Cecil Hermann Kisch (male)
Ethel Alice Kisch (female)
Evelyn Alice Kisch (female)
Dorothy Alice Kisch (female)

Parents

Father: Herman Michael Kisch (male)
Mother: Alice Charlotte Kisch (female)

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Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1909
Date discharged/death:
1922
Rank at discharge/death:
Lieutenant Colonel
Sustained injuries:
Wounded out three times
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal Engineers
Medals:
Distinguished Service Order
Croix de Guerre with Palm

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Second World War Service
Position:
Brigadier
Organisation:
British Military

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